Our care news
28 Apr 2017
Residents in Amelia House Care Home in York have been getting hands on rearing some lovely ducklings that have recently made Amelia House their forever home.
David Ramage, Home Manager, said: “The residents have really enjoyed rearing these little balls of fluff. It’s great to see how these little ducklings with their own little characters have had a huge impact on the residents, in many cases bringing some of them out of their shells. The ducklings’ names are still up for debate but I’m hoping to have an update for you very soon.”
27 Apr 2017
Residents from Valley View Care Home in Cefn Hengoed got a bit competitive as they pitted their Easter bonnet designs against each other to see who could win the biggest Easter egg.
Rebecca Kenchington, Home Manager, said: “Everyone had lots of fun creating the Easter bonnets. There were lots of different accessories to add to them, which definitely reflected each resident’s character. It fell to me to pick the winner which was a really challenging decision as I thought they were all fantastic! After the bonnet event, everyone settled down with a chocolate egg and cup of tea.”
27 Apr 2017
Residents, relatives and the care team at Dounemount Care Home in Macduff dusted off the karaoke machine and had an Easter sing off to commemorate the day.
Kay Robertson, Home Manager, said: “Everyone had a lovely day, there’s something nice about eating chocolate and belting out some of your favourite songs. Smiles were definitely all around and it was a nice experience for the residents to have with their relatives.”
27 Apr 2017
Many of us dream about our wedding day. We have visions of how it’s going to go and who will be there. The venue, the flowers, the dress, the guest list, the planning is sometimes never ending.
Worrying that a beloved family member can’t attend could lead to some sleepless nights. But one bride’s wish came true as her grandmother surprised her on her special day.
Jessie, a resident at The Cedars and Larches Care Home in Ilkeston attended the event with Personal Activities Leader Lindsey on her arm.
Nina Wright, Home Manager said: “Jessie was over the moon that she could attend her granddaughters wedding. It’s a special day and Jessie was pleased she could share this special experience with her family.”
Here at Four Seasons Health Care we strive to provide special resident experiences for those in our care. This can depend on their likes and dislikes, along with any activity the person has a burning desire to do. Enabling our residents to enjoy moments such as the one described above is one important aspect of the service our teams provide.
Are you looking for a care home in Ilkeston? The Cedars and Larches Care Home provides support for residential care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.
27 Apr 2017
Residents, relatives and the care team at Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend have been busy celebrating Easter and enjoying some pamper sessions held at the home.
The fun all started on Thursday 13th April 2017, when the home held its Easter Fayre. Ruth Todd, Home Manager, explained: “We invited the local community to join us for our annual Easter Fayre. We had various stalls, hot food and of course an egg hunt. Residents helped us to man our Tombola stall and encouraged everyone to have a go. It was a little windy, but the sun was shining so all in all it was a good day. Thanks to everyone’s generosity we raised £359 for the residents fund, which will help us continue to deliver special experiences. On behalf of the team here at Howdon, I would like to thank everyone who supported us in the run up and during the fayre.”
As Doreen, who lives at Howdon says “There’s never a dull day.” This certainly seems the case as the ladies at the home enjoyed a lovely pamper session before settling down and listening to local entertainer Michael Stevens. The residents enjoyed some lovely mocktails whilst singing along to songs from the past and present.
Are you looking for a care home in Wallsend? Howdon Care Centre offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, specialist care and intermediate care.