Tag: Healthcare Homes

Bury St Edmunds care home appoints new home manager

Bury St Edmunds care home appoints new home manager

Fornham House residential care home in Fornham St Martin, Bury St Edmunds, is delighted to announce the appointment of Stuart Coleman as its new Home Manager.   Stuart began his career in the care industry with Scope in 2000, where he supported people living with learning disabilities. He progressed through the ranks, becoming a senior […]

14th February 2018 | By | Reply More
New manager for Felixstowe nursing home demonstrates potential career path in care

New manager for Felixstowe nursing home demonstrates potential career path in care

A Suffolk-based nursing home has welcomed the return of a former member of staff twelve years after he first stepped over its threshold, where he undertook work experience at the very start of his working life.   Mill Lane Nursing Home in Felixstowe, part of the Healthcare Homes Group, has appointed John Savage as manager […]

6th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Wroxham care home marks Burns Night

Wroxham care home marks Burns Night

Residents and staff at Overbury House in Wroxham donned a Scottish theme last week, as they celebrated Burns Night with a traditional Scottish banquet and entertainment.   Scottish music was played, tartan dress was worn by many and Robert Burns’ famous poetry was recited. A delicious feast of traditional Haggis, neeps and tatties, was also […]

31st January 2018 | By | Reply More
Bristol care home resident celebrates her 103rd birthday

Bristol care home resident celebrates her 103rd birthday

A resident at Avon Lodge care centre in Kingswood, Bristol, has marked her 103rd birthday with a special celebration held at the home.  Kathleen Davies turned 103 on 5th January and was joined by friends, relatives, residents and staff at a birthday tea hosted by the Avon Lodge team, with plenty of cake, cards and […]

23rd January 2018 | By | Reply More
Award win for dedicated Healthcare Homes employee at Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards

Award win for dedicated Healthcare Homes employee at Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards

Two decades after she first stepped inside a Norfolk care home as a work experience student, an exceptional Healthcare Homes employee has been named Carer of the Year.   Tracy Eves, from Narborough, was this week announced the recipient of the accolade in the Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards.   Such was her outstanding […]

9th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Santa’s helpers deliver cheer to home

Santa’s helpers deliver cheer to home

SCHOOL pupils from the Blandford Forum area have been using their Christmas creativity to spread smiles among the residents of one care home.   Conscious of the debate about loneliness among the elderly, the pupils of Milldown School decided to spend some ‘end of term’ time, designing a series of Christmas cards, especially for residents […]

3rd January 2018 | By | Reply More
Father Christmas is already beginning to spread some wish-granting magic!

Father Christmas is already beginning to spread some wish-granting magic!

Father Christmas is already beginning to spread some wish-granting magic at a care home in Norwich this week. Just as the nation starts to open Advent calendars and find their own seasonal surprises, Olive House, based in Newton Flotman has kick-started its special ‘Make a Wish for Christmas’ initiative for its residents.   Staff were […]

30th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Sandown Park care home in Windsor is bringing generations together

Sandown Park care home in Windsor is bringing generations together

Sandown Park care home in Windsor is bringing generations together by working with a local pre-school.  Every fortnight, the home welcomes children from local group ‘First Steps’ to spend time in the home, interacting and socialising with the residents. The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, provides high quality care for up […]

20th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Maidstone care home staff celebrate Good outcome from CQC inspection

Maidstone care home staff celebrate Good outcome from CQC inspection

A care home based in Maidstone has been rated as ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), following an inspection into the quality of service it provides.  Ashley Gardens Care Centre, which is part of the Healthcare Homes group, was inspected in July and has now received this positive grading. The CQC is the independent […]

19th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Maidstone care home marks 10 years of quality care and staff long service

Maidstone care home marks 10 years of quality care and staff long service

Ashley Gardens Care Home in Maidstone has held a very special event to mark 10 years of providing high quality care in the town.  On Friday 29th September, a party was held to mark a decade since the home opened, and to thank and recognise members of staff for their long service. The home, which […]

11th October 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Dance for Parkinson’s’ classes launched in Cambridgeshire

‘Dance for Parkinson’s’ classes launched in Cambridgeshire

Home Meadow care home in Toft near Cambridge is launching ‘Dance for Parkinson’s’ classes in an effort to provide a new form of exercise for people living with the condition.   The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, supports residents with a range of conditions including Parkinson’s and dementia and will beginning […]

29th September 2017 | By | Reply More
MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich visits Needham Market care home

MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich visits Needham Market care home

Dr Dan Poulter, MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, spent time at Barking Hall Nursing Home during a special visit on Friday 15th September. Dr Poulter had contacted the home to request a visit as part of his community work and spent time meeting staff and residents. The home, which is part of the […]

26th September 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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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 […]

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