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Long Service leads to Top Care at Park House

A carers story .................

Park House Top Carer - Ruth Woodward

Ruth is from Bulwell, Nottingham and has worked for Eastgate Care, at Park House, for over 20 years, completing all her care training with the company. Care work started as a child minder, to fit in with raising a family, nurturing and helping individuals came naturally and although Ruth has qualification for senior care positions she prefers to stay with the rudimentary care that she loves. Working for Eastgate has meant a secure, stable income for two decades, with consistent training and updates over the years.  What matters to Ruth, in the home, is that the residents are given quality daily care and understanding by their carer.

‘I especially enjoy end of life care and making a difference to my residents, who become as important to me as my own family – remember I often spend more time with my residents than my family. In the early days the flexible hours helped me as a parent and I have not wanted a change of career since then as I love my job.’

Ruth has known many residents during her career at Park House, some of whom come to stay for what they believe would be a short time and who are still happily with us many years later. One such resident is Ian who has lived at Park House now for 12 years; when he first arrived he would only drink water and lie in bed, special attention from Ruth and the other team members meant that Ian very gradually ate a little more, they helped him build up strength, aided healing sores, so that eventually Ian was able to sit up in bed and subsequently use a wheelchair to get out into the Park House garden, which he now enjoys at all times of year.

Pictured right; Ruth with Ian who had a sponsored shave to raise money for the local childrens hospice

Ruth said, I consider Park House my home and the people here are my extended family.  I help prepare a clean room for my residents, so they feel at home and loved and I help new employees by sharing my experience with them.’ Who wouldn’t want Ruth to look after themselves or their family?

For anyone wondering about a career in care it really can offer you flexibility, stability and a rewarding job, for those who care.

Ruth - home from home at Park House

Look out for more stories about our great  long serving staff and a place called home.

Posted on 03 Sep 2018
Wide Ranging Activities Provide Summer Stimulus at Alexandra House, Eastwood

What a great conglomeration of activities - like a summer holiday camp, different interactions every day and our lovely Debra to help and understand your needs;

 

The Priory school came in to sing for our residents, they loved the mix of songs, especially Ging Gang Goolie Goolie Watcha - & the lovely smiling happy faces of the children. .......      ................It made us all smile

Stella and her son Clive had a great time dancing the afternoon away, while Just Mary sang some lovely songs.

Derek, Glennis and Dorothy enjoyed an arts and crafts afternoon, spending time decorating bottles, which we will use as candle holders.

 

Mavis, Janet, Doris, and June  made cakes and decorated them and then the bet bit...……..We ate them! Good fun was had by all

 

Alexandra House, a home with love and care for our residents .......

 

Posted on 15 Aug 2018
Seaside Summer Fayre - Park House Bulwell, Saturday 11th August 11 am

Summer Fayre Season, not one to be missed this Saturday......

 Cinderhill Rd, Bulwell, NG6 8SB

11 am  Saturday 11th August

 

Bumper Raffle - 1st Prize - a TV, 2nd Hamper + many more

Hook a Duck, Tombola, Balloon Modelling

Food stall, Candy Floss, Singer - Colin, Punch & Judy

Wine & Water, Clothes n Handbags

Photo Opportunity with Jaws;

Join the team at Park House, Jacqueline is reknowned for her parties so dont miss this one;

Hand crafted shark, with residents painting, input ...............

 

 

Posted on 09 Aug 2018
Melbourne Fayre with Summer Fun at Aspley

Activities Coordinator Trayce - pulls it off for a summer fayre with sun for a change;

our lady residents enjoy some of the singing for their summer fayre at Melbourne House, laughter and sharing is so good for health.

Some lovely prizes for the participants;

Melbourne Merchandise produced by arduous residents - crafty and creative.

Its great to have some sun and just the weather for a wet sponge - a willing Dad? Good to have families joining in ...

 

Many thanks to all the contributors, staff, familiies, friends and donations.

 

Posted on 09 Aug 2018
Alexandra House, Eastwood - Legendary Summer Fayre - A Hot Hit

Always hot stuff when it comes to fun and fundraising at Alexandra House .......

 

All the fun of the fayre with brica a brac contributing handsomely to the overall takings. Well done ladies.

The Mayor of Eastwood seen enjoying a little bit of relaxing with a cup of tea. I hope he got to sample some delights of the wonderful cakes they produce .........

......................a great spread, we do have some good cooks in our midst.............

Tom W supplied the live singing with a variety of tunes we could all relate to and inspiration to get up and dance too .....

