Our care news
9 Jan 2017
Everyone who’s on Father Christmas’ nice list, this includes the residents at The Cedars and Larches Care Home in Ilkeston.
Nina Wright, Home Manager, said: “Santa stopped for a little while to spend some time with the residents at the home on Christmas morning. He had photographs with everyone before continuing with his very important job.
“There was a nice festive bustle at the home with friends and family all getting involved exchanging gifts, singing carols and joining the residents for Christmas dinner. It really was a lovely day.”
Are you looking for a care home in Ilkeston? The Cedars and Larches Care Home provides support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.
8 Jan 2017
The advances in technology have had a fantastic effect on the way people communicate. You no longer have to use ‘snail mail’ to get your messages to loved ones near and far. We can now send an email, text message or even video call.
Claire, a care assistant at Willow Lodge Care Home in Newcastle upon Tyne used this technology to cheer up one of her residents who was admitted to hospital.
Lindsay Johnson, Home Manager, explains: “When our resident was admitted to hospital, it didn’t take long before he was missing his friends and the care team at Willow Lodge. Claire assisted the resident in video calling everyone at the home using Face Time. This made a real difference to his stay in hospital as he was able to see all of us and we could reassure him. It was great for us to see his face too as while he was in hospital he was sorely missed in the home.
“This is one of the ways that the team here at Willow Lodge try and go above and beyond to provide special experiences and make a difference to the lives of people in their care. I’m extremely proud of my team for using all of the tools in their kit to help our residents.”
8 Jan 2017
A special awards ceremony was held at Ladymead Care Home in Swindon last week.
Three members of the team received Recognition of Care and Kindness (ROCK) awards from Home Manager KC Byju Vasudevan.
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 or day centre. An internal prize, staff are nominated for an award either by residents, their relatives, or friends, who have witnessed or experienced staff members demonstrating excellent standards of care and kindness in their role.
KC Byju Vasudevan, Home Manager, said: “It was a pleasure to present these awards to the team. All of the nominations have come from relatives of residents who have all witnessed their care and dedication to their loved ones, praising the team’s ‘can do’ attitude, mentioning that they often go above and beyond the call of duty. Well done everyone! Keep up the hard work!
“We are all very proud of our team here at Ladymead. Congratulations guys, these awards are very well deserved.”
8 Jan 2017
Sensory equipment can have a soothing effect on people living with dementia. Stimulating a person’s senses can relieve stress and anxiety improving a person’s quality of life.
Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend received a very kind donation from the company P&G for a staggering £750.
Ruth Todd, Home Manager, said: “Everyone at Howdon is extremely grateful for the kind donation from P&G. They have enabled us to buy a lot of sensory equipment helping our residents who live with dementia feel less anxious. The residents’ have really enjoyed the dolls as well as getting to grips with the other equipment which stimulates their senses. Our next plan is a sensory room which will bring the whole sensory experience to a whole new level.”
8 Jan 2017
Residents from Ladyville Lodge Care Home in North Ockendon, went on a very special trip to The Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch to watch a live Jazz concert.
Jane Maxwell, Home Manager, said: “Our residents don’t like to wait for the grass to grow under their feet, they love to make the most out of every opportunity lay before them. So naturally, a lot of them jumped at the chance of this recent trip out.
“The residents enjoyed a spot of lunch, and being wowed by the Jazz musicians. When they returned home, the residents began planning their next trip out. They’re all trying to find a way to create another special experience to create new memories.”
Are you looking for a care home in North Ockendon? Ladyville Lodge Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.