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It’s all in a letter

Marie from Hallgarth Care Home in Durham, played a new type of letters game. She likes scrabble and always keeps strict score and a scrabble dictionary handy.

Angela Muir, Home Manager, explained: “This new word game, means that the words you put down all relate to one subject, and the score comes from letters not numbers. After a few attempts ‘Hallgarth’ became our subject. Marie collected words from others in the room and we did so well we ran out of squares on the board and only had a few tiles left. Everyone was so pleased with the effort, it was decided that we would put it up on the wall for everyone to share. Plus it was decided we’d go back to playing Scrabble the old fashioned way.”

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

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20 Nov 2017

The residents and care team at Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend enjoy their monthly trip to the library where they’re always greeted with refreshments of tea and cakes.

Everyone chose their favourite books which they decided were coming back to Howdon, but before they came home they settled down with a cup of tea and slice of cake discussing what they’ve read.

Are you looking for a care home in Wallsend? Howdon Care Centre provides support for all types of care including day care, intermediate care, end of life/palliative care and specialist care.

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20 Nov 2017

Congratulations go to two Care Assistants at Lydfords Care Home in Lewes, who have been commended for their care and kindness.

Maria Stefea, Home Manager, presented the Recognition of Care and Kindness (ROCK) awards to Alison Palmer and Wendy Lavender.

Maria Stefea said: “I’m very proud of the team here, they regularly go the extra mile to make a difference to the residents they care for. Well done Alison and Wendy you should be very proud, these awards are very well deserved.”

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. An internal prize, staff are nominated for an award by either residents, their relatives or friends, who have witnessed or experienced staff members demonstrating excellent standards of care and kindness in their role.

Are you looking for a care home in Lewes? Lydfords Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care and respite care.

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20 Nov 2017

Although Hallgarth Care Home is on the edge of the busy Durham City Centre, it has a long private back garden, which for many years has been home to a family of squirrels. These critters provide hours of entertainment.

Angela Muir, Home Manager, said: “The residents love sitting in our very own bar and watching nature at its best. We have bird boxes, feeders and a bird bath. These are used by a family of Blue Tits, but the real characters are the squirrels. We have a line going from tree to tree that the nut and seed feeders hang on, and the squirrels have mastered the art of walking along them commando style.

“This is the third line we’ve had to put up at the squirrels got the idea of chewing through the line so all the feeders end up on the ground, much easier for them to collect the nuts! Or they would chew through the plastic feeders so the bottom would fall out. We now give them different puzzles to challenge them before they can get the nuts. They are very entertaining to watch.”

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.

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19 Nov 2017

Residents, relatives and the care team at Hillside Lodge Care Home in Berwick-upon-Tweed are now enjoying weekly high tea sessions, with all the trimmings.

Vanessa Pepper, Home Manager, said: “Everyone enjoys an excuse for a lovely high tea session, after all who doesn’t enjoy a lovely cup of tea, some sandwiches, cake and even a scone and jam. Everyone is welcome to come and join us.”

Are you looking for a care home in Berwick-upon-Tweed? Hillside Lodge Care Home provides support for residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.

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