Our care news
28 Jun 2016
Peter Connell, a resident at South Park Care Home in York, has recently celebrated turning 90!
Joanne Fisher, Home Manager, said: “Everyone at South Park wishes Peter a very happy birthday. As it was Peter’s birthday, everyone at the home made sure his day panned out the way he wanted it to. This meant that Peter went out for lunch, indulging in a tuna jacket potato with a scone and clotted cream and jam for desert, before heading off to the pub for a pint and a whiskey. Once Peter returned home, everyone here sang happy birthday to him, and presented him with a beautiful birthday cake.”
The home hasn’t just been celebrating Peter’s birthday. It’s had a busy old time holding lots of different activities for the residents to get involved in.
Joanne Fisher, added: “The Personal Activity Leaders (PALs), are always on the go. They’ve held a number of activities which have included: armchair exercises such as volleyball and boxing, painting and baking. Another member of the team has taken the time to create an activities quilt for the residents that suffer with anxiety here in the home. We also have a local Vicar, Father Luke who regularly comes into the home and runs a service complete with prayers and hymns for the residents.”
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27 Jun 2016
Milverton Gates Care Home has been the first Four Seasons Home in Coventry to have received their ‘React to Red Skin’ programme accreditation.
Kerry Craddock, Home Manager, said: “This has been a fantastic achievement for the team at Milverton Gate. I am very proud of all the hard work they have put in to meet the standards of the react to red programme, and the positive impact it has had on the home.”
The react to red skin programme educates staff in preventing the incidence of avoidable pressure ulcers which is an essential goal in any care environment.
The home has benefitted from resources, training and the support provided by the clinical commissioning group throughout the programme.
Kerry Craddock added: “I want to thank everyone from the clinical commissioning group who have helped and supported us through this programme. By achieving this accreditation we can reiterate to residents and their families that we do have their care at the heart of everything we do.”
Tim Hammond, CEO of Four Seasons Health Care, said: “I want to congratulate the team at Milverton Gate for all of their hard work and commitment. This accreditation is great news and highlights the positive work the home is doing to keep resident care at the centre of everything it does.”
Tara Shields, Clinical Support Nurse from the Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “On discussing the campaign with the manager, it was clear she was enthusiastic about pressure ulcer prevention and accreditation. However what was particularly impressive was her ability to inspire the carers, their enthusiasm and commitment to the campaign was evident.
“I feel confident Milverton will continue to sustain the pressure ulcer prevention measures that are now in place following accreditation and congratulate them on their achievement.”
27 Jun 2016
On Saturday 20th August 2016, Eastlands Care Home in Norwich will be holding its annual Summer Fete.
Claire Corrigan, Care Home Manager, said: “We hold a summer fete every year, and this year is no exception. We’ve got the Aylsham Band coming to provide the musical entertainment; we’ll have a BBQ, weather permitting, and stalls for people to get involved in.
“We do need your help though. We’d like to run a raffle and tombola at the event, and we’re looking for prizes that we can give out. So please, if you have any donations that you’d like to give, please drop them into the home.
“I look forward to seeing as many of you on the 20th August.”
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25 Jun 2016
Growing old, keeping our independence and needing help with our care are concerns we all face at some point in our lives. For many, this can mean moving home to find that level of care and support.
At Four Seasons we know that moving home is an emotional and challenging time at any age, even more so in later life. That is why we have a Home to Home Promise, which starts with us listening hard to what will make the move as smooth as possible and to what will quickly make everyone feel at home. Before a resident even arrives, we try to get to know as much about them as possible. Not just their care needs but their choices and preferences; what and who are important to them; their favourite foods, activities they wish to continue and new things they want to try. So we can focus on their individual care from the moment they arrive.
Innovative technology also allows us to log and act upon feedback we receive from residents, relatives, carers and professional visitors about the experience and care we provide. It’s all linked to our quality assurance programme giving you peace of mind that every aspect of our service is being monitored and helps us to provide special resident experiences.
Four Seasons Health Care homes are situated and actively linked to the communities our residents grew up in so a resident can remain in touch with the community they have always been part of.
Heywood Court Care Home in Heywood provides specialist dementia and residential care. Victor Phiri, Home Manager, said: “Everyone at Heywood Court is considered part of the family. We put the health and happiness of our residents at the heart of everything we do. Our dedicated team of nurses and carers actively encourage them to take part in all decisions - contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive. “
“Ours is a comfortable, purpose-built home designed to cater directly for our resident’s needs. We are passionate about delivering care individual to each person, and have a range of activities to ensure our residents remain young at heart and independent. The activities can range from trips out, to something more sedate like reading and relaxing.
“We’re rated as the number one care home in Rochdale for dementia care, and this is a crown we’re determined to keep.”
There has been lots of positive reviews about Heywood Court, with relatives of residents commending staff for their level of care, going above and beyond the call of duty and praising the different rooms they have in the home to stimulate the residents.
If you’d like to speak to someone about the facilities at Heywood Court, or arrange a visit, contact Victor Phiri, Home Manager on 01706 361 900.
24 Jun 2016
Residents at Botham Hall Care Home in Huddersfield have been having their own private party after local entertainer Rick dropped in.
Christina Halonka, Home Manager, said: “On behalf of everyone at Botham Hall, I want to thank Rick for coming in. all of our residents sang along with him. Some even got up on their feet and had a little boogie. We look forward to welcoming Rick back in for an encore.”
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