Our care news
18 Jan 2017
Residents and their families enjoyed a turkey dinner with all the trimmings at Hillside Lodge Care Home in Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Vanessa Pepper, Home Manager, explained: “It’s not Christmas without a turkey dinner. We thought it would be nice for everyone to enjoy a festive dinner before the big day, as you can never have too much turkey. The residents really enjoyed themselves, and Ian our chef dressed up in his best suit and served the meals. Some of the residents were upset that we couldn’t have a Christmas dinner every day!”
Are you looking for a care home in Berwick-upon-Tweed? Hillside Lodge Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care and intermediate care.
17 Jan 2017
Moira Rogers, a resident at Hallgarth Care Home in Durham, accepted a kind donation of twiddle mitts from her friends at St Godricks Church knitting group.
“Moira spent a lot of time with the Church group prior to moving into Hallgarth,” explained Home Manager Angela Muir. “She looks forward to their visits and being able to keep her hand in with the church.”
Moria Rogers, said: “I was very proud to accept the donation of twiddle mitts on behalf of everyone at Hallgarth. The twiddle mitts are great and have had a great impact on the residents here at Hallgarth.”
Twiddle mitts help people who suffer with dementia relieve anxiety. They allow people to twiddle with all the different bits and bobs on the mitts which have a soothing effect.
Are you looking for a care home in Durham? Hallgarth Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, intermediate care and end of life/palliative care.
14 Jan 2017
The care team at Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside put on something extra special for the residents at Christmas.
The team dressed up as Mrs Claus and performed a variety of songs and dance routines for the residents and their families. After the Mrs. Claus group had finished, local entertainer Norman McDonald provided some extra music which saw residents and relatives dance with various Mrs. Claus.
Sheila Gesma, Home Manager, said: “The residents’ Christmas parties were fun and a great success! Our theme this year was Mrs. Klaus and I was proud to see my team joining in and dressed up as Mrs. Klaus on both parties. The relatives were in awe of the show, the staff choir did another performance this year and entertained the residents, relatives and visitors with Christmas songs and dance. There was a great turn out of visitors and our Christmas raffle was also a big success raising just short of £400 for our residents fund! It seemed that everybody enjoyed the party.
“I want to thank everyone who came to the parties. Here’s to Christmas 2017.”
14 Jan 2017
Father Christmas made a special guest appearance at Charnwood Care Home in Carlton’s Christmas Party.
“The residents were unaware that he was coming, but he appeared during the residents carol service,” explained Chris Harpham, Home Manager. “He surprised the residents with little gifts and even treated them to a song before he went off on his way. He really made the day special for the residents. Many of them are hoping he’ll pop and visit them again next year.”
13 Jan 2017
Residents, relatives and the care team at Tudor Grange Care Home in Radcliffe-on-Trent held a number of parties over the festive period.
Anita Wyke, Home Manager, said: “The residents loved all of the parties we held over the Christmas period. We held a couple in the home where we welcomed in carol singers, got dressed up and played silly games. However, we also went out and shared a Christmas dinner and a party in the local community. The residents really enjoyed getting out and about and socialising with people from other care homes in the community. Everyone had a lovely time and they’re all eagerly planning Christmas 2017.”
Are you looking for a care home in Radcliffe-on-Trent? Tudor House Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, respite care, end of life/palliative care, specialist care and intermediate care.