Our care news
25 May 2017
It’s not every day you can celebrate 20 years of experience in the care sector. A special event at Aspen Lodge Care Home in Skegness did just that Tuesday 12th May 2017.
Katrina Morris, Home Manager presented Domestic team member Mandy Halliday with her Long Service Certificate and gifts as a thank you for her continued hard work and dedication, in which she strives to make a difference to the lives of the residents in the home.
Katrina Morris said: “It was a pleasure presenting Mandy with her award. I want to say massive congratulations to her for her continued dedication and hard work. She’s thought of very highly here at Aspen Lodge by the rest of the team, the residents and the relatives.”
25 May 2017
Officers from Bedlington Police have been given a simulated experience of dementia to increase their understanding of the condition and empathy for people who are living with it. The dementia experience was run in Choppington’s Wansbeck Care Home by care home operator Four Seasons Health Care who are leading providers of specialist dementia care.
Nick Smith, Wansbeck Care Home Manager, who arranged for the dementia experience sessions, said: “With the increasing incidence of dementia, as people are living longer, it is important to promote public understanding of the condition, to support people who are living with it to lead happy and reasonably independent lives and to remain an active part of their community for as long as possible. We’re delighted that local officers wanted to take part in the experience.”
The Four Seasons Dementia Experience, which gives participants a sense of what living with dementia, might be like. It simulates the sensory and cognitive impairments and the associated frustrations and emotional effects.
The Dementia Experience is part of the support and development all Four Seasons colleagues receive as part of its new generation of dementia care called the Dementia Care Framework. This pioneering approach is a unique step forward in the personalisation of care for people living with dementia. It builds on accepted best practice and uses advanced technology to support care teams to build and continuously update a picture of each resident’s physical, clinical, psychological and emotional well-being and their day to day experiences so that their care can be adjusted to their changing needs. It encompasses 320 recognised standards, including NICE Guidelines and Alzheimer’s Society best practice – and it’s thought to be world first
The Dementia Care Framework also includes resident and family charters. The resident charter sets out their rights, the standards of care they can expect and our 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. They were produced following a consultation exercise that resulted in over 450 comments from residents, family members, health and social care professionals and care teams.
25 May 2017
Congratulations go to Marie Hughes, Deputy Manager and Kim Jones, Senior Carer at Murdoch House Care Home in Wokingham who have been commended for their caring nature by a resident’s relative.
Home Manager, Christine Tyrrell had the honour of presenting the lovely ladies with their awards.
Christina Tyrrell, Home Manager, said: “I’m very proud of the team here, they regularly go the extra mile to make a difference not only to the residents in their care but also the relatives. The lovely words they received from the family member commending them for their care is something each one of them should be proud of. Well done Marie and Kim.. You’re both very deserving of this award.”
A ROCK award is a nationwide honour that specifically highlights the impact a Four Season Health Care employee has made on the lives of people living in one of their care homes. Team members are nominated for an award by residents, their relatives or friends, who have witnessed or experienced team members demonstrating excellent standards of care and kindness in their role.
25 May 2017
On Friday 12th May 2017 Galgorm Care Home in Ballymena threw the biggest party in the home’s history, marking its 25th birthday.
Lisa McDonald, Home Manager said: “This beautiful home may have been here for 25 years, but it certainly doesn’t look or feel like it. We celebrated with a carnival themed party, complete with a bouncy castle, Irish Dancers, various carnival games and stalls and much more. Everyone had a lovely day and to top it off we raised £396 for the residents’ fund which will help us to continue to provide special experiences for them. I’m hoping we can hold an even bigger celebration in another 25 years’ time.”
Are you looking for a care home in Ballymena? Galgorm Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, specialist care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.
24 May 2017
Most people love the Eurovision song contest. It gives people a chance to enjoy a night of cheesy entertainment that has spanned decades.
From famous singers to infamous performances it’s a competition where you can usually guarantee there is something for everyone.
In Hetton-le-Hole, residents, relatives and the care team at Elizabeth Fleming Care Home held their own Eurovision party.
Lorraine Woods, Home Manager, said: “There were flags from all over the world displayed around our home, and the residents even took part in their own singing competition using the karaoke machine before the big event. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the content, and thought that the entry for the UK was really good.”
Are you looking for a care home in Hetton-le-Hole? Elizabeth Fleming Care Home offers support for all types of care including dementia care, respite care, specialist care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.