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Digital technology has helped reduce isolation among elderly Hartlepool care home residents’

Digital technology has helped reduce isolation among elderly Hartlepool care home residents’

DIGITAL technology has helped reduce isolation among elderly Hartlepool residents’ after a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.   The £10,000 grant funded a year-long project at Queens Meadow Care Home, on Stockton Road.   The money was used to purchase tablet computers and pay for tutors to teach the residents how to use them. […]

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North West care homes raise over £800 for Alzheimer’s Society

North West care homes raise over £800 for Alzheimer’s Society

ST HELENS supermarket charity bag pack has raised hundreds of pounds for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Staff from four care homes across the North West spent the day on the checkouts at Morrisons helping customers with their packing.   The generous shoppers donated a total of £835.59 – with all proceeds going towards research and […]

26th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Rotherham care home couple celebrate 65 years of marriage

Rotherham care home couple celebrate 65 years of marriage

ROTHERHAM couple John and Jessie Senior have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.   Now living at Broadacres Care Home, on Naylor Street, Rawmarsh, the pair have been together more than 70 years.   They first met at a dance in Sheffield on 5th April 1947 and later married at St Paul’s Church in Arbourthorne, which […]

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Cycling challenge for Huddersfield care home

Cycling challenge for Huddersfield care home

86-YEAR-OLD Elsie Bunyard cycled almost three miles in just 15 minutes as part of a fundraising event at her Skelmanthorpe care home.   The Longroyds and Pilling House Care Home resident was one of many who took to static bikes to clock up miles during the event.   The charity cycling challenge saw elderly residents, […]

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Rotherham primary school pupils set to transform care home garden

Rotherham primary school pupils set to transform care home garden

RAWMARSH Ashwood Primary School pupils are set to transform a care home garden as part of a young leadership project.   The youngsters have been tasked with making improvements within their community.   They chose to brighten the garden at Broadacres Care Home, Rotherham, which cares for elderly people and those living with dementia.   […]

21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Sheffield care home appoints new home manager

Sheffield care home appoints new home manager

THE LAURELS Care Home has promoted Louise Spooner to home manager – after more than 24 years at the home.   The dementia care home is one half of The Laurels and The Limes Care Home, on Manchester Road, Sheffield.   Louise is the longest serving member of staff at the home, having started as […]

23rd May 2017 | By | Reply More
Hill Care Group expand with a further six homes

Hill Care Group expand with a further six homes

The Hill Care Group has welcomed six more care homes to its family of homes across the Midlands and North of England.   The transfer from previous owner Four Seasons Health Care takes Hill Care from 19 to 25 homes. The group now operates over 1,200 registered beds.       The new homes include: […]

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“Chatterbox” carer raises almost £300 through sponsored silence!

“Chatterbox” carer raises almost £300 through sponsored silence!

CHATTERBOX Deborah Pritchard took on a sponsored silence to raise funds for a dementia friendly sensory garden at a Widnes care home.   The carer at Halton View Care Home, on Sadler Street, spent an entire day silently carrying out her duties.   She wore a sign around her neck reading “I am on a […]

19th May 2017 | By | Reply More
One hundred-year-old Kathleen celebrated her centenary with family and friends

One hundred-year-old Kathleen celebrated her centenary with family and friends

ONE HUNDRED-year-old Kathleen Cattermole celebrated her centenary with a party at Longmoor Lodge Care Home.   The Nottingham-based home invited Kathleen’s friends, family, fellow residents and staff to celebrate the milestone.   Born in April 1917 in Long Eaton, Kathleen never left the area, and has lived at the care home since September 2013, on […]

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Ethel celebrates 100th birthday at Stockton-on-Tees care home

Ethel celebrates 100th birthday at Stockton-on-Tees care home

The former school cook was joined by family, friends, staff and pupils from St Therese Primary School, who presented her with homemade birthday cards.   Ingleby Barwick Town Mayor and Councillor Stefan Barnes also attended to wish Ethel a happy birthday on her centenary.   Carol Singleton, home manager at Ingleby Care Home, on Lamb […]

7th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Employee Motivation Day enjoyed by care home staff

