Our care news
22 Nov 2016
Remembrance Day is a time to remember and pay your respects to those who and fought for Queen and country in numerous wars spanning the decades.
In Carlisle, residents from Pennine Lodge Care Home knitted and crocheted poppies for people to wear in memory of the servicemen and women.
Debbie Seaton, Home Manager, said: “Our residents wanted to do something special to mark Remembrance Day. We linked up with the Co-Op Funeral directors and they helped us to sell the poppies with the proceeds going to veterans. It was lovely to see our residents helping a cause that’s close to their hearts.”
22 Nov 2016
Residents at Campsie View Care Home in Glasgow got physical on Thursday morning as they took part in their first new aerobics class.
Katy Jenks, Home Manager, said: “We know how important it is for our residents to keep active. So we’ve devised our very own morning aerobics session with Lucie. The session was a great success and we’re hoping to make it a regular occurrence.”
Keeping our residents active is just one way we like to provide them with special experiences and improving their quality of life.
22 Nov 2016
Angela Martin, Home Manager at Whitefield Lodge Care Home in Glasgow, reached the finals of the Scottish Care Awards on Friday 18th November 2016.
The Scottish Care Awards are a very special opportunity to celebrate all of the fantastic work done in the care home sector.
Victor Dewson, Regional Manager for Glasgow and Clyde, said: “I was delighted to hear that Angela was shortlisted in her Management and Leadership category. I’m extremely proud that she’s been recognised for her outstanding leadership and for making care special. Well done Angela!”
On the night, Angela was piped to the post, but was humbled to have made the finals.
John Kirk, Managing Director for Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man, said: “I want to congratulate Angela on her success. She’ll always be a winner in our eyes.”
20 Nov 2016
Residents from Amelia House Care Home in York have been having lots of special experiences, with no two days ever being the same.
Over recent weeks, the residents have indulged in pet therapy which has not only soothed them, but let them get hands on with creatures great and small.
David Ramage, Home Manager, explained: “We’ve had a number of organisations showcasing their animals in our homes. We’ve had everything we can think of including; a pony, lizards, snakes, a skunk, armadillo, skinny pig, raccoon and meerkat. Thankfully, the only thing we haven’t seen is a spider! Our residents have loved getting hands on and cuddling all of the creatures. The cuddlier and cuter the better.”
When the residents aren’t cuddling meerkats and raccoons, they’ve been out and about exploring. Whether that was a trip to Lavender Park in Wolds Way or the Lysander Arms for a quick tipple, the residents thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Especially as they indulged in fish and chips after each outing.
19 Nov 2016
Everyone likes getting a pat on the back in recognition of the good work they’ve done.
At Elswick Hall Care Home in Newcastle upon Tyne, the home held a celebration even, recognising the achievements of all of the team.
Libby Taws, Home Manager, explained: “The whole team at Elswick Hall work tirelessly to ensure that our residents have special experiences whilst in our care. So this celebration event was all about the team.
“We celebrated every single member of the team in one way, shape or form. This was in the form of Long Service Awards – we have over 100 years’ service between us which is fantastic! As well as other awards which commended the team for their care and kindness, this epitomises our values.
“Well done team! I’m very proud to be your manager.”
Are you looking for a care home in Newcastle upon Tyne? Elswick Hall Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.