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A Week at PrimeLife 12th – 18th December 2022

Monday 12th

 

The Netherlands in Horncastle

Day 9 and Tinsel Toes stole the last piece of our resident’s jigsaw puzzle. Also, on day 10, Tinsel Toes didn’t like the thought of another man of the house here at the Netherlands.. 🙊

Stoneygate Oaklands in Leicester

Stoneygate Oaklands Christmas time has finally arrived! All the residents really enjoy it when the decorations go up!  

Riversway in Bristol

At the start of our Christmas season, we made these cute Santa mini tarts. They were fun to make and tasted delicious. We listened to some classic Christmas songs while we were busy working.

Oakdene in Mansfield

A couple of our wonderful residents enjoying some Christmas-themed activities!  

Tuesday 13th

 

Springhill in Accrington

We received this outstanding review on carehome.co.uk! A massive well done to the incredible staff team 👏👏
 
“My husband was admitted to Springhill Care Home in April. He has Alzheimer’s and had previously been violent at home and in a previous care home but from the first week, he had settled in well and has not been violent or asked to go home. All due to the care and compassion from the carers.
 
The home is clean, never smells and is very open and bright. Some places could do with a lick of paint but on the whole fine. My husband is treated with dignity and respect and as far as I can see that is the same for other residents too.
 
The home seems well run if at times short on staff but not detrimental to the care given. The staff on reception are very friendly and helpful.
The entertainment team are brilliant but have noticed not supported enough for whatever reason by residents’ relatives.
 
I feel so blessed that I have found a place where my husband is safe and cared for in the best possible manner. I also feel that I am supported by the staff as well”
 

Netherlands in Horncastle

Day 11..
The staff found Naughty Elf and Gonk on the Plonk!!
Oh, dear!!
 

Lyndon Croft in Solihull

We had a wonderful afternoon full of lovely activities. Knitting is always a favourite for our residents and we do enjoy a good jigsaw!  

Oakdene in Mansfield

We just loved this Christmas display we found whilst out shopping!  

Riversway in Bristol

Just look at these Christmas Reindeer Pom Poms! How cute do they look? We had so much fun making them, we enjoyed some cheese, crackers and grapes while we got busy working!  

Old Station Close in Shepshed

We have had a visit from Farmer Christmas in his tractor. The residents had such a wonderful time. Big thank you to Ruth for arranging the visit.  

Wednesday 14th

 

Peaker Park in Market Harborough

We received this outstanding review on carehome.co.uk! A massive well done to the incredible staff team 👏👏
 
“My dad stayed at Peaker Park from May 2022 until December 2022. We weren’t sure what to expect, he had severe dementia and we had zero experience of care homes.
 
What we found was that the care he got was outstanding, great facilities but most importantly brilliant staff, all of who genuinely cared for dad and all of us throughout his time there. We stayed in his room during his last days and hours so saw more of the workings of the care home, for example, we ate the same food as the residents and we were also cared for whilst they cared for my dad during his final days.
 
As I say, great facilities but best of all packed full of incredible, caring staff in my experience.”
 

White Acers in Shepshed

Farmer Christmas gave us a visit. The residents were very excited to see a tracker pull up with all their lights. As you can see on their faces, they could contain their excitement!  

Riversway in Bristol

We are starting to feel like Christmas is coming. We decorated our dresser and we think it looks really Christmassy, we can’t wait to put our trees up too!  

Oakdene in Mansfield

We enjoyed another trip out to Young Vanish for tea. The food, as always, was outstanding and we had a good laugh with one another.

Meadow View in Alcester

We had lots of snow, so much that we built a snowman! The residents love him!

Thursday 15th

 

Hill Top, part of Phoenix Park in Scunthorpe

We received this outstanding review on carehome.co.uk! A massive well done to the incredible staff team 👏👏
 
“All staff go above and beyond for my mum and from what l have seen for all residents, nothing is too much trouble.
 
My mum has physical and mental health needs. Mum had to go into a home due to the care package at home breaking down, l am so pleased we chose Hill Top Care Centre.
 
We know as a family that Mum is safe and so well looked after.
 
It has been difficult times the last few years, even through the tough times the staff never give up and are dedicated.”
 
