Tag: Hill Care Group

    Thornaby care home’s dementia friendly singalong to raise awareness

    Thornaby care home’s dementia friendly singalong to raise awareness

    A DEMENTIA friendly singer entertained Thornaby care home residents as part of an event to raise awareness of the condition.   Mandale House Care Home marked Dementia Awareness Week with a singalong to the residents’ favourite classics.   Dementia Friends’ Trish McLean performed It’s a Long Way to Tipperary, Show Me The Way To Go […]

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    Care home MD shortlisted for Barclays Yorkshire Women in Business Awards 2018

    Care home MD shortlisted for Barclays Yorkshire Women in Business Awards 2018

    The managing director of the Hill Care Group joins other nominees who have made an outstanding contribution to business in the Yorkshire and Humber region.   Wendy has been the head of Hill Care, which has its headquarters in Chesterfield and homes across the North, since 2006.   She has overseen the company’s growth from […]

    18th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Alpacas Gloria and Gaynor visit North Yorkshire care home

    Alpacas Gloria and Gaynor visit North Yorkshire care home

    ALPACAS Gloria and Gaynor temporarily moved into a care home in North Yorkshire.   The metre-tall, 70kg animals were visiting residents at Hazelgrove Court Care Home, in Saltburn-by-the-Sea.   They immediately made themselves at home, settling in the lounge and sitting down – a sign they feel safe and unthreatened, according to keepers.   The […]

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    92 year old volunteer finally hangs up her hat!

    92 year old volunteer finally hangs up her hat!

    A 92-YEAR-OLD volunteer has retired after 14 years’ service at a Teesside care home.   Marie Toombs started volunteering at The Gables Care Home, in Middlesbrough, after her aunt, a former resident, passed away.   Impressed with the end of life care her aunt received, Marie wanted to give something back to the home.   […]

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    Tyneside care home resident’s wish fulfilled

    Tyneside care home resident’s wish fulfilled

    Alex Dawson is one of many residents at Waverley Lodge Care Home, in Lemington, to add his name to the home’s wish list.   The staff are aiming to fulfil as many wishes as possible, with the latest being Alex’s trip to the coastal town.   He travelled on the bus to Newcastle and then […]

    24th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Barnsley FC legend John McCann meets first team players ahead of final match of the season

    Barnsley FC legend John McCann meets first team players ahead of final match of the season

    BARNSLEY FC legend John McCann received a surprise visit from two of the clubs top players ahead of their Championship survival match.   Striker Kieffer Moore and defender Adam Jackson dropped into Deangate Care Home to meet John just days before their fixture with Derby County.   John made 118 appearances for The Reds between […]

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    Easter bonnets and Easter ducklings in Blyth!

    Easter bonnets and Easter ducklings in Blyth!

    The Oaks Care Home, in Blyth, had been incubating the baby birds for several days before they began to break free of their shells.   Four new arrivals greeted the elderly residents with chirps before enjoying a dip in a specially provided paddling pool.   The residents were delighted to see the ducklings ahead of […]

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    A 1950s party, memory boards, singing and pampering on Dignity Action Day

    A 1950s party, memory boards, singing and pampering on Dignity Action Day

    A DIGNITY tree, 1950s party, memory boards, singing and pampering have all helped Hill Care Group homes celebrate Dignity Action Day – Dignity in Care.   The activities took place at homes across the north, as residents were provided with a memorable day to mark the national event.   At Rotherham’s Broadacres Care Home, a […]

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    Curling care home residents have been getting into the Winter Olympics spirit

    Curling care home residents have been getting into the Winter Olympics spirit

    COMPETITIVE care home residents have been getting into the Winter Olympics spirit with a community centre curling match.   Curling athletes from around the world are set to compete at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, in South Korea, from 9th to 25th of February.   The upcoming international competition was preceded by residents of […]

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    Haggis, neeps and tatties for Burns Night celebrations

    Haggis, neeps and tatties for Burns Night celebrations

    SCOTTISH residents were among those celebrating Burns Night at a Stockton-on-Tees care home.   A traditional supper of haggis, neeps, tattie scones and shortbread was served for the occasion at The Beeches Care Home, on Green Lane, Newtown.   The home’s two resident scots, Jim Gibson and John Ritchie, were joined by their fellow residents […]

