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Carer Kelly Arranges Bill's Day Out for Maud's Birthday

 What a special thing for a carer to do for Maud's 90th Birthday - Kelly Beeton was able to raise money, get a present from all the staff at the Belle Vue and organise this lovely day out, which meant so much to Maud and 'Bill' and their close friends.


Going home for the day;

Bill celebrates his wife's 90th Birthday with the rest of his family, he went with the assistance of a carer Kelly and was armed with flowers, chocolates, champagne and cards for his wife . 

William Ludlow (Bill as we call him) has been at the Belle Vue Lodge since August 2011, his wife Maud visits the home regularly and has struck up a nice friendship with Kelly.




Pictured Right Maud and Bill, with special carer and friend Kelly. They all had a wonderful day together.



Maud remembers her Bill as a lovely caring and attentive husband - A true gentleman. 

They have had a very happy life together

An emotional day out as family and friends recall bygone times and enjoy Williams visit back home.


Posted on 23 Jun 2014
Activities Abound at Canal Vue

The central lounge at Canal Vue proves to be a great activities area for the residents as you will see;


Inspiration from Care Home Assistant Marie Martin provided the impetus for the residents to get painting - plant pots, which isn't easy.  Arthur and Mary (pictured right)  really enjoyed it, creating brightly coloured pots, this proved to be a great success. 


Most of the residents loved it, it did get a bit messy and we had to put aprons on! They all had a good go, even if it was hard for some of them.  I think Mary, Arthur & ~Beryl like it the most!  said Activities Coordinator Daniel


Painted Pots pictured below with the Erewash Canal backdrop.



Games are a great activity too and are really good for the thought process, especially dominos. As you can see from those pictured on the right, they are really concentrating.

There are about 6 who really like dominos, so we have a few games most days and they also like sitting round a table and rolling the football to and from each other, which is surprisingly good for the coordination.

Daniel who is both co-ordinator and carer studied sports development.

 Plenty of quiet relaxing areas are available for those who would just like to sit and watch the Canal go by, such as the comfortable garden lounge with the lovely gold chairs.    

Posted on 13 Jun 2014
D Day Celebrations with All the Gear at Park House!

Residents were treated to a whole display of authentic army gear as part of the Park House Celebrations;


One of our newest residents Marion, invited her son Jonathan Whyley to come share his interest in World War II memorabilia with the other residents.

Care Home Manager Marie Duke-Parker tries the gun for size and resident Pat is delighted to join in and pose with Jonathan.

Senior Carer Andrew Good gets ready for the D Day Celebrations at Park House, as he prepares to share some genuine props with the residents. Andrew used to garden for a Flight Engineer who worked on the Lancaster Bombers in India, he then donated the gear.

This proved to be a great reminiscence day for many to share memories, looking at pictures and army gear, as they recalled their days in action or what they were doing in Nottingham at the time of the D Day landings. Andrews own father was in the parachute regiment and landed in France.

Below, Andrew checks out the rifle.

A great display of mementos of the war created a lot of interest for the residents.







The tables looked great as the residents enjoyed their D Day tea party.

They were further engaged by entertainer Colin Jackson with songs from the bygone era and of course Vera Lyn 'numbers' were very popular.

Right Pat joins in the dancing, Andrew shows that he can not only 'Care', but dance as well!






Posted on 09 Jun 2014
Sunday Songs Entertain - from Take 5 Choir

The Take 5 Choir treat the Park House residents to a Sunday Sing-a-Long;

A mixture of musicals, '60's songs and current hits delighted the residents and lifted their spirits as only live music can do.

The sounds of the Everly Brothers and a Soprano Solo - 'I Could have Danced all Night' were especially popular.

One residents grandson remarked ' My Gran who used to love going to church and hearing the singing really enjoyed listening to a live choir again' 


Below are our 3 Eastgate superstar singers; Clare McNuff, (Belle Vue) Sue Clifford (Operations Manager) & Marie Martin (Canal Vue) who are 'active' participants in the Take 5 choir, lead by Tanya.

We hope to make this a regular Sunday event at our care homes, now we know how much it is enjoyed by our residents' said Operations Manager Sue Clifford.



Posted on 30 May 2014
Canal Clean up Crew Stop for Tea at Canal Vue

This scenic spot on the Erewash Canal is improved for all the local residents when the Erewash Canal Society visit for the Spring Clean.


Our residents are able to enjoy a more 'litter-free' view as the team pick up an unbelievable amount of plastic and other rubbish that has been dropped or collects in the vegetation on the banks of the Erewash.


Canal Vue's staff show their appreciation and play host to the Erewash Canal Society.





The team in action below, doing a great job tidying up along the canal bank, trimming trees and undergrowth.





The Team enjoy their well earned cup of tea and scone as they don't very often  get these treats on work parties!



Erewash Canal Society help check the spring growth, so that the canal isn't overgrown and residents can walk along at this popular spot.






Work along the Canal Side enhances this lovely spot and really makes it more pleasant for all those in the vicinity and the work of the Erewash Canal Preservation Society is much appreciated.

'We were pleased to be able to host the working party on this Friday in May and the work they do is very important to our residents who 'look out' daily on this stretch of water'

Marie Martin - Eastgate's Support Manager at Canal Vue



Posted on 23 May 2014
Multi-talented New Starter at Canal Vue

 Our latest recruit at Canal Vue can both Care and Coordinate - he is young and fit and gets on well with older people.

