Tag: Camelot Care

Plymouth care home hosts special evening of remembrance

Plymouth care home hosts special evening of remembrance

A special service has been held at a Plymouth nursing home for people who have lost a family member over the past year.   The ‘remembrance’ evening was organised by staff at Freshfields in St Budeaux, which cares for up to 36 residents with dementia.   The event included the release of balloons individually dedicated […]

15th November 2017 | 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
Before we disappear into autumn, anyone for Pimms?

Before we disappear into autumn, anyone for Pimms?

A beautifully sunny weekend attracted lots of people to the annual summer fete at Avalon Nursing Home in Bridgwater, which was opened by the Mayor of Bridgwater, Graham Granter. All the residents came out to enjoy the activities on offer, as well as family, friends and relatives.   Paula Howlett, Avalon’s manager, said: “This was […]

19th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Plymouth pupils take part in scheme to help understand dementia

Plymouth pupils take part in scheme to help understand dementia

Residents and staff at Camelot Care’s Freshfields Nursing Home in Plymouth are looking forward to taking part for the second time in the Archie Project, a scheme that links local schools with people with dementia in the community. Part of Reminiscence Learning, a West Country-based charity that aims to promote, maintain and improve activity and […]

15th September 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
Edith celebrates her big birthday at Wellington care home

Edith celebrates her big birthday at Wellington care home

The 102nd birthday of Edith Robinson on 29 July was marked with a special party attended by her family and friends at Camelot House and Lodge on Taunton Road, Wellington. Originally born in Manchester, Edith has lived in many parts of the UK, settling eventually in Dulverton in her ‘favourite’ county of Somerset.   Edith’s […]

8th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Strawberry picking stimulates old memories

Strawberry picking stimulates old memories

A trip to Halberton Court Farm near Tiverton brought back some happy memories for a pensioner who is living with dementia.   Ian Spreadbury visited the farm, along with fellow residents, as part of an activities programme organised by Camelot House and Lodge in Wellington, Somerset, “Our aim is to keep people as active as we can and […]

19th July 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
Mural stimulates memories at dementia-care nursing home

Mural stimulates memories at dementia-care nursing home

Residents at a specialist dementia-care nursing home in Plymouth are revelling in their memories of special moments at Plymouth Ho, thanks to the installation at their home of a large mural featuring a photo of the landmark.   It is now a major talking point at Freshfields, on Agaton Road in Plymouth, run by Camelot […]

12th June 2017 | By | Reply More
A sensory treat for Bridgwater care home residents

A sensory treat for Bridgwater care home residents

Residents at a Bridgwater dementia-care home were delighted to spend the afternoon in the unusual company of a collection of exotic pets earlier this month.   The reptiles – brought to visit Avalon Nursing Home in Taunton Road by local exotic live animal specialists Kingston’s Exotics – included snakes, bearded dragons, tortoise, and guinea pigs. […]

6th June 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
Queenie Celebrates 100 Years

Queenie Celebrates 100 Years

Family and friends celebrated the 100th birthday of Queenie Palmer with a special personal concert by a crooner at the Avalon Nursing Home in Southgate Park, Taunton Road, Bridgwater.   Queenie, who was christened Gwendoline, was a keen gardener and allotment holder and formerly worked in the gardens of the Somerset Farm Institute in Cannington, […]

19th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Handmade wellbeing project inspires Wellington care home residents

Handmade wellbeing project inspires Wellington care home residents

Artwork produced by five elderly residents of Camelot House in Wellington is featuring in an exhibition being staged this week in the town, in the local offices of not-for-profit arts organisation Superact.   The exhibition is the culmination of the Handmade Wellbeing project, which is a collaboration celebrating the importance and value of creativity in […]

27th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Camelot Care shortlisted twice in local care awards

Camelot Care shortlisted twice in local care awards

Wellington-based dementia-care providers Camelot Care are celebrating being shortlisted in two separate categories in the 2017 Care Focus Care Awards.   Now in their 10th year, the awards celebrate excellence across the care, support, health, housing and local communities sectors, aiming to pay tribute to those who have demonstrated outstanding excellence and commitment within their […]

21st March 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
Care home provides valuable learning opportunity for trainee nurses

Care home provides valuable learning opportunity for trainee nurses

An exciting new training opportunity has opened up at Wellington-based residential home Camelot Lodge for undergraduate students from Plymouth University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery.   As part of the training given to first-year nursing students, a nine-week placemen has been organised at this specialist dementia-care home, in association with the University’s health care practice […]

28th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Somerset landmarks become major talking points in specialist dementia-care nursing homes

Somerset landmarks become major talking points in specialist dementia-care nursing homes

Murals showing well-known Somerset landmarks are becoming major talking points in local specialist dementia-care nursing homes run by Camelot Care.   In particular the large mural of Wimbleball Lake on Exmoor (pictured) which has been installed at Camelot House in Wellington is proving a firm favourite with residents, prompting them to share their memories about […]

16th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Plymouth primary school pupils bring a little magic to dementia residents

Plymouth primary school pupils bring a little magic to dementia residents

Youngsters from a Plymouth primary school have struck a chord with residents at a local nursing home for people with dementia.   The group, from St Budeaux Foundation School, sang war-time favourites including ‘Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag’ to a delighted audience at Freshfields in Agaton Road.   It was the pupils’ […]

23rd January 2017 | By | Reply More
Youngsters Bring ‘Miles Of Smiles’ To Nursing Home

Youngsters Bring ‘Miles Of Smiles’ To Nursing Home

Students from Robert Blake Science College in Bridgwater brought ‘miles of smiles’ to the residents of Avalon Nursing Home, when they visited to share a festive musical programme with them.   Wearing Santa hats or reindeer antlers, students from years 7 to 11 and their music teacher Matt Hawkins, sang a mixture of traditional carols […]

19th December 2016 | By | Reply More
Wellington school students become Dementia Friends

Wellington school students become Dementia Friends

Public-spirited students at Wellington School have opted to become part of a national movement called Dementia Friends which aims to teach people what it is like to live with the condition and how they can support those living with dementia to feel a part of the wider community.   Fourteen sixth-formers and Year 11 students […]

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