Our care news
22 Jan 2017
Most people preconceptions of care homes, is that there loved one will get up, be sat in a corner, twiddling their thumbs all day, have something to eat and go to bed.
This is far from the case, as Iris Miller a resident at Tudor Grange Care Home in Radcliffe-on-Trent explains: “I have really enjoyed this month with all the activities taking place, visiting the British Legion every week, the Radcliffe ladies coming into the home to sing to us which I really enjoyed with my family, the local school visited too and sang Christmas carols. We also visited The Grange for a Christmas party. Best of all was the Christmas party at Tudor Grange when we played balloon games, sang Christmas songs together then Santa visited and gave us all a lovely present, Christmas dinner with all the trimmings was lovely too.”
Iris’s reflection is based on the activities that took place at the home in December. Activities happen in the home on a regular basis, so residents like Iris are never bored. Contact the home you’re interested in to find out what sort of activities they run.
Are you looking for a care home in Radcliffe-on-Trent? Tudor Grange Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, respite care, end of life/palliative care, specialist care and intermediate care.
21 Jan 2017
Residents from Lansdowne Care Home in Cricklewood had lots of fun over the festive period.
Lilian Ofondu, Home Manager, said: “We’ve had lots of local entertainers in covering a variety of entertainment from singing and dancing to karaoke, this has kept everyone in high spirits. Everyone had a fantastic time, especially when the karaoke machine made an appearance.”
21 Jan 2017
Residents take a journey to China at least once a week at Bracknell Care Home, in Bracknell as they indulge in some Tai Chi lessons
Natsayi Dunira, Home Manager, said: “The residents look forward to welcoming Qui, the instructor into the home. The calming effect she has makes them feel nice and relaxed. Qui sings to the residents in Chinese, talks to them about this beautiful type of exercise whilst taking them on a journey to China. She helps them to practice new movements and they love it.”
Wellbeing and exercise is just as important for people living in a care home, as it is for those who live independently. Exercise classes like Tai Chi help to improve residents’ wellbeing making a difference to their day to day lives.
“Who said living in a care home would be dull. Here at Bracknell our residents take part in martial arts, not boring at all!” added Natsayi Dunira.
20 Jan 2017
The competitive streak at Flower Park Care Home in Doncaster is still continuing as residents took each other on in another series of games.
Amanda Searle, Home Manager, said: “The residents have been challenging each other to a recent round of ball games and skittles. Whether it’s been the person who can score the most baskets, or get a strike they’ve all been trying their hardest to be crowned champion.
“Everyone had a great time although we did crown the skittles and ball game champion at the end of the afternoon. The next round of the competition will not be far off, as everyone is aiming to be the Flower Park games champion.”
20 Jan 2017
Campsie View Care Home in Glasgow helped Jack McLwee celebrate his 93rd birthday last week.
Katy Jenks, Home Manager, said: “Everyone at Campsie View was in great spirits as they helped Jack celebrate his special day. His daughter came and celebrated with him and brought the biggest cake I have ever seen which everyone enjoyed with a cup of tea. We all wish you a very happy birthday again Jack! 93 years young!”
Everyone at Four Seasons wishes you many happy returns Jack!