Our care news
24 Sep 2016
On Tuesday 13th September 2016, a tribute act to “The Forces’ Sweetheart” Dame Vera Lynn wowed residents, relatives and the care team at Flower Park Care Home in Doncaster.
Entertaining everyone with Vera’s greatest hits including ‘We’ll Meet Again’ and ‘The White Cliffs of Dover’, it was an apt way for everyone to commemorate the Battle of The Somme. By the end of the battle, the British Army had suffered 420,000 casualties including nearly 60,000 on the first day alone.
Amanda Searle, Home Manager, said: “Everyone had a wonderful time and the entertainer was fantastic. It was lovely to see everyone singing along. Cheryl our Catering Manager was enjoying herself so much she even had a little dance with Vera. This just goes to show that songs by certain artists are indeed timeless.
“I’d like to thank the entertainer for coming to our home. You were fantastic. We’d love to welcome you back another time.”
24 Sep 2016
Catering to our resident’s dietary requirements and nutritional needs is part and parcel of the day to day service provided by our care teams.
Kerran Fisher (Senior Care Assistant) and Rosemary Jalloh (Charge Nurse) represented Campsie View Care Home in Glasgow at the Nutrition Champion Event.
Katy Jenks, Home Manager, explained: “The two ladies talked about how we’ve introduced new snack options for textured modified diets which has helped us to cater to our residents as individuals, therefore improving the care we provide at our home. The ladies also got some ideas of new things our residents can try, which is slightly different to the norm.”
Last week also saw the home bid a fond farewell to Personal Activities Leader Gemma Ross as she left on maternity leave.
Katy Jenks, Home Manager, added: “We threw a baby shower for Gemma to make sure she has everything she needs to start her new adventure. We all can’t wait for cuddles when the little one arrives.”
Are you looking for a care home in Glasgow? Campsie View Care Home provides support for nursing care.
23 Sep 2016
The autumnal weather has slowly started to creep in, but that hasn’t stopped residents at Clova House Care Home in Ripon toasting a fond farewell to the lovely British Summer.
Billy Partridge, Home Manager, told us: “The residents went and enjoyed a bit of relaxation time in the sunshine with some lovely cakes and cocktails. It was really nice to see them enjoy themselves. After all who doesn’t enjoy a lovely drink in the sunshine?”
23 Sep 2016
Two members of the team from Earlsferry House Care Home in Leven jumped 12,000 feet from a place, all in aid of raising money for the residents they care for.
Karen Bell, Home Manager, said: “I’m extremely proud of Fiona Baird and Mae McCallum. To parachute from a plane is a fantastic achievement, and something my fear of heights wouldn’t let me do. Thanks to their courage, they raised £1,000 for our resident’s fund. We’re currently saving for a summer house providing the residents with another space they can relax in, and this donation helps us get one step closer to our goal. Congratulations again ladies! We’re all very proud of you.”
Are you looking for a care home in Leven? Earlsferry House Care Home provides support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.
23 Sep 2016
Rachel Carroll, Personal Activities Leader from Ardmaine Care Home in Newry, has taken up the challenge of fundraising for Southern Area Hospice.
Rachel Carroll told us: “Part of this challenge is to hold as many fundraising events as physically possible in the next three months. I’ve got lots of activities planned for the residents and care team to get involved in, including a waxing day, raffle, sponsored walk and cyclathon. Watch this space and I’ll keep you updated with our progress.”
Rachel’s first even saw the whole care team get involved, as they turned up for work in a slightly different type of uniform compared to normal.
Rachel explained: “Tuesday 13th September 206 saw the team take part in a sponsored Pyjama Day. There was lots of night time attire on show, but mine and the residents favourite was the dragon onesie. I want to thank everyone for getting involved and helping me to gather donations for this good cause.”
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.