Parklands is situated in the small village of Seaham, County Durham. The care home is close to all major public transport routes. The home is divided into small homely units, with emphasis on individual care.
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Wendy has been a registered mental health nurse for 23 years with a background in acute mental health in psychiatry. For the last 11 years, she has managed services that specialize in young mental health with challenging behaviours, acquired brain injury, young and elderly dementia services and developed a supportive living service. Wendy has experience throughout her management career maintaining the homes top-grading status with CQC and local authority and bringing failed homes back up to standard. She has also had experience as an operation support manager for over 2 years, where she supported 13 homes with operational duties. Wendy is a proactive and enthusiastic individual who has extensive experience and knowledge in leading and motivating teams to excel within challenging economic environments. She is able to plan and initiate new ideas and implement innovative approaches that transform services and has developed strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. She holds a manager’s qualifications (RMA) and is also working towards the Level 5 leadership and management award. Wendy holds the D32/33 and V1 internal verification qualifications and has just completed the Care Certificate Assessor Award.

Wendy Dowse Manager

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Parklands Care Home, Seaham, Sunderland
Station Road
County Durham

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    What We Offer

    • Dementia Nursing
    • Dementia Residential
    • General Residential
    • General Nursing
    • Young Physically Disabled (YPD) Unit
    • Specialist beds
    • Spacious lounges and dining rooms
    • Specialist bathing facilities
    • Specialist lifting aides for YPD
    • 53 spacious single bedrooms, some with en-suite
    • In-house physiotherapy
    • Extensive private landscaped gardens with seating areas
    • Full laundry facilities
    • Hairdressing salon
    • LCD televisions
    • Unlimited wi-fi internet access

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    "My mother enjoys her meals and has nothing but praise for her overall care"
    Joan W
    "There was an endless supply of love and empathy"
    Jessica Wood
    "Management listen to and act upon any concerns or suggestions"
    Joan H
    "I can't thank Prestwick Care, the staff and their facilities enough. It made one of the hardest experiences in our lives just that little bit more bearable"
    Jessica Wood
    "Home continues to look at ways it can improve the services it offers to enhance the lives of the people living there"
    Joan H
    "My wife needs 24 hour nursing care and is treated very well"
    Robert W
    "The staff quickly became a part of our family in the toughest months, they became our confidants, our friends, our shoulders to cry on and our support network"
    Jessica Wood
    "Management team have a positive impact upon the home and environment"
    Joan H
    "Nothing was too much for the staff at Prestwick Care"
    Jessica Wood

    About Parklands Care Home, Seaham, Sunderland

    Only very high calibre staff are employed with a commitment to ongoing training and the majority of staff have achieved NVQ qualifications.

    Our House Keepers pay particular attention to Health and Hygiene of all residents at Parklands Nursing Home. Our qualified Chef provides a varied and exciting menu to incorporate choice and special preferences.

    We have a purpose built kitchen and laundry facilities, hairdressing room and treatment room. All our exits are secure. You can use any area of the home at any time. The grounds are maintained and are accessible to wheelchairs.

    We put a lot of emphasis on the social side of our residents lives and we provide an activities programme which will take into consideration all of our residents’ views and choices.