These lovely pictures are some examples of the food that we serve to our residents on a daily basis. All the food is fresh and locally sourced from North Yorkshire. We have two cooks that work alternate days cooking all the meals fresh on that day.
April 15th 2022
Today we had a visit from Ryedale Animals, Rachel brought 2 baby lambs into see our residents. Rachel is a regular visitor here at the home bringing different animals in every time. Animal therapy is a very popular activity within the home which is why we have regular visits.
Chris our Registered Manager has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Great British Care Awards, Yorkshire & Humberside in the category of Care Home Registered Manager
The Great British Care Awards are prestigious awards aimed at recognising those individuals who have Registered Manager)demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work. Making it to the finals is a huge achievement.
I am sure you will all join me in congratulating Chris and wishing him well in the finals
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We would like to say a huge thank you to Pickering and Kirkbymoorside GP surgeries for all their help in vaccinating residents and staff. The majority of our staff received the second Pfizer vaccine on 6th and 7th January 2021 and the majority of residents had the first vaccine on 31st December 2020, with the second vaccination due 12 weeks later.
The whole process was very well organised and went smoothly thanks to the help of everyone at the GP surgeries.
So residents and families can visit in a safe environment we have installed a visitor room. There is a separate entrance / exit for visitors, a divide across the room and a microphone and speaker system are in place to support anyone who is hard of hearing. This room is ensuring that friends and relatives can visit their loved ones whilst minimising any risk of the transmission of Covid-19.
At our recent dementia workshop we learnt more about the use of doll therapy in supporting people living with dementia. Our Deputy Manager has kindly sourced a Moses basket and dolls and we are looking forward to seeing if this helps any residents. More information on doll therapy is available via Dementia UK https://www.dementiauk.org/…/complementary-a…/doll-therapy/…
Please note the Understanding Dementia Workshop on 27th Feb from 6pm – 8pm will now be held at the Moorside Room, 9 Church St, Kirkbymoorside, York YO62 6AZ
As part of our service we arrange for Bridget from See Change to come to the home every month to give Aromatherapy hand massages to residents. It is very relaxing and smells lovely. Alison Keith Complementary Therapist also visits the home on a monthly basis providing massage and reki. The cost of these services are covered by the Home.