Ann Charlton Lodge . . .
Built at a cost of £1.5m, the Lodge is purpose built and its design is based on the ideas of its founder, herself a long term MS sufferer. It is wheelchair-friendly and all its facilities are readily accessible.
The 25 fully furnished individual rooms each have a flat screen 'smart' television. The 'profile' beds are adaptable to meet the needs of each resident. Each room has an ensuite bathroom and a hoist to make life easier when transferring from a wheelchair to the bed. Help and support is available round the clock with a call button always close to hand.
Dining Room & Recreational Hall
The Dining & Recreational Hall is the focal point of the Lodge. There are group tables where residents can meet to socialise and individual tables that are adjustable to suit the heights of different wheelchairs.
An activity organiser is on hand weekdays to assist residents with board games and craft activities.
A self-service Coffee Corner is open round the clock for residents and their guests.
Special accessible shower/baths are installed in each wing of the Lodge. Trained carers are on hand to assist with bathing and personal hygiene.
Wifi and Internet
Free Wifi connection to the Internet is available throughout the building.
The Lodge has its own well stocked dispensary that holds supplies of the medications routinely required by residents. All medications are dispensed by our trained staff. There is no risk of a resident forgetting or confusing doses.
The Lodge has a close working relationship with a nearby GP Practice and residents are advised to join that surgery's panel of patients.
Should urgent care be needed, the Lodge is within minutes of the Urgent Care Centre at Redcar Primary Care Hospital.
A large conservatory overlooks the main gardens. It is available throughout the day for residents who enjoy a change of scenery or wish to meet with a group of family and friends.
A smaller conservatory overlooking the main entrance is currently being refurbished to use as an activities room after being used for visitors during Covid isolation periods.
The Lodge stands in about half an acre. The private garden offers a sheltered outdoor space with its lawn, shrubs and and raised terrace.