Our care news
25 Oct 2016
The care team at Dounemount Care Home in Macduff have been keeping residents busy by making sure they have lots to keep them entertained.
First on the agenda, local entertainer ‘Monty’ got everyone in the singing and dancing mood. The residents belted out some of their favourite songs from across the years.
Once the musical intermission was finished, the residents welcomed some four legged friends into the home as part of their Pet Therapy sessions.
Kay Robertson, Home Manager, said: “The residents loved seeing the dogs who relished all of the attention they were given. The time they spent with us seemed to go far too quick!”
Finally, a couple of residents took a trip down memory lane as they visited the library in Macduff.
Kay Robertson, Home Manager, said: “Angela, our Personal Activities Lead took the residents to the library. The librarian, Majorie Nicholson, did a fantastic job sourcing some pictures of Macduff from our residents’ childhood. They had a lovely afternoon reminiscing.”
24 Oct 2016
Everything went a bit topsy turvy at Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside, as Alice and her friends came through the looking glass to spend some time in the home.
On Thursday 6th October 2016, the home threw a tea party that the Mad Hatter himself would have been proud of.
Sheila Gesma, Home Manager, explains: “The team dressed up as characters from the film Alice in Wonderland and helped serve our woodland inspired tea. Jack our entertainer provided light relief by getting the residents singing their heart out.
“One of our Care Assistants, Grazina Povillatyte showed off her Salsa moves to rapturous applause.
“Everyone who came to the event had a fantastic time, and were sad to wave goodbye to Alice and her friends.”
Grazina Povillatye, Care Assistant, said: “The party was so much fun. It was nice to see the residents enjoying themselves, especially Jimmy, who was showing off his Salsa moves with me.”
24 Oct 2016
Residents in Bristol’s Bishopsmead Lodge Care Home mastered the art of stenciling on Wednesday 12th October 2016.
Francaise Miles, Home Manager, said: “Phillip from Creative Minds helped the residents to understand how stenciling can be therapeutic. The results were amazing! Ruby was so proud of her work that she wanted to show it to everyone in the home. It now hangs pride of place in her bedroom. The residents enjoy activities like this because it’s a fun thing to do and it gets them talking about the best colours to use.”
24 Oct 2016
Some of us have a thing for guys in uniform. That’s certainly the case for some of the female residents at The Cedars & Larches Care Home in Ilkeston.
Nina Wright, Home Manager, explains: “Alison our Personal Activities Leader asked a group of our ladies how they’d like to spend the afternoon. The reply caught us off guard as our lovely ladies said ‘we’d like to spend some time with some hunky firemen’. Not one to go a challenge, Alison got on the phone to the local fire station to see if they could help us.
“Within the hour 3 local fire fighters turned up at our door and made the ladies swoon. The firemen took the time to speak to all of the residents, filling the gents in on the history of the station. Two of our ladies got dressed up for the occasion and were certainly sad to see the firemen leave. I want to thank the guys for taking the time to come and see us.”
23 Oct 2016
Here at Four Season’s Health Care we like to provide training and support for all of our colleagues, helping them to continually develop in their career, making them the best teams we can possibly have in our homes.
One avenue of development that we use is our Preceptorship Programme. The Programme supports the newly qualified nurses as they embrace their chosen career path.
The Preceptorship Programme runs regularly across the UK, and it’s yielding some fantastic results for us.
Most recently, 9 candidates completed the programme which included a 2 week residential at Laburnum Court in Salford.
Feedback from the candidates has been very positive as you can see below:
“This course has been fantastic. It’s helped me to build my confidence whilst I’ve been learning on the job. It’s great to put everything we learn into practice straight away.”
“This course is great. The help and support I’ve received along the way has been constant. If I’ve ever been unsure someone has always been happy to help.”