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6 May 2016

Charnwood Care Home in Nottingham had a very special tribute act to help residents celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The care home welcomed a local Abba tribute act that had residents ‘Thanking them for the music’ once the show had finished.

Lesley Wright, Care Home Manager, said: “The residents started the celebrations be attending a traditional afternoon tea party, which had a very British theme to it. We were then joined by the Abba tribute act in the afternoon. The set was fantastic and the home was filled with Abba’s greatest hits. We’ve even had to dig out the old Abba CD so the residents can relive their favourite songs.

“A great day was had by all. I want to thank the entertainers for joining us.”

Are you looking for a care home in Nottingham? Charnwood Care Home provides nursing care on a permanent and respite basis.


5 May 2016

Poses and outfits worthy of a spread in Vogue magazine lit up Cedars & Larches Care Home in Ilkeston, as residents and the team were treated to a fashion show.

Alison Richards, Personal Activity Leader said: “PWS supplied the clothes for the show, whilst a few of the team put their best foot forward and modelled the latest trends for the residents. This fantastic show resulted in some of our residents making some purchases to show off in the upcoming summer months.

“I think some of the team thought they were the next Cara Delevigne and fancied their chances as the next top model. A great day was had by all, and we want to thank PWS for helping us to make this day a success.”

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5 May 2016

It’s been a time of celebration for the team at Half Acre House Care Home in Radcliffe as they celebrate a number of achievements in the home.

The first achievement is that the whole team have been recognised for their care and kindness in the form of two ROCK awards in 12 months.

Melissa Johnson, Home Manager said: “We have an excellent team here and a lot of hard work and dedication has been put into delivering high standards of person centered care to all of our residents. I love coming to work and seeing what the day will bring. Well done again team.”

The home was nominated for a ROCK award by numerous relatives after they witnessed, first hand, the care provided to their loved ones.

A ROCK award is a nationwide honour that specifically highlights the impact a Four Season Health Care employee has made on the lives of people living in one of their care homes or day centre. An internal prize, staff are nominated for an award either by residents, their relatives, or friends, who have witnessed or experienced staff members demonstrating excellent standards of care and kindness in their role.

The home also celebrated getting their 6 Steps Accreditation , which means they can provide enhanced end of life care for those who need it.

Melissa Johnson added: “Everyone has worked hard to ensure the home got this accreditation. A special thanks should go to Pauline Leadon, who is our ‘End of Life Care Champion’ and has put a lot of time into ensuring everyone is up to speed with the news skills the programme teaches you. The 6 Steps is a special enhanced service, and isn’t something everyone offers. The knowledge the team has, helps everyone at what is a difficult time.”

Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our current vacancies on our careers section.


5 May 2016

Providing special resident experiences is a vital part of what our care home teams do at Four Seasons. This means that homes look for innovative ways to raise money for the residents fund, enabling trips and activities to take place.

The team and some of the residents from Riverside View Care Home in Darlington took part in the ‘Walk to Roseberry Topping’. Once they reached the summit, they all posed for a group picture before taking in the picturesque views of North Yorkshire and Cleveland.

Claire Westmorland, Care Home Manager, said: “I’m very proud of everyone who took part. This is our second year of doing a sponsored walk, and the fact that we’ve raised so much money to benefit the residents is fantastic. It was the motivation we needed to make it to the summit. Everyone looks forward to taking part in the event, and planning is already underway for 2017.”

Looking for a care home near Darlington? Riverside View Care Home provide nursing care, dementia care and short-term respite care for elederly people around County Durham.


4 May 2016

It was like a scene from the old TV show ‘Animal Hospital’ at Cherry Trees Care Home in Barnsley last week. A residents spotted a canary, which had seemingly crash landed into the home’s garden.

Fearing for the birds safety in the wild, the home decided to adopt the bird, whilst waiting to see if the owner came forward. To make the bird feel at home, it was given a new cage by the residents and team at the home.

The canary has taken to life at Cherry Tree’s like a duck to water, and is enjoying the attention from the residents. He even visits a different bedroom each night to keep the residents company as they sleep.

Once project bird rescue was complete, some of the residents decided it was time to have a gardening competition. To embrace Spring, the residents – and some of their relatives – got down and dirty planting sun flower seeds. Whichever one grows the tallest wins the competition. Now it’s just a waiting game.

For those who didn’t fancy gardening, they took part in the weekly pool and dominoes competitions. Two residents were crowned the winners and received their trophies, which are now sitting pride of place in their rooms. Will they still have them next week?

Well done guys! It’s great to see such a competitive edge at Cherry Trees.

Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our current vacancies on our careers section.

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