Our care news
30 Nov 2016
On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month we all take a moment to remember those who have fought for freedom over many decades.
Residents at The Cedars & Larches Care Home in Ilkeston marked the occasion with a two minute silence alongside the care team and their relatives.
Nina Wright, Home Manager, said: “After we’d all paid our respects we had a sing song, provided by local entertainer Eleanor. Everyone shared their stories of what the remembered of the war, and a few tears filled everyone’s eyes. It was truly a wonderful day.”
30 Nov 2016
Residents at the Old Vicarage Care Home in Worksop celebrated Bonfire Night all warm and toasty at home, singing and dancing to some of their favourite songs.
Pauline Clews, Home Manager, said: “Our residents had a lovely afternoon singing and dancing with our entertainer. Some of our residents took their turn behind the mic, some even put the entertainer to shame. In the evening some of the residents watched the fireworks from the window with a lovely warm drink.”
The home also welcomed the Care Quality Commission at the beginning of November, and was rated ‘Good’ with regards to the service it provides.
Pauline Clews, Home Manager added: “I would like to thank all of the team for their hard work on gaining a ‘Good’ rating in the latest Care Quality Commission inspection. This just re-emphasises how much we care for our residents and are committed to ensuring they receive individualised care according to their needs.”
30 Nov 2016
On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month we all take a moment to remember those who have fought for our Queen and country over many decades.
Residents at Bishopsmead Lodge Care Home in Bristol paid their respects by observing the two minutes silence in the home.
Francaise Miles, Home Manager, said: “Our residents wanted to do something special to mark Remembrance Day. They went outside and watched the Remembrance Parade as it passed. One of our residents was there proudly showing off his medals. It was a poignant and very special day.”
29 Nov 2016
We all know how hard it can be getting that special card for someone at Christmas.
In Mansfield, residents at Churchfield Care Home are creating extra special Christmas cards for their families.
Katherine Davies, Home Manager, explains: “Our Personal Activities Leader Jacqueline had a nice long chat with our residents regarding any special touches they’d like to see or do this Christmas. The idea of personalised cards came and out and so far everyone has jumped at the idea to do one.
“We have set up a Christmas themed lounge, and each of our residents has had the opportunity to have their photo taken with our specialist dog, which helps soothe the residents who live with dementia.
“The photo will be put on card with a special Christmas message from the residents. This is lovely as it show how little things can improve our residents experience as well as providing something special for their loved ones.”
Are you looking for a care home in Mansfield? Churchfield Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, specialist care, intermediate care and end of life/palliative care.
29 Nov 2016
People embark on a career path because it’s something they love, they yearn to develop, grow and blossom in their profession.
Here at Four Seasons Health Care, Care Assistants can up-skill themselves on the organisations Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Programme.
On Monday 7th November 2016, a graduation ceremony was held at Beechcare Care Home in Darrenth, celebrating the achievements of 36 newly qualified CHAPs.
Jo Vasey, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the South East of England, said: “Here at Four Seasons Health Care we take great pride in our CHAP Programme, and everyone who undertakes the intense 12 week course. I want to congratulate all 36 of the CHAPs for graduating; your hard work and dedication have paid off.
“The Programme is innovative and helps the CHAPs to provide invaluable support to the nurses in the homes.
“All the CHAPs have come through this long journey and I want to thank you for your commitment. I also want to thank the Nurse mentors who have guided and supported the CHAPs every step of the way. Well done everyone!”
The 14 homes benefiting from the new CHAPs skills are:
- Kingfisher House Care Home in Newmarket
- Beechcare Care Home in Darrenth
- North Court Care Home in Bury St Edmonds
- Catchpole Court Care Home in Sudbry
- Osbourne Court Care Home in Baldock
- Bon Accord Care Home in Hove
- Copper Beeches Care Home in Rochester
- Courtenay House Care Home in Kings Lynn
- Murrayfield Care Home in Edmonton
- Ross Wyld Care Home in Walthamstow
- Midfield Lodge Care Home in Oakington
- Ringshill Care Home in Huntingdon
- Summerdale Court Care Home in Newham
- Woodcot Lodge Care Home in Gosport
The newly qualified CHAPs are now able to provide some general nursing duties such as medication rounds. This benefits the home as it enables the nurse to deal with more complex issues.
Would you like to work for Four Seasons? Take a look at our current vacancies on our careers page.