Our care news
19 Aug 2016
On Saturday 30th July 2016, Lammermuir House Care Home in Dunbar celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the home.
The home was officially opened by her Majesty the Queen in 1986. 30 years later, Queen Elizabeth II’s representative Lord Lieutenant Michael Williams came to the home’s party helping them to celebrate this momentous achievement.
Jessica Millburn, Home Manager, said: “We had a lovely day celebrating our 30th anniversary. Residents, relatives and guests to the home were piped down to the garden by the Piper who had attended our grand opening all of those years ago. Alongside the Lord Lieutenant, we were also joined by our Regional Manager Anne-Marie McKeich and Managing Director for Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man, John Kirk. We were all entertained with music, fabulous food and a glass of Pimms to celebrate the day. I want to thank everyone for coming. Here’s to the next 30 years.”
Are you looking for a care home in Dunbar? Lammermuir House Care Home provides support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.
19 Aug 2016
As Dame Julie Andrews sang in ‘The Sound of Music’, simply remembering your favourite things can stop you feeling bad. This was certainly the case for residents at Benholm Care Home in Forfar.
Marion Davies, Home Manager, explained: “Moira, our Personal Activities Leader, suggested an arts and crafts afternoon where residents created collages based on their favourite things. There were lots of different ideas but one of the firm favourites was Erna Milligan, who created her collage based on her favourite things, cats.”
Are you looking for a care home in Forfar? Benholm Care Home provides support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.
18 Aug 2016
A local family has raised £1000 for a care home, after commending them for the care and kindness they’ve shown their loved one.
The team at Pellon Care Centre in Halifax were shocked when they received the money alongside a thank you letter from the family.
The letter was a heartfelt thank you, encouraging the home to keep doing what it was doing to keep residents happy.
The letter read:
“Albert has been in your care for nearly 2 years now. It was the hardest family decision we have ever had to make. The care you give Albert with his cuddles and kisses from all care staff is wonderful, there is never a time when any family member visits that we do not feel welcome.
“My husband and I have been married for 25 years and we had a party for family and friends. We asked for donations as presents. The money raised will be coming to your home as a gift, we have both been overwhelmed with our friends and families generosity and the final total has come to £1000. With this money we would like it to be spent on entertainment, music/singers please as we have seen how music helps and makes residents happy.
Laura Clegg, Home Manager at Pellon Care Centre, said: “Receiving letters of praise like this makes me very proud as a home manager. The care sector can often get a bad reputation for one reason or another, so it’s really nice and heart-warming when we receive letters of praise. I’d like to thank the family for their kind donation. We’ll definitely be able to provide special experiences for our residents.”
Lynn Hawkins, Regional Manager for Four Seasons homes in South and West Yorkshire, said: “This is a lovely gesture and a fantastic endorsement of the home. I’m sure the residents will benefit greatly from the kind donation, and I want to echo Laura’s thanks to the family for all they have done.”
Are you looking for a care home in Halifax? Pellon Care Centre provides support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.
18 Aug 2016
Residents from Hemsworth Park Care Home in Pontefract were put through their paces on Wednesday 10th August 2016 as they welcomed local students into the home.
The students aged between 15 and 17, were completing their National Citizen Service helping them to gain valuable experience to help them later on in life. The group spent two days in the home. The first was spent getting to know the residents, their likes and dislikes, and coming up with a sporting plan of action.
Day two was when the action happened. The students split the residents up into two groups and played a variety of games with them.
Joy Allen, Home Manager, said: “The residents really enjoyed themselves with the students. They all played a variety of games, influenced by the Olympics but more importantly based on what the residents liked to do. The activities included football, a modified version of crown green bowls, hot potato and many more.
“The residents enjoyed the time out in the fresh air, swapping stories with the students and discussing the Olympic Games. I want to thank the students for coming in, and I hope they got as much out of the experience as our residents did.”
Are you looking for a care home in Pontefract? Hemsworth Park Care Home provides support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care respite care, specialist care and end of life/palliative care.
17 Aug 2016
We’ve had super Saturday and superb Sunday at the Olympics, but last week saw residents and relatives at Marlborough Court Care Home in Thamesmead take part in an Olympic themed afternoon.
Hayley Mercer, Personal Activities Leader, said: “We decorated our dining room in Olympic colours, using a variety of table cloths to represent the Olympic rings. Residents, relatives and visitors then sat down for a lovely afternoon tea, with yummy cakes. We then held our very own indoor bowling competition, the winners securing a gold medal.
“In the afternoon Tommy Parsons, a local entertainer, came and kept the winning feeling going and entertained everyone with a variety of winning songs. Go team Marlborough Court!”