Our care news
20 Oct 2015
Members of the team at Layden Court Care Home in Maltby recently took part in a Memory Walk to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s Society. The group dedicated their weekend to participate in the event and managed to raise a huge amount of money in sponsorship for a great cause.
Linda Emery, Christine Dannatt, Aimee Martin and Tracey Mangham, care assistants at Layden Court, joined together for the Memory Walk. Despite the weather being a little gloomy, the spirits were high and they all enjoyed the day. Between the 4 of them, they raised £450 in sponsorship which will all be donated to Alzheimer’s Society.
Jenny Hololob, Home Manager, said “I’m really proud of the team for taking part in the Memory Walk, the amount of money they raised between them was incredible and is for such a worthy cause - one that is very close to us at Layden Court. They are truly dedicated and I’m so happy they’re apart of our team”.
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20 Oct 2015
Gowrie House Care Home in Kirkcaldy recently celebrated the hard work of their house keeping team after they were nominated for a ROCK Award. A relative who regularly visits the home was so impressed by the high standard of cleanliness at Gowrie House they recommended the team for a ROCK Award.
Sarah Hill, who nominated the team, told us how Gowrie House is always kept clean and tidy by a team that are very nice, professional and always happy to help with any requests from both residents and visitors - they are truly deserving of this ROCK Award.
The ROCK award is a nationwide internal honour that specifically highlights the impact a Four Season Health Care employee has made on the lives of people living in one of our care homes. Team members are nominated for an award by residents, their relatives or friends, who have witnessed or experienced staff members demonstrating excellent standards of care and kindness in their role.
Anjie Restar, Home Manager, explained to us how proud she is of the housekeeping team. She sees first-hand the dedication they put into their roles which can sometimes be quite difficult. She told us that she felt extremely privileged to be able to present them with this special award.
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19 Oct 2015
Burlington Court Care Home in Glasgow recently held a party for residents, relatives and friends of the home as they celebrated September Weekend. The team arranged for an entertainer to attend the party and also provided refreshments for all.
September Weekend is a local holiday known in Scotland which is celebrated over the last weekend in September. The team at Burlington Court invited a local entertainer, Joe Meechan, to join the home in their celebrations. He provided entertainment throughout the afternoon which got residents up on their feet; dancing and singing along with the team.
“A good day was had by all at Burlington Court at our September Weekend afternoon. The entertainment was perfect and the resident’s really enjoyed being able to get up and have a little dance and a sing along. The team did a great job at arranging the day.” Gwen McKenzie, Home Manager, told us.
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16 Oct 2015
The team at Osbourne Court Care Home in Baldock recently transformed the home into a pirate’s ship and crew. To the residents’ surprise, all the team came in dressed as pirates for the whole day. The home was decorated from head to toe in pirate themed bunting and treasure maps.
The team at Osbourne Court like to arrange special theme days so everyone can share the enjoyment and laughter. All the team took part and even some residents decided to become a pirate for the day. The team showed a pirates film with cake and tea for the residents to enjoy. The cakes were kindly donated by a local food store who generously hand decorated the cakes to match the pirate theme. Families were also invited to come and join in the fun which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. To end the day, the team arranged a local entertainer, Tim Franklin, to come and sing to the residents.
Declan Miskelly, Home Manager, told us “The day was great – everyone really enjoyed themselves. The residents found it hilarious that the home was filled with pirates and even thought we were making a film! Nobody missed out as a group of our ship’s crew went around the home and visited all the residents in their rooms to give them a chance to have a giggle at the team. The feedback was great and we plan to have many more themed days in the future”.
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15 Oct 2015
A member of the team at Holywood Care Home in Belfast is taking on a challenge where he cannot shave his beard until 2016. The challenge is named ‘The Great Belfast Beard Off’ and was set up to raise money for a charity very close to his heart.
Scott Nobes, Chef at Holywood, along with his Step-Son, Adam Cree, had their last clean shave on August 1st and won’t now shave until New Year’s Day - they aren’t allowed to even trim their beards. Adam’s son, Elijah, was born with a rare condition called Congenital Melanocytic Nevi which affects only 1 in 20,000 children. This condition means Elijah has black marks all over his body. Elijah is now 16 months old; he is a healthy boy but the condition is very unpredictable meaning he needs to have regular check-ups to monitor the condition due to the uncertainty.
Scott and Adam chose to support the charity – Caring Matters Now. This charity directly supports families facing this rare condition and helps fund the medial research to improve the lives of sufferers. All the money raised will go to Caring Matters Now.
Scott, pictured above, is now 2 months in to the challenge and hasn’t yet shaved. We can’t wait to see the outcome in the New Year.
Good luck to Scott and Adam, from all at Four Seasons Health Care.
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