Meadow View in AlcesterLast Friday, our wonderful team and residents wore pink for “Wear it Pink”, a day to raise awareness of Brest Cancer. The team and residents had a brilliant day dressing up together.
Riversway in BristolLisa took Leslie down to the harbour side today to have a look around and enjoy the weather. They also popped into Broadmead to do some shopping and enjoyed lunch and ice cream. Leslie said he had a wonderful day.
We painted these cute pumpkin lanterns and enjoyed cake and apple juice while we were busy working. We chatted about Halloween and trick-or-treaters. How kids used to knock on our doors when we lived at home. Everyone had such lovely story to tell.
Stoneygate Oaklands in LeicesterWe had lots of fun making cheese straws. They tasted great for an afternoon snack. The residents enjoyed the activity so much that they asked to make chocolate twists next.
Oakdene in MansfieldWhilst at the farm yard we got to enjoy some cakes and a cuppa in their wonderful cafe. We also meet such a wonderful dog who liked the fuss. It just topped off such a wonderful day.
Clarence House in HorncastleMichael really enjoyed his 40th Birthday treat, a trip to Old Trafford in Manchester. He had such a brilliant day seeing the grounds of his favourite team.
Loran House in HullLast week we had what’s called a dementia Mapper in the home. Dementia Care Mapping is an observational tool used for a variety of purposes in a range of settings. Assessment and care planning Training needs analysis Staff development Continuous quality improvement Benchmarking and quality assurance During the visit, we were told that it is very difficult to get a score of +5. Loran House got 28 +5’s. A huge congratulations to all the staff at Loran House for their part in the day, as it shows how well they interact with the service users and know their needs. After a meeting was held with the Dementia Mapper to give her verbal feedback and her words were ‘ in the 10 years of working as a Dementia Mapper she has never written a report with 0 recommendations.’ WELL DONE LORAN HOUSE STAFF! THIS IS A HUGE ACHIEVEMENT AND YOU SHOULD ALL BE VERY PROUD OF YOURSELVES. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK.
Oakdene in MansfieldWe took a lovely trip into Mansfield for a spot of shopping followed by some lunch. It was a lovely day out.
A very Happy Birthday to Emma, for last Friday. We hope you had a wonderful day!
Riversway in BristolWe created a pumpkin patch in our activity room so we can bring the residents down to look at the different coloured pumpkins and see the different sizes.
Lisa and Lisa took Eva out for a little shopping trip. They enjoyed lunch in Costa, Eva enjoyed looking at all the nail varnishes and picked some lovely colours to buy. We enjoyed looking at all the Christmas decorations. Eva said she had a wonderful afternoon!
Meadow View in AlcesterWe had the wonderful Wolfren Riverstick visit the home to entertain the residents. He played some brilliant classics that we all love.
Meadow View in AlcesterWe had a wonderful afternoon making one of our favourite treats, Cornflake Cakes! It was great fun. Once ready, we all enjoyed one with a good cuppa!
Stoneygate Oaklands in Leicester
“My great auntie went to Stoneygate Oaklands Leicester for two weeks while stuff was being sorted out at her old house for her return. After returning home, we could see that my auntie needed round-the-clock support and needed to be safe and live a good life. My auntie returned to Stoneygate Oaklands, as the staff never wanted my auntie to leave; I should have listened to their advice when they said it would be in her best interest to stay!
My auntie suffered from high anxiety and depression; this can change through the year – even when she’s low in a mood, she is nowhere near to what she used to be. It was so hard to always go to her house and see she hadn’t eaten for days or even moved to keep up with personal hygiene.
My aunty’s life has gained so much happiness, and she braves going out with the help of the staff, which she had not done for many years before. I have a demanding job, so I’m very busy, but the staff always keep me updated – God bless them all.”
Riversway in BristolWe had a clothing company come in called Kay’s Fashion. They had some beautiful clothes for sale that the residents could look through, try on and buy if they liked them. We think it a great way to be able to shop for our lovely residents, and we will definitely be booking Kay’s fashion again. Everyone was welcome to join us for the shopping and tea and cakes. It was a lovely afternoon.
We had lots of fun taking photos in our pumpkin patch, with some of our residents enjoying looking at all the different types of pumpkins.
Stoneygate Road in LeicesterWe celebrated Diwali this week with a fireworks show! The residents all had a brilliant time and really enjoyed playing with some sparklers.
Oakdene in MansfieldMichael got all dressed up for a family wedding. Thank you to staff member Alex who took him to the event, you both look very smart. Poor Alex was shaking so much, anyone would have thought he was getting married!
The Fieldings in Sutton-in-AshfieldWe have been busy in the home getting ready for Halloween by making a wide range of crafts. Our favourite was the big spooky ghost!
Netherlands and Clarence House in Horncastle
Along with our lovely friends at Clarence House, we have been getting our home ready for Halloween.
We think that we both did such an amazing job that it is too scary to look at!
Westerlands Care Village in Brough
“Both hubby and I have been welcomed into the care home. I feel they want to find out the best care plan for hubby and make me part of it. I feel the staff want us both to be happy. If I have any worries or concerns, I find the staff very helpful.
Plus, I have also needed help and support this first month and they have been there for me too. They greet me when I visit (almost daily) and call me by my name – like an old friend would do”
The Fieldings in Sutton-in-AshfieldWe enjoyed a night out at the Diamond enjoying a Meat Loaf tribute act. It was a lovely evening out, and the live music was brilliant.
Oakdene in MansfieldWe had a trip out for a spot of shopping followed by a delicious carvery, it was such a wonderful day out!
Happy Birthday, Richard! We made sure to make his day as special as possible. He had such a wonderful day, and he really loved his cake!
Riversway in BristolWe made Pumpkin Brownies, and they tasted delicious! We had lots of fun making them whilst we listened to music and chatted about Halloween!
Mo, Harry, Anne and Eva all enjoyed a day out at Bristol Aquarium. We had lunch of pizzas with teas and coffee followed by chocolate cake in the cafe before we looked around. We had lots of fun looking at all the different fish. It was so beautiful and very sensory with all the different lights. Everyone had a fantastic day, and Mo never stopped smiling from the minute we got in the minibus.
Meadow View in AlcesterA big thank you to the children at Our Lady’s. They made up these wonderful hampers for the residents to enjoy! Thank You, it has gone down a treat.
Cheery Tree Lodge in LincolnThe resident had so much fun painting and decorating some paper pumpkins ready for Halloween!
Barons Park in Leicester
“Mum spent only a week at Barons Park, and I have nothing but praise for the care and attention she was given. They did everything in their power to keep her comfortable, including pain relief when she needed it.
I was told I could visit at any time, and was able to sit with her at the end. I am so grateful for that, and the kindness shown to me afterwards”