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26 Dec 2016

The Christmas Spirit has definitely arrived in Longfield Care Home in Eglinton as residents welcome three different choirs in for a carol service.

Louise McClusky, Home Manager, said: “It was a lovely angelic day here at Longfield. We welcomed the St Oliver Plunket School Choir, the Broad Bridge School Choir and Scouts into the home. Whilst the choirs sang we served mulled wine and mince pies. It was a lovely festive atmosphere.”

The residents have also held their annual Christmas party to celebrate the time of year. Everyone was joyous and had lots of fun singing and dancing to some Christmas hits.

Are you looking for a care home in Eglinton? Longfield Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.


26 Dec 2016

Residents and the care team at Nightingale Care Home in Dungannon had a lovely Christmas treat as the choir from Gallbaley Primary School came carol singing.

John Coyle, Home Manager, said: “The residents really enjoyed listening to the carols. Some even got up and sand with the children. It truly was a lovely sight and a lovely way to embrace the festive season.”

Are you looking for a care home in Dungannon? Nightingale Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care and specialist care.


25 Dec 2016

Residents at The Cedars & Larches Care Home in Ilkeston were treated to something special as they welcomed ‘The Oliver Twist’ pantomime into the home.

Nina Wright, Home Manager, explained: “The team here got dressed up in their festive outfits, setting the mood for the day. We then welcomed the pantomime in, although we did run into a small problem. Mrs Bumble was poorly so our very own activity lady stepped in, much to the amusement of the residents. Everyone loved the day and it really made a difference for residents as they felt very festive.”

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.


25 Dec 2016

On the 17th December 2016, the team at Wansbeck Care Home in Choppington celebrated their Dementia Care Framework accreditation.

The whole home undertook the training helping them to understand what it’s like to live with dementia and how to empathise with residents who may get frustrated from time to time.

Whilst the team underwent their learning they began to find out more about what type of things the residents in their care had on their bucket lists.

Denise Hyden, Home Manager, explained: “During the training we discovered that Kath, a resident here at Wansbeck had a lifelong dream of sitting on a horse. So the team set about fulfilling this wish with a very special experience for Kath.

“Everything was set for Kath’s wish to come true. On the day of the accreditation party, she was introduced to Smurf, a miniature pony. The effect this had on Kath was lovely. She sat and reminisced about her dreams as a child and how much horses mean to her.

“It was great to see we could make a difference in Kath’s life. To top it off, Pony Hire, the organisation who brought Smurf in has agreed to support Kath to achieving her dream of sitting on a horse.”

The individualised and personalised approach of our dementia care that is being promoted through the Dementia Care Framework are seeing resident’s wishes being fulfilled across the organisation.

More information about our Dementia Care Framework can be found on the Types of Care section on our website.

Happy Birthday

25 Dec 2016

It’s not every day you turn 77. George Wood a resident at Flower Park Care Home in Doncaster celebrated his 77th birthday with friends and family at the home.

Amanda Searle, Home Manager, said: “George has a lovely day. We know he’s a secret choc-a-holic so we got him a triple chocolate birthday cake which he absolutely loved. He shared this out with family and friends here at the home. It’s safe to say not much was left at the end of the celebrations.”

After the cake had all gone, George indulged in a game of bingo. However, no amount of birthday luck would let him clinch the house prize.

Everyone at Four Seasons Health Care wished you many happy returns George.

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