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Heywood promises to be a Home from Home

Growing old, keeping our independence and needing help with our care are concerns we all face at some point in our lives. For many, this can mean moving home to find that level of care and support.

At Four Seasons we know that moving home is an emotional and challenging time at any age, even more so in later life. That is why we have a Home to Home Promise, which starts with us listening hard to what will make the move as smooth as possible and to what will quickly make everyone feel at home. Before a resident even arrives, we try to get to know as much about them as possible. Not just their care needs but their choices and preferences; what and who are important to them; their favourite foods, activities they wish to continue and new things they want to try. So we can focus on their individual care from the moment they arrive.

Innovative technology also allows us to log and act upon feedback we receive from residents, relatives, carers and professional visitors about the experience and care we provide. It’s all linked to our quality assurance programme giving you peace of mind that every aspect of our service is being monitored and helps us to provide special resident experiences.

Four Seasons Health Care homes are situated and actively linked to the communities our residents grew up in so a resident can remain in touch with the community they have always been part of.

Heywood Court Care Home in Heywood provides specialist dementia and residential care. Victor Phiri, Home Manager, said: “Everyone at Heywood Court is considered part of the family. We put the health and happiness of our residents at the heart of everything we do. Our dedicated team of nurses and carers actively encourage them to take part in all decisions - contributing to everything from the way their rooms look to the therapies they receive. “

“Ours is a comfortable, purpose-built home designed to cater directly for our resident’s needs. We are passionate about delivering care individual to each person, and have a range of activities to ensure our residents remain young at heart and independent. The activities can range from trips out, to something more sedate like reading and relaxing.

“We’re rated as the number one care home in Rochdale for dementia care, and this is a crown we’re determined to keep.”

There has been lots of positive reviews about Heywood Court, with relatives of residents commending staff for their level of care, going above and beyond the call of duty and praising the different rooms they have in the home to stimulate the residents.

If you’d like to speak to someone about the facilities at Heywood Court, or arrange a visit, contact Victor Phiri, Home Manager on 01706 361 900.

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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!”

Are you looking for a care home in Woodside? Laurels Lodge Care Home offers support for dementia care, nursing care and respite care.


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!”

Are you looking for a care home in Ebbw Vale? The Rookery Care Home offers support for dementia care.


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.


14 Dec 2017

Residents at Riverside View Care Home in Darlington welcomed Age Concern into the home last week to celebrate everything armed forces related and the service given by veterans.

Claire Westmorland, Home Manager, said: “We have a number of residents in our home who served in the war, and it was nice for them to share their stories, but also a little emotional as many touched on the friends who never made it home. Representatives from Age Concern also shared their service experience, displaying their medals and other momentous from their time in service. I want to thank everyone who has given their service to protect Queen and Country. We’re all very proud of you.”

Are you looking for a care home in Darlington? Riverside View Care Home provides support for residential care, dementia care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.

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