Allison House is a residential nursing service provided in a homely environment. As with Kirkdale, it has high staffing levels to ensure that people’s needs are met quickly and appropriately. People are treated as individuals and are supported by a team of skilled and dedicated nurses and care support staff.
This too is a purpose-built service, designed to positively support those affected by Alzheimers and associated dementias with a lay-out which supports an individual’s ability to move about safely and independently, with many rest and relaxation areas.
People have their own individual bedrooms which can be personalised, as well as a range of comfortable lounges to relax in, meet with visitors, chat or enjoy activities. Allison House also has a large enclosed garden, which can be accessed from inside the building and which is used extensively by residents. This is a safe space to enjoy some peace and quiet, gardening or a walk in the fresh air. Over the past three years a number of residents have taken to growing their own vegetables with support from volunteers, some of which have been used in home's kitchen.
A pathway is provided within Allison House, which means a person’s needs can continue to be met even if their condition deteriorates over time. Aspen provides an environment best suited to those who are less dependent whilst Willow offers a greater level of support for people who require additional care.
Allison House "hatches" cracking good plan for Easter
Residents at a specialist care home in Stockton are awaiting a very special Easter delivery – their own clutch of chicks.
Allison House, which is part of Clevearc (Cleveland Alzheimer’s Residential Centre), offers specialist care and support for people living with dementia and staff there have recently taken “delivery” of an incubator which houses a number of eggs, all ready to hatch.
Manager at the home, Angela Blythe, said: “The eggs will be kept warm in the incubator where the residents can watch them hatch. We’re hoping to name the chicks and the residents will enjoy watching them grow.
“We have 10 eggs, so we’ll have to come up with 10 good names. Once they get to a certain size the chicks will be returned to a farm where they can roam.
“Many of the people who live here at Allison House very much enjoy interaction with animals and birds and we felt this would be a positive and interesting way to mark Easter.”
Clevearc (Cleveland Alzheimer’s Residential Centre) provides specialist nursing care and support for people affected by the condition and associated dementias in the Cleveland area. It was the first service of its kind in the UK when it opened more than 20 years ago.
It has two specialist residential nursing homes, Kirkdale and Allison House, in Teesdale, Stockton as well as a day service at Guisborough.
It is a charity and therefore is a not-for-profit organisation which relies on fundraising activities and donations.