Our care news
25 Dec 2016
A family has commended their local care home team for the care and kindness they showed to their loved one during a very special day.
The team at Pellon Care Centre in Halifax received a heartfelt thank you letter from the family, encouraging the home to keep doing what it was doing to provide special experiences for the family especially when it comes to birthdays.
The letter was written by Steve and Sandra Tankard and read:
“On behalf of the whole family, we would like to thank the staff at Pellon Manor, Halifax, for their recent support and help in arranging the 90th Birthday celebrations for our Mum, Coral Conwell. The full staff team, Claire and Diane went above and beyond the call of duty, and the whole team should all be commended for their outstanding contribution to a successful and memorable occasion. It was the best move we could have made finding Pellon Manor as a suitable home for Mum & Dad. The Christmas activities look to be very well organised, and I am sure the staff will get involved with their usual exuberance. With grateful thanks to all the staff at Pellon Manor, which Four Seasons Health Care should be really proud of.”
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 want to thank the family for taking the time to write these kind sentiments.”
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.
25 Dec 2016
It seemed like a remake of a TV show with a twist, as residents at Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend ‘blinged up their zimmer’ for Christmas.
Ruth Todd, Home Manager, said: “The team and residents enjoyed blinging up the zimmers and other walking aids. Each resident got in the festive spirit choosing tinsel, ribbons, bows and baubles in their favourite colours to accessorise their aid.
“One of our resident’s family thought it was such a great idea, they asked the residents to accessorise their mother’s zimmer whilst she was out. When Jean came back she was extremely surprised saying ‘she felt like the Queen.’ Now the residents have the accessorising bug, I look forward to seeing what they tackle next.”
25 Dec 2016
Music has a profound impact on everyone. This is why the Old Vicarage Care Home in Worksop invited Lost Chord into the home.
Lost Chord specialise in providing stimulation through music for people living with dementia.
Pauline Clews, Home Manger, said: “The session went down very well with our residents. They enjoyed using music as a different form of communication. We look forward to welcoming Lost Chord back for future events.”
24 Dec 2016
There were lots of feet tapping and hands clapping at Hallgarth Care Home in Durham as they welcomed ‘Buddy Silver and the Reverbz’.
One of the guitarists in the band is resident Sheila Stone’s son.
Angela Muir, Home Manager, said: “Everyone loved being transported back in time with the music. We heard classics from the 50s and 6s from artists including Johnny Cash, The Searchers and Roy Orbison.”
Joe a resident at the home had a front row seat at the gig and was very impressed by what he heard. He told us: “I remember travelling on my motorbike to see all of the banks in my local area. No matter the weather, I was determined to get there.
“Those were the days when you turned up in a shirt and tie, with your hair brill creamed into place. Not like today when people have their jeans ripped, holes in their t-shirts and unkempt hair. Plus the music nowadays has no meaning and the bass is too high. The youth of today have no idea what they’re missing.”
Angela Muir added, “This gig brought back a lot of memories for Joe. We were ecstatic we could provide him with this special experience. He’s already got his front row seat booked for the band’s next visit.”
Are you looking for a care home in Durham? Hallgarth Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.
24 Dec 2016
Christmas is a special tie of year that many people share with their loved ones.
However, it’s also a time to reflect and remember those who are sadly no longer with us.
At Flower Park Care Home in Doncaster, the residents created a memory tree as a tribute to those who are no longer with us.
Amanda Searle, Home Manager, said: “The residents wanted to do something special for loved ones who are no longer with us. So they created a memory tree, writing lovely sentiments of their loved ones to hang as decorations. It’s a nice way to remember and share the love with family and friends past and present at this time of year.”