Our care news
22 Aug 2016
Some of our residents may have been around during the World Wars, and many notably remember the more recent conflicts. That’s why the care team at Craighead Care Home in Newport On Tay came up with a wonderful idea.
On Saturday 13th August 2016, the residents embarked on a trip out to the Black Watch Museum in Perth to go and see the Poppy display that had been erected there.
Veronica Cherrett, Home Manager, said: “When the display was at the Tower of London, the residents had seen it on the TV and mentioned that if it ever came to Scotland they would really like to see it. Before coming to Perth, the display was on the Orkeny Islands, and some relatives had been over to visit them, and regaled residents with their tales.
“Whilst waiting to go and see the poppies, the residents were shocked to hear so many different accents, not believing how far people had travelled to see the display. One of the residents pointed out that one of the other visitors was trying to get that photo perfect shot, but he felt no picture could do the display justice.
“The group made their way to the Iraq memorial where they spent time to reflect on what had happened. Two residents looked at the wooden crosses that had been left in November to remember those who had fallen during times of conflict. The residents truly enjoyed themselves and were glad to have experienced something so poignant in modern history.”
21 Aug 2016
Do you fancy an afternoon of fun and games?
On Saturday 3rd September 2016, get yourself down to The Cedars & Larches Care Home in Ilkeston for their Summer Fair.
The event starts at 11am finishing at 2pm. Visitors will be treated to music from the Long Eaton Brass Band, BBQ food, cakes, tombola and some games. Money raised at the event will go to the Resident’s Fund, enabling the care team to provide special experiences for those in the home
Are you looking for a care home in Ilkeston? The Cedars & Larches Care Home provides support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.
21 Aug 2016
Here at Four Seasons Health Care we strive to provide special resident experiences for those people in our homes. These experiences are tailored to our residents’ likes and dislikes, and could vary from trips out, to entertainers coming in, singing residents favourite songs or producing a show.
Charnwood Care Home in Nottingham held their summer fete, last Saturday 13th August 2016, raising £200 to help them provide these special experiences.
Chris Harpham, Home Manager, said: “Our summer fete was a great success. There were lots of different things for people to do. We had a singer who kept everyone entertained but the firm favourite had to be the face painter. By the end of the afternoon we had a lion, Spider man, a ladybird and many others wandering around the home.
“The local Mayor also popped by to see what we were doing, and had a lovely time playing the games. Although both the Mayor and their escort declined the opportunity to have their faces painted!”
20 Aug 2016
A Woodside based care home, received a lovely donation following the outstanding care they gave to a resident and their family.
Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside was presented with a bench for their sensory garden, in memory of resident Mrs Georgina (Jean) Byres, who sadly passed away.
Moira Fowler, Mrs Byres daughter said: “I can’t thank the team at Laurels Lodge enough for how well Mum was looked after, if there was any issues, they was dealt with right away, she wouldn’t have lived long enough without you all. The whole family wish to express our sincere gratitude for all the loving care, attention, kindness and friendship that you gave to our dear Mum when she was at Laurels Lodge. Thank you all.”
Sheila Gesma, Home Manager, said: “I want to thank Moira and the entire Byres family for their kind donation to the home. The residents will really appreciate being able to sit on the bench and remember Jean whilst enjoying the garden.
“Jean was a lovely lady, and we’re all deeply upset with her passing.”
Member of the care team were humbled by the Byres family donation, with some of them – who had regular contact with Jean and her family – thanking the family personally for their donation.
Joanna Scollay, Key Worker at Laurels Lodge, said: “It gives me and my colleagues a sense of pride knowing that we are appreciated especially by the relatives, and this gives us an inspiration to work harder.”
Rhodora Antiojo, Nurse at Laurels Lodge, said: “Jean has been a part of Laurels for almost 6 years and will be really missed, and it makes me feel happy that the family recognised and appreciated the care and attention that the staff gave to Jean.”
20 Aug 2016
“Let me fill your heart with joy and laughter. Togetherness, well that’s all I’m after. Whenever you need me, I’ll be there” a beautiful lyric from the Jackson 5 reiterates the commitment Ruth and Ray Worthie have after 65 years of marriage.
Residing at Hallgarth Care Home in Durham, the couple were presented with gifts to mark their special day.
Angela Muir, Home Manager, said: “Everyone here at Hallgarth wishes Ruth and Ray a very happy anniversary. They’re both as much in love today as they were on the first day they met. I’m glad we can share this special day with them.”
Are you looking for a care home in Durham? Hallgarth Care Home provides support for all types of care including residential care, respite care, intermediate care, nursing care and end of life/palliative care.