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A Day in the Life of Care Home - Park House

Often staff behind the scenes do not get the acknowledgements that they deserve, but a recent review raised some very positive points for the hard working team at Park House;

Relative Jackie showed her appreciation recently of the staff and facilities at Park House.

I thought this would be a difficult time for both of us, but he settled in straight away. We have had no problems, he is happy when I visit. He is always well-dressed and smart, I find the staff helpful and caring.
Activities are provided through the week and there is a regular hairdresser on site. 

My father moved to Park House in August 2016.

Having finished cleaning and tidying the dining room at Park House, Domestic Assistant - Christine (below) has time to engage with the residents en route to her next area..........

Unsung heroes of the work place, our domestic assistants provide the operational 'backbone' for the smooth running of the homes. All these tasks are really important to our residents and the staff have to have an understanding of residents needs. Pictured below Rosanna, happy at work, in the laundry.

Its a busy day at the home when the hairdressers come to call. Kerry and Carol like their 'salon' here at Park House. 'It makes the residents feel good to get their hair done - ladies and gents too and it is rewarding to make people feel good in this way' said Kelly.

Theres always plenty of activities and this one was particularly stimulating, testing the geographical memory - at this instant.....Name countries beginning with R ...........Despite it being a lovely spring day there was a bitter wind so our residents mostly were happy with the snug and activities indoors.

Nurse Ida takes a moment after lunch to write- up the important care plans.....

I did see one resident wrapped in a blanket enjoying the newly sprung daffodils, in a sheltered spot.

While the gardeners get the outdoors ready for some warmer spring sunshine, planters to be filled, leaves to be raked etc.

These outdoor areas are well used by our residents and they really appreciate the planting and sensory elements provided. In addition a lot of outside activities are scheduled by coordinator Karen, the staff like to get outdoors too.

Grasses provide colour, light and texture even during the winter months.

Cook Anne is appreciated for her baking skills.


Posted on 22 Mar 2017
Pamper, Polish and Party - all at Belle Vue

What a wonderful combination of activities, Co-ordinator Roxie put together for the residents at Belle Vue.....

Getting stuck in straight away with a mud pack, residents actively participate in their very own pamper day  (excuse the pun)

Pretty in Pink - Pats Nails get the treatment too.


.......Somebodys got to peel the spuds - ready for the next event, its good everyone can get involved ...............

A smorgasbord of delights as Sylvia gets to taste  the delicacies of polish food.

Fruit is also on the menu and what a marvellous selection at the exotic fruit tasting afternoon.

Nibbles and a pint also go down well with this gent.

Guys 80th Birthday party was held in the Belle Vue atrium with all  friends from his floor and inevitably cake was on the menu - a great social space for dining, activities and parties.

Afternoon tea looks good too ...........

In the line of duty, Roxie was able to organise a couples  'get together' for Cyril to have a dinner date with his wife, who resides at a different home. 


Roll on the spring when we can make the most of the outdoors and party in the garden.... 

....who wouldnt want to live here......?




Posted on 24 Feb 2017
Musicality Reaches the Right Note at Alexandra House

The pleasure of music, once again, flows throughout Alexandra House in two different strands, rounded off with a Valentines tea;

Nora who will be 99 next month  came to stay with us, as a permanent resident last month and she was very anxious at first and said she would miss her piano so much. We asked if she would like to share the piano with us, so we arranged collection and it is now in place in the lounge where she spends most of her day. The other residents enjoy some live music too and Norah plays to a high standard, by ear. It is extra special when church visitors come and all can sing along

The lovely children from Brooklea Hills School came along to sing for us. Singing songs with their very big voices! Pictured with Sheila

Jane their teacher said they loved every minute of it and are looking forward to visiting us again soon. We think Sheila enjoyed it too!

Its good to round off the music with some Valentines tea, the ladies look lovely in their bright colours. Just to show that the gents can enjoy Valentines tea too! those lovely eclairs help. Nancy said 'it reminded her of being in Bettys tea rooms in Harrogate'

Alexnandra House a great place to call home ...... 

Another tea is planned for next month, china cups at the ready…… 

Posted on 17 Feb 2017
Creativity for the Chinese New Year

Preparation for the Chinese New Year gets underway with Creative Co-ordinator Debra at Alexandra House, Eastwood;

Debra introduces the Chinese language to the residents to make a New Years sign at Alexandra House June and Mavis get organised  to create the dragon....

.............looking pleased with their creation.

More Chinese Cookie tales to follow.

Creativity is key to keeping the mind active and our residents love taking part (most of them!)


Below, Carer Denise has time for a chat after all that creativity.


Posted on 26 Jan 2017
Sing, Sing, Sing for Alexandra House Music Lovers

A great range of singers and musicians visited Alexandra House during December bringing music to the ears of residents.

Many thanks to all the performers visiting us, providing great entertainment and linking us with our community.

Priory Infant School brought their lovely young voices along to serenade us with Christmas carols Brindsley Choir sing out loud and strong, raising the roof in the lounge and raising spirits of all within hearing distance.



Eastwood academy came along and sang carols, performed scenes from  Grinch, dancing from the Wizard of Oz. A brilliant day was had by all.

Topping off the activities with Christmas fare and sharing with visitors.





Below Activities Coordinator Debra organises a shopping trip for Mavis.

Derek, Mavis, June and Eleanor helped make the wreath above from baubles and also some decorations for the tables. Its great we can all be involved and residents love to take part too.

Posted on 20 Dec 2016

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