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23 Feb 2017

Love was certainly on the menu as residents at Kingswood Lodge Care Home in Wotton-under-Edge got in the romantic mood as they settled down for a romantic meal.

Jana Vaskova, Home Manager, said: “You could certainly feel the love in the room it was lovely. We watched love continue to blossom between Norman and Glenys who have been married for 60 years. They were telling everyone the secret of their success and it really made everyone think that true love does exist. Fran and Reg were both happy to spend their Valentine’s Day with their Kingswood Lodge friends. All you certainly need is love, to get you through the day.”

Are you looking for a care home in Wotton-under-Edge? Kingswood Lodge Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.


23 Feb 2017

The first Sunday of February marks Yorkshire Pudding Day. An event that Benholm Care Home and Bearehill Care Home both in Angus celebrated.

Marion Davies, Home Manager for Benholm, said: “We invited over residents from Bearehill so they could come and enjoy a lovely Sunday roast with their friends. Everyone had a lovely time, and the Yorkshire puddings went down a real treat. It was nice for both set of residents to get together as it helps friendships blossom. Many of them used to live close to each other in the local community, so it’s nice to let them all get together like this.”

The Yorkshire pudding was traditionally made in a large tin, rather than the individual puddings that we are familiar with today. Often it was served before the main meal – which helped to fill hungry mouths so less meat needed to be served – particularly during hard times! The residents certainly enjoyed them.

Are you looking for a care home in Angus? Both Benholm Care Home and Bearehill Care Home provide support for all types of care including residential care, respite care, nursing care and end of life/palliative care.


23 Feb 2017

Five team members from Hornegarth House Care Home in Cannock were commended for their long service at a recent awards ceremony held in the home.

Home Manager, Julie Russell presented the team with their awards in recognition of their 70 years’ service.

Lisa Smith (Nurse), Mary Homer (Senior Care Assistant), Chris Profitt (Senior Care Assistant), Annette Hall (Senior Care Assistant) and Steph Cooke (Chef) have all served between 10 and 20 years in the care industry with Four Seasons.

Julie Russell, Home Manager, said: “I’m so proud to have such a committed and dedicated team here at Hornegarth House. Having the same team for such a long time has a positive effect on our residents. The continuity helps many of them embrace the team as part of their family, enabling them to get to know each other on a personal level. Congratulations to you all!

Are you looking for a care home in Cannock? Hornegarth House provides support for dementia care.


23 Feb 2017

Helen Baston has recently taken over the helm at Ashcroft Care Home in Hady and is welcoming the local community in for coffee morning to raise awareness and talk about dementia.

Helen, a registered nurse, is passionate about caring for older people, especially those who live with dementia. So when she was asked to manage a home specialising in dementia care, she jumped at the chance.

Helen’s passion has seen changes happen throughout the home to help make a difference to the residents’ everyday lives. Helen said: “We put the health and happiness of residents at the heart of everything we do. Everyone is actively encouraged to contribute to decisions about their home and the care they receive.”

“Residents contribute to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive and the activities they enjoy. They are currently helping us make changes to the communal rooms. Why not come along to see first-hand the changes made so far. It really is a whole home approach.”

The home is soon to embark on the Four Seasons Health Care Dementia Care Framework. A fundamentally different approach driven by technology and face to face specialised training to give every member of the team a deeper understanding of dementia to help deliver a programme of care based on the individual and their unique needs and wishes.

“We are passionate about providing special experiences to each resident and make sure that everything from environment to our menus and activities are all based around the resident and their own choices and preferences. We really get to know our residents, who they are and what makes them happy. Making a difference to someone’s life is a huge privilege and immensely rewarding.”

If you are affected by dementia in any way and would like to find out more why not drop in to Ashcroft Care Home to their dementia coffee morning on 3rd March 2017 at 1.30pm. For more information call Helen on 01246 204956.


23 Feb 2017

Residents from Tudor Grange Care Home in Radcliffe-on-Trent enjoyed a trip out to the Royal British Legion last week to listen to a band.

Anita Wyke, Home Manager, said: “We know how important it is for residents to enjoy themselves outside of the home. Everyone who went out on the visit really had a great time listening to the band. It took some of them back to their younger years. The resident’s didn’t stop smiling when they got back home.”

Esme is a regular visitor to the British Legion, she said: “I enjoy going to the British Legion every week. I always find everyone very friendly. People always come and say hello. I really liked watching the live band and dancing.

Pam also went on the trip. She said: “It’s nice to get out and enjoy the live band and dancing. Watching the couple dancing the quick step whilst you’re having a cup of tea is nice to see.”

Kathleen and Iris added: “We enjoyed watching the band and the dancing. It reminds us of when we were younger and used to dance.”

Anita Wyke, Home Manager, added: “Here at Tudor Grange we work hard to provide special experiences for our residents. Trip to the British Legion are an easy way we can make a difference to their day to day lives.”

Are you looking for a care home in Radcliffe-on-Trent? Tudor Grange Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, respite care, end of life/palliative care, specialist care and intermediate care.

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