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A Week at PrimeLife 24th – 30th October 2022

Monday 24th

 

Meadow View in Alcester

Last 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 Bristol

Lisa 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 Leicester

We 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 Mansfield

Whilst 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 Horncastle

Michael 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.  

Tuesday 25th

 

Loran House in Hull

Last week we had whatโ€™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 +5โ€™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 โ€˜ 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 Mansfield

We 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 Bristol

We 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 Alcester

We had the wonderful Wolfren Riverstick visit the home to entertain the residents. He played some brilliant classics that we all love.  

Wednesday 26th

 

Meadow View in Alcester

We 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

We received this outstanding review on carehome.co.uk! A massive well done to the incredible staff team ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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“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!
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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.
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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.โ€
Oaklands is Halloween Ready! We just love the spooky season!  

Riversway in Bristol

We had a clothing company come in called Kayโ€™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 Kayโ€™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 Leicester

We celebrated Diwali this week with a fireworks show! The residents all had a brilliant time and really enjoyed playing with some sparklers.  

Oakdene in Mansfield

Michael 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-Ashfield

We 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! ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ
 

Thursday 27th

 

Westerlands Care Village in Brough

We received this outstanding review on carehome.co.uk! A massive well done to the incredible staff team ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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“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.
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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 doโ€

The Fieldings in Sutton-in-Ashfield

We 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 Mansfield

We 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 Bristol

We 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 Alcester

A 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 Lincoln

The resident had so much fun painting and decorating some paper pumpkins ready for Halloween!  

Friday 28th

 

Barons Park in Leicester

We received this outstanding review on carehome.co.uk! A massive well done to the incredible staff team ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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“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.
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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 afterwardsโ€

Birch Green in Skelmersdale

Our ladies and gents gathered to listen to the Home Safari animal keepers share lots of information about the animals that had come to visit us. Everyone had the chance to hold, pet and even let them crawl along their hands!  

Riversway in Bristol

We had the fantastic Shannon back singing songs from the 40s, 50s and 60s for us to enjoy. We all sang along with her, with some getting up to dance. It was a wonderful afternoon.

Charnwood Oaks in Shepshed

Some of our staff dressed up early for Halloween as they won’t be on shift for the big day. The residents loved all the scary outfits. We also dressed up Tilly, staff member Michelle’s dog, who visits every day. Tilly is a rescue from Romania and everyone in the home just adores her.  

Oakdene in Mansfield

We had a lovely afternoon with a few rounds of dominoes!  

The Fieldings in Sutton-in-Ashfield

We enjoyed a night at the theatre with Buddy Holly and Connie Francis. The show was fantastic! Such good fun listening to some old classics.  

Lutterworth Country House in Bitteswell

Our lovely residents had fun decorating biscuits with Halloween images. Everyone made some amazing designs, but we all voted that Bobโ€™s spider was the scariest.

Saturday 29th

 

Riversway in Bristol

Nicola from Alive came along to create a fun afternoon at Riversway in Bristol! They had the big red ball out and some musical instruments, it was a brilliant exercise session. Everyone enjoyed tea and cakes after.  

Oakdene in Mansfield

We have been busy getting ready for Halloween by making and baking this Spooky Pie!  

The Fieldings in Sutton-in-Ashfield

We enjoyed another night at The Diamond for an Elvis tribute. He was really good and sang a lot of our favourites, such a fun evening!

Lutterworth Country House in Bitteswell

We have continued to get in the spooky mood by sitting down together to make these wonderful Halloween-themed pictures.  

Sunday 30th

 

Oakdene in Mansfield

With the weather being just awful at the moment we decided to have a rainy-day Bingo session. We played a few rounds whilst enjoying a nice hot cuppa and a slice of cake.  

The Fieldings in Sutton-in-Ashfield

We have been busy sorting our costumes for Halloween. The residents love to dress up for the day, such as these two, a fabulous witch and a spooky pumpkin!
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