Our care news
2 Sep 2017
Residents at Keresley Wood Care Home in Coventry enjoyed a lovely pamper session which saw their nails getting a lovely manicure.
Jayne Warwicker, Home Manager, said: “We all like to look our best and our glamorous ladies felt like they wanted a bit of tender loving care. They showed their manicures off to everyone and anyone who visited.”
2 Sep 2017
Mahon Hall Care Home in Portadown hailed their 2017 fun day a success as they raised over £300 to provide special experiences for the residents in their care.
Cheryl King, Home Manager, said: “We had lots of fun for all of the family, with lots of stalls. The weather wasn’t great but it didn’t stop us. We held our BBQ inside which put a smile on everyone’s face. I want to say thank you to everyone who came, and thanks to those who donated to our residents’ fund.”
2 Sep 2017
Residents, relatives and the care team from Windsor House Care Home in Cannock enjoyed a 70s inspired disco last week.
Kerry Craddock, Home Manager, said: “Everyone had a fantastic time. When we weren’t dancing, we were singing our hearts out on the karaoke machine. It was a great trip down memory lane.”
Are you looking for a care home in Cannock? Windsor House Care Home offers support for all types of care including dementia care, respite care, end of life/palliative care, specialist care and intermediate care.
1 Sep 2017
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) have worked with Domnall Intermediate Care Centre in Belfast to create a video launching their Three Steps Programme.
Three steps to positive practice is a framework designed to help health and social care professional to think about culture and practices and guide professional, ethical and legal decision making when considering the use of potentially restrictive practices. The 21st century requires fundamental changes in how health and social care professionals deliver care. One of these changes involves embedding the delivery of care, treatment and services in a rights based approach, which places the person at the centre of all we do.
The challenge for health and social care professionals is to positively manage risk and deliver care whilst navigating the complex legal and ethical processes which must guide practice.
The framework emphasises the importance of the focus on human rights and the core principles which must shape practices and services and put the person at the centre of the delivery of health and social care.
Three steps to positive practice is a continuous and cyclical process which requires a health and social care professional to:
- Consider and Plan – consider if the planned intervention is a restrictive practice using the definition, consider other less restrictive measures, and consider if the planned intervention is therapeutic in its intention;
- Implement the safeguards – use a rights based approach within professional accountability and legal frameworks to ensure that any restrictive practice is used only when deemed to be in the person’s best interests; and,
- Review & Reflect – ensure that a regular and timely review of the use of a restrictive practice is built into a therapeutic plan to meet the person’s needs, including reduction and/or removal of the restrictive practice as soon as is possible, and appropriate use of professional reflection support systems that consider the impact of the use of restrictive practices.
For more information about the framework take a look at the video which is available on YouTube.
1 Sep 2017
Hallgarth Care Home in Durham was transformed into the seaside for the day.
Angela Muir, Home Manager, said: “The residents worked hard to create all of the artwork for this day. We had a sea mural, special table covers, centre pieces and photos of our outings to the seaside hanging pride of place on the walls.
“Our party started off with our favourite entertainer Colin Summer while we ate our ice-creams, singing ‘Penny Arcade’ and ‘Oh I do like to be beside the seaside’.
“Grace and Elizabeth took starring roles in the song ‘I am the music man’ and taught everyone how to do it. They got 10 out of 10 for enthusiasm and effort.”
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.