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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
Page 3 girl at 103 - Eleanor at Alexandra House, Eastwood Advertiser

We are pleased to announce our oldest resident Eleanor, makes the headlines and page 3 also..

 

Posted on 04 Oct 2017
New Nurse Oana, makes her mark at Park House

Pictured nurse Oana Ecaterina Mosor receiving thank you flowers from relative Carole Bevan, who said what a lovely caring nature she had.

Oana is from Romania and has been working at Park House for just over 2 months, we are pleased to have her as part of our caring team.

Carole wanted to show her gratitude to staff at Park House and especially to nurse Oana for keeping her updated regularly about  her mum, Joyce who recently passed away.

Pictured below during happy times at the summer Fayre, Head of care, Kirsty Greet and Activities Coordinator, Karen Law. 

 

Park House is home to 70 residents in Bulwell, Nottingham, offering a range of care and with knowledge of end of life care and a separate dementia unit. 

Posted on 02 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
Bulwell Market Outing for Park House Residents

Activities Coordinator Karen Law and Carers from Park House, decide that a visit to Bulwell Central is a good way to enjoy the autumn colours;

...............& they could be right, as residents enjoy the scenery around the river Lean and feed the ducks, before going on to the market.

Pauline and Ethel like to do a bit of 'looking around' in town at the market

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The girls have worked up a thirst..........and get refreshed in Weatherspoons, Dorothy with daughter Carol, & Pauline.

These girls too; Stacey, her Mum and resident Ethel, sociably participating in the pub scene.

Head of Residential Care, Kirsty Greet has a laugh with resident Cliff.

Organiser Karen enters into the spirit of the outing as Ida clutches her hot chocolate......

 'Its good to get our residents out into the local community, they can see whats happening and they can feel part of Bulwell, where many of them grew up. We are so close to town that we can make the most of it'  said the Care Home Manager at Park House

Park House is a place called home for the 70 Residents in Bulwell

 

Posted on 22 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
Millie says farewell over 100 at Alex, Eastwood

Alexandra house said goodbye recently to a lovely lady who has been in our care for 4 years.

 

Millie Skinner celebrated her 100th birthday with us last year.

 

The family thanked all the staff here and praised the care and attention she has received over the years, saying she was extremely happy with us at Alexandra House.

Millie and her correspondance from the Queen.

Millie and her husband were keen ballroom dancers and once owned their own dance school, back in the day ! Keep on dancing MIllie !

 

Posted on 05 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
Alexandra House Pay their Respects to Home Residents

Two of our long-time residents parted from us at Alexandra House and we like to mark their passing, as they were both very much part of our family here;

Pat Gordon was raised in India, with her two sisters and liked to sit on the bench at Alexandra House and she became known as 'the Receptionist', she was a real character and liked to participate in activities with us.

Staff; Debra Bonser and Nurse Amanda were pleased to be able to attend the funeral in Aspley, on behalf of all the staff.

Pictured Pat with her family visitors, daughter and son, visiting from France earlier in the year.

The family mentioned how wonderful our home was and couldn't praise the staff enough for their care of Pat.

Pat pictured earlier in the year having enjoyed the entertainment of singer Amy, when she visited Alexandra House.

Activities Coordinator - Debbie Bonser, was able to attend the funeral of resident Violet, who was with us at Alexandra House for four years. 

Staff from Alex were mentioned for the amazing care that they were able to give Violet during her time with us.

 

Recent thanks were received from Keith Worgans family;

Thank you for all the excellent care and attention you gave Dad during his time with you. You saw him for the person he was and ensured he was treated with dignity and respect.

You all work so hardand make such a difference to all the lives you touch. We will always be truly grateful for all your support. You have an amazing home and we couldnt of hoped for a better place for Dad to spend his final days.' 

Alexandra House, a home from home for our residents......

 

Posted on 18 Aug 2017

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