Care, Compassion & Companionship

Archive for June, 2015

Just because you have grandkids does not mean you cannot dance grandma… Enjoy!! happy!!

A video from an American supported living facility. We are planning on making our own version of this… Families are welcome to join in the project….

 

 

Dance Class at the Vicarage Court Care home

At the Vicarage Court Care, we run many weekly classes for the residents. These include dance, tai chi, gardening, memory books and “Sing yourself happy”. Families as well as residents can participate in these classes.

These operate across the units, so that those on the Forget Me Not unit , plus the residential and nursing can join in.

Below is a scene from a recent dance class.

From todays class….

 

The Great Easter Party…..

The residents and staff at Vicarage Court care home love their parties. This year the Easter one did not disappoint in any way. The residents favourite celebrity singer, Alf Berry, from Hull got the residents in the dancing mood. Residents from all units joined in….

The Party included a large buffet, stalls and a raffle.

Below are videos and pictures of the residents and staff having some fun.

 

“Sweet Caroline”

Some more classics…..

The finale has to be “You Never Walk Alone”

Ethel winning her prize in the raffle….

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Easter performance by local schoolchildren

As many of you know, Vicarage Court Care home has many partnerships with local schools and colleges. On 26th March 2015, local schoolchildren performed for the residents at the care home as part of the Easter festivities.

The performance was enjoyed by the residents and the children had an opportunity to interact with residents. Below is a short video of the performance.

 

 

Pictures from Christmas day

My apologies, as I have not updated the blog for all of the things we have done at the care home this year. So today, my aim is upload as much of it as possible. Below are the pictures on Christmas day 2014. My 5 year old son and my 9 year old daughter came in and distributed xmas presents to all the staff and residents.

Enjoy the pictures………..

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5 star rating achieved again…..

On the 10th march 2015, the care home had the annual visit from Environmental Health. The care home once again achieved its 5 star rating for Scores on the Doors.

The care home has continuously had the highest environmental health rating for the last 9 years. Well done to Julie, Christine and all the team.

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Live music event …… enjoyed by all.

As part of National Care home Open day, last Friday we hosted The Manchester Trio. They have played at the care home before, but this time they brought some friends.

It was lovely music. Residents came from all the units into the large main lounge. Below is video and some pictures. It was a very enjoyable day.

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Barbara, the whole story

I will be sharing a few videos. The aim is enhance knowledge of staff and families.

Below is a very powerful video showing the experience of a resident who has dementia from her perspective.

I personally found it very moving and emotional. While the movie is based around experiences in a hospital, but it has lessons that carehome staff can learn.

In the Person centered training course that I do, I cover many aspects of dementia care that I learned from Tom Kitwood when I did my Dementia Care Mapping course.

Our aim should always be to ensure in every shift that you work to bring light into the lives of all of our residents. Ensure meaningful and positive interactions so that they want to live, achieve, enjoy the next phase of their lives in this care home.

Please take time to watch this video. I watched in many times to learn as much as I can from it.

Regards

Mr J Singh,

 

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