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Caring Kai welcomed at Watford care home

Caring Kai welcomed at Watford care home

Staff at The Chase Care Centre in Watford have welcomed their youngest ever ‘Dementia Friend’. In early August, 10-year-old Kai Roberts, who lives in Wales, went to the home to visit his Nanny, Jo Mosses, who manages the home.  Whilst visiting, Kai quickly demonstrated his natural, caring demeanour with residents, many of whom live with […]

6th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Cambridgeshire care homes aim to beat loneliness

Cambridgeshire care homes aim to beat loneliness

Three care homes in Cambridgeshire have launched new services to encourage older members of the community to join their staff and residents for activities, entertainment and meals. Home Meadow in Toft, Home Close in Fulbourn and The Hillings in St Neots are offering ‘friendship lunches’ and are encouraging anyone to attend. The homes, which are […]

6th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Cambridgeshire care home residents rediscover past hobby with new fishing club

Cambridgeshire care home residents rediscover past hobby with new fishing club

Residents at Home Meadow care home in Toft have been able to enjoy a much-loved pastime of fishing thanks to the launch of the home’s new Fishing Club. Last week, Tuesday 29th August saw the first of the club’s outings to a local fishing lake in Elsworth, where residents were able to enjoy an afternoon […]

6th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Magical happenings at Norfolk care home

Magical happenings at Norfolk care home

Sprinkles of fairy dust were spread around Overbury House residential home in Wroxham earlier this month. The fairy themed summer tea party was an absolute spectacle; a special thanks goes to activities co-ordinator Elaine for arranging such a magical afternoon for everyone. Overbury House provides residential and respite care to the elderly, including those living […]

30th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Felixstowe care home residents get involved in a beach craze

Felixstowe care home residents get involved in a beach craze

Residents at care homes in Felixstowe are getting involved with a summer beach craze that has taken the town by storm. The ‘Felixstowe Finds’ Facebook group was set up by local Teaching Assistant Kelly Taylor, and encourages families to paint pebbles found on the beach and hide them for others to find.  Participants are asked […]

25th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Norfolk care homes launch community initiative to tackle loneliness

Norfolk care homes launch community initiative to tackle loneliness

Two care homes in Norfolk have launched new services to encourage older members of the community to join their staff and residents for activities, entertainment and meals. Olive House in Newton Flotman and Bilney Hall near Dereham are offering day care services and ‘friendship lunches’ and are encouraging anyone to attend. The homes, which are […]

24th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Young people spruce up Nursing Home gardens for Leiston residents

Young people spruce up Nursing Home gardens for Leiston residents

A group of young people currently on Inspire Suffolk’s Team programme have been working hard to benefit the residents of Aldringham Court Nursing Home, located between Leiston and Aldeburgh, by improving their garden area. As part of their course, the young people are required to plan, raise funds for and lead a project of their […]

18th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Norfolk care home team accredited in specialist care

Norfolk care home team accredited in specialist care

The care team at Olive House Care Home in Newton Flotman have become accredited as specialists in providing support around end of life care. Head of Care, Kerry Gooda and Home Manager, Lesley Eastoll have become recognised ‘Six Steps Champions’ as part of a scheme led by Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust, and […]

18th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Suffolk nursing home welcomes new Home Manager

Suffolk nursing home welcomes new Home Manager

Aldringham Court Nursing Home, located in Aldringham, between Leiston and Aldeburgh in Suffolk, has announced the appointment of Jayne Haskins as its new Home Manager. With over 30 years nursing experience, Jayne has led an esteemed career in the health and social care sector.  Having managed an intermediate nursing care unit in Coventry, Jayne relocated […]

15th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Norfolk care home welcomes new Home Manager

Norfolk care home welcomes new Home Manager

Overbury House residential care home, located in Wroxham, Norfolk, has announced the appointment of Gerard Dooley as its new Home Manager. Gerard joins the home, which specialises in delivering quality care to elderly adults including those living with dementia, having previously managed a care home where the service was recognised as being ‘outstanding’ in the […]

