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Ideal Carehomes expand portfolio with Leicestershire site

Ideal Carehomes expand portfolio with Leicestershire site

Ideal Carehomes will expand its portfolio of care homes following the acquisition of a site in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire.  The new state-of-the-art care home, named Mountview, has been secured from specialist care home developer, LNT Care Developments.  Ideal Carehomes currently operates 15 homes totalling 876 beds.  Mountview will take the total bed count to 942 with […]

21st July 2017 | By | Reply More
A veteran of the Burma War has celebrated his 100th birthday with friends and family

A veteran of the Burma War has celebrated his 100th birthday with friends and family

A veteran of the Burma War has celebrated his 100th birthday last month at his home in Hindley, Wigan.  Fred Edwards, who resides at Ash Tree House care home, turned 100 on 26th June and celebrated with his family and friends, fellow veterans and the Mayor and Mayoress of Wigan.  Fred was born during the […]

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Sale singer performs old favourites with his Grandfather for care home residents

Sale singer performs old favourites with his Grandfather for care home residents

Popular Sale singer, Matt Bailey, visited a care home with his Grandfather last month to deliver an emotional performance for Care Home Open Day.  Matt, and his Grandfather, George Rudden, performed several old favourites, including Cry Me A River, much to the delight of residents and guests at De Brook Lodge residential and dementia care […]

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Pottery class inspires Arnold residents on Care Home Open Day

Pottery class inspires Arnold residents on Care Home Open Day

Residents from Coppice Lodge care home in Arnold were inspired by a pottery class during one of the biggest events of the care home calendar last week, Care Home Open Day.  The UK wide initiative has an emphasis on the importance of connecting care home residents with local communities, developing lasting relationships and encouraging intergenerational […]

27th June 2017 | By | Reply More
York care home residents go ‘back to school’ at pop-up restaurant

York care home residents go ‘back to school’ at pop-up restaurant

Residents at Ebor Court care home in Nether Poppleton, York, took a trip down memory lane and went ‘back to school’ at their latest pop-up restaurant.  Staff dressed up and got into the spirit of the evening whilst residents reminisced about favourite meals from their childhood.  Ebor Court, which is operated by Ideal Carehomes, understands […]

19th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Ideal Carehomes prepare for Care Home Open Day

Ideal Carehomes prepare for Care Home Open Day

Residents and staff from each Ideal care home are getting ready to open their doors to the community for National Care Home Open Day on Friday 16th June.  The day is a UK wide initiative, with emphasis on the importance of connecting care home residents with local communities, developing lasting relationships and encouraging intergenerational rapport.  […]

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Arnold care home hosts a fun day to raise money for Cancer Research UK

Arnold care home hosts a fun day to raise money for Cancer Research UK

Coppice Lodge care home in Arnold have hosted a fun day to raise money for Cancer Research UK, in association with the Cancer Research shop on Front Street.  The staff went all out to provide a memorable day for their residents and guests, with various stalls, raffles, cakes, face painting and pamper sessions on offer.  […]

2nd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Sutton-in-Ashfield’s newest care home welcomes first resident

Sutton-in-Ashfield’s newest care home welcomes first resident

Sutton-in-Ashfield’s newest care home, Kingfisher Court, has officially welcomed its first resident.  Betty Banbury, who has lived in the local area all her life, moved in last month and has been settling into her new home well. Kingfisher Court was officially opened by Rtd Lt Col Keith Seddon MBE and Betty enjoyed welcoming all the […]

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Mayor of Kirklees enjoys a trip down Memory Lane at Dewsbury care home

Mayor of Kirklees enjoys a trip down Memory Lane at Dewsbury care home

The Mayor of Kirklees and his wife took a trip down Memory Lane last week when they visited Ashworth Grange residential and dementia care home in Dewsbury for a pop-up restaurant event.  The Mayor, who is a regular visitor to the home, was invited by residents and staff to the monthly event which recreates an […]

2nd May 2017 | By | Reply More
Newark care home residents rediscover their green fingers during ‘National Gardening Week’

Newark care home residents rediscover their green fingers during ‘National Gardening Week’

