Graduation ceremony celebrates Care Assistants achievements in the North East
People embark on a career path because it’s something they love, they yearn to develop, grow and blossom in this profession.
Here at Four Seasons Care Assistant can up-skill themselves on the organisations Care Home Assistant Practitioners (CHAPs) programme.
On Monday 25th April , a graduation ceremony was held at Lingfield House in Darlington, celebrating the achievements of 20 newly qualified CHAPs.
Amanda Cunningham, North East Managing Director, said: “Here at Four Seasons we take great pride in our CHAPs programme, and everyone who undertakes the intense 12 week course. I want to congratulate all 20 of the CHAPs for graduating; your hard work and dedication have paid off.
“The programme is innovative and helps the CHAPs to provide invaluable support to the nurses in the homes.
“All the CHAPs have come through this long journey, and I want to reiterate that we all value you as a company, and thank you for your commitment. I also was to thank the mentors for their continuous help and support.
“By working together we can all help provide good quality care everywhere, ensuring resident get the service they deserve. Congratulations again to you all.”
The 15 homes benefiting from the CHAPs skills are:
- Dene Grange Care Home in Hexham
- Leagreen Court Care Home in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
- The Oaks Care Home in Blyth
- Brockwell Care Home in Consett
- Hollie Hill Care Home in Stanley
- Barrington Lodge Care Home in Bishop Auckland
- Abigail Lodge Care Home in Consett
- Hillside Lodge Care Home in Berwick-upon-Tweed
- The Laurels Care Home in Hetton-le-Hole
- Waverly Lodge Care Home in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
- East Riding Care Home in Morpeth
- Willow Lodge Care Home in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
- Roseworth Lodge Care Home in Stockton-on-Tees
- Rydal Care Home in Darlington
- Warrior Care Home in Hartlepool
The newly qualified CHAPs are now able to provide some general nursing duties such as medication rounds. This benefits the home as it enables the nurse to deal with more complex issues.
17 Dec 2017
Residents, relatives, the care team and local community have all been helping get Riverside View Care Home in Darlington in the festive spirit.
Claire Westmorland, Home Manager, said: “Firstly we want to thank the local Co-Op who raised a lovely £180 for our resident’s fund. This will go towards our Christmas entertainment. On behalf of everyone in the home I want to thank Co-Op for their kind donation.”
Christmas has definitely hit the home, as they all got ready for their Christmas raffle. Complete with their very own naughty elf.
Claire added: “I want to thank everyone who donated to our raffle. The monies raised will go towards providing special experiences for our residents over the festive period. Merry Christmas from everyone at Riverside View.”
16 Dec 2017
The team at Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside pulled out all the stops last week as they took part in Laurels Lodge has got talent.
It was an afternoon full of fun and laughter and the team were up for the challenge and showcased their talents amazingly.
Children from Donbank Nursery also joined the residents that day and they got involved and joined in dancing to the birdie song with the Marlene Smith, Personal Activities Leader. Relatives who came also joined in the dance and had a fun afternoon.
May Duncan said “this is great”! as she danced the birdie song.
Other relatives such as Lorna Graham and Irene Sivewright commented on how good the show was.
The headline acts included:
- Linda Mason (Deputy Manager) and Lynn Smith (Home Administrator) - ABBA
- Morag Leslie (SNCA) & Jenny Watt (Care Assistant) – as Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
- Rhodora Antiojo (Staff Nurse), Felix Mahinay (Care Assistant), Ewa Misztal (Care Assistant) & Arlene McGillivray (Care Assistant) as the Village People danced the YMCA music
- Nomeda Jackstienne (Cook) as Madonna
- Jolanta Nieckarz as Lady Gaga
- Marlene Smith (PAL) dressed up as Chicken
- Sheila Gesma (Home Manager) as the DJ
Marlene Smith, Personal Activities Leader, said: “The whole show was fabulous! The teachers from Donbank Nursery said to me that what we did was fantastic and they were very happy that the kids thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Sheila our manager was our DJ. It was also great to see relatives participating; it was indeed an afternoon full of fun and entertainment!”
16 Dec 2017
The Rookery Care Home has been fundraising to get some new activity equipment to provide special experiences for those in their care.
Susan Dyke, a member of the team made a big sacrifice and as a result raised over £400 for the cause.
Gail Llewelyn, Home Manager, said: “Sue decided she’s cut her hair off for the cause. She used to have hair that would rival Rapunzel and had never been to a hairdresser, so to have it cut off into a pixie style was a big deal for her. On behalf of everyone at The Rookery I want to say thank you!”
15 Dec 2017
The team at The Sycamore and Poplars Care Home in Mansfield celebrated a huge 120 years’ worth of experience last week, as 5 team members received long service awards.
Karen Gilbert, Home Manager presented the7 team members with their Long Service Certificates and gifts as a thank you for their continued dedication and hard work.
Karen said: “It was a pleasure presenting the team with their awards. I want to say massive congratulations to them all for their continued dedication and hard work. They’re all thought of very highly here in the Sycamore and Poplars by the rest of the team, the residents and their relatives.”
Are you looking for a care home in Mansfield? The Sycamore and Poplars Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.