Our care news
27 Apr 2017
Residents, relatives and the care team at Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside held a cracking Easter party which had everyone up on their feet singing and dancing.
Everyone enjoyed hot cross buns and cakes with a lovely cup of tea. Each resident received their own egg from our Easter chicken, and the raffle managed to raise £150 for the residents fund.
Linda Mason, Deputy Home Manager, said: “The Easter Party was very successful, and I was honoured to be the Easter chicken. There was a great turn out by friends and family which really helped to get the party in full swing. It was a fab day, with fab food and amazing company.”
27 Apr 2017
Bracknell Care Home in Bracknell helped Bill celebrate his 95th birthday.
Natsayi Dunira, Home Manager, said: “Bill enjoyed turning 95 by going out for a lovely family walk in the morning, before being surprised with a birthday cake by the team here at Bracknell. We made such a fuss of him and he had a really good day. Happy birthday again Bill!”
Everyone at Four Seasons wishes you many happy returns Bill!
26 Apr 2017
Congratulations go to the team at Whitefield Lodge Care Home in Glasgow after being commended for their care and kindness by relatives of residents in their care.
Regional Manager Victor Dewson had the pleasure of presenting a number of Recognition of Care and Kindness (ROCK) awards to the team at Whitefield Lodge.
The first award went to Head Chef Rosina Saunders and Gardener Karen Kennedy were nominated by a relative who stated: “Over the year since our Mother moved to the Lodge, we have been pleased by the overall quality of food prepared by Rosina and her staff, and delighted by her extra dedication and thoughtfulness in providing delicious home baking for the residents and for events held here.
“Our Mother has been here for just over a year and so has seen the Lodge’s garden and grounds through the ‘four seasons’. They are beautifully maintained by Karen and offer a very pleasant environment for residents. Karen well deserved her bronze award in the recent garden competition and we would be pleased to see her hard work, enthusiasm and helpfulness further recognised.”
The second award was presented to the whole team on the first floor unit, who were nominated by a resident’s daughter. Her nomination read: “My father is a resident at Whitefield Lodge Care home. I felt I had to let you know of the incredible caring, funny, sympathetic and kind staff in Whitefield Lodge. They have restored my faith in human nature. They are all caring and compassionate and always have time if we want to ask anything. The whole place is so happy you never see the staff in a bad mood or grumpy. You never know if they are having a bad day. My dad is upstairs in the home and all the staff have taken the time to read his profile as they have spoken to us and asked about his life. The male staff are exceptionally good with him especially with personal care. .Jackie who does the entertainments is fab, they go on great trips. The management team to the office lady are always smiling and have always time to say hello. I am writing to you to ask that you recognise the staff you have at Whitefield Lodge and the commitment they show to patients and family members. They are always there be it with just a wee reassuring cuddle or a tissue. So from my dad and my sisters and brother a big thank you to Whitefield lodge and please as such a big company let your workers know you appreciate the effort they put in in keeping your company's values and good name.”
Angela Martin said: “I’m very proud of the team here, they regularly go the extra mile to make a difference to the residents they care for. These awards show that every member of the team in the home cares for the residents that live here. Well done everyone! These awards are very well deserved.”
After the presentation, everyone enjoyed a lovely tea party to celebrate.
Victor Dewson, Regional Manager for Four Seasons in Glasgow and Clyde, said: “The team were all nominated for these awards by residents of relatives in their care. I don’t think there is any higher commendation than that. It’s fantastic to see that the team here are making a difference not only to the residents’ lives but to their families as well. I want to echo Angela’s sentiments and congratulate you all once again.”
A ROCK award is a nationwide honour that specifically highlights the impact a Four Season Health Care employee has made on the lives of people living in one of their care homes. An internal prize, staff are nominated for an award by either residents, their relatives or friends, who have witnessed or experienced staff members demonstrating excellent standards of care and kindness in their role.
26 Apr 2017
Residents, relatives and the care team at Warrior Park Care Home in Hartlepool had a cracking Easter by enjoying a lovely Easter party complete with a bonnet parade.
Gail Starling, Home Manager, explained: “Everyone enjoyed themselves at the Easter party. The chocolate eggs were a real treat and went down fantastically with a hot drink. Everyone then enjoyed the bonnet parade and having a little sing and dance. It was a lovely way to celebrate Easter.”
Are you looking for a care home in Hartlepool?Warrior Park offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, and specialist care.
26 Apr 2017
Residents and the care team at Swan House Care Home in Chatteris took a step back in time as they travelled down memory lane to the 1940s.
Everyone in the home went all out and embraced the theme, with the care team dressing up in fancy dress, a singer who belted out hits from the era and 1940s themed food.
Rachel Bates, Home Manager, said: “Everyone had a great time. We looked over some war memorabilia, and we looked at air raid sirens, Woodbine cigarettes and many other items which helped our residents to reminisce about their younger years. When our fantastic entertainer left we then put on a war time move which went down a real treat with the residents.”
Are you looking for a care home in Chatteris? Swan House offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care, specialist care and intermediate care.