Our care news
1 Mar 2017
You could definitely feel the love in Macduff as residents, relatives and the care team at Dounemount Care Home all enjoyed some Valentine’s Day gifts.
Kay Robertson, Home Manager, explains: “Cupid made sure that all of the residents received their Valentine’s goodies from their secret admirers. Their goodie bags included chocolate hearts, shortbread and strawberries covered in milk chocolate.
“After tucking into these lovely treats everyone enjoyed an afternoon of singing and dancing. There was a lovely atmosphere in the home and it was a nice way to celebrate the day of love.”
1 Mar 2017
The team at St Catherine’s Care Home in Bolton pulled out all of the stops on Valentine’s Day to make special memories for the people and their loved ones that they care for.
Gillian Johnson, Home Manager, explained: “We transformed the dining room into a romantic restaurant, complete with a pianist playing romantic music. We then welcomed the loved up couples in and they enjoyed a three course meal complete with coffee and mints to finish. All the stops were definitely pulled out, with the team even dressing in their smartest bib and tucker to provide a table service for everyone. The evening was very touching and emotional, but one that everyone enjoyed.”
Betty England, who visited her husband with her friend said: “I would like to thank each and every one of you for making St Valentine’s Day such a special and memorable occasion for us all. The effect and hard work put into it was amazing. The surroundings so beautifully decorated and the meal outstanding. We could not have had a better night had we had been to a top class restaurant!”
“Ten out of ten! Such an organised and lovely evening,” added Mr Olive.
1 Mar 2017
Residents, relatives and the care team at Henderson House Care Home in Dalgety Bay enjoyed doing a bit of the Hillbilly rock, hillbilly roll, standing in line and away they go, as they were treated to some line dancing.
Stewart MacDonald, Home Manager, said: “Everyone enjoyed watching the line dancers do their thing, and some even partook in a little line dancing which was great to see. Encouraging activities like this one helps to promote a sense of well-being with our residents and can make a difference to their lives. There are lots of activities planned for the coming weeks. Watch this space!”
Are you looking for a care home in Dalgety Bay? Henderson House Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.
1 Mar 2017
You could definitely feel the love in the air at Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend.
Residents at the home began their Valentine’s Day celebrations by making cupid themed cupcakes to share with their loved ones. In the afternoon they welcomed entertainer Paul Kirsopp into the home.
Ruth Todd, Home Manager, said: “Residents, relatives and the team were all feeling the love. They were singing and dancing to all the songs Paul performed. We decorated the lounges and foyer with Valentine’s decorations that the residents had created and this helped to bring everything together. It truly was a lovely day.”
However, there was one person missing from the Valentine’s celebrations. Ann, who wanted to spend Valentine’s Day at home with her husband, got her wish.
Ruth Todd added, “Ann’s husband Arthur was feeling a little under the weather. He comes to Howdon every day to visit his wife, and have their evening meal together, but Ann wanted to visit him for a change. Ann and Arthur showed the team old photographs of them as youngsters, and discussed all of their escapades over a cup of tea. It was great for the team to see how a visit like this made a huge difference to Ann and Arthur. They had the biggest smiles on their faces, and Ann was still smiling when she returned to Howdon.”
Are you looking for a care home in Wallsend? Howdon Care Centre offers support for all types of care including day care, intermediate care, end of life/palliative care, specialist care and residential care.
1 Mar 2017
It’s always nice to give something back to nature.
That’s why residents at Bishopsmead Lodge Care Home in Bristol decided to take part in National Bird Nesting Week.
Francaise Miles, Home Manager, explains: “Following on from the success of bird watch, some of our residents wanted to take part in bird nesting week. They worked with Maintenance Man Garry Hooper to build and hang some bird boxes, so the local wildlife has somewhere to nest when the time comes. The two gents thoroughly enjoyed themselves and will now keep an eye on their boxes to see if they are used.”