A Four Seasons Health Care home is a real home. We really care about people, looking after their health and understanding what makes them happy.

Our care homes are as individual as our residents, but the high standard of care is the same throughout. We believe in an independent approach so everyone receives the unique type of care they need, however they need it.

"Thank you so much for the care and attention you have given to auntie Molly. We would have been lost without you."

Mr Ray Atkinson, relative of resident at Alexandra Care Home

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Lindisfarne-drummer-at-the-Tyne-Teas-Pitstop

30 Mar 2015

Lindisfarne drummer Ray Laidlaw was among the guests to open the brand new Tyne Teas Pitstop at Howdon Care Centre, set up to help people in the area living with dementia. He was joined by North Tyneside Council chairman Tommy Mulvenna and Amanda Cunningham, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the North East.

Open every day, the café will provide a relaxing environment for residents to sit with their loved ones and enjoy tea and light refreshments, and has been decorated to reflect the history of the area.

Ruth Todd, Home Manager said, “Our dementia café will give residents the opportunity to spend quality time with their families in a calm setting, which will help to enhance their wellbeing. It will also provide a space in which people can learn more about dementia and receive any support they might need.”

In addition, the café will hold two open days each month to offer advice and support for people from the local community who are interested in Howdon Care Centre for themselves or a relative.

RCN-education-conference

27 Mar 2015

Melanie Bowden, Practice Support Manager from the Northern Ireland Region, was a delegate at the RCN Education Conference at the East Midlands National Conference centre, Nottingham on 10th March. The RCN Education Forum national conference provides an opportunity to share evidence, good practice and new policy information in relation to the delivery of education for nursing and health. This includes on-going professional development, education and support of staff and students within nursing and related health and social care.

Melanie led one of the sessions under the theme of partnership working, which was the only presentation from the independent sector. She spoke to an audience of NHS educators, RCN professional officers and university staff about how the preceptorship of newly qualified local and overseas nurses had been managed in the Northern Ireland region of Four Seasons Health Care.

Much discussion across the two days was about closer collaborative working of nurse practitioners and educators across acute, community, NHS and independent care sectors.

Staff-and-residents-enjoy-British-pie-week

26 Mar 2015

Residents, staff and visitors at Ringshill Care Home in Huntingdon found out who ‘ate all the pies’ when they celebrated British Pie Week.

To mark the week, Ringshill participated in a pie tasting challenge and everyone thoroughly enjoyed celebrating the versatility of the sweet and savoury. The savoury pies on offer were; steak & kidney, cheese & onion, egg &bacon and chicken & mushroom, followed by some sweet treats; apple & clove, lemon meringue, and mincemeat. Top of the polling for savoury was steak & kidney and the sweet favourite was lemon meringue pie.

British Pie Week is held at the beginning of March. Pies are one of the nation’s favourite dishes and with so many different varieties and variations, it’s no surprise! This pie week celebrates the pie – whether sweet or savoury, short-crust or puff topped.

Home Administrator, Vee Wheeler said: “We like to take part in as many different activities as we can. Pies are such a favourite at Ringshill we thought it would be a great idea to celebrate how good they are by marking British Pie Week. The residents, staff and visitors that joined us have thoroughly enjoyed it.

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