We were delighted to welcome back Katy from KT Pony therapy. Great fun was had by residents and staff
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.
We’ve had such a great commitment from staff to attend the Dementia Training today we had to hire the Moorside Room at Kirkbymoorside! Thank you to all staff for attending. The next session for the rest of the team is on Friday 28th Feb. We are also holding a friends and family workshop at Omega Oak Barn on Thursday 27th Feb from 6pm – 8pm (along with cheese and wine). The training and the friends and family workshop is being delivered by Chris Elsley from Forget Me Not Dementia Training. If you would like to read more about Chris her website is: https://www.forgetmenotdementia.co.uk/
It’s important for relatives to understand about the different types of dementia and how to cope or respond emotionally when visiting a loved one. With this in mind we have arranged a workshop with Guest Speaker: Chris Elsley Forget Me Not Dementia Training.
Please join us for a cheese and wine supper on Thursday 27th February 2020 at Omega Oak Barn Care Home, High Lane, Beadlam, YO62 7SY – 6.00pm to 8.00pm
The event is open to families, friends, healthcare professionals and people living in the local area who may be affected by dementia.