Our care news
16 Dec 2015
Residents and the team from Ringshill Care Home in Huntingdon had a fantastic time at the Huntingdon pensioner’s Christmas lunch on Friday 4th December. The lunch is held every year at the Medway Centre in Huntingdon, with over 80 pensioners attending from all over Huntingdonshire.
The food was fantastic with a full Christmas dinner served for everyone. The Mayor attended the event and met many of the residents. Marilyn Simpson, the Mayor’s Secretary said: “Thank you so much for coming to the Pensioners Christmas Lunch - we hope that you enjoyed the food and the company and the fun."
Ringshill Care Home regularly holds activities and events for residents and their families. The home offers different levels of care to suit a variety of needs, from a little extra day-to-day support right through to dementia and palliative care. To find out more about Ringshill just contact the home today.
15 Dec 2015
As Christmas approaches many of our residents enjoy getting out and about for a spot of shopping. The team at Murdoch House Care Home in Wokingham, with the support of a number of resident’s family members, took a group of residents into Reading for some late night Christmas shopping.
Christine Tyrrell, Home Manager said: “Staff, families and of course the residents all thoroughly enjoyed the late night shopping trip. Everyone is still talking about it two days later and it is definitely something we’ll be doing again. It really got us all into the Christmas spirit.”
Murdoch House Care Home regularly holds events and activities for its residents, their families and the surrounding neighbours. It is one of 350 care homes belonging to Four Seasons across the UK, and provides support and assistance for all aspects of daily life, from those who have modest requirements to those who require a higher level of assistance.
11 Dec 2015
The countdown to Christmas began at Woodlea Care Home in Doncaster with the Woodlea Christmas Fair on Friday 4th December. With help from residents and their families the Christmas Fair was a huge success with craft stalls, food and drink and merriment all round. The fair also helped to raise extra money for the resident’s fund, which will go towards more events and activities in the New Year.
Home Manager Amanda Lees said: “We have had a lovely day today with our residents, relatives and friends at our Christmas fair. All the residents have been involved in preparations and in running stalls on the day, and the support from families has been overwhelming. They have been fantastic; from donating prizes to making cakes and crafts for our craft stalls, and even helping clean up afterwards.”
Woodlea Care Home regularly holds events and activities for its residents, their families and the surrounding neighbours. It is one of 350 care homes belonging to Four Seasons across the UK, and provides support and assistance for all aspects of daily life, from those who have modest requirements to those who require a higher level of assistance.
10 Dec 2015
The new Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) role has been developed as part of an industry-wide initiative with Care England. The role reflects the changing care needs of our residents and provides our most promising carers with the opportunity to take on more responsibility and develop their skills and careers.
Over the last few weeks there have been over 100 people working through the training course to become Care Home Assistant Practitioners and we already have a number throughout the country working their first shifts.
On 30th November, COO, Alistair How presented our first team of 12 newly qualified CHAPs from the North East with their graduation certificates.
Amanda Cunningham, Managing Director North East, said: "It was a great opportunity to be the first region to trial the training. I'm extremely proud of everyone - It's a tough course but we now have a team of qualified, motivated and skilled colleagues to support our nurses and help us to deliver special resident experiences."
Karen Shelton, Qualified CHAP at Willow Court said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed this training, I have learnt a lot of new clinical skills. I will continue to improve my experience, skills and knowledge so that I can take good care of my residents."
Kerry Wilson, Qualified CHAP at Willow Court said: "My advice to the new starters was - don't leave the work-book until the end - complete it as you go along - and ask any nurse for help because they want us to succeed too.”
Donna Wall, Deputy Manager and CHAP Mentor at Beacon Farm said: "I volunteered because I learnt a lot from my own mentor at University when I trained as a nurse. I've been qualified just two years and I want to pass on my knowledge - it makes me enjoy my job more!"
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9 Dec 2015
Handyman Colin Jordan at Lea Green Court Care Home in Newcastle Upon Tyne took part in a sponsored shave on 1st December. He raised over £100 by having his impressive beard shaved off for charity. The £100 he raised will be added to the resident’s fund, which is used to put on additional events and activities throughout the year.
Helen Langley, Home Manager at Lea Green Court Care Home, said: “The residents and team at Lea Green would like to say a massive thank you to Colin. He has raised over £100 for the resident’s fund which will make a big difference. What Colin has done is really great – and another bonus is that it has taken years off his appearance!”
Lea Green Court care home regularly holds events and activities for its residents and surrounding neighbours. It is one of 350 care homes belonging to Four Seasons across the UK and provides residential and nursing care and support for people living with dementia, and those who just need a little extra help with their day to day lives.
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