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Deserved Thanks for Park House Staff, Bulwell

It's really good to know that our staff are greatly appreciated for their thoughtfulness, by relatives. It is difficult to quantify, but great to know that we are doing some good, so I am sharing this with you; Well done to the hard working caring team, at Park House.

 

Posted on 25 Apr 2018
Goodbye to Lisa At Belle Vue Lodge

We wish Lisa Crewe all the 'best' and a big thank you for her years of service as Manager at the Eastgate Care 59 bed, Dementia Care Home in Mapperley.

Lisa received many testimonials of thanks from relatives grateful for the care given at the home.

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Lisa participated in many of the events .......................

pictured the popular barn dance ...........

 

Posted on 09 Apr 2018
Family prefer Park House, Bulwell on BBC Hospital Documentary

Park House, Bulwell, is the preferred Care Home on the BBC 2 HOSPITAL Documentary

.....................regarding the plight of NHS Trust and QMC Nottingham.

Sorry we couldn't help Mavis as our Dementia Unit was full at that time. We always try and accommodate new residents where possible and work with the discharge staff at the QMC, to find space at our homes. What a difficult job the hospital staff had during the last crisis and not very pleasant for the elderley either.

What a great job Care Home Manager, Michelle Stevenson and her team do at Park House, often ......

'the care home of choice'

See news story of 'well earned accolades' - what our residents and relative really think of us. 

 

Park House - Home for 70 residents, with dementia wing.

 

Posted on 29 Mar 2018
Staff at Park House, Bulwell, receive well earned Accolades

 

Lovely words of thanks to Care Home Manager, Michelle Stevenson and the team at Park House

Posted on 29 Mar 2018
New Status for Stylish Canal Vue at Ilkeston

The stylish Canal Vue Care Home is to become a residential home offering dementia care. The home is ideally placed for residents, with scenic views, of the Erewash Canal, and close to Ilkeston town centre.

 

The purpose built 3-storey building, with accommodation for up to 68 people, has spacious lounge areas for relaxing and activities. Attractive décor creates bright living areas with themed areas providing specific stimulation around reminiscences, a subject or lifestyle,  all adding to a comfortable living.

 


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'We feel that this is an opportunity to utilise this special location at Canal Vue, to offer a high standard of residential care' 

 

Canal Vue Home Manager

 

The dining experience is part of daily life, home cooked food is a high priority, with a varied menu to suit all tastes and special dietary needs.


A variety of activities are scheduled daily, our receptive staff are receptive to individual needs and abilities and are keen to provide interaction and encourage involvement.

'Although moving Dad into residential care was a very difficult decision and we'd both had a rough few months, the staff at Canal Vue made it as easy as it could possibly have been. They took time to get to know him and he settled very quickly thanks to their patience and care. In all of his time there he felt safe, loved and important and you can't ask for any more than that. I was always made to feel welcome and I never doubted that he was in safe, caring hands. I would recommend Canal Vue to anyone and everyone who is looking for a warm refuge for an elderly relative.' 

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'We feel that this is an opportunity to utilise this special location at Canal Vue, to offer a high standard of residential care' 

Canal Vue Home Manager

Posted on 14 Mar 2018
Pending Fire Incident Averted by quick acting Steph at Canal Vue, Ilkeston

Beyond the call of duty as Stephanie ‘steps in’ to take control of the situation, highlighting the benefits of training and procedures.

 

Canal Vue Care Home, had a potential fire incident contained within record time, as Training and Development Manager for Eastgate Care, Stephanie Johnson, arrived at the Ilkeston Care Home, at 8 am last Tuesday. 'I realised straight away that this wasn’t a test drill and undertook the procedures necessary to move our residents to safety' said Stephanie.

 

The alarm system activated enabling Stephanie to identify on the control panel, that smoke was in the laundry area, she then managed the resources to control the situation.  The Housekeeper isolated the supply of gas and electricity from the area, a senior carer called the fire brigade and Stephanie took charge of the 'horizontal evacuation' of 3 storey Canal Vue.  Residents were moved to the isolation area away from the hazard, behind two fire doors. This time it was a case of smoke coming from a drier and which was contained and no fire identified.