 

Meadow View in Alcester

The staff are getting festive in the home, setting up a Santa viewing window for the residents.

Riversway in Bristol

Bridget and June loved their flowers from the Co-op! Thank you to the Co-op for the donations, very kind of them to remember us! We had a lovely time at Whitehall garden centre, there were Christmas decorations and the grottos to see and we really enjoyed lunch in the restaurant. It was such a lovely day out, thank you to Pauline Evelyn’s daughter for coming on the trip with us and a big thank you to Michael the Mini Bus driver for taking us, we cannot wait for our next trip out with you.

Oakdene in Mansfield

We had a Christmas-themed karaoke party!
There was lots of singing and dancing. We all had a fabulous time!
 

White Acers in Shepshed

Over the weekend, the residents made their own Christmas tree decorations and enjoyed hot chocolate.  

Friday 16th

 

Springhill in Accrington

We received this outstanding review on carehome.co.uk! A massive well done to the incredible staff team 👏👏
 
“My mum moved into Spring Hill two months ago, they made her very welcome with all the staff visiting her to introduce themselves as she arrived to make her feel at home as she was a little nervous about coming here from hospital.
 
Every time I visit my mother its lovely to see how this has continued with every level of staff from housekeeping, catering, maintenance, laundry, activities teams and the nurses really help my mums day stay positive by bobbing in out of her room having a chat, a little banter and always offering the extra help.
 
This has made such a difference to our family knowing that in between our visits she has so many people that care for her. I feel like I can relax at home knowing she is in safe hands!”

Netherlands in Horncastle

Day 12…
Here at the Netherlands, Tinsel Toes was found lounging on the decorations!
and Day 13… Oh no! Eleanor the manager at The Netherlands won’t be happy in finding out that Tinsel Toes has been caught stealing her coffee!

Meadow View in Alcester

It may have been freezing cold with snow on the ground, but the team really enjoyed the fire training provided by the Allan Turn earlier this week.

Riversway in Bristol

Franks back for more cuddles and treats! The residents love him, he is so soft and cuddly, big thank you to Milly for letting us have him for the day, we can’t wait to see him again!

Oakdene in Mansfield

Rita had a lovely shopping trip with Pam!

Woodlands in Oadby

We just love lots of different activities in the home. And over the last few months, we have made poppies, firework paintings and some Christmas trees, as well as enjoying a visit from some fluffy friends.  

Saturday 17th

 

Little Acres in Nuthall

We received this outstanding review on carehome.co.uk! A massive well done to the incredible staff team 👏👏
 
“My daughter stayed here as an emergency respite placement, she was quite challenging upon arrival, the staff were remarkable at calming her down and helping her settle through her stay.
 
On collection, my daughter said how much she had enjoyed her stay and would love to stay again. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff for their hard work and caring nature.”
 

Meadow View in Alcester

The Naughty Elf this week has been up to so much mischief, from destroying a snowman’s nose to putting toothpaste between oreo biscuits. However, he did help us put some smiles on our residents’ faces.

Riversway in Bristol

We listened to a Christmas story on the big iPad, whilst enjoying hot chocolates with marshmallows cream. We had lots of different flavoured hot chocolates to choose from, some were from the Bath Christmas market. They were delicious, it was very festive and relaxing!  

Oakdene in Mansfield

We enjoyed another lovely Sunday Lunch last week at our local. The food was brilliant and we all had such a wonderful time out.

Stoneygate Road in Leicester

We had a lovely evening of creating some masks followed by a round of hot chocolates.  

Chamberlaine Court in Bedworth

We had a lovely afternoon of karaoke, singing and dancing. The Residents thoroughly enjoyed themselves as we sang along to some of our favourite songs!  

Sunday 18th

 

Oakdene in Mansfield

The Prime Life Naughty Elf popped around to drop off some goodies! Luckily he didn’t do anything to Brain whilst he was there.  

Riversway in Bristol

We welcomed back Kay’s Clothing to the home! We enjoyed a good look at all the lovely clothes and some lovely cakes with a good cuppa and a good chat.  

Woodlands in Oadby

We had a wonderful Christmas Party for our residents. During the party, we gave out a fabulous gift to all the residents, which everyone had so much fun opening! A big thank you to Lesley Broadley and their family for donating and wrapping the gifts.
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