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Laurels-Lodge-Care-Home-Woodside-Valentines-Day-2017

28 Feb 2017

Everyone at Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside enjoyed a Valentine’s themed party to celebrate the day of love.

All the residents, relatives and the care team were in the party mood, enjoying the music of Harry McFadden of Music in Hospitals. The home even provided special photos for the residents and their family, all framed in a lovely heart.

Linda Mason, Deputy Home Manager, said: “There was a fantastic turn out at the party and everyone was singing along to the songs Harry McFadden was singing. Everyone had a great time.”

Willie Muirhead, a relative who regularly visits the home, said: “It was a great party and everybody seemed to have enjoyed themselves. I wished there were more love songs but seeing everyone up and dancing made up for it.”

Are you looking for a care home in Woodside? Laurels Lodge Care Home offers support for all types of care including dementia care, nursing care and respite care.

Hallgarth-Care-Home-Durham-Valentines-Day-2017

28 Feb 2017

Residents at Aspen Lodge Care Home in Skegness enjoyed being serenaded on Valentine’s Day as they welcomed two singers into the home.

Katrina Morris, Home Manager, explained: “We had two lovely singers in, who sang some beautiful love songs for the residents and their relatives. Residents enjoyed the lovely voice of Amanda Watton – a regular visitor – as she sang hits from the 50s and 60s. Everyone had lots of fun and enjoyed some singing and dancing. Love was definitely in the air.”

Are you looking for a care home in Skegness? Aspen Lodge Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care and specialist care.

South-Park-Care-Home-York-DCF-accreditation

27 Feb 2017

South Park Care Home in York has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.

The care team at South Park Care Home is celebrating being accredited for a radically different approach of care for people living with dementia.

The Dementia Care Framework is a unique step forward in the personalisation of care for people living with dementia. The care team uses exclusive purpose-designed technology to help build and continuously update a picture of each resident’s individual experience of their care and their physical, psychological and emotional well-being, so that their care can be adjusted to their changing needs.

The pioneering home is part of Four Seasons Health Care which spent two years developing and testing the new approach. The home hosted an event for care commissioners, other health and social care professionals and relatives to introduce the Dementia Care Framework to them on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 with a very special party.

Sam Jacobs, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the East of England said: “This is next generation dementia care to make life better for the person with dementia and we are excited to offer it. A vital part of the Framework is the bespoke support and training the team throughout the home receives with additional support and training for those, working within our dementia services. This goes beyond the practicalities of caring for someone with dementia and through simulation gives them a deeper understanding of what it is like to live with dementia.”

In addition to the support and training, there are three additional components to the Dementia Care Framework – personal care reviews, Resident and Family Charters.

At the heart of the Dementia Care Framework is a personal care review process which is continuously updated electronically by care staff to give a comprehensive and current picture of each resident.

Thought to be the first of its type worldwide, it is based on 320 recognised standards, including NICE Guidelines (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and Alzheimer’s Society best practice guidance. It replaces paper-based audits that are slow and almost always behind the changing care needs of the person.

The resident and family charters were developed in consultation with residents, family members, health and social care professionals and care teams, taking account of over 400 comments. The resident charter sets out their rights, the standards of care they can expect and commitment to provide for their personal needs and preferences.

The family charter, sets out the support that they can expect to receive and how they can input to planning their relative’s care.

Only when a home achieves key standards within the Dementia Care Framework does it receive Four Seasons Accreditation for the quality of its dementia care.

To find out more about this fundamentally different approach to dementia care please visit carehomes.fshc.co.uk/dcf or email dementiacare@fshc.co.uk

Westroyd-House-Care-Home-Shepshed-DCF-Accreditation

27 Feb 2017

Westroyd House Care Home in Shepshed has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.

The care team at Westoyd House Care Home is celebrating being accredited for a radically different approach of care for people living with dementia.

The Dementia Care Framework is a unique step forward in the personalisation of care for people living with dementia. The care team uses exclusive purpose-designed technology to help build and continuously update a picture of each resident’s individual experience of their care and their physical, psychological and emotional well-being, so that their care can be adjusted to their changing needs.

The pioneering home is part of Four Seasons Health Care which spent two years developing and testing the new approach. The home hosted an event for care commissioners, other health and social care professionals and relatives to introduce the Dementia Care Framework to them on Tuesday 21st February 2017 with a very special party.

Sam Jacobs, Managing Director for Four Seasons in the East of England said: “This is next generation dementia care to make life better for the person with dementia and we are excited to offer it. A vital part of the Framework is the bespoke support and training the team throughout the home receives with additional support and training for those, working within our dementia services. This goes beyond the practicalities of caring for someone with dementia and through simulation gives them a deeper understanding of what it is like to live with dementia.”

In addition to the support and training, there are three additional components to the Dementia Care Framework – personal care reviews, Resident and Family Charters.

At the heart of the Dementia Care Framework is a personal care review process which is continuously updated electronically by care staff to give a comprehensive and current picture of each resident.

Thought to be the first of its type worldwide, it is based on 320 recognised standards, including NICE Guidelines (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and Alzheimer’s Society best practice guidance. It replaces paper-based audits that are slow and almost always behind the changing care needs of the person.

The resident and family charters were developed in consultation with residents, family members, health and social care professionals and care teams, taking account of over 400 comments. The resident charter sets out their rights, the standards of care they can expect and commitment to provide for their personal needs and preferences.

The family charter, sets out the support that they can expect to receive and how they can input to planning their relative’s care.

Only when a home achieves key standards within the Dementia Care Framework does it receive Four Seasons Accreditation for the quality of its dementia care.

To find out more about this fundamentally different approach to dementia care please visit carehomes.fshc.co.uk/dcf or email dementiacare@fshc.co.uk

Sunbridge-Care-Home-Edmonton-Dementia-puzzle

27 Feb 2017

Moving into a care home can be a concern for some people. However, what many people don't realise is that it can give you a second lease of life. There are often activities for you to do on a regular basis that can be tailored to your care needs.

Here at Four Seasons our care teams work hard to understand your needs whilst getting to know you on a personal level. This enables us to personalise activities which has a positive impact on our residents' lives.

A recent example of this has happened at Sunbridge Care Home in Edmonton.

Richard - a resident at the home who lives with Dementia - was a former cabinet maker before retiring and moving into the home and had a love of puzzles. After talking to the team he was surprised with a puzzle that featured old tools of his trade.

Deepak Luckhun, Home Manager, said: “We know it’s important to give our residents a sense of well-being. Giving Richard this puzzle is one simple way we can enhance his experience with us and make a difference to his daily life. By tailoring activities like this based on our resident's life story it emphasises that we're here for you, and will listen to what your wants and wishes are.

"The team here at Sunbridge have recently undertaken the Dementia Care Framework accreditation Programme, which is our brand new approach of caring for people with dementia based on their experiences. The Programme actively encourages and provides the team with the tools to delve into the life stories of the residents. As you can see with Richard, this has worked well as we've provided him with an activity that he really enjoys. Well done team!”

Are you looking for a care home in Edmonton? Sunbridge Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care and respite care.

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