Our care news
1 Jun 2016
When Home Manager Kevin Walsh waited to welcome the latest guest into Avonmead Care Home in Devizes, Charley wasn’t exactly what he was expecting.
The mischievous donkey is one of the home’s latest pet therapy guests, for the residents to pet and relax with. Before Charley met the residents, he was treated to a show round the home. Not content with just seeing the lounge he also wanted to visit some of the bedrooms, and even began to get in the lift.
Kevin Walsh said: “Charley was definitely a character. Once we got him into the lounge with the residents though he really came into his own and all of the residents really loved seeing him. Some even remarked that he’s bigger than our Avonmead guinea pigs.
“Charley was certainly a talking point with residents all reminiscing about the donkey rides they used to have as children. They were very sad when it was time for Charley to leave. I’d like to thank Charley and his very patient handler for coming in to visit us.”
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1 Jun 2016
Four members of the team at Campsie View Care Home in Glasgow have successfully completed their Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ) Level 2.
SVQs are based on national standards which are drawn up by people from industry, commerce and education. They are badges or benchmarks of competence, so they work as a guarantee that someone who holds an SVQ can do the job the qualification covers.
Nicole Meek, Kim Mathers, Courtenay Spence and Alexandra Findlay – all Care Assistants at the home – were guided through the process by Sheena Walker and Charlene Bonnar from the Learning and Development Team.
Michael Doolin, Resident Experience Regional Manager for Scotland, said: “I want to congratulate these four ladies on all of their hard work. Employers are very aware of SVQs and appreciate their value. Here at Four Seasons we’d always encourage and our teams to do all they can to up skill themselves and we’d support them through the process.
“I also want to thank Sheena and Charlene for their helping hand in guiding the ladies through the process.”
Katy Jenks, Home Manager, said: “I’m very proud of the four ladies. They’ve worked really hard and thoroughly deserve this recognition. The skills they’ve learnt will further enhance the care they give to the residents here at Campsie View, which from what I can see is an added bonus, as the team here are already doing a fantastic job.”
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1 Jun 2016
Benholm Care Home in Forfar celebrated a very special birthday last week.
Evelyn turned 94 and the home celebrated in style with a lovely birthday party, which was attended by her family, friends, residents and the team at the home.
Marion Davies, Home Manager, said: “Everyone at Benholm wishes Evelyn a happy 94th birthday. Everyone had a lovely day, celebrating with her. Evelyn is a lovely lady and it was an honour to celebrate this special day with her.”