Our care news
30 Sep 2016
Two members of the team at Willow Lodge Care Home in North Shields recently took part in the Great North Run in order to raise funds for the home.
Nikki, Care Assistant, and her sister Gemma, Personal Activities Leader, both ran the half marathon to help raise money for a minibus for the home so they can go on more days out with the residents. After completing the challenge they were both able to get dressed up and celebrate their fantastic achievements.
Lindsay Johnson, Home Manager, told us: "The girls were incredible, they both worked with training as well as their work here at Willow Lodge. They did a fantastic job and raised a great amount of money that will help us in getting a minibus for the home. It's so lovely to have these girls as part of the team - a huge well done to you both!"
Are you looking for a care home in Newcastle? Willow Lodge offers a range of care types including residential care, dementia care, nursing care and respite care. Call the home or book a visit to find out more.
30 Sep 2016
Dove Court Care Home in Kettering has had a bit of a revamp in the activities department.
Ann Bavister, Personal Activities Leader, has been very busy building various games to help keep the boredom at bay. She has used her creative mind to make some hand games for residents to enjoy including a giant Kerplunk, hook-a-duck and a matching mitten game.
Ann told us: "As we all know, boredom can cause a lot of negative side effects so I wanted to make sure that is never the case here at Dove Court. The residents love the new games and we've already been putting together new ideas for some more so watch this space".
30 Sep 2016
From snakes to baby chicks, Longfield Care Home in Eglinton had a visit from them all when Kidz Farm stopped by to visit the residents.
It wasn't just the residents who enjoyed some animal therapy as all the staff got involved too. Everyone was queuing up for a cuddle with a fluffy chick or bunny, and for those brave enough, having a hold of a snake or lizard.
Val Porter, Personal Activities Leader, told us: "The animals were amazing - we all learnt a lot of fun facts and figures from their handlers. There were quite a few brave residents who had a go at holding the snakes and lizards - some of the staff however weren't that brave! It was a fantastic afternoon and we hope to see Kidz Farm at Longfield again soon".
Are you looking for a care home in Eglinton? Longfield Care Home offers specialist nursing care depending on individual needs, they can also cater for those needing respite care for shorter periods of time.
29 Sep 2016
Six members of the team at Bearehill Care Home in Brechin have been honoured for their years of service with Four Seasons.
The Long Service Awards ranged from 12 years to 21 years. Aileen Watson, Brenda Mundie, Ian Hutchinson, Jeric Guzman, Karen Ireland and Trish Hogan were all given a certificate and voucher presented to them by Sylvia Nicoll, Regional Manager, in a small ceremony at the home.
Sylvia told us: "It's lovely to have such dedicated members of the team here at Bearehill - they are all fantastic and the home wouldn't be the same without them".
Karen Millington, Home Manager, added: "We have a great team here at Bearehill - each one of them is extremely hardworking and goes the extra mile day in day out. I'm very proud of them all - congratulations!"
29 Sep 2016
It's never too early to mention the 'C' word at Gosmore Care Home near Hitchin. The residents have already started production on some cards for a stall at their annual Christmas Fair.
In their arts and craft session last week, the residents decided it was finally time to begin thinking about the festive season. As they plan to hold their Christmas Fair early December, they wanted to get a head start on Christmas pieces they can sell on their stall.
Christina Hartles, Home Manager, told us: "We certainly have some very organised residents here at Gosmore which became apparent when I saw their Christmas decorations. They're all very excited for the festive season and we're really looking forward to seeing everything they manage to produce between now and then."
Are you looking for a care home near Hitchin? Gosmore Care Home offers a range of different care depending on specific needs including residential care, nursing care and respite care. Book a visit or give the home a call to find out more.