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26 Feb 2017

We recently announced that Carrickstone House Care Home in Glasgow were runners up in the Twiddle Mitt competition that was run in Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man at the end of last year.

Last week Home Manager Barbara McGoran, presented Elizabeth Coulter the Personal Activities Leader with some flowers as a thank you for creating the second prized mitt.

‘Twiddle mitts’ or ‘memory mitts’ as they’re often called are simply knitted cuffs, with a range of items, including ribbons, buttons or beads on, that the residents can twiddle to relive anxiety.

Barbara McGoran, said: “I’m so pleased that Elizabeth’s mitt was ranked in the top three. The mitts will have a great impact on our residents as it will provide a distraction whilst keeping their hands busy which can have a soothing effect on them. Well done Elizabeth. We’re all really proud of you!”

Are you looking for a care home in Glasgow? Carrickstone House Care Home offers support for all types of care including dementia care, nursing care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.


26 Feb 2017

Residents, relatives and the care team at The Cedars and Larches Care Home in Ilkeston were sharing the love as they celebrated Valentine’s Day.

Nina Wright, Home Manager, said: “Everyone was offering hugs and kisses out on Valentine’s Day. Before we settled down for our beautifully romantic Valentine’s meal, we wrote special messages to our loved ones on hearts and passed them around the home. It really was a day of love.”

Are you looking for a care home in Ilkeston? The Cedars and Larches Care Home offer support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.

Happy Birthday

26 Feb 2017

Benholm Care Home in Forfar helped resident Madge and her family celebrate her 90th birthday last week.

Marion Davies, Home Manager, said: “We held a surprise party for Madge, to celebrate her being 90 years young. Madge very kindly shared her birthday cake with everyone in the home and it went down a treat with a warm drink. We all wish you a happy birthday again Madge You’re the same age as the Queen now, we’ll have to start calling you Your Majesty.”

Madge said: “I felt very special on my birthday. It was nice to celebrate it with my family and friends.”

Everyone at Four Seasons wishes you many happy returns Madge!


26 Feb 2017

On Sunday 12th February 2017, eight members of the care team from Flower Park Care Home in Doncaster braved the adverse weather conditions and completed a sponsored walk all in aid of providing special experiences for those in their care.

The team walked the 10 miles from the home in Denaby to the Boat Inn at Sprotborough. When they made it to the inn, they were met by residents Oscar, Mabel, Betty and Mary who congratulated the team on their success.

Amanda Searle, Home Manager, said: “I’m very proud of what the team achieved with this walk. The weather was so bad we thought we might have to postpone it, but everyone persevered. It paid off, as they raised £300 for the fund and had a lovely meal and hot drink with the four residents.”

Betty said: “Mary and I had a lovely time at the Boat Inn. It was lovely seeing the team all get back in one piece. Even if they did look like they’d been dragged through a hedge backwards.”

Congratulations go to:

  • Lynn Brookes – Personal Activities Leader
  • Katrina Wood – Care Assistant
  • Brit Wells – Care Assistant
  • Jane Taylor – Laundry Assistant
  • Chris Reynolds – Maintenance Man
  • Lesley Banham – Domestic Assistant
  • Carol Khalifia – Care Assistant
  • Linda Hindley – Care Assistant

Are you looking for a care home in Doncaster? Flower Park Care Home offers support for nursing care.


26 Feb 2017

Children can usually put a smile on anyone’s face. That was certainly the case at Dounemount Care Home, as the residents welcomed children from the Macduff nursery.

Kay Robertson, Home Manager, said: “The children came in and had a good chat with the residents which really made their day. The children also performed a number of songs for the residents to rapturous applause. It’s safe to say this visit has bridged the gap between the generations, so much so, that it will become a regular thing here at the home.”

Are you looking for a care home in Macduff? Dounemount Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and specialist care.

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