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29 Oct 2017

Giles Lucas a resident at North Court Care Home in Bury St Edmunds treated his fellow residents to a wonderful array of delights by way of marking World Food Day on the 16th October.

Ieleen Belen, Home Manager, explained: “Giles helped the Activities team by visiting every resident in the home offering various food from around the world. On his cart he had English Strawberries, Italian Tiramisu, Pineapple and Coconut yoghurt from the Caribbean, American doughnuts and much more. The afternoon was a great success and everyone enjoyed tasting the different foods.”

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.


29 Oct 2017

Residents, relatives and the care team at Westroyd House Care Home in Shepshed enjoyed their Monday Mayhem session which saw everyone singing and dancing the afternoon away.

Cara Frayling, Home Manager, said: “We welcomed the residents’ favourite entertainer into the home and he went down a real storm. It was a great party atmosphere in the home, and one we’re glad to repeat week after week.”

Are you looking for a care home in Shepshed? Westroyd House Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care and respite care.


28 Oct 2017

Residents, relatives and the care team at Ty Gwynno Care Home in Pontypridd held their very own bake off event, all with aim of raising money for the Christmas entertainment.

Janina John, Home Manager, said: “There were lots of cakes for everyone to enjoy, and thanks to everyone’s generosity we raised £102 for the Christmas entertainment. However, when it came down to judging that was definitely the tricky part, however the bake off crown was handed to Mrs Povey, a team member’s mum. Thank you again everyone!”

Are you looking for a care home in Pontypridd? Ty Gwynno Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, end of life/palliative care and specialist care.


28 Oct 2017

Residents from Hallgarth Care Home in Durham go on regular shopping outings to Hartlepool to visit a very sweet place.

‘Sweetie Heaven’ is a stall in the indoor market and is a firm favourite of the residents as there is literally everything and anything on the shelves.

Grace was one of the lucky ones who visited the sweet stall. She said: “It’s just like the old fashioned sweetshops of my youth, everything on display in the jars and tubs to see, it even has that sweet never to be forgotten smell that made my mouth water.”

Angela Muir, Home Manager, said: “Everyone has their favourites from their youth, from blue bird toffees, melamar, mallows, sherbet pokes, moonlight chocolates, black taffy toffee, liquorice root and comforters. Once sweets came off rations, as long as you had a penny you were rich in a sweetshop. You don’t get much in a penny mix now, although our residents still try.”

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


28 Oct 2017

Brimington Care Home in Chesterfield has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.

The care team at Brimington 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 a Willy Wonka themed party on Wednesday 27th September 2017 for care commissioners, other health and social care professionals, the local mayor and relatives to introduce the Dementia Care Framework to them.

Rachael Junge, Managing Director for North West 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

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