Our care news
8 Dec 2015
Robynne Monkman, Personal Activities Leader, and Amanda Rae Campbell, Deputy Home Manager, from the Lawns Care Home in Darlington, have been honoured for their kind-hearted and caring approach to their job. They have both been nominated for a Recognition of Care and Kindness (ROCK) Award.
David Pike, a respite resident at the Lawns recognised the first-rate level of care that Robynne brings to her role everyday by nominating her for a ROCK Award. David said: “I was a resident at the lawns on respite. Robynne was very friendly and helped me to volunteer to help me stay off the drink. She is always there with a helping hand and always goes out of her way to make sure everyone is ok.”
Clive Matthews, respite resident at the Lawns nominated Amanda for an award for her dedication and speedy reactions. Clive said: “I took ill at the care home with a really bad infection and had to be taken to hospital for a 4 week stay. Without the fast actions of Amanda (and Katie) in getting the ambulance, I might have died. They cheer the whole home up and give plenty of TLC where needed and deserve an award."
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. 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. To nominate a member of staff at Four Seasons Health Care please click here.
7 Dec 2015
The team at The Vale Care Home in Bolsover recently arranged a farewell party for two members of the team who are flying the nest. They put together a small gathering for residents and family as well as the team.
Kathryn and Debbie, pictured above, have worked at The Vale for many years and have built strong relationships with residents at the home. They were presented with gifts and flowers as they were wished good luck for their new ventures. The team arranged a small party as a way of thanking both Kathryn and Debbie for all their hard work and dedication at The Vale.
Richard Spalding, Home Manager, told us “Kathryn and Debbie have both been fantastic to work with. They have strong bonds with the residents and are really valuable members of the team. We will certainly miss them but wish them all the best for the future. Thank you both from all at The Vale”.
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3 Dec 2015
The Scottish Care Annual Conference and Gala Awards Dinner took place at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow and Four Seasons were delighted to be recognised in 3 different categories.
The Care Awards Gala Evening is a very special opportunity to celebrate the effort and achievement of staff in our Care Homes. Four Seasons were one of the main sponsors of the event hosted once again by Michelle McManus. This year’s ceremony had a record crowd attending, and it was a fantastic evening of discussion and celebration.
Four Seasons were recognised in 3 separate categories. Sharon Crawford, Home Manager at Clyde Court in Glasgow was runner up in the Management and Leadership Award. Yvette Rogers, Care Quality Facilitator (CQF) for the Lothian Region was runner up for the Training and Development Award.
Finally Charlie Doolan, 100 years old and resident at North Merchiston Care Home in Edinburgh was the overall winner of the Resident Achievement Award. Charlie is the Guiness World Record Holder for being the oldest person to own a football season ticket. Charlie follows his favourite club “Heart Of Midlothian” and still attends games when he is able. He is pictured alongside his two daughters in the first picture above.
John Kirk, Managing Director for Scotland said: “I was absolutely delighted to see two members of Team Scotland as well as one of our residents, recognised at such a prestigious event. We had 30 guests join us on the night and everyone had a fantastic time celebrating the success of those nominated.”
- First picture, resident achievement award: Anne Marie McKeich, Lothians Regional Manager; Michelle McManus, Celebrity Presenter; resident Charlie Doolan; Mike Heard, Home Manager at North Merchiston Care Home; Charlie’s two daughters; John Kirk, Managing Director Scotland.
- Second picture, Management and Leadership Award: Sharon Crawford, Home Manager seen standing second from right.
- Third picture, Training and Development Award: Yvette Rogers Care Quality Facilitator (CQF) for The Lothian Region pictured standing third from right.
3 Dec 2015
The team and residents at Ringshill Care Home in Huntingdon were lucky enough to have a visit from an Elvis Presley impersonator who joined the home for an afternoon of entertainment. The team know there are a couple of Elvis fans amongst the residents so they arranged for him to perform for the home.
The team set up a stage in the living room where the Elvis impersonator came and entertained everyone for the afternoon. The ladies, both residents and the team, were wooed by him and are now very much in love. He performed all the classics and interacted well with all the residents – some even had a sing along. They all enjoyed themselves and were very impressed by the impersonator.
Katie Wilkinson, Home Manager, told us “It was a pleasure to have the King of Rock and Roll entertain at Ringshill – all the residents loved him; especially some of the ladies. They really enjoyed the afternoon and we hope to do it again soon!”
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2 Dec 2015
Pennine Lodge Care Home in Carlisle have recently been praised for their excellent standards of care after members of the team were nominated for a Recognition Of Care and Kindness (ROCK) award by family members who have been blown away by the levels of compassion.
All in all, Pennine Lodge received 3 ROCK Awards – one for the whole team on the dementia floor and two for individuals. The family members told us how the team go the extra mile in everything they do. They are all extremely helpful and polite, and know the resident’s well. Rebecca Neale, Hostess, and Leona Millar, Care Assistant, were presented the awards by the home manager who was extremely proud of her team. Lynn Fisher accepted the award for the dementia team on their behalf.
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 team members demonstrating excellent standards of care and kindness in their role.
Debbie Seaton, Home Manager, told us “These awards show how much our residents and families appreciate the level of care they receive. It’s so nice for the team to be recognised for all their hard work. I’m so lucky to have them as part of Pennine Lodge”.
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