Professor Martin Green, chief executive of the English Community Care Association recently visited Marlborough Court Care Home in Thamesmead, London. The home has signed up to the Dementia Pledge. This commitment shows that a provider really cares about developing their workforce's understanding of dementia and adapting the service to meet the needs of the person living with dementia. More information about the Dementia Pledge can be found at www.dementiapledge.co.uk.
On the 14th February when three members of staff retired, Cedars Care Home in Doncaster held a farewell Party in the home. Malcolm Coy started work at Cedars back 24.02.1991, Malcolm has always been very hard working committed member of staff, who with his role he as strived to give the best possible care to the residents, Malcolm will never leave a shift until he is sure that everything has been completed, and is an inspiration to all the staff. Malcolm has put on many shows / entertainment over the years for the residents.
Residents and staff all enjoyed the Burns night celebrations at Burlam Road Care Home in Middlesbrough, with a quiz, raffle and their own Scottish Nurse Margaret reading poems! Resident's, families and visitors attended and everyone joined in with the fun! Their event was made so much more special with the bagpiper, who could be heard all around the home he was wonderful, Bob North, played for the residents for free, but the staff bought him a bottle of whiskey to say thank you and he loved it! For tea they tried and most of them enjoyed haggis and neeps!!
Warm tributes have been paid to a grand old lady of South Tyneside who died just three days short of her 103rd birthday. Margaret Ramsay was so popular with staff and fellow residents at The Lodge Care Home that they decided to still hold her birthday party in her honour. Music, drinks and happy memories were all on the menu as friends celebrated a long life well lived. Home Manager John Sheills said "She was an absolutely lovely lady. She had been with us for over a year and was very lively, she lived every moment to the full and if I didn’t pop in to say hello every morning, she’d make sure to find out why. We decided the party should go ahead in her honour".
Four Seasons Health Care ("Four Seasons") together with the GMB, the Royal College of Nursing and UNISON are pleased to announce the signing of a land-mark voluntary joint recognition agreement. Four Seasons is the UK’s leading independent provider of health and social care services and the agreement covers more than 500 care homes, hospitals and specialised care centres employing more than 30,000 staff caring for more than 20,000 residents.