Our care news
6 Apr 2016
Residents from Cumbrae Lodge Care Home in Irvine had a whale of a time during their latest outing, which saw them spending time with a variety of sea creatures.
The residents and members of the team visited The Sea Life Centre at Lomond Shores.
Leann Houston, Activity Coordinator said: “It was a fantastic day out, and a good time was had by all. The residents enjoyed the touch pools and one said they’d like to stay in the sea life tunnel all day. Unfortunately we did have to come home though, surprisingly nobody fancied fish for tea.”
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6 Apr 2016
A senior care assistant from Westview Lodge Care Home in Hartlepool received an award after being recognised for her caring nature.
Pauline Cannon was nominated for a Recognition of Care and Kindness (ROCK) award by resident Ernest Small and his family. Mr Small wrote in his nomination: “Pauline works extremely hard and is dedicated to making care special.
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. An internal prize, 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.
Victoria Simpson, Home Manager said: “This award for Pauline is very well deserved. I want to congratulate her on her success and thank her for all of her hard work and determination. I want to thank Mr Small and his family for taking the time to recognise the work Pauline and the rest of the team do.”
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6 Apr 2016
Ringshill Care Home in Huntingdon weren’t satisfied with just having chocolate eggs this Easter. The home welcomed four new feathered friends at the end of March.
Katie Wilkinson, Home Manager explained: “We saw an advert regarding the re-homing of some hens. We spoke to the residents about it, and we all thought it would be a good idea to make Ringshill their forever home.
“The hens came from a battery farm, so at the moment are slightly worse for wear, as they used to peck at each other because there was so little room. Hopefully they’ll enjoy having a new environment to live in, with plenty of space and free reign of the courtyard, their feathers will start to grow again.”
Once the hens are settled, wonder if the residents will start singing a chorus of ‘chick, chick, chicken, lay a little egg for me’.
It’s not every day you read about a care home with chickens, but now Ringshill need your help. They’re looking for names for the new residents. Send your suggestions to Rinsgshill@fshc.co.uk
5 Apr 2016
Everyone at Marlborough Court Care Home in Thamesmead has been making the most of the recent beautiful sunny weather.
It was almost as if summer had arrived as residents took to the garden to take part in a yoga session.
After the yoga session was over, residents then embraced their creative side as they indulged in an arts and crafts session. The residents made decorations out of clay, which can be used both in the home and outside in the garden.
Marcos Meanger, Home Manager said: “It’s great to get the residents out in the fresh air. The yoga sessions usually take place inside, but the activities leader thought she’d take advantage of the sunshine and do the session outside. Everyone enjoyed themselves and lapped up the sunshine.”
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5 Apr 2016
A member of the team at Ringshill Care Home in Huntingdon turned into Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, when he took part in a sponsored solo skip.
David Dicks decided to do the sponsored skip after reading about National Skipping Day in March.
Katie Wilkinson, Home Manger said: “We’re all really proud of David. He skipped for the entire day, whether it was with a rope outside or he was skipping down the corridors in the home, he certainly stuck to his mission.
“All the residents really enjoyed it, especially as they watched David skip past. The money that David raised will help us to provide more activities and days out for the residents at Ringshill.
“Thank you David from everyone here. Well done again.”
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