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    HC-One appoints Director of Memory Care Support Services

    HC-One appoints Director of Memory Care Support Services

    HC-One, the leading care home provider in the UK, is delighted to be welcoming dementia specialist Professor Graham Stokes as Director of Memory Care Support Services.   Professor Stokes will join HC-One on 7th January 2018 from his current role as Global Director of Dementia Care at Bupa, in which he is responsible for leading […]

    15th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Councillor opens wall mural at Inverness care home

    Councillor opens wall mural at Inverness care home

    A Councillor for Inverness South was joined by residents, their families and staff to officially open an Interactive Wall Mural at HC-One’s Cradlehall Care Home recently.    Cllr Duncan MacPherson unveiled the mural, which displays a garden scene with a wishing well, a beehive and a variety of favourite animals.    Interactive butterflies and bumble bees were painted in the Tolle Art style by local […]

    15th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Essex care home resident enjoys many activities thanks to support from care team

    Essex care home resident enjoys many activities thanks to support from care team

    A resident at a HC-One care home who is registered blind has been enjoying one of her favourite pastimes once again thanks to the support of wellbeing coordinators.   Audrey, aged 73, moved into Oaklands Care Home in the Dunton Hills area of Laindon in the past few months and was encouraged by staff to […]

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    Former WW2 serviceman recalls his SAS experiences

    Former WW2 serviceman recalls his SAS experiences

    A former SAS serviceman residing at a Caerphilly care home has been reminiscing about his time stationed in Malaya and Korea during the Second World War. 86 year-old Bob Chidgey, a resident at HC-One’s Trafalgar Park Care Home in Nelson, enlisted on 9th January 1950, joining the Royal Welch Fusiliers at Brecon where he did […]

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    Coventry care home resident reunites with childhood friend Vince Hill after 70 years

    Coventry care home resident reunites with childhood friend Vince Hill after 70 years

    A showbiz loving resident at a Coventry based HC-One care home was reunited with a childhood friend and local singer recently thanks to the detective work of staff members.    Brandon House resident, Gwendoline Wall, aged 82, first met Vincent Hill back in the 1940’s when the pair attended Hen Lane School together. The pair […]

    22nd November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Dementia café offers network of support to Cardiff community

    Dementia café offers network of support to Cardiff community

    Members of the community living with dementia were invited along to a useful information session at HC-One’s Quarry Hall care home’s dementia café recently.  The event was the second to be held since the café’s launch in September and featured talks from Cardiff and Vale UHB Mental Health Rehabilitation Nurses, Emma and Candace.   Dementia […]

    20th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Thor the Labrador makes friends with Perth care home residents

    Thor the Labrador makes friends with Perth care home residents

    The Residents of a Perth-based care home made friends with a young black Labrador this week following their first Therapet visit.   Thor the therapy dog bounced into HC-One’s Strathtay House Care Home in Perth with his owner Lynn, to provide comfort and companionship to all that live there.    The Therapet Visiting Service is […]

    9th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    HC-One resident meets artist through Grant a Wish

    HC-One resident meets artist through Grant a Wish

    National home care provider HC-One has been pulling out all the stops to make residents’ wishes come true at Oaktree Mews in Moreton-in-Marsh.   The ‘Grant a Wish’ project was thought up as part of a plan to allow residents to get motivated and take part in activities that are specifically tailored to their desires, or […]

    8th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Great granny celebrates 104th birthday at Paisley care home

    Great granny celebrates 104th birthday at Paisley care home

    Jeanie Martin, who is the oldest resident at the care home, can often be found taking part in the varied activities and exercise classes at HC-One’s Kyle Court Care Home in Paisley.  Jeanie, who has recently celebrated her 104th birthday said: “Fitness classes and eating lots of salt are the key to a long life!” […]

    6th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Nursing Assistant Programme across Wales launched by HC-One

    Nursing Assistant Programme across Wales launched by HC-One

    A care home in Port Talbot has awarded four dedicated care workers with new Nursing Assistant status through a new programme to help address the shortage of nurses in the area. Care Home operator HC-One has recently launched the Care Assistant Development programme across Wales to enable colleagues to develop their clinical and leadership skills […]