Staff at Bowbridge Court care home in Newark have been helping residents to rediscover their green fingers during National Gardening Week last week. Jean Gregory, who has lived at Bowbridge Court for just under a year, mentioned in a recent Social Committee Meeting how much she missed planting and pruning.  Jean, who is 88 years […]

27th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Castleford care home rated ‘Good’ by Care Quality Commission

Castleford care home rated ‘Good’ by Care Quality Commission

Newfield Lodge care home in Castleford has been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission in an inspection report published this week.  The home achieved the enviable rating in four key areas of care: safe, caring, responsive and well-led.  CQC made the unannounced visit on 28 February 2017.  Newfield Lodge, which receives a score of […]

21st April 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home residents enjoy ladies day out at Wakefield hotel

Care home residents enjoy ladies day out at Wakefield hotel

Three residents from Ashworth Grange care home in Dewsbury enjoyed a ladies day out, when they took a trip to the extravagant Waterton Park Hotel in Walton.  Joyce Booty, Doreen Tyas and Joan Burton relished the experience of being served cream tea in the formal lounge whilst looking over the well-manicured gardens. This is the […]

20th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Thirsk care home join forces to celebrate residents 100th birthday

Thirsk care home join forces to celebrate residents 100th birthday

 Residents and staff at Hambleton Grange care home in Thirsk joined forces to host a special tea party for Edna Frost, who turned 101 last month.  Edna and her friends and family enjoyed tea and cake to celebrate this milestone birthday. The event was a quiet affair this year, as Hambleton Grange went all out […]

11th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Newark care home staff surprise residents with Mother’s Day treat

Newark care home staff surprise residents with Mother’s Day treat

Three staff members at Bowbridge Court care home in Newark surprised their residents by creating a pop-up beauty spa to pamper the ladies as a special treat for Mother’s Day.  Ellie Preston, Chloe Preston and Rebecca Jex made their way to the home even though they were not due to work that day and turned […]

31st March 2017 | By | Reply More
Castleford care home supports dementia charity

Castleford care home supports dementia charity

Residents at Newfield Lodge care home in Castleford, made ‘Time for a Cuppa’ last week by hosting an event to raise money for Dementia UK.  The home threw open its doors to the local community for a tea party, providing hot drinks and home-made cakes from their award winning chef.  Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one […]

21st March 2017 | By | Reply More
Coventry resident celebrates 104th birthday at Herald Lodge

Coventry resident celebrates 104th birthday at Herald Lodge

Herald Lodge, which is operated by Ideal Carehomes, celebrated a milestone birthday for a special lady hosting an afternoon tea party in her honour.  Mabel Williamson, who is one of Coventry’s oldest residents, turned 104 on 6th February and enjoyed celebrating with her family and friends at the home.  Mabel had a whole day of […]

13th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Care assistant helps resident get started on local competition

Care assistant helps resident get started on local competition

A Care Assistant at Fairway View care home in Bulwell was ecstatic to win a competition to design a Chinese Dragon, after teaming up with resident, Winnie Twells.  Anita Bowling, who has worked at the home since October last year, saw details of the latest Ideal Carehomes’ competition and immediately thought of Winnie to help […]

10th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home festivities reunites long lost cousins

Care home festivities reunites long lost cousins

Two cousins were reunited last week at a local care home’s festive lunch, after losing touch with each other for over 30 years.   Alexandra Gilbert and Ena Cooper were both guests at a community lunch at Beaumont Hall in Beaumont Leys when they recognised each other.  The home was hosting the meal for local older people […]

30th December 2016 | By | Reply More
York care home opens its doors for festive lunch to help combat loneliness

York care home opens its doors for festive lunch to help combat loneliness

Ebor Court care home in York hosted a community Christmas lunch this week for local older people who may be lonely or isolated.  It is estimated that for 17% of older people, contact with family, friends and neighbours is less than once a week, and this is especially difficult during the Christmas period.  Ebor Court […]

21st December 2016 | By | Reply More
100th birthday celebrations with the odd half of lager!

100th birthday celebrations with the odd half of lager!

Lifelong Batley resident, Margaret McLoughlin, celebrated her 100th birthday last week at Lydgate Lodge care home on Soothill Lane, and the home ensured that her birthday was one to remember.  Margaret used to manage clubs in the local area with her husband Chris, and she puts her long life down to “the odd half of lager”! […]

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