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    National Storytelling Week brings back memories for Peterlee residents

    National Storytelling Week brings back memories for Peterlee residents

    A MONK, an army truck and a cruise were among the plotlines to elderly care home residents’ lives – shared for National Storytelling Week.   The residents at Bannatyne Lodge Care Home, in Peterlee, County Durham, shared stories from their pasts to mark the event.   They created short books for others to read, with […]

    12th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Teesside care home staff thrilled to have their hard work recognised by CQC

    Teesside care home staff thrilled to have their hard work recognised by CQC

    STAFF at a Teesside care home are “thrilled” to have their dedication recognised by the care industry watchdog following a recent inspection.   The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has given The Beeches Care Home, in Stockton-on-Tees, the overall rating of “Good”.   Inspectors awarded the rating in all five categories of their assessment – safe, […]

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    Cheese Lover’s Day Dream at care home

    Cheese Lover’s Day Dream at care home

    A BRIE-LLIANT time was had by Stockton care home residents celebrating National Cheese Lover’s Day.   Crackers and cocktails sticks were flying as those living at The Beeches Care Home got stuck into a wide variety of delicious local and international cheeses.   The samples included everything from local cheddar through to Mexican chilli cheese. […]

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    Care home staff take advantage of National Hugging Day!

    Care home staff take advantage of National Hugging Day!

    CARE home staff and residents have been spreading the love by celebrating National Hugging Day.   Those living and working at Barnfield Care Home, in Chesterfield, were among huggers around the world marking the occasion.   The day was launched in the USA over thirty years ago to encourage families and friends to hug more […]

    29th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Hawaiian cocktail party hosted by Blyth elderly

    Hawaiian cocktail party hosted by Blyth elderly

    A TASTE of Hawaii came to a Northumberland care home as residents threw a themed cocktail party.   Inflatable palm trees and exotic animal decorations were put up, Hawaiian flowery lei were donned and classic music was played.   The cocktail making kit was brought out and dry January was forgotten as The Oaks Care […]

    26th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Basildon care home celebrates Nora’s 99th birthday

    Basildon care home celebrates Nora’s 99th birthday

    A popular resident of Mundy House is celebrating her 99th birthday with family and friends at a special event held at the care home, which is part of Larchwood Care. Nora English is the guest of honour at the party, which has been organised by staff at the Basildon-based care home, and which will feature […]

    24th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Festive donation brings an early Christmas for Chesterfield care home

    Festive donation brings an early Christmas for Chesterfield care home

    CHRISTMAS came very early for one Chesterfield care home after a local supermarket donated unsold decorations.   Two enormous Christmas trees and bags of different coloured baubles were given to Barnfield Care Home just two weeks into the new year.   The festive decorations were left over from the Christmas sale at the town’s Clay […]

    24th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    A care worker with almost three decades of experience takes top job

    A care worker with almost three decades of experience takes top job

    A CARE worker with almost three decades of experience has taken the top job at one of Derbyshire’s most unique care homes.   Hazel Jones has been appointed care home manager at the Grade II listed Burton Closes Hall, in Bakewell.   The building was originally constructed in 1845, with the Palace of Westminster’s interior […]

    22nd January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care home cook set to retire after more than two decades caring for the elderly.

    Care home cook set to retire after more than two decades caring for the elderly.

      CARE home cook Judy Wilson is set to retire after more than two decades caring for elderly residents.   The 74-year-old has been working at Ingleby Care Home, in Ingleby Barwick, for 22 years – as a domestic worker, then care assistant and eventually cook.   She started at the home, on Lamb Lane, […]

    19th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Veteran gives Stockton pupils WW2 history lesson

    Veteran gives Stockton pupils WW2 history lesson

    SCHOOL pupils received a World War 2 history lesson from a medal winning veteran of the conflict living at a Stockton-on-Tees care home.   The youngsters from St Teresa’s RC Primary School, in Ingleby Barwick, visited residents at Ingleby Care Home dressed as children from the 1940s.   Among the residents is John Podsukites, 95, […]

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