Why choose Ashlea Lodge Care Home?
Specialist 'Reconnect' dementia care unit
Our innovative, person-centred approach to caring for people with dementia!
Highly rated on carehomes.co.uk
We're recommended by family members and residents!
No top-up fees
For Local Authority residents!
Recently refurbished bedrooms
All with en-suite facilities and space to add personal touches!
Our residents can relax in our sensory room!
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Welcome to Ashlea Lodge Care Home in Sunderland
A residential and dementia care home in Sunderland.
Rated Good by our regulators CQC, Ashlea Lodge Care Home is located near the heart of Sunderland city centre in the parish of Millfield. It is a two-storey modern care home that provides specialist care for older people, many of whom are living with dementia and Alzheimer's. Our Care Home was rated ‘Gold’ standard by Sunderland Council in 2018 and was listed in the ‘Top 20 Care Homes North East England 2018’. Our parent company Orchard Care Homes, was awarded the Best Small Care Provider of 2021.
Ashlea Lodge includes one of our specialist Reconnect communities, which has been custom designed for people living with advanced or complex dementia. In Reconnect, the residents are enabled to carry out day-to-day tasks themselves, giving them a sense of purpose and achievement.
All the bedrooms at Ashlea Lodge are en-suite and equipped with the latest facilities and amenities. Our specialist staff are trained to support individuals requiring end of life care as well as those with dementia. Our team is made up of specialists in infection control, catheter care and pressure care.
Residents can often be found in our outdoor patio area relaxing, during the week our residents benefit from a range of activities, from tea party’s to musical celebrations our activities co-ordinators arrange it all.
Types of Care provided
“We couldn’t be happier with Ashlea Lodge Care Home. My nana is so well cared for and doesn’t have a worry in the world. All of the staff are genuinely caring, talented and patient. All meals are home cooked and nutritious. A supportive and caring environment where your contribution as a former carer is genuinely appreciated. When we first enrolled my nana the staff asked all the right questions about her preferences, past life and wishes to provide truly customised care. Choosing to put your relative in a home is very difficult but without a doubt this was the right decision for us.”
Granddaughter of Resident, August 2023 source: carehome.co.uk
Meet the Manager
Hello, my name is Gillian Varley and I am the Home Manager at Ashlea Lodge. I began my career working as a care assistant on a part-time basis in 2004. I quickly received a promotion to a senior care position and then to the Deputy Manager position.
In 2012 I achieved my Level 5 in Leadership and Management and I was offered the opportunity to become a Sunderland Care Home Manager and I have worked in this role ever since. I joined Orchard Care Homes in November 2016 and love being part of the Ashlea Lodge family.