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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
Welcome - Kirsty comes to Canal Vue

Welcome to our latest addition - Care Home Manager - Kirsty Carter - who has joined the Canal Vue Team in February,


   ..................................bringing with her over 16 years experience within the care home environment. Throughout her career Kirsty has always shown commitment and dedication to her vocation, which Kirsty feels is imperative in the running of a care home.

She believes that being sympathetic and understanding of the needs of the elderly and their families is a key part of running a successful home. We look forward to working with Kirsty and welcoming our new residents to Canal Vue.


.....................Now lots to do to get ready for the grand opening at the end of the month.


Opening February 28th 2014


Call 0115 979 1234

Or email Marie—marie@eastgatecare.co.uk

to arrange a visit



Canal Vue, Awsworth Rd, llkeston,

Derby DE7 8JF


Public Open Days

Saturday 1st—Sunday 2nd March

12 – 4 pm

Posted on 31 Jan 2014
A Very Successful CQC report at Alexandra House

We are delighted and proud to announce that Alexandra House Care Home at Eastwood received excellent results from their recent CQC inspection, which assesses how we are meeting their standards.


 The CQC inspection looks at the level of care and support we offer our residents across a range of principles.

The CQC monitors the essential standards of quality and safety and covers 16 standards ranging from appropriate care, safety, staffing, and nutrition through to equipment suitability.


Alexandra House were commended for their infection control & tissue viability and they received a 'glowing report'  for their attention to dignity.

Showing a commitment to nutrition and hydration in conjunction with a new range of menus has aided the focus on resident’s dietary needs.

‘Alex House’ has an impressive track record in assessing resident’s needs and we are especially good at providing a ‘home from home’ with daily prepared fresh food.

We are also tops at laundry - but we weren't measured on that!



Assistant Care Home Manager Sally Barry & Operations Manager Sue Clifford.



Pictured Care Home Manager Marie with the Mayor of Eastwood, at the very popular 'Alex House' summer fayre.



 ‘We have a lot of contented and comfortable residents at our Care Home, this is their home and we are their family, it is great that we have received such successful results in this assessment to reflect the huge daily efforts from all the staff’ 

Said Care Home Manager – Marie Duke-Parker


Posted on 20 Jan 2014

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