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29 Jun 2017

Residents, relatives and the care team at Kingswood Lodge Care Centre in Wotton-under-Edge enjoyed a week of parties to celebrate the British Summer.

The residents’ 1940s themed summer part kicked off the celebrations on the 10th June. A few days later, everyone at the home celebrated carers week with a karaoke party, and on the 16th June the home opened its doors for an afternoon tea party as part of Care Home Open Day.

Jana Vaskova, Home Manager, said: “All of our parties have been a huge success and it’s a nice way for the residents, relatives and the team to let their hair down. We’ll be holding more parties soon, so please feel free to join us for some fun.”

Are you looking for a care home in Wotton-under-Edge? Kingswood Lodge Care Centre offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.


29 Jun 2017

The care team and relatives at Campsie View Care Home in Glasgow made the most of the summer weather by holding their very own sports day.

There were a variety of events which saw people pitting their wits and pace against one another whilst being cheered on by the residents.

Katy Jenks, Home Manager, said: “Everyone had a laugh. It was great for the team to let their hair down. The residents supported everyone and kept reiterating that it’s the taking part that counts. Everyone was a winner in our eyes.”

Are you looking for a care home in Glasgow? Campsie View Care Home offers support for nursing care.


29 Jun 2017

Hemsworth Park Care Home in Pontefract has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.

The care team at Hemsworth 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 14th June 2017.

Sam Jacob, 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


28 Jun 2017

Residents and the care team at Holywood Care Home in Belfast enjoyed getting up close and personal with some furry friends.

The home was visited by The Ark Farm and Streamvale Farm who brought a selection of furry critters for residents to enjoy.

Roxana Mitrea, Home Manager, said: “It is enjoyable to see the residents faces light up when the animals are brought in. I must admit they are rather adorable. Animals have a calming effect on people and this was certainly the case here at Holywood. Thanks go to the two organisations who came in.”

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


28 Jun 2017

Residents from North Court Care Home in Bury St Edmunds made the most of the beautiful weather by visiting The Abbey Gardens for a bit of relaxation and laughter.

Ieleen Belen, Home Manager, said: “The gardens are a beautiful setting and the residents enjoy taking time out to relax in them. We’re very lucky to have St Edmundsbury Catherdral just 5 mins away from the home. The residents really enjoy spending time here.”

Are you looking for a care home in Bury St Edmunds? North Court Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, specialist care and end of life/palliative care.

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