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27 Nov 2015

The team at Nightingale Care Home in Dungannon recently threw a special retirement party for one of their longest serving colleagues. May Doherty, senior member of the Laundry Team, retired from Nightingale after 22 years of faithful service.

To celebrate the special occasion, the team arranged a vintage style tea party for both residents and the team. The dining room was decorated in vintage bunting and table cloths. Some members of the team decided to dress in Victorian style clothing whilst they served afternoon tea and home baked goods. May told us “I forgot where I was, the place all looked so good decorated the way it was – so well presented. It was like I was in a National Trust house having vintage afternoon tea. I have always wanted to do that so this made the afternoon that extra special”.

Hazel Black, Home Manager, said “The party was our way of celebrating the time May has spent working at Nightingale. She has been so dedicated and faithful; this was the least we could do as a token of thanks for the care and consideration over her 22 years of service. Thank you May for everything”.

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25 Nov 2015

Marlborough Court Care Home in Thamesmead were recently visited by two very important guests; Tim Hammond, CEO of Four Seasons Health Care and Michael Mire, Acting Chair of Care Quality Commission (CQC). Marlborough Court has recently been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by CQC so this was an opportunity for both Tim and Michael to congratulate the team on their hard work.

Tim and Michael visited all units at Marlborough Court – they met with residents and praised the team for achieving their outstanding CQC rating. Michael was particularly interested to witness how our Quality of Life programme was used within the home. Maggie Candy, Home Manager, demonstrated how the system was used on a day to day basis and explained its effectiveness for home management. Michael was also keen to see the PEARL specialist residential dementia unit, Union Jack. He said "I wanted to visit Marlborough Court, and see for myself their excellent practice - this has been a very enjoyable and insightful tour".

Maggie told us “We always welcome visitors to Marlborough Court and are very happy to share our ideas and practices. It was a pleasure to show Michael how we use our Quality of Life programme and explain the ways in which it helps us as Home Managers on a daily basis”.

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23 Nov 2015

The residents at The Grange Care Home in Darlington recently enjoyed their afternoon of entertainment which was provided by the husband of one of the residents at The Grange. The team arranged for him to come and sing to the residents and also provided some party food for them to tuck into.

Phil, husband of Kitty who is a resident at The Grange, regularly visits the home to sing to the residents on their karaoke evenings and happy hours. The residents loved having a sing along with Phil and some also got up on their feet for some dancing.

Dolores Poole, Home Manager, told us “Everyone had a lovely afternoon and really enjoyed themselves. It is so lovely when family join in on the entertainment with their loved ones. It’s so important to actively encourage relatives to feel they are every bit apart of The Grange”.

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20 Nov 2015

A member of the team at The Maltings Care Home in Fakenham was recently awarded for her exceptional care and dedication after being nominated for our Recognition Of Care and Kindness scheme by a resident.

Maryanne Row, Senior Care Assistant, was nominated for the award by resident, Joan Beattie, for being “a wonderful carer – she’s always smiling and friendly. She’s a great member of the team”. Joan was able to present the award and certificate to Maryanne in a special awards ceremony at the home.

The ROCK award is a nationwide internal honour that specifically highlights the impact a Four Season Health Care employee has made on the lives of people living in one of our care homes. Team members are nominated for an award by residents, their relatives or friends, who have witnessed or experienced staff members demonstrating excellent standards of care and kindness in their role.

Joanne Coker, Home Manager, told us “Maryanne really deserves this ROCK Award – her and the rest of the team work incredibly hard here at The Maltings. I can’t thank them enough”.

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20 Nov 2015

As a way of raising funds for the residents over the festive season, the team at Holywood Care Home in Belfast donated items to sell at their very own stall at a local car boot sale. Two members of the team gave up their Sunday’s to raise funds for the home.

Pamela Irwin, Personal Activities Leader and Rachel Downing, Sister on the Dementia Care Unit, both took part in arranging the car boot sale. The team grouped together to find items they no longer had use for or that could go to a new home. They had various things to sell, from decorations to children’s toys. In total, the girls managed to raise £140 which will go towards providing more entertainment to the residents at Holywood.

Mauro Magbitang, Home Manager, told us “I really appreciate the time and effort all the team provide in enhancing the lives of the residents here at Holywood. They all work extremely hard and have no hesitation in going the extra mile – shown by them doing the car boot sale”.

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