10th August 2017 | By | Reply More
New Home Manager for Barking Hall Nursing Home

New Home Manager for Barking Hall Nursing Home

Barking Hall Nursing Home, located in the Suffolk village of Barking, near Needham Market, is delighted to announce the appointment of Amanda Thornsby as its new Home Manager.    Following a 30-year career as a registered nurse, Amanda moved into the care home environment initially as a Unit Manager before progressing to Clinical Lead.  Amanda […]

13th July 2017 | By | Reply More
55 years of marriage celebrated at Blandford Forum care home

55 years of marriage celebrated at Blandford Forum care home

A resident at Blandford Grange care home in Blandford Forum has celebrated his 55th wedding anniversary with a special meal at the home. On Thursday 29th June, Michael Shave enjoyed a meal and celebration with his wife Marion, along with relatives to mark the milestone occasion. The couple were married on the 29th June 1962 […]

12th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Dereham dog owners parade their dogs for local care home

Dereham dog owners parade their dogs for local care home

Local dog owners from in and around Dereham ‘paraded their pooches’ at a special charity dog day held at Bilney Hall residential home in East Bilney, all in aid of a Norfolk charity. The team at Bilney Hall hosted the inaugural event in aid of the home’s chosen charity for 2017, Norfolk Lowland Search and […]

29th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Fifteen staff members celebrated for over 220 years combined service at Peterborough care home

Fifteen staff members celebrated for over 220 years combined service at Peterborough care home

Fifteen members of staff at Park House nursing home in Peterborough have been thanked and recognised for their long service to the home.    The group have accrued a staggering 222 years’ service at the home between them, carrying out a range of roles to care for the residents. The home is part of the Healthcare […]

26th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home staff surprise volunteer team in Volunteer Week

Care home staff surprise volunteer team in Volunteer Week

Staff at Oaklands House care home in Reydon, near Lowestoft, have surprised their volunteers with a special treat to thank them for their work. As part of National Volunteers Week, the home’s three volunteers were asked to come to the home on Monday 6th June and were surprised with a bouquet flowers each, a card, […]

12th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Cambridgeshire care home residents reminisce over wedding memories

Cambridgeshire care home residents reminisce over wedding memories

Residents at Home Close care home in Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire, have enjoyed an afternoon of reminiscing over their weddings and loved ones as part of national Dementia Awareness Week.   The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, looked to mark the awareness week, held from 15th May, with a specially-themed reminiscence session to […]

9th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Norfolk care home welcomes volunteers

Norfolk care home welcomes volunteers

Olive House residential care home in Newton Flotman, near Norwich, is welcoming a new team of volunteers to spend time with residents as part of National Volunteer Week.   The new ‘buddy group’ has been formed, with volunteers giving an hour a week to spend time with residents who have reduced mobility or are unable […]

7th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Learning sign language enables Cambridge care home staff to communicate better with residents

Learning sign language enables Cambridge care home staff to communicate better with residents

Members of staff at Home Meadow residential care home in Toft, Cambridgeshire, have spent time learning sign language to enable them to better communicate with residents, and in particular one resident who is profoundly deaf.    102-year-old Mavis Coxall moved to Home Meadow last year, and carers and staff were keen to improve their direct […]

26th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Bury St Edmunds care home builds community links with young students

Bury St Edmunds care home builds community links with young students

Fornham House care home in Fornham St Martin, near Bury St Edmunds, has enjoyed an afternoon of music with local students.   A group of year 11 students from Culford School visited the home this Wednesday, 10th May, to spend the afternoon singing and chatting with the residents.   The visit is part of an […]

25th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Reminiscence and remembering as part of Dementia Awareness Week

Reminiscence and remembering as part of Dementia Awareness Week

Residents at Uvedale Hall residential care home in Needham Market have enjoyed a week of reminiscence and remembering as part of Dementia Awareness Week.    Staff at the home coordinated a packed week of entertainment and activities for residents to enjoy as part of their work to highlight and raise awareness of the condition.   […]

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