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Enhanced Training to Assist with Nutrition at Eastgate Care Homes

Eastgate's Induction Training at the White Swan recently involved learning about Dysphagia; difficulty or discomfort in swallowing,

Lisa Nicholson, from medical company Nutricia visited to share her knowledge with our employees about nutrition and liquid intake and ways in which carers can help. 

Interactive exercises exemplified some of the difficulties that individuals with dysphagia may experience and how this can lead to dehydration.

'Some people with dysphagia  have problems swallowing certain foods or liquids, while others can't swallow at all.'

Lisa, who qualified as a nurse has first hand involvement in dealing with this and effectively explained some of the hazards and things we can do to help. She explained how the Nutricia range of products can be beneficial at different stages of dysphagia.

One new recruit noted,

'We all benefitted from the insightful delivery from Lisa and can see the benefits residents may be able to obtain from the fluids and nutritional supplements'

 

 

 

Posted on 05 Oct 2017
Oldest Resident Celebrates 103 At Alexandra House

Eleanor Rout reached the grand age of 103 and celebrated with friends and family at Alex. House in Eastwood;

 

Eleanor has shared several big birthdays with us, but we had a great gathering this time with we think our oldest resident ever! Eleanor's family came with sherry, cakes and refreshments and a fabulous time was had by all.

 

This meant party entertainment, we had a pianist called Jane come in and play some nice classical pieces, followed by some sing a long with on mother Kelly's doorstep and some good songs such from the sound of music.

Fabulous flowers, poster and cards.

Eleanor's daughter said 'how wonderful she is for her age and praised all the staff for all the hard work they do. She said her mum loves being at Alex house' 

Eleanor last year joining in with our activities.

........and we all know Eleanor to be a true character with some vivid stories of her working life in service! Eleanor received lots of flowers and chocolate from friends and relatives and said how much she had enjoyed her day.

Alexandra House, a place called home for our residents, with daily fun, warmth and caring.

 

 

 

Posted on 27 Sep 2017
Residents at Alexandra House See Tour of Britain speed through Eastwood

Residents enjoy an 'outing' to Hill Top to support the British Cyclists on tour;

 

120 of the world’s top cyclists raced a 175-kilometre stage from Mansfield to Newark-on-Trent, Notts. The route passed through Eastwood, where staff and residents were able to cheer our cyclists on at Wroughton Court Corner.

 

Nottinghamshire hosts an entire stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, during September, the UK’s premier road cycling race. The event visits Mansfield and Newark-on-Trent for the first time and we were lucky enough to view the spectacle.

 

 

Stan, Joyce, Nora, Doris, Michael and June had a fabulous time cheering the cyclists on their route, taking in; Hucknall, Gedling and the grounds of Newstead Abbey and the centre of Southwell.

 

 

Activities Coordinator Debbie said, 'Its good to be able to get our residents out in the air to see such excitement, staff appreciated it too and it makes us feel a part of the community and keeps us in contact with national events.'

Alexandra House,a  part of the local community

Posted on 08 Sep 2017
Best Fundraising Event at Canal Vue Fayre

We had a very successful summer fayre at Canal Vue, with water festival visitors stopping by.....


Activities Coordinator, Louise Chadwick staged a great event for all to enjoy at Canal Vue

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Warmth and friendship for shared times at the summer fayre.

Jan & Hazel, Fellowship on the Waterways, take time from their narrow boat to visit the residents for a cuppa.

Lots of entertainment and activities & of course gorgeous cakes from all our super cooks ....

We raised over £700's for the residents fund and would like to thank all the people who helped us by donating, plus family, friends and staff for making this event a real attraction;

Sir John Warren - Ilkeston, Mundy Arms - Marlpool, Boots -Ilkeston, Domino's - Ilkeston, Studio 5

In addition to; Many donations from residents families.

Donations from our staff.

Special donation from our lovely resident Tony Wilkinson's 2 grand daughters .

 

Boaters happy to stop by and see what happens at Canal Vue.....

Posted on 29 Aug 2017
Summer Fayre and IWA Water Festival at Canal Vue, Ilkeston

End of summer bonanza, dual event at Canal Vue, come and join us;

Lovely Louise, our Activities Coordinator at Canal Vue will be arranging some great entertainment on Saturday. it will be a great atmosphere, come rain or shine ...........

A place called home to our residents and a great place for an afternoon party or a cup of tea!

 

Posted on 21 Aug 2017

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