Tag: HC-One

    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 […]

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    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 […]

    11th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Pudsey MP meets HC-One care home residents

    Pudsey MP meets HC-One care home residents

    Residents and staff at HC-One’s Acacia Court received a visit from local MP Stuart Andrew recently to take a tour of the care home. The MP for Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough met with 101-year-old Francis Moran after viewing her living quarters, before witnessing some of the activities taking place at the Pudsey based home, including […]

    4th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Firm friendships have been forged at HC-One homes

    Firm friendships have been forged at HC-One homes

    Firm friendships have been forged at HC-One homes after residents have been reunited and introduced to new people as part of an initiative to reduce social isolation and encourage companionship.  A resident at HC-One’s Meadowbank care home in Bolton had an emotional reunion with a life-long friend he hadn’t seen in 20 years, whilst Daisy […]

    7th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    West Yorkshire care homes aim to combat loneliness with afternoon tea

    West Yorkshire care homes aim to combat loneliness with afternoon tea

    A new scheme at three HC-One homes in West Yorkshire aims to combat the loneliness epidemic with an Afternoon Tea for seniors.    Older members of the community can enjoy a delicious array of sandwiches, scones and tea before participating in a day of activities, ranging from games, quizzes, arts and crafts and entertainment.    […]

    5th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Bolton care home staff pull out the stops to make residents’ wishes come true

    Bolton care home staff pull out the stops to make residents’ wishes come true

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

    30th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Britain’s Got Talent 2017 contestant joins in Care Home Open Day celebrations

    Britain’s Got Talent 2017 contestant joins in Care Home Open Day celebrations

    A Huddersfield-based care home invited members of the community to attend its Care Home Open Day celebrations on 16th June with special guest Luke Lenihan, Britain’s Got Talent 2017 contestant.   Teen magician Luke Lenihan wowed celebrity judges on the hit nationwide show with Simon Cowell rating his performance as “the most unique magic act ever.” […]

    21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care home residents joined in with the General Election

    Care home residents joined in with the General Election

    Residents at HC-One’s The Denby joined in with the General Election frenzy when they headed to their local polling station to cast their votes into the ballot box.   Staff transported voters to Pie Hall in Denby Dale, Yorkshire, to place the all-important cross next to their chosen party, with many of the residents in […]

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