Our care news
30 Dec 2016
Residents and the care team at The Cedars and Larches Care Home in Ilkeston enjoyed Christmas carols performed by the Long Eaton Silver Prize Brass Band.
Nina Wright, Home Manager, said: “The resident loved listening to the band playing the carols. They enjoyed singing along to some firm favourites and the opportunity to get out the Christmas jumpers. It definitely was a very festive day.”
Are you looking for a care home in Ilkeston? The Cedars and Larches Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.
30 Dec 2016
Santa popped into Heywood Court Care Home in Heywood to help everyone celebrate Christmas.
Victor Phiri, Home Manager, explained: “Santa joined us for our Christmas party rewarding those who had been nice all year with some lovely presents. Our Christmas party was a huge success with residents, families and visitors all enjoying the festivities in the home. Everyone had a great time, and enjoyed getting in the Christmas spirit.”
29 Dec 2016
Back in October, we shared Nina Hutchinson’s poem about dementia.
Nina wrote the poem after completing her Dementia Care Framework training, helping her to empathise and understand what residents who live with dementia face on a daily basis.
Isa Simpson, a resident at Gowrie House Care Home in Kirkcaldy wanted to share her thoughts on the poem. She said: “I thought it was a very good poem, and it made me think about my best friend more. I used to get very frustrated with her being confused and forgetting things, but now I realise it wasn’t her fault. I think everyone should read this poem as it would help to understand others better.”
This is a lovely sentiment so we wanted to take the opportunity to share Nina’s poem with you again.
Dementia Experience Poem
Walk in my Shoes,
Just for a day,
Feel how I feel,
It’s the easiest way,
The jigsaw is there,
The pieces are too,
They don’t seem to fit
It’s a bit of a do,
Hear what I hear,
And see what I see,
I’m not sure where I am,
But I know I’m me,
Step into my shoes,
The experience may be difficult,
And at times a bit rough
But you can say when you’ve had enough
But this is my life, my everyday world
Some days nice and calm,
And other days a swirl,
The one thing to remember when the experience is done,
Help me with my memories,
And the days that I have none.
Are you looking for a care home in Kirkcaldy? Gowrie House Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.
29 Dec 2016
Christmas critters came and entertained residents at Dounemount Care Home in Macduff.
Zoolab brought in rats, centipedes, snakes and a tarantula for residents to get up close and personal with them.
Kay Robertson, Home Manager, said: “The residents really enjoyed getting hands on with the critters. Most of them were brave enough to touch them, even if it was only brief. Pet Therapy like this is a special experience for our residents because they get to handle creatures they necessarily wouldn’t meet on a day to day basis. It was great seeing all of their faces.”
Are you looking for a care home in Macduff? Dounemount Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and specialist care.
29 Dec 2016
Earlier in December, Margaret Bell, a resident at Elizabeth Fleming Care Home in Hetton-le-Hole was awarded the first Four Seasons Health Care Resident Contribution of the Year award.
Unfortunately, Margaret was unable to attend the awards evening, so instead the home brought a little glitz and glamour to her.
Lorraine Woods, Home Manager, said: “The Mayor of Hetton visited Margaret at the home, congratulating her on her achievement and awarding her with a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
“Well done Margaret, we’re all very proud of you. You are very deserving of this award.”
Are you looking for a care home in Hetton-le-Hole? Elizabeth Fleming Care Home offers support for all types of care including dementia care, respite care, specialist care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.