Our care news
20 Apr 2016
Church and Manor View Care Home in Doncaster have sponsored local sporting here Macey Leigh Hennessy as she starts her journey to defend her Taekwondo title.
Macey Leigh, has been competing in the sport since she was 4 years old. Now five years later she has a number of titles and competition wins under her belt and was crowned the British Taekwondo Champion in 2014.
Macey, Leigh won a Bronze medal at the 5th Yorkshire Open championship last week, and next month she will be competing in the Dutch Masters in Holland. She currently holds the Gold medal in this competition and will be working hard to defend her crown. She’ll then be whisked back to Doncaster, where she’ll compete at the National Championships in June.
Julie Harrison, Care Home Manager said: “We all wish Macey Leigh the very best of luck. She’s a very determined young lady, who entrances all of the residents whenever she comes to visit. I think some of them find it hard to imagine that there can be so much energy in a young girl.”
20 Apr 2016
A surprise celebration was held at Marlborough Court Care Home in Thamesmead last week to celebrate one of the resident’s birthdays.
Marcos Meanger, Home Manager, explains: “The team and other residents helped Catherine’s family set up the surprise. We all sang ‘Happy Birthday’ as she blew out her candles, then helped her tuck into the wonderful cake her family had brought. We then played musical bingo, one of Catherine’s favourite games which everyone enjoyed. Happy birthday again Catherine. I’m so glad we could all take part in your special day.”
Everyone at Four Seasons wishes you many happy returns Catherine.
20 Apr 2016
Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can have a detrimental impact on the way people live their lives.
Here at Four Seasons Health Care, the people who work in our homes care for people with this disease and see the changes in them on a day to day basis. Our team do their upmost to ensure the residents still retain a high quality of life.
The team at Ringshill Care Home in Huntingdon are taking a stand – or should we say seat – against this disease as they take part in a charity bike ride on 25th May 2016.
Katie Wilkinson, Home Manager, explained: “The tea decided to tackle the 8 mile trek at Grafham Water as they see, talk to and care for people who suffer with dementia on a daily basis. They recognise what a good charity this is, and want to do all they can to help raise funds to tackle this disease. Not content with single riders, some of the team will be riding tandem. I want to take this opportunity to wish the team good luck.”
Everyone at Four Seasons wishes the Ringshill Care Home Team the best of luck. We’ll keep you updated with their progress.
19 Apr 2016
The team at Holybourne Cay Centre in Roehampton have been given a Recognition of Care and Kindness (ROCK) award after being nominated by service users and their families.
Holybourne is a purpose built day centre, which provides a caring, therapeutic, stimulating and safe environment for older people suffering with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Relatives of service users nominated the team for the award after highlighting the continued hard work and dedication from everyone at the centre who ensure that the service users are at the heart of everything they do, and are treated with respect and dignity. A further award was presented to Christine Smith, the Day Centre Manager for her continued commitment motivating her team to maintain the highest of standards.
Christine Smith said: “The whole team is so appreciative of being recognised in this way. We will continue to deliver the excellent service we are being commended for and look forward to thanking the people who nominated us.”
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 or day centre. An internal prize, staff are nominated for an award either by residents, their relatives, or friends, who have witnessed or experienced staff members demonstrating excellent standards of care and kindness in their role.
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19 Apr 2016
Residents at Lea Green Court Care Home in Newcastle upon Tyne have sung their hearts out after being joined by local singer Christine Redmond.
Helen Langley, Home Manager explains: “We invited Christine to Lea Green to entertain the residents and engage them in a sing-a-long. Her set contained a variety of genres to appeal to everyone’s tastes. The songs included old classics, so residents could take a trip down memory lane, Gospel singing and firm favourites like ‘Knees up Mother Brown’. All of the residents had a lovely time. We look forward to welcoming Christine back in the future.”
Christine Redmond said: “I’ve been to many care homes but have never received such a warm welcome like the one at Lea Green Court. I look forward to coming back here to perform.”
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