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15 Jun 2015

Four Seasons Health Care ran two workshops at the Alzheimer’s show at Olympia on June 5th and 6th. This show, run in association with the Alzheimer’s Society, is the UK’s only dedicated exhibition and conference for those affected by dementia.

Joanne Agnelli and Jessie McGreevy from the dementia services team delivered guest presentations at the show and helped to man the stand, where an old fashioned sweet trolley proved hugely popular.

The event, attended by over 1,000 people, showcased best practice in dementia care. Notably the attendance was made up, not only by healthcare professionals, but also by people living with dementia and their care partners.

Joanne Agnelli, Dementia Services Quality Manager, Northern Ireland, Wales and Isle of Man said: “Excellence in dementia care is at the forefront of what we do within the organisation of Four Seasons Health Care. That being said, we have a social responsibility to share our knowledge to enhance the expertise and subsequent experience of others who live with dementia outside of our care settings. The opportunity to speak at the Alzheimer’s Show was an opportunity to disseminate the innovative work that is constantly evolving in dementia care”.

Picture: Joanne Agnelli promoting her lecture on language use in dementia care.


12 Jun 2015

Senior carer Eldris Newman been awarded the ROCK Award for her hard work and dedication at Midfield Lodge Care Home.

Eldris can be seen here in the photo receiving her award from all the team.

The residents at the home nominated the carer because she has a lovely happy disposition and is always so compassionate and caring.

Eldris who originates from Cuba decided to celebrate her achievement in true Cuban style with a lively Fiesta party. There was lots of great food and drink and residents, relatives and staff enjoyed dancing salsa and listening to fabulous music.

“Eldris is really deserving of this prestigious award. The residents love her and staff and relatives respect her. At Midfield Lodge we work hard at being a caring home and one big happy family. She is the perfect role model for our home and I could not be more pleased” said Helen Finlay Home Manager, proudly.

To find out more about our ROCK Awards please click here


12 Jun 2015

It was a real family affair at Ringshill Care Home when mother and daughter Debbie and Georgie Northrop who both work at the home celebrated a 60th birthday for Debbie and change of job for Georgie. Georgie can be seen here in the photo opening her present.

Rather than celebrate within the privacy of their own home Debbie and Georgie wanted to party with the residents at Ringshill.

“It’s like one big family at Ringshill so we wanted staff and residents to join in on our celebrations. They are all such good fun and we knew we would have a lovely time,” said Debbie. "The residents and staff arranged two separate parties to make us both feel special. There was some lovely food and everyone had helped decorate the party room. I had an amazing cake too. We were blown away by the kindness and generosity of everyone. I love being part of such a wonderful friendly atmosphere.”

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12 Jun 2015

It was ice cream, sand and seaside fun at Wansbeck with a beach party themed event in aid of Dementia Awareness Week and the opening of the new ‘Bloody Mary Cocktail Bar’ in memory of one of their late residents, Mary Swalwell.

“Mary was a really sociable person and would have loved the idea of a bar to meet for a chat and a laugh. Mary's family kindly donated the money for the bar as a way of saying thank you to the home for the care their mum had received at Wansbeck, ” commented Home Manager Denise Torbet . “It was a particularly emotional day because the family were asked to open the bar and they were overwhelmed what our maintenance man had achieved.”

The sun came out to make the day feel extra special and the residents, families, staff and wonderful local community had a great time with drinks, food and nostalgic seaside activities.

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9 Jun 2015

Four Seasons Health Care (@FourSeasonsHCUK) are taking part in Care Home Open Day on Friday June 19th. Our staff and residents will be actively involved in running all sorts of activities and events on or around the day, to welcome in their local community and showcase all of the great work they do. Participating homes will be hosting activities from pantomimes to afternoon tea; beach parties to BBQs.

In the run up to the event we have been showing our support by taking pictures of ourselves holding the Care Home Open Day 2015 banner, and posting them on social media #CHOD2015.

We'd love it if you could pay a visit to your local Four Seasons Health Care home and join in the fun. To find out more visit the Care Home Open Day website

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