Our care news
25 Nov 2017
A portable defibrillator has been installed at Woodview Care Home in Lincoln after the care team raised funds through a number of community events.
The defibrillator, which is located between two of the home’s units,, and if it ever required in an emergency, the ambulance dispatch service will give the access code and instruct the caller on how to safely use the equipment.
The idea was originally started by Jill Packwood Unit Manager, to install a defibrillator in case of any emergency situation and earlier this year she set about organising fundraising events.
The cause also had a cash injection of £1,000 when Senior Carer Natalie held a sponsored silence
Diane Roach, Home Manager, said: “We are delighted that the fundraising of the team here at Woodview has been so successful and that we have been able to install a vital, potentially life-saving resource. We are grateful for the support given from the local community, businesses and Four Seasons Health Care. Thank you everyone!”
Are you looking for a care home in Lincoln? Woodview Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, specialist care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.
24 Nov 2017
Residents, families and the care team at The Oaks and Little Oaks Care Home in Newark enjoyed some fun fundraising activity before their Halloween fun.
Christine Mills, Home Manager, explained: “We wanted to raise some money to provide some extra special experiences for our residents over the festive period. So we held a snail race which was so much fun. We managed to raise a huge £456. I want to thank everyone who came and made the event a huge success.
“After the race we held our annual Halloween party complete with home-made pumpkins. A gruesome time was had by all.”
Are you looking for a care home in Newark? The Oaks and Little Oaks Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and specialist care.
24 Nov 2017
Residents at Churchfield Care Home in Mansfield have enjoyed a lovely pamper session as they were each treated to a hand massage.
Katherine Davies, Home Manager, said: “We invested in some sensory beads which swell up in water and you can use them to massage your hands and feet. The residents loved it and I think it’s something we’ll be getting out on a weekly basis for everyone to enjoy.”
Are you looking for a care home in Mansfield? Churchfield Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, specialist care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.
23 Nov 2017
Residents, relatives and the care team at Bon Accord Care Home in Hove joined the rest of the UK in coming together for a minutes silence to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.
The home held a number of activities to mark the occasion including dedicating their arts and crafts session to creating poppy paintings and stained glass windows, which look lovely when the sun shines through them. The home also welcomed a local entertainer who did a ‘war time’ gig which included songs from Dame Vera Lynn.
Belinda Bradford, Personal Activities Leader, said: “Remembrance Day is important for everyone, and we all want to do our bit to show our respect. The entertainer really helped to bring everyone’s spirits up and had them all singing and waving their flags to the beat.”
23 Nov 2017
2017 saw Four Seasons’ Health Care Lothian Region launch their VIP (Values In Practice) initiative which rewards people for living the Four Seasons values of being:
- and Making a Difference
Haydee Sergio, Unit Manager at Gilmerton Care Home in Edinburgh has been crowned VIP for the month of November after being nominated by colleagues, residents and relatives.
Tracey Howell, Home Manager, said: “Haydee is a dedicated nurse with her residents’ needs and well-being at the heart of everything she does. She is hardworking efficient and always willing to help others. Well done Haydee you’re a star.”
Anne-Marie McKeich, Regional Manager for Lothian, said: “No matter how big or small the action or the gesture is, the VIP Awards are an opportunity to say thank you to people who go above and beyond the call of duty every day to make a difference to our residents’ lives.
“Congratulations Haydee, you should all be really proud of your success.”