Our care news
26 Sep 2016
It’s been all go at Ardmaine Care Home in Newry, as the residents welcomed an Olympic Torch Bearer and held a ‘Ticker Tea’ Party.
Ann Begley, Home Manager, said: “It’s been all go since Personal Activities Leader Rachel accepted the fundraising challenge. It’s been fantastic for our residents who have enjoyed the varied range of activities available.
“The home welcomed an Olympic Torch Bearer who brought his torch in for the residents to see and hold. He then explained how he was chosen to run part of the route. The residents enjoyed sharing this piece of history with this young man.
“When they finished basking in the Olympic glow the residents and the team let their hair down at the ‘Ticker Tea Party’. All the fun and frivolity resulted in £88.50 being raised for the Chest, Heart and Stroke Foundation. I look forward to seeing the rest of the activities Rachel has planned.”
Are you looking for a care home in Newry? Ardmaine Care Home provides support for all types of care including dementia care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care, intermediate care and specialist care.
25 Sep 2016
The care team and residents at Valley View Care Home in Cefn Hengoed cordially invite you to their Macmillan Coffee Morning.
Dubbed ‘The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ Valley View’s event is on Friday 30th September at the home, starting at 11am.
Rebecca Kenchington, Home Manager, said: “Everyone is welcome. I look forward to seeing lots of you there.”
25 Sep 2016
Zinia Fernandes, a member of the care team at Ladymead Care Home in Swindon has successfully passed another care qualification.
Here at Four Seasons Health Care we encourage all of our employees to continually develop their skills and knowledge. By ensuring people are up to date with the latest techniques, we can ensure that our residents get the best possible care.
KC Byju Vasudevan, Home Manager, said: “I’m very proud of Zinia. She’s worked really hard and thoroughly deserves this recognition. The skills she’s learnt will further enhance the care she gives to the residents here at Ladymead, which from what I can see is an added bonus, as the team here are already doing a fantastic job.”
25 Sep 2016
Everyone meet Elmo, The Rookery Care Home in Ebbw Vale’s newest resident.
The residents made the most of the Welsh sunshine making sure Elmo settled in by giving him lots of love and attention. To make Elmo feel 100% at home the residents then broke into song, singing ‘My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean’ for his little floppy ears.
Gail Llewelyn, Home Manager, said: “It was a lovely way to introduce Elmo to his forever home. He will definitely be happy here. The residents will benefit enormously from having him, many of them had pets before they came to us, so having pets here gives The Rookery a real sense of home.
“I would recommend Pet Therapy to anyone working in care homes. Animals can open a resident up in more ways than a person sometimes can. It doesn’t have to be domesticated, ‘safe’ pets either, there are places out there that bring in more exotic creatures for residents to handle.”
24 Sep 2016
Living with a progressive disease such as Alzheimer’s, struggling to communicate how you feel can sometimes leave people feeling anxious, stressed or frustrated.
To try an alleviate some of this anxiety, a relative of one of the residents at South Park Care Home in York donated some ‘twiddle mitts’ for the residents to use.
‘Twiddle mitts’ or ‘memory mitts’ as they’re often called are simply knitted cuffs, with a range of items, including ribbons, buttons or beads on, that the residents can twiddle to relive anxiety.
Joanne Fisher, Home Manger, said: “I want to thank our Kim for this kind donation. It’s gratefully received as it will enhance the lives of our residents that live with this disease. The mitts have gone down a great success with the residents.”