3 fire tenders and police arrived to find the situation under control and Stephanie was identified as ' A member of staff who excelled under extreme pressure, with calm focused effective direction and management of a potentially life threatening circumstance'

 

Eastgate invests in training and leadership and has a dedicated Fire and Safety Manager, the benefits of which have been highlighted on this occasion. Procedures were followed in line with  training and this was clearly theory in practice and safety in care, with a potential disaster avoided.

Posted on 06 Mar 2018
The Pleasure of Sharing Cakes at Alexandra House, Eastwood

The visit once again, from the children of Brookhill Leys School at Eastwood, brought great joy to our residents at Alexandra House;  it was popular with the children also, as you will see ... !

Good news travels fast

 

- the children visiting Alexandra House from Brookhill Leyes School have told their fellow pupils about the exciting weekly visits - and by the reaction it is good news!

One of the Children who hasn't visited yet wanted to know

'When can we go miss'

 

Did you see our story in the Ilkeston Advertiser in the Community News Section.?

Decorating cakes to share with the residents went down so well.

 

.......................................so much enjoyment.

Its all about creating and sharing..........

Presenting, eating and sharing, just a delight....

Alexandra House, a place called home for our residents and a home for sharing ..........

What a great picture.....didnt they do well!

 

Posted on 28 Feb 2018
Forging Strong School Links at Eastwood Care Home

We are pleased to announce our new venture as we link to local Brookhill Leys Primary & Nursery School:

Alexandra House is renowned for its close association with the local community and in particular the links with the young people of Eastwood. This has helped forge the close ties with the local School and initiate the new project.

A lot of the residents are not mobile and it is a real treat when youngsters visit from schools, brownies and choirs; they are all joyous sharing occasions. 

The aim of this new venture allows and encourages young children to interact with our residents and for the children to engage with caring for others and learn about the past. Our overall objective is to generate enjoyment, learning and communication across the age groups.  

 

Research shows that developing relationships between the elderly and the young benefits the wellbeing of both parties and we have certainly found this to be true.
 
 
‘’The children visit every Monday and it is like a breath of fresh air, tumbling into the home!’’ Said the care-home manager.
 
 Activities Coordinator- Debbie Bonser spearheaded the project with the Head Teacher of the school, Mrs Sainsbury and class teacher Charlotte.
 

Alexandra House is a place called home, for the 38 residents

 

‘’I've wanted to make this connection for many years. My career began with the elderly and I understand passionately the importance of this communication between the children and the residents of Alexandra House’  confirmed Matthew.R. Whitfield – Eastgate Care’s Operations Manager.

 
This sharing partnership has already started. Verbal communications are strengthening and we are now into week three. The children come running noisily into Alexandra House. The traditional ‘snakes and ladders’ gets everyone excited, and other games such as Connect 4 prove popular too. A relaxed chat session about ‘what happened on the week-end’ created an exchange of ideas with fruit and refreshment concluding the visits. 
 

 

'We are all  pleased with the outcome. The residents are thoroughly enjoying the children’s company and we have made the children a thank you card.' Said Debbie, pictured below;

 

 
 
 
 
 

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Posted on 09 Feb 2018
Could You Fulfil this Important New Role?

Important new role at Eastgate Care - Recruitment Manager


An opportunity to develop your Career, by helping others develop theirs...............

Join the Eastgate Management Team - go to Job Vacancies

 Click for jobs!

on our home page http://eastgatecare.co.uk/staff-vacancies.php

 

Posted on 30 Jan 2018
Park House- 'the place to be'

Park House is fast becoming the preferred choice for many relatives, as word about the 'special' care offered spreads in the community;

Sister Joan takes time to pen a thank you card to all the staff at Park House. Its good to know that staff are thoroughly appreciated.

 

'Park house staff continue to forge good relationships with outside professionals, in the community, and it is great to know that at last they are getting the recognition they deserve'.

Operations Manager

 

Posted on 29 Jan 2018

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