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Doulton-Park-runner-beans

2 May 2016

Residents have turned green fingered at Doulton Court Care Home in Sutton-on-Sea. The lounge window sill is now home to pots of runner bean seeds waiting to grow.

Joyce Turner, Home Manager, explains: “The residents wanted to plant something they could eat, and after numerous discussions finally decided on the runner beans. It could be a while yet before the residents see the fruits – or veg – of their labour, but I’m sure once they sprout the residents will be doing all they can to encourage them to grow.”

The residents have also enjoyed a variety of activities including table tennis and sound bingo.

Joyce Turner added: “It’s never a dull moment at Doulton Court. The team here do their upmost to keep our residents happy, and this is reaffirmed by the feedback we receive through our Quality of Life data.”

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Beech-Tree-House-royal-birthday

2 May 2016

Sad news to report at Beech Tree House Care Home this week. Four of the residents too part in a bowling competition with other homes in and around the Goole area.

“Sadly our team didn’t make it to the finals, but everyone had fun taking part, which is what counts,” said Home Manager, Margaret Allsop.

To combat their disappointment, the home celebrated the team’s achievements and the Queen’s birthday in style with a party fit for Queen complete with a singer and lots of dancing

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Aspen-Lodge-lincoln-cathedral

2 May 2016

Moving into a care home can be a life changing experience. People often wonder if they’ll still have their independence.

Maintaining a person’s independence is definitely the case at Aspen Lodge Care Home in Skegness.

Home Manager, Katrina Morris, explains: “One of our newest residents, who hadn’t seen much of the area, was taken into town by Nina, our Personal Activities Leader (PAL). Nina was the resident’s personal shopper and tour guide all rolled into one. They enjoyed coffee and a cake in a local café, and picked up a few bits and bobs before returning to Aspen Lodge. The resident was beaming when she returned, and showed off her bargain buys to some of the others.”

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NorthEast-CHAPs-April-2016-graduation

29 Apr 2016

People embark on a career path because it’s something they love, they yearn to develop, grow and blossom in this profession.

Here at Four Seasons Care Assistant can up-skill themselves on the organisations Care Home Assistant Practitioners (CHAPs) programme.

On Monday 25th April , a graduation ceremony was held at Lingfield House in Darlington, celebrating the achievements of 20 newly qualified CHAPs.

Amanda Cunningham, North East Managing Director, said: “Here at Four Seasons we take great pride in our CHAPs programme, and everyone who undertakes the intense 12 week course. I want to congratulate all 20 of the CHAPs for graduating; your hard work and dedication have paid off.

“The programme is innovative and helps the CHAPs to provide invaluable support to the nurses in the homes.

“All the CHAPs have come through this long journey, and I want to reiterate that we all value you as a company, and thank you for your commitment. I also was to thank the mentors for their continuous help and support.

“By working together we can all help provide good quality care everywhere, ensuring resident get the service they deserve. Congratulations again to you all.”

The 15 homes benefiting from the CHAPs skills are:

The newly qualified CHAPs are now able to provide some general nursing duties such as medication rounds. This benefits the home as it enables the nurse to deal with more complex issues.

If you’d like to work for Four Seasons, take a look at our current vacancies section.

Dounemount-Care-Home-Scotland-Congratulations

29 Apr 2016

On Friday 22nd April, Osborne Court Care Home in Bristol held a ceremony celebrating the dedication of 9 team members who received their Long Service Awards.

Each team member was celebrating their tenth year with the organisation.

Peter Manson, Home Manager, said: “I want to congratulate all of the team members who have received these awards. There are many aspects of my job that I enjoy, and awards ceremonies like these definitely rate highly up there.

During the ceremony, Regional Manager Dennis Tahalele thanked the staff in his speech before presenting them with a certificate and a shopping voucher.

The team members celebrating their 10 years’ service are:

  • Susan Bull, House Keeping
  • Tracey Caddick, Care Assistant
  • Jan Hosking, Admin
  • Gemma House, Care Assistant
  • Ann Strutt, Laundry
  • Pawel Piekarski, Care Assistant
  • Ehsan Ul-haq, Care Assistant
  • Heidi Stokes, Personal Activities Leader
  • Brian True, Maintenance.

If you’d like to work for Four Seasons, take a look at our current vacancies on our careers section.

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