Daniel (left) trained in sports and leisure at West Bridgeford College, where he achieved great successes in both tennis and hockey.

He brings his agility and energy levels to share with Marie Martins team at Canal Vue. Daniel also has some experience in caring and lots of ideas for a variety of activities.

We look forward to hearing about his exploits in the coming months and what our new residents 'get up to' in this great care home setting.

Posted on 02 May 2014
Residents Enjoy Boots Pamper & Art at Park House Bulwell

A band of 20 volunteers from the Boots head office in Nottingham joined our Park House residents for a day of pampering, arts and crafts and socialising.

 The team treated the ladies to luxurious manicures and hand massages, which made them feel so special some even said they felt like a celebrity for the day!



Art which all could join in with, accessible stencilling enabling painting and montage to encourage creativity too.



The gentlemen residents declined any pampering - feeling they were 'beautiful enough' but chose to play board games and help out with the painting instead. Its fair to say that a good time was had by all! 


Boots staff said;

It was an absolute privilege to join you all for the day. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, whilst also feeling like we had brought smiles to so many of the residents faces. Some of your residence have the most incredible stories and it was a pleasure to sit with them and listen.


 One lady told me about her undying love for Elvis Presley, so we sat chatting in her room whilst playing some of his songs on my iPod. Its surprising how something so seemingly simple can bring so much joy! We will definitely be back!



Eastgate is very pleased to have the Boots Community team to visit and bring joy and interactivity. It really was a lovely day and we have some great art stencils on the walls to remind us of the visit. We look forward to welcoming them back sometime soon. 


Posted on 31 Mar 2014
Book Your Room With a Vue Now - at Ilkeston

A fabulous day saw the opening of the latest Eastgate Nursing Dementia Carehome - Canal Vue at Ilkeston, on Friday.

The sun shone through on this great location - as the Mayor of Erewash and local MP Jessica Lee joined our many other guests and started the opening.

Canal Vue, Awsworth Rd, llkeston, Derby DE7 8JF


To book your room with a Vue - call Care Home Manager Kirsty Carter on; Mobile - 07436 583635.

Everyone enjoyed taking a look at this development with its unique décor, spacious lounges and rooms over looking the



 Now taking enquiries for residents.
 Call 0115 979 1234 Option for Canal Vue  email kirsty.carter@eastgatecare.co.uk




Posted on 02 Mar 2014
Variety is the Spice of Life at Melbourne House

Activities really are key to daily life at Melbourne House.

We have a range of activities planned by Activities Co-ordinator Charise, the following pictures capture the great contrast available, from relaxing and pamper to thought provoking art;


Hands R Us visited Melbourne House to make our lady residents feel good.

There's nothing like a bit of pampering to make you smile as borne out by our residents here.

Nail painting and hand massage, plus a goodie bag for your pampering bits!


Note the nicely varnished nails too!


City College visit the home with their art programme weekly and encourage use of all sorts of 'media'

This week it is time for pottery and pebble painting.

Maureen Marriott shows how this pastime can be very involving, as she is really concentrating to the full here.


 Irene also concentrates  hard here to decorate her pebbles.

All this helps you live longer - see the next Melbourne House story with our latest Centenarian.
Posted on 21 Feb 2014
Grand Opening with Style at Park House - Bulwell, Nottingham

The Lord Mayor of Nottingham - Councillor Merlita Bryan and Councillors Morris and Hartshorne, joined us for the opening of the New Dementia Care Wing at Park House.  


The Mayor said 'It is a family place, welcoming to and for families and it has been made to look so attractive too' she remarked.

On this special occasion the Lord Mayor opened the proceedings, (pictured left cutting the ribbon, to pronounce the home open, with Eastgate's Operations Manager, Sue Clifford)....

Following a tour of the 'old & the new' building, which included meeting the residents at lunch, helping with the washing up and visiting residents in their rooms!




Care Home manager Jacqui Inglis  welcomed everyone to the lovely spacious new wing at Park House, with 17 en-suite rooms.


 'Everyone has remarked on the outstanding style that we have here and we look forward to welcoming our new residents and offering our special level of Gold Standard Care' said Jacqui



(pictured with the Gold Standard Quality award below, which Park house received in 2013)



A range of professionals, suppliers and working partners joined us for this special occasion - Arts, Pharmaceutical,  Adult Services, Carers & Law personnel  - a great cross section showed interest as

Guest speaker - lead from the Nottingham City Dementia Outreach team - shared her knowledge about dementia and the services available from this pioneering facility in the city.

The 'Outreach' team helps with early diagnosis of dementia, which can mean that individuals receive more appropriate treatment and thus experience better daily life. We were all better informed about the roles performed and the offerings available.

After which guests were able to enjoy lunch, home made delicacies (prepared by Lesley the Park House cook - pictured) mingle and have a look at the new facilities.





Wide corridors join the spacious bedrooms, which all have their own large en-suite facilities. A huge L shaped lounge with a glass frontage, gives great visibility of the surroundings and makes the whole unit

bright and attractive. Easy access enables individuals to move through to the lime-green dining area.This will provide superb much needed extra care facilities with access to the experienced - Gold Standard Park House Nursing Team.

Pictured below one of the colour co-ordinated spacious new rooms.






The new reception area provides great visibility of the home and will be a pleasant working environment too.

Jacqui looking comfortable at work, pictured with receptionist and Co-ordinator Caroline Downing in their lovely new surroundings. Caroline was kept busy at the opening showing guests around the premises.





Posted on 10 Feb 2014

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