Tag: Acacia Nursing Home

    Life-long lover of horses gets a secial visitor

    Life-long lover of horses gets a secial visitor

    A pensioner who has a life-long love of horses was delighted to have a special visitor at Acacia nursing home in Yeovil. Marlene Hajegos, 79, and her fellow residents, came face to face with therapy horse Star during a visit organised by the home’s activities’ team. Star, an American Miniature, who is specially trained to […]

    12th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Willow captures hearts in Yeovil care home

    Willow captures hearts in Yeovil care home

    Rescue donkey Willow captured hearts when he dropped into meet residents at Acacia nursing home in Yeovil. Accompanied by his handlers, the former show donkey travelled to the Hendford Hill home run by care provider Camelot Care from the Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth.   Percy West was just one of Acacia’s residents who enjoyed a […]

    13th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Visitor to Yeovil care home is a proper ‘hoot’

    Visitor to Yeovil care home is a proper ‘hoot’

    Residents at Acacia Nursing Home in Yeovil were delighted to receive a visit from friends of the feathered variety, when Barney the eagle owl, Pippin the American kestrel, and Breeze the barn owl were brought in for them to see and stroke. The birds were from Sharandy’s Birds of Prey, based near the wide open […]

    30th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Therapy dog Dylan brings a smile to residents in Yeovil care home

    Therapy dog Dylan brings a smile to residents in Yeovil care home

    Four year old therapy dog Dylan has brought a smile to the face of former basset hound and Labrador breeder Marlene Hajegos.   Marlene aged 78, who used to show dogs at Crufts, met Dylan along with fellow residents at Acacia Nursing Home in Yeovil.   Marlene, who has dementia, enjoyed spending time with the […]

    5th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Yeovil nursing home enters into three month pilot initiative to relieve pressure on hospital wards

    Yeovil nursing home enters into three month pilot initiative to relieve pressure on hospital wards

    A Yeovil-based specialist dementia-care home has entered into a pilot with Yeovil Hospital in a new initiative to help further improve patient discharge from the hospital’s acute wards.   Acacia Nursing Home on Hendford Hill, run by Camelot Care, is working with the Trust on a three month pilot to use six beds for patients […]

    21st April 2017 | By | Reply More
    Pioneering apprenticeship at Yeovil nursing home

    Pioneering apprenticeship at Yeovil nursing home

    Playing its part in helping create the Government’s promised three million new apprenticeships by 2020, Yeovil College has been working with specialist dementia-care providers Camelot Care to develop an innovative new apprenticeship pathway, with the first apprentice starting his training this February.   Matthew Wright, aged 20, has just begun working at Acacia Nursing Home […]

    7th March 2017 | By | Reply More
    Change of hands to offer exceptional care service in Somerset

    Change of hands to offer exceptional care service in Somerset

    Hendford Nursing Home in Yeovil has been taken over by Somerset-based Camelot Care. The home has been renamed Acacia Nursing Home and new experienced manager Pauline Purnell will lead the team.   The six-year-old purpose-built home with 41 single en-suite bedrooms will continue to offer services for general nursing, dementia and respite care.   Camelot […]

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