Birthday surprise at Wallsend
Dennis, a resident at Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend, wanted to make his girlfriend Agnes’ birthday a special affair.
He set to work surprising her with flowers and chocolates, before whisking her off to a lovely lunch date, at a restaurant of her choice. Agnes chose to go to the Toby Carvery in Shiremoor, enjoying a lovely roast dinner and cheeky half a pint.
Ruth Todd, Home Manager, said: “This lovely day out epitomises life in a care home. The residents are able to come and go as they please doing activities that are meaningful to them. Our job as the care team is to offer support when it’s needed. I’m glad Agnes was able to enjoy her birthday and Dennis got her wish to surprise her.”
Meanwhile back at the home, the other residents were having some fun Aqua Painting.
Jade Richardson, Personal Activities Leader, explains: “The Aqua Paints are great! You can 'paint' inside the lines and objects will appear but it doesn’t matter if you go out of the lines as a beautiful background will be revealed. One of the gentlemen who was painting told me he felt like he was doing magic, as he was creating all of these beautiful pictures."
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, respite care and residential care.
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.
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.
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.
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.