Milverton Gate the first Care Home in Coventry accredited with ‘React to Red’
Milverton Gates Care Home has been the first Four Seasons Home in Coventry to have received their ‘React to Red Skin’ programme accreditation.
Kerry Craddock, Home Manager, said: “This has been a fantastic achievement for the team at Milverton Gate. I am very proud of all the hard work they have put in to meet the standards of the react to red programme, and the positive impact it has had on the home.”
The react to red skin programme educates staff in preventing the incidence of avoidable pressure ulcers which is an essential goal in any care environment.
The home has benefitted from resources, training and the support provided by the clinical commissioning group throughout the programme.
Kerry Craddock added: “I want to thank everyone from the clinical commissioning group who have helped and supported us through this programme. By achieving this accreditation we can reiterate to residents and their families that we do have their care at the heart of everything we do.”
Tim Hammond, CEO of Four Seasons Health Care, said: “I want to congratulate the team at Milverton Gate for all of their hard work and commitment. This accreditation is great news and highlights the positive work the home is doing to keep resident care at the centre of everything it does.”
Tara Shields, Clinical Support Nurse from the Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “On discussing the campaign with the manager, it was clear she was enthusiastic about pressure ulcer prevention and accreditation. However what was particularly impressive was her ability to inspire the carers, their enthusiasm and commitment to the campaign was evident.
“I feel confident Milverton will continue to sustain the pressure ulcer prevention measures that are now in place following accreditation and congratulate them on their achievement.”
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.”
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