Our care news
19 Apr 2017
Residents from Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend look forward to their monthly visit to the library. Not only because they can immerse themselves in a good book, but because they can enjoy themselves with a cup of tea and a slice of cake.
Ruth Todd, Home Manager, explains: “The residents enjoy getting out and about in the ocal community. Their trips to the library are nice as they not only get to enjoy a good read, but chat with people in the local community, playing games and completing puzzles while enjoying some refreshments. This visit is a fantastic way to build friendships with people in the community.”
19 Apr 2017
Margaret Henderson a resident at North Merchiston Care Home in Edinburgh took part in a film project alongside four other residents from the home.
Director Duncan Cowles, encouraged Margaret to take control of her own filming day, creating a final film that she’d be proud of. In the film Margaret shared some wise words of wisdom, as well as discussing the happiest moments in her life, one of which was meeting her future husband Bill – it was certainly love at first sight.
The result of Margaret and Duncan’s video can be seen below.
Mike Heard, Home Manager, said: “Margaret 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. I hope you enjoy watching them as much as the residents enjoyed making them.
“Margaret sadly passed away before the film aired to a wider audience, but she did see the final product before she passed. Her wise words will continue to ring true with everyone who watches the film.”
18 Apr 2017
Since hatching last week, the 10 newest residents at Regency Care Home in Whitefield have been finding their feet.
Charlie, Angela, Karen, Rachel, Angie, Simon, Tim, Mary, Kath and Martha were all named by the residents who have been rearing them.
Mary Crossley, Home Manager, said: “The residents have enjoyed getting hands on with the chicks. They’re all enjoying watching them develop their own little characters. The effect these chicks have had on the residents has been amazing. It’s really brought them out of their shell.”
Are you looking for a care home in Whitefield? Regency offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care, intermediate care and specialist care.
18 Apr 2017
Jordan Collins, a care assistant from Heywood Court Care Home in Heywood has received an award after being commended for her caring nature.
Jordan was nominated for a Recognition of Care and Kindness (ROCK) award by a family member of a resident in her care. The nomination was given by Ms Stott, who also presented Jordan with her award. The nomination read: “I would like to take this opportunity to nominate Jordan as she is on the ball in every way, not only just in care, but she explains everything to you, and gives the residents first class attention. She does their hair and looks after their general well-being. I’ve seen her t work while I’ve been visiting my sister. She works hard and I would like to see her get some recognition for what she does.”
A ROCK award is a nationwide honour that specifically highlights the impact a Four Season Health Care employee has made on the lives of people living in one of their care homes. An internal prize, staff are nominated for an award by either residents, their relatives or friends, who have witnessed or experienced staff members demonstrating excellent standards of care and kindness in their role.
Victor Phiri, Home Manager, said: “This award for Jordan is very well deserved. I want to congratulate her on her success and thank for her all of her hard work and determination. Jordan is a kind, caring and compassionate individual and is a fantastic member of the team who is very deserving of this award.”
18 Apr 2017
The team at The Lodge Care Home in Killamarsh have been congratulated on their success by the Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Contracts Monitoring manager on the outstanding result of a recent medication audit.
The team scored a fantastic 98% which was the highest result in the county.
Janet McVeigh, Home Manager, said: “Everyone here at The Lodge works really hard to ensure that the residents receive the very best care possible. The positive feedback we’ve had from the Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group in this audit and the Your Care Rating survey goes to show we’re doing the right thing for the residents, and making a difference to their lives.”
Are you looking for a care home in Killamarsh? The Lodge offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and specialist care.