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..................Those sharing moments are what summer fayre's are really all about and I think this snap sums it up .......

 

Our ladies love having a fayre, visitors and entertainment on a glorious summers day .....

Pets are welcome and Gizmo (pictured below) is a hot favourite with the residents on his frequent visits to Alexandra House.

This is a great family time too, its good for our visitors to have something to keep them entertained. The outside space at Alexandra House was well used and we love having everyone join us.

Alexandra House is a place called home for our residents and the summer fayre helps bring everyone together. The gathering also helps with the residents fund and brings a welcome £535. s for outings and entertainments.

Well done to Debra Bonser - Activities Coordinator for arranging the summer fayre and also the many staff who contributed, by baking, donating, participating etc & making it a success. Of course a thank you to our doners with their generosity and gifts; Warburton's, Boots, Sainsbury's, Johnson's newsagents, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Stacey's, Hands butchers and M&S

 

Posted on 26 Jul 2018
Special thanks to Staff at Belle Vue Lodge, Mapperley

Posted on 13 Jul 2018
Blooming Great with Flowers Galore at Alexandra House

Double Blooms with flower arranging and bedding plants;

Pictured friend of Alexandra House, John, with Home Manager, Caroline Carraher and deputy Paula - 'The plants bring such plesure to us all and John loves sharing them with Alexandra House'

More flowers for arranging; Brookhill Leys school children enjoy learning a new skill with resident Nora, 

The flower arranging proved a great activity in which all could get involved, with really positive results, as the lovely pictures show;

This little girl and boy look pleased with therr arrangements and sharing it is part of the joy;

   

It’s blooming great here at Alex House, following a recent selection of plant being dropped off from John.- said Activities Coordinator Debbie.

Posted on 10 Jul 2018
Keeping Cool at Melbourne House, Aspley

.........With Gaming and Gospel singers

 'a busy week at Melbourne during lounge mornings. Everything from gospel singer's to nice clean nail care; Crosswords, reminiscing group, table tennis and cards. And lots of lovely ice lollies.'

Nothing like a game of BIG CARDS, to help the concentration...

& some gospel music to help relax in the heat....

Ice lollies help the thought process too.....

A little pampering doesnt go amiss and some hand care does make one feel looked after.

Earlier in the month when animals came to visit.... Never a dull moment...

 

 

Well done Activities Coordinator Trayce keeping everyone busy, even though you may've got hot under the collar yourself. 

Posted on 06 Jul 2018
Revamped Rooms a Success at Park House, Bulwell

The spacious rooms at Park House needed a bit of design input to show them off to their best advantage, I think you'll like what you see...............;

The subtle turquoise room is so restful.......

Vibrant purple is popular ..

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Rooms are spacious, light and airy, with modern easy to use ensuite facilities

Scope to personalise the individual rooms

Different rooms to suit different tastes, all carefully laid out for residents comfort.

 

Park House, a place called home to its 70 residents, with bags of care thrown in .............

Posted on 03 Jul 2018
Birthday Buffet, Singalong and Sangria for Jacqueline's Special 'Do' at Park House Bulwell

Jacqueline involved everyone in her birthday celebrations and dressed up for this special occasion,  in which residents and staff gave their full participation .....

Jacqueline looks the part and the ladies love it.......

Jacqueline bought the party 'nibbles' , the buffet adorned with tropical plants! and fabulous cakes from daughter Latia's Champion Cup Cakes.

Giant Pass the Parcel proved to be a hit as Joyce wonders just where to start on it! There seemed to be a present for everyone though....

Yes a gift for everyone, Joan is looking pleased with hers. This was some wrapping up job.

 

 

Sweet Caroline, Maybe its because I'm a Londoner, My Old Man said Follow the Van and Strolling Along - some of the good old  songs, along with maraccas, tambourine and drum, gave everyone a chance to join in.

Carer Kelly and Jacqueline, real party 'goers' - they sang, clapped, danced, entertained and lifted the atmosphere.

The party atmosphere was good for everyone and helped lift the spirits. Park House was also decorated ready for the start of the world cup - i hope they were up to watching the England Victory - What an exciting day.

Park House lends itself to dancing and Jacqueline leads the way for the ladies as they conga around the building,

 

Bryan looks on amused at the Conga, before having a Sangria or Snowball?

 

A shared tea ends the days party activities, ready for the evenings game.

Good decorations and a good Birthday Party ...... a bit of a specialisation at Park House - along with their exceptional care and super activities.

Park House - home to the residents and full of care ..........

 

 

Posted on 20 Jun 2018

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