Join Howdon Care Centre for a coffee and a natter
Do you want to find out more about what it’s like living with dementia? The care team at Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend open their doors every Wednesday afternoon between 1.30pm and 4pm where people can come and find out more about dementia.
You can speak to lots of different people, read some of the information from the dementia library and talk through the options about things that can be done to improve your loved ones quality of life.
Ruth Todd, Home Manager, said: “Everyone is welcome to come to our coffee and natter afternoons. There are people willing to listen and talk to you about the situation you’re in so you don’t have to go through it on your own. Please feel free to pop in one day for a chat.”
To find out more information about the café or what’s going on in the home, contact Jade Richardson, the Personal Activities Lead on 0191 2639436.
30 Mar 2017
Charlie a resident at North Merchiston Care Home in Edinburgh has taken part in a film project alongside four other residents from the home.
Director Duncan Cowles, encouraged Charlie to take control of his own filming day, creating a final film that she’d be proud of.
The result of Charlie and Duncan’s video can be seen below.
Mike Heard, Home Manager, said: “Charlie and the other residents who took part in this project really enjoyed themselves. It was their chance to ‘get to grips’ with modern technology whilst sharing their stories to a wider audience. Duncan’s videos are an insight into some of the colourful characters we have here at North Merchiston. Charlie still has a sparkle in his eye, a love for reading and Hearts FC, as the film shows. He made everyone giggle when we realised the title of his film was ‘Keep your eyes open and your mouth shut’. That’s a very Charlie thing to say. I hope you enjoy watching them as much as the residents enjoyed making them.”
30 Mar 2017
On Monday 27th March 2017 Four Seasons scooped the ‘Flu Fighter Social Care Award’ at the prestigious Flu Fighter awards.
The Flu Fighter award celebrate the great achievements of flu teams and organisations who promote the importance of flu vaccinations to everyone in their organisation.
Four Seasons was shortlisted for the ‘Social Care Award’ after being nominated following the success of the internal Flu and You campaign. Before being presented with the award, Daniel Mortimer, Chief Executive for NHS Employers said: “Four Seasons Heath Care launched its campaign with the goal of reducing the occurrence of flu in its colleagues. They created leaflets and flu packs that provided details about the importance of the flu vaccination and how to get vaccinated. This worked really well and they had an extra 1,600 colleagues vaccinated, which increased uptake by 22% this season. Well done.”
30 Mar 2017
The team at Havencourt Care Home in Stonehaven came together to celebrate three colleagues qualification success, as they’ve continued to develop in their professional career.
Sarah-Ann Craig and Lavinia Pirnuta have both successfully completed a 12 week course which has resulted in them qualifying as Senior Nurse Care Assistants, meaning they can help the nurses in Havencourt complete some of their tasks. Iwona Lutchman also completed her Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 2, which is also a fantastic achievement.
Sylvia Nicoll, Regional Manager for Four Seasons in the Grampian area, said: “I want to congratulate these three ladies on all of their hard work and dedication. The new skills they’ve learnt will have a huge impact not only on their careers but also for the people they care for. Well done again ladies.”
Rhona McGregor, Home Manager, said: “I’m very proud of Sarah-Ann, Lavinia and Iwona. They’ve worked really hard and thoroughly deserve this recognition. Well done ladies. I know the residents are looking forward to seeing you putting your new skills into practice.”
Are you looking for a care home in Stonehaven? Havencourt offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care, specialist care and intermediate care.
30 Mar 2017
Residents, relatives and the care team at Churchfield Care Home in Mansfield had a ‘flipping’ good time as they tucked into some lovely pancakes.
Katherine Davies, Home Manager, said: “Everyone enjoyed the pancakes. The flipping may not have gone according to plan, but they tasted fine all the same.”
Are you looking for a care home in Mansfield? Churchfield offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, specialist care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.