Our care news
25 Aug 2017
April 2017 saw Four Seasons’ Health Care Grampian Region launch their VIP (Values In Practice) initiative which rewards people for living the Four Seasons values of being:
- and Making a Difference
This month the team member with the most votes at Benholm Care Home in Forfar was Care Assistant Gillian Candy.
Marion Davies, Home Manager, said: “Gillian is a care assistant on the night shift, and was recognised by her peers for going above and beyond the call of duty for the residents.”
Sylvia Nicoll, Regional Manager for Grampian, said: “No matter how big or small the action or the gesture is, the VIP Awards are an opportunity to say thank you to people who go above and beyond the call of duty every day to make a difference to our residents’ lives.
“Congratulations Mary-Jane, you should be really proud of your success.”
25 Aug 2017
Congratulations go to the Ty Dawel team at Ty Eirin Care Home in Porth, after being commended for their care and kindness.
Sue Bennett, Home Manager, presented the Recognition of Care and Kindness (ROCK) award to the team.
Sue Bennett 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. This award shows that every member of the team in the home cares for the residents that live here. Well done everyone! This award is very well deserved.”
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.
25 Aug 2017
Yvonne Fovargue was recently invited to Shawcross Care Home in Ashton in Makerfield as part of their Summer Fayre celebrations. During her visit she completed a Dementia Experience – which is designed to help people understand what it is like to live in a world with Dementia.
Home Manager Peter McCarten stated: “Yvonne kindly agreed to come to Shawcross to meet the residents and their families during our Summer Fayre. During the course of the visit we asked Yvonne whether she would like to experience what it is like to live with Dementia by completing our Dementia Care Framework ‘Dementia Experience’.”
The Dementia Care Framework which includes this experience has specific training elements to allow staff working at the home understand all aspects of Dementia Care. The Care Home became accredited in September 2016 and there have been almost 100 experiences completed by staff and visitors since.
Following completing the experience Yvonne Fovargue stated: “It truly was an amazing experience to be able to understand how people with Dementia live their everyday lives. It certainly was insightful and helped me to understand how debilitating Dementia really is.”
Are you looking for a care home in Wigan? Shawcross Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care and respite care.
25 Aug 2017
Residents from Longfield Care Home in Eglinton enjoyed a lovely trip out to celebrate birthday boy Paddy’s big day.
Louise McClusky, Home Manager, explained: “The residents had lots of fun. They took part in line dancing, singing and enjoyed some lovely BBQ food. Happy birthday from all of us at Longfield Paddy.”
25 Aug 2017
The Nursing Times announced their shortlist of finalists for their upcoming annual awards in London. The Nursing Times, affectionately known as the Oscars of Nursing, are the most respected awards in the nursing and healthcare sector and offer much-deserved recognition for the innovative and excellent care that nurses at all levels provide across the UK.
There were 128 organisations that were shortlisted across the 22 categories. We at Four Seasons Health Care have the honour of being the organisation that was shortlisted in more categories than any other. With 7 finalists we can truly assert that we are changing the face of care home nursing.
Over the next few week’s we’ll be profiling the finalists of these awards, so you can find out more about our work and some of the exceptional nurse leaders in our organisation who have helped make Four Seasons Health Care the most exciting place to nurse in the UK!
The next category we’re profiling is the ‘HRH Prince of Wales Award for Integrated Approaches to Care’ category.
HRH Prince of Wales Award for Integrated Approaches to Care
This is one of the most prestigious awards on offer at the Nursing Times. It seeks to recognise nurses whose work is reducing the burden on the health service by preventing ill-health and/or offering truly holistic care to patients who have long-term conditions or complex needs. It is sponsored by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
This year, our Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Programme has been singled out by the judges as a truly innovative way of delivering better holistic care to residents with long-term conditions. This award recognises the wonderful work of our care home assistant practitioners, their nursing mentors, our regional CHAP leads and our organisation’s CHAP project lead Louise Morris.