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Fun, singing & laughter on Forget Me Not Unit

Residents on the “Forget Me Not Unit” had a fantastic day of fun, singing and laughter on Thursday 20th August. Special singer Kevin Kitchen sang for the residents and done his comedy sketches. Resident JM enjoyed his birthday and families joined in the festivities.

Resident MJ said, “it was lovely, we had so much fun. The singer got us all dancing….. ”

Further singers are booked for more parties. We have Alan Turner, who was an X-Factor finalist is back on Friday 9th October and Kevin Kitchen is back Monday 26th October.

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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….

 

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,

 

Become a Dementia Friend

We wish to encourage all residents families and staff to become Dementia friends.

Below is link to the website. Please watch the video and start using the resources to improve your understanding of dementia.

https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk

Bank Holiday Party pics!!

The residents in the Dementia unit had a bank holiday party at the beginning of May. Staff came specially in and enjoyed the day dancing with the residents. Below are some pics.

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Courses! Courses! Courses!

Congratulations to Natalie Thorpe, Jan Howes and Carol Askew,  who passed their courses on “Caring for People affected by Stroke”.

Congratulations to Linda Cadman who passed her course on “Dementia”.

Congratulations to  Jean Chilton and Claire Hennessey who passed their course on “Palliative Care”.

Congratulations to Maritess and Ronalynn who passed their course in “Medication”.

Congratulations to Maritess, Ronalynn and Christine Snowden, who passed their courses in “Food hygiene”

Congratulations to Natalie Thorpe, Sue Hodgeson, Kayleigh Ratcliffe, and Denise Poole, who have passed their “Health & Safety”.

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