Employee Motivation Day enjoyed by care home staff

STAFF in care homes across Teesside have been treated to a day of treats as part of Employee Motivation Day.   The national day encourages business across the UK to thank staff and demonstrate appreciation for their hard work.   Three cares homes in Stockton, all operated by the Hill Care Group, took part, including […]

8th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Care homes’ charity bag pack raises funds for dementia fight

Care homes’ charity bag pack raises funds for dementia fight

A CHARITY bag pack at a Teesside supermarket has raised over £700 for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Staff from four care homes in Stockton and Hartlepool took to the tills at Tesco to help shoppers with their packing.   The nurses, carers, activity coordinators and managers collected donations to help with the fight against dementia […]

7th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Certification recognises the Derbyshire based care home’s commitment to reduce falls

Certification recognises the Derbyshire based care home’s commitment to reduce falls

LONGMOOR Lodge Care Home has achieved the coveted Strictly No Falling certification from Age UK Derby and Derbyshire.   The award is supported by Derbyshire County Council and Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.   Strictly No Falling certification recognises the Derbyshire based care home’s commitment to reducing residents’ risk of falling.   The award […]

7th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Care homes across the north of England took part in the RPSB Big Garden Bird Watch

Care homes across the north of England took part in the RPSB Big Garden Bird Watch

BINOCULARS were at the ready for Hill Care home residents taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch.   Elderly residents at care homes across the north of England took stock of local bird life as part of the national survey.   Among those was 91-year-old John Walker, a resident at Mandale House Care […]

9th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Barnsley care home celebrates good rating

Barnsley care home celebrates good rating

DEANGATE care home is celebrating after being awarded a “Good” rating by regulator the Care Quality Commission.   The home, in Mapplewell, Barnsley, was awarded the second highest rating after carrying out an action plan of improvements following the last inspection.   Inspectors spoke with residents and family members who “told us they felt safe […]

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Hartlepool care home residents go digital and explore their history

Hartlepool care home residents go digital and explore their history

TABLET computers are helping elderly residents in Hartlepool explore their pasts and the history of the town.   Queens Meadow Care Home has been working with Equal Arts to teach the residents to use the handheld devices to carry out the research project.   A £10,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund helped the care […]

18th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Stockton World War II veteran recognised for his part in the “Arctic Convoys” in 1944

Stockton World War II veteran recognised for his part in the “Arctic Convoys” in 1944

RUSSIA has recognised a Teesside World War II veteran for services on the “Arctic Convoys” in 1944 – named the “worst journey in the world” by Winston Churchill.   93-year-old John Podzukites, who lives at Ingleby Care Home, Ingleby Barwick, has been awarded the Medal of Ushakov by the Russia Federation.   Born in South […]

4th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Hill Care homes raise over £1000 for Alzheimer’s Society

Hill Care homes raise over £1000 for Alzheimer’s Society

OVER £1,000 has been raised by three homes in the Hill Care Group as part of the national Alzheimer’s Memory Walk campaign.   In Nottingham, Longmoor Lodge Care Home raised £641.25 after staff and relatives pounded the pavements for the charity.   In Chesterfield, residents, relatives and staff from Barnfield and Holmewood Care Homes took […]

29th September 2016 | By | Reply More
Pupils’ mural unveiled by Mayor at Stockton on Tees care home

Pupils’ mural unveiled by Mayor at Stockton on Tees care home

THE MAYOR of Stockton-on-Tees officially unveiled a garden mural created by school pupils for elderly residents.   Mayor Councillor Ken Dixon was the guest of honour at the unveiling ceremony at The Beeches Care Home, Green Lane, Newtown.   The mural of colourful birds, flowers and butterflies was created by pupils from Stockton Riverside College […]

29th September 2016 | By | Reply More
Chesterfield care home charity walk for Alzheimer’s Society

Chesterfield care home charity walk for Alzheimer’s Society

A CHARITY sponsored walk through Chesterfield raised almost £300 for Alzheimer’s Society.   Staff and a relative from Holmewood Care Home, on Barnfield Close, trekked 8 miles to the city centre.   The walk ended at the home operator Hill Care’s head office on St. Mary’s Gate.   The group included care home staff Bradley […]

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