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24 Feb 2017

Alfie the Westie, popped into The Cedars and Larches Care Home in Ilkeston to say hello to the residents and get lots of cuddles.

Nina Wright, Home Manager, said: “Alfie came to see us after tea and was a great success with the residents who all went to bed with pre-bedtime snuggles from him. This proved very relaxing and comforting for our animal loving residents.”

Animals have a calming effect on people. Whether you settle down and pet your cat or dog, cuddle a guinea pig or rabbit, your stresses ebb away as you relax. Our residents really enjoyed pet therapy; it is a special way we can make a difference to their lives

Are you looking for a care home in Ilkeston? The Cedars and Larches Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.


24 Feb 2017

Relatives who attended the latest quarterly meeting at Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside, had the opportunity to learn a lot more about Dysphagia (swallowing problems) and how our teams care for their loved ones with this problem.

Sheila Gesma, Home Manager at Laurels Lodge explained: “I like to try and get ‘guest speakers’ into my relatives meetings as I want relatives to be as informed as possible. The Four Seasons Chef Trainer David Richards delivered the session on dysphagia and let the relatives taste the food that we can provide to their loved ones. By having guest speakers it encourages residents to come to the meetings. I’ve done a similar one which saw Clinical Psychologist Shonagh Walton talk about dementia.”

David spoke to the group about food and nutrition and how little changes can have a positive impact on people suffering with this condition.

Margaret Wilson, a relative who regularly visits the home, said: “I really enjoyed the talk, I’ve learnt so much and it made me realise the things that I could have done better back then when I was still looking after my husband at home. I appreciate it very much that the relatives are being included in talks like this because this is the only way we learn. It’s very good.”

Are you looking for a care home in Woodside? Laurels Lodge Care Home offers support for all types of care including dementia care, nursing care and respite care.


24 Feb 2017

There are some new additions at Dane House Care Home in Brighton as the home has introduced an aquarium in the lounge.

Barbara Evans, Home Manager, said: “The fish tank is a nice feature for the residents and their families to look at. It’s nice and relaxing watching them swim around. Over the next few week’s we’ll be adding further additions to our tank, and give the residents the opportunity to name them. You never know we could have our very own Nemo.”

Are you looking for a care home in Brighton? Dane House Care Home offers support for all types of care including nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and specialist care.


24 Feb 2017

Residents at Campsie View Care Home in Glasgow have been having their say in the Care Inspectorate’s New Care Standard consultation.

Katy Jenks, Home Manager, said: “The residents enjoy having their say, as they want to help change the way care is delivered as a whole. We actively encourage the residents, relatives and any visitor to Campsie View to feedback on their experience so we can continue to make a difference to our residents’ lives every day.”

After they’d finished taking part in the consultation, the residents helped the care team celebrate Karen Mills, a Nurse at the home, 21st birthday.

Katy added: “We all wanted to makes sure that Karen’s day was a special one and we pulled out all of the stops. Our residents wanted to give her a key to the door, as that is what you do when you come of age.”

Are you looking for a care home in Glasgow? Campsie View Care Home provides support for nursing care.


24 Feb 2017

Everyone enjoys doing activities that are fun. At Four Seasons we work hard to ensure we provide meaningful activities that residents can enjoy on a regular basis.

At Park House Care Home in Northants, Personal Activities Leader Gill has been spending one on one time with residents, making a difference to their everyday lives.

Home Manager, Jayne Lack, explains: “Gill has been doing all she can to provide special experiences of care for our residents. She’s spent time with a lady, who is predominantly bed bound, and helped her make a Valentine’s picture for he husband. She helped another resident create her favourite peppermint creams and played musical bingo with them. These activities don’t sound like much, but if you could see the impact it had had on these two residents you couldn’t help but smile.”

Are you looking for a care home in Northants? Park House Care Home provides support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, specialist care and intermediate care.

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