Our care news
4 May 2017
There’s been no ‘dabbing’ or hip hop dancing in Bracknell Care Home. Instead residents have been reminiscing about their younger days thanks to Golden Toes Nicole.
Natsayi Dunira, Home Manager, said: “Seated dance helps the residents feel like they can be young again as well as providing fond memories and exercise. Our loved up couple in the house, George and Florence stood us and showcased their moves during a particular dance. It was a lovely sight to behold.”
4 May 2017
The teams in our care homes strive to make a difference by providing special experiences for those in their care.
In order to provide these experiences many homes have residents’ funds, which can be used to pay for entertainment and activities.
In Huntly, The Meadows Care Home have been doing a little bit of fundraising ensuring the residents wants and wishes are met.
Elaine Crawford, Home Manager, explains: “The residents held an afternoon tea complete with home-bakes which went down a real treat with everyone.
“We were also pleased to receive a donation from the local chip shop that had saved all of the 5p bag charges and presented the residents with a cheque. Every little helps and I want to thank everyone who donated, it will help to provide something special indeed.”
4 May 2017
Everyone at Hallgarth Care Home in Durham welcomed visitors to the home in the cowboy way, as the home was transformed into ta saloon befitting of the Wild West.
Wagon wheels, wanted posters, horse shoes, cacti and even a jail finished off the theme nicely.
Angela Muir, Home Manager, said: “Everyone had a rooten tooten time, enjoying special guest entertainers who kept everyone’s feet tapping and hands clapping. We also held a music quiz with resident Ralph impressing everyone with his knowledge, now everyone wants him on their team.”
4 May 2017
Do you fancy rolling back the years to the 70s? If the answer is yes and you’re free on Friday 9th June 2017 from 7pm, bob down to Heath Hayes Conservative Club and join in with Windsor House Care Home in Cannock’s 70s night.
Kerry Craddock, Home Manager, said: “The 70s Disco Night is an opportunity for everyone here at Windsor House and the local community to let their hair down. We’ve got lots going on including an Abba Tribute Act to get people up on their feet.
“On a lighter note, this is just one of the events we’re looking to hold to raise money for our residents fund so we can continue to make a difference to their lives and provide special experiences. I look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible. Don’t forget your ticket!”
Tickets are £10 which includes a buffet. To purchase tickets please call Jan on 07988 739585
4 May 2017
Warrior Park Care Home in Hartlepool has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.
The care team at Warrior 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 during a Rock and Roll themed party on Monday 24th April.
Jacky Reed, Acting Managing Director for Four Seasons in the North 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.”
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.