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Activity Coordinator & Room Marketing at Park House

Jacqueline joined us earlier in 2018 and has brought her exuberance to the weekly activities at Park House Bulwell. She is now adding to her role ........

Pictured, Jacqueline and the party arch, for birthdays and celebrations - always something lively 'going on' at Park. Also daily quiet times, as Jacqueline visits residents in their rooms early in the day to speak with them all personally.

Jacqueline is using her skills to display our new look rooms and coordinate room availablilty. Show rooms are available and she is ideal to provide visitors with all the information they may need about the facilities and chat through Life at Park House,



 

Jacqueline is due to go on holiday to visit her son in Australia, we are going to miss her, but there is a special activity table arranged for a continued programme to keep us all busy ..............& an Aussie party planned for her return -  watch this space.

Park House - a place called home, for our residents......

Posted on 26 Sep 2018
Appreciation Shown for Alexandra House Staff, Eastwood

.............lovely words & also some help

 

We looked after Jean, at Alexandra House, for just a short while, but it was gratifying to receive this acknowledgement of the unique care work from our staff here, on this Thank You card ....

''We were thrilled to receive words of praise to our caring staff who looked after Jean, Some chocolates too and a donation, which we plan to use for garden developments, the residents love the outdoor space and Jean would've enjoyed it, had she been able,''

 said home manager Caroline Carrarher.

Alexander House, home for our residents ............

Posted on 25 Sep 2018
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
Appreciative Thanks to Staff at Alexandra House, Eastwood

It is great for our staff to receive heartfelt thanks from relatives, it is really appreciated, along with a little something too; Care Home Manager Caroline Carraher and her staff are thrilled and wanted to share these words with you;

Alex House is a place called home for our residents, with daily activities and wonderful caring staff.

Posted on 24 May 2018
Activities Galore, at Park House, Bulwell

Our  new activities coordinator - Jaqueline at Park House, is proving to be a delight for both residents, relatives and staff. 

Jacqueline is so creative and well organised and the schedule for the next few months, looks so exciting, it is worth becoming resident at Park House! With a focus on mental and physical stimulation some of the forthcoming activities will help do just that;

Alphabet floor game - with monthly themes

Touch Smell, touch - tell, reminiscence

Guess What - Best of Six

Remember whats on the tray

Guess whats in the box

Summer Fayre planning - stalls, music, food,

Different Cultures, music and food

Whats for sale on the property market

 

 

The schedule is based on residents choice and residents say what they prefer to do for activities, creativity and relaxing. 

We are very good at doing tea and getting the china out! Always a discussion point.

Last Month a special occasion was the National Care Home Open Day  Which for Park House meant a Street Party and old fashioned tea, with the best china. Featuring Songs with Colours in; residents and staff thought of song titles with colours in eg yellow submarine, white cliffs of Dover etc Jaqueline's daughter created a CD which provided stimulus for the 'sing a long' in addition to entertainment from singer Graham.

 

 

Coming up;

Royal Wedding - Display window at Park House, mannequin with wedding dress, decorated with donated lace. Lady residents will make tiaras and gents, crowns. Already residents have created their red, white and blue flags.

Jims - 100th Birthday in May, Old Time Event with a Visit from the Mayor

Jacquelines Birthday Party - June

With Disco, colourful cocktails and special cup cakes from Latitia Renshaw's Cake Business

Summer Fayre - August 11th - old fashioned seaside theme with windbreaks, punch and Judy, magic tricks, balloon modelling - games to win water or wine

Alladins Cave shopping stall.

Activities to raise money for the Sensory Garden - already started with the solar fountain, just outside the patio doors.

 

So much going on......

 

Pictured, Park House Care Home Manager, Michelle Stevenson.

 

Posted on 09 May 2018

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