Our care news
25 Aug 2016
Home Administrator Elaine Wallace took her final care home phone call last week as she embraced retirement.
The team, residents and relatives at Gowrie House Care Home in Kirkcaldy bid a fond farewell to their beloved administrator of 20 years on Wednesday 17th August 2016.
Anjie Restar, Home Manager, said: “Elaine was a fantastic team player, and always had her finger on the pulse in the home. We’re all sad to see her go. However, all of your hard work has paid off! It’s now time for you to take that vacation you have been craving for, without worrying about getting to work the next day. Happy retirement and best wishes for the future.”
Are you looking for a care home in Kirkcaldy? Gowrie House Care Home provides support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.
25 Aug 2016
On Sunday 31st July 2016, The Model Care Home in Ballymoney held their Summer BBQ event, putting on a treat to those who visited the home.
Maggie Jess, Home Manager, explained: “Our Summer BBQ was a huge success, which was definitely helped by the fact that the sun was shining.
“We had lots of things for people to do and see including 30 vintage vehicles which were displayed in the grounds and musical entertainment provided by local singer Alistair Coyles.
“Here at the home we wanted to give something back to our local community, so we held a Macmillan ‘coffee morning’ during the event. Thanks to everyone’s kind donations we raised £140 for this good cause, which is fantastic. I want to thank everyone who donated.”
Whilst the home was raising money for Macmillan, they were surprised when they received a kind donation for their own resident’s fund, which enables them to provide special experiences for those in their care. The Ballymoney Old Vehicle Club raised £500 and presented the residents with a cheque at the BBQ.
Maggie Jess, Home Manager, added: “We were extremely humbled to receive the donation from the Ballymoney Old Vehicle Club. This money will help us to provide a variety of different experiences for our residents, based on their likes and dislikes.
“I’m really glad this event was a success. I look forward to seeing what next year will bring!”
Are you looking for a care home in Ballymoney? The Model Care Home provides support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and specialist care.
24 Aug 2016
When Gordon Reid pulls up at Benholm Care Home in Forfar, the residents all eagerly await his musical set.
Marion Davies, Home Manager, explains: “Gordon Reid is a regular visitor to Benholm. He comes and entertains the residents week after week with a variety of songs, although a few of the firm favourites can be heard each week. His musical talents not only have the residents singing along with him to Eightsome Reels and Gay Gordon’s but some even partake in a bit of Scottish dancing. Everyone really enjoys it when Gordon is around, and once he leaves the residents are on countdown till his next visit.”
Are you looking for a care home in Forfar? Benholm Care Home provides support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.
24 Aug 2016
It’s been a couple of weeks now since the home received its accreditation for the Dementia Care Framework, which focuses on how the care team can better understand those residents they care for who suffer from the disease.
Last week, the home received high praise in the shape of a Congratulations card, from local councillor Christine Iredale. The letter read:
“Congratulations to everyone at Botham Hall Care Home.
“I have just read in the paper of your award.
“As a former Home Care Assistant I had people who suffered from this dreadful illness and it is really wonderful to know that a care home in my own ward is doing such a brilliant job.
“Next year when I become Mayor of Kirklees, Dementia/Alzheimer’s will be my charity so if I can help you in any way at all I will really be pleased.
“Congratulations once again.
“Christine Iredale (Golcar Ward Councillor)”
Christina Halonka, Home Manager, said: “We were all really pleased when we received this card. It’s great to see that news of the work we’re doing here at Botham is spreading. I’m really proud of everyone here at Botham for all of the work they’ve put in to ensure we received our accreditation. We will continue to provide the best care we can to all of our residents here at the home.”
To find out more about this fundamentally different approach to dementia care please visit carehomes.fshc.co.uk/dcf or email firstname.lastname@example.org
23 Aug 2016
Residents from Hallgarth Care Home in Durham added to ‘Team GB’s’ score of Gold medals in the Rio Olympics by winning 12 of their own.
Over the past month, the residents have been taking part in their very own Olympic events, which culminated in an awards ceremony being held at the home on Wednesday 17th August 2016.
The Olympic Games included: Rhythmic Exercise Gymnastics, All Ball Bowling, French Bouls, Card Corsage, 100 Meters Flat and 100 Meters Hurdles Horse Race, Paintbrush Pentahlon.
Angela Muir, Home Manager, said: “Residents, relatives and the team embraced the awards ceremony with gusto. During the judging, as well as the performance in the games, skills were also taken into account such as: going the extra mile, comradeship and effort. After the awards and presentation everyone celebrated with tea and cake, before taking part in an exercise class to work it all off. Everyone was very proud of their achievements and loved wearing their gold medals. We’re all looking forward to the Winter Olympics!”
Are you looking for a care home in Durham? Hallgarth Care Home provides support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.