Durham House – Registration Category & Bed Capacity

Durham House is registered with and inspected by the Commission for Social Care Inspection as a Residential Care Home for the Elderly, with a capacity for 31 Elderly Persons with the categorisation of OP and OP DE (E).

11 of the registered beds are assigned to elderly residents (OP category) who require traditional residential care, and the remaining 20 beds being able to be utilised by either traditional older person care or residents who may require additional levels of care associated with greater levels of confusion or problems of a mild dementia (DE (E) category).

Durham House is not registered as a Nursing Home and therefore cannot provide Nursing Care.

We are presently the only Residential Care Home within Chester le Street, offering a single level of purely residential care associated with the requirements of progressive old age.

Copies of Durham House, and all other Residential Care Home, Inspection Reports completed by the Regulatory Body, the Commission for Social Care Inspection, are available for inspection either at the CSCI offices or within the home itself, or in the public library of the area in which the home is located.

Click Here to view the CSCI web site showing latest Durham House report

These inspection reports will allow potential residents and families to gain a valuable insight into the facilities provided and level of care applied within Durham House and within each residential care or dual registered care home.

Durham House provides care to both Private Self Funding Individuals and those individuals who gain financial support from the Local Authority. Durham House applies no differential to fee structures between Privately funded residents and those funded by the Local Authority. Fee structures within the Home are dependant on room of choice and completely independent of the source of income.

Premier Care Homes Ltd are contracted with Durham County Council Social Care & Health Department.

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