    1st November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Liverpool care home reunites mother and son

    Liverpool care home reunites mother and son

    A mother and son from Wavertree have been reunited and are now living together once again, at a HC-One care home. Due to care and support needs, Tom Keating, 80, moved into Huyton based Moss View care home in 2016. Just over a year later Ada, aged 98, moved into the same home to help […]

    26th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Cardiff care home residents and staff are helping the homeless as part of a Gift Giving Project

    Cardiff care home residents and staff are helping the homeless as part of a Gift Giving Project

    Residents and staff at a HC-One owned care home in Cardiff are helping the homeless as part of a new Gift Giving Project launched by the care provider. Quarry Hall Care Home in St Mellons set up the initiative as a result of sharing personal gift giving experiences and brainstorming during one of their regular […]

    24th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care operator who failed to provide safe care and treatment of resident fined

    Care operator who failed to provide safe care and treatment of resident fined

    A care provider that failed in its duty to provide safe care and treatment has been ordered to pay £59,570.58 in fines and costs by Camberwell Magistrates’ Court. District Judge Andrew Sweet issued a £45,000 fine and also ordered the payment of £14,570.58 prosecution costs and a £150 victim surcharge. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) […]

    24th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Isle of Skye care home residents and nursery children enjoy playtime!

    Isle of Skye care home residents and nursery children enjoy playtime!

    Tiny tots from Portree Nursery bounced into HC-One’s Home Farm Care Home on the Isle of Skye recently for an afternoon of intergenerational activities.  Residents entertained the children by playing with an Octaband, designed for use by the elderly and children with physical and cognitive challenges, as well as to encourage movement and interaction.     […]

    19th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Stafford care home residents enjoy youth initiative

    Stafford care home residents enjoy youth initiative

    Residents at HC-One’s Maple Lodge in Stafford welcomed in a group of young people for a fun two days of intergenerational activities. The local students, who are undertaking National Citizen Service to gain experience of working with older people, assisted in the running of activities, including board games, reminiscence sessions in the garden, one-to-one arts […]

    12th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Love is in the air as two couples celebrate 60th wedding anniversary at Glasgow care home

    Love is in the air as two couples celebrate 60th wedding anniversary at Glasgow care home

    Two married couples at HC-One’s Northgate House in Balornock, Glasgow have celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary with a celebratory party.   Joined by staff, residents and family, Bill Barr and his wife Nan marked the special occasion with cake, champagne and flowers.    To commemorate the milestone, Bill, resident at the home, presented his life-long […]

    11th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Clackmannshire care home raises over £200 by taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

    Clackmannshire care home raises over £200 by taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

    Staff at a HC-One care home in Clackmannshire raised over £200 by taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support. The Orchard Care Centre welcomed in members of the community and children from Glen View Cottage Nursery for a selection of show stopping cakes and biscuits in a bid to help […]

    9th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Birmingham care home resident celebrates 105th birthday

    Birmingham care home resident celebrates 105th birthday

    A resident at a Birmingham based HC-One care home celebrated her 105th birthday surrounded by family and friends, and guest of honour Lord Mayor Cllr Anne Underwood. Minnie Ratheram, who has lived at The Orchards for nearly five years, enjoyed an afternoon party with close friends Jim and Anne, and all the homes residents and staff. […]

    29th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Victoria Gardens care home making dreams come true

    Victoria Gardens care home making dreams come true

    A new initiative at a Coventry care home has been helping the staff to make dreams come true for its Residents. Victoria Gardens care home in Tile Hill has recently introduced a ‘Dream Catcher Tree’ that allows Residents to highlight lost hobbies they would like to rediscover or activities they have always wanted to try.  […]

    20th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care home manager braves the shave for Macmillan Cancer Support

    Care home manager braves the shave for Macmillan Cancer Support

    Caroline Price, Home Manager at HC-One’s Meadowlands Care Home in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf, has shaved her head to raise awareness and over £1200 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan is one of Britain’s largest charities, providing advice and support for those affected by cancer. Their Brave the Shave campaign encourages people to stand proudly beside […]

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