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Doll Therapy

Doll Therapy

February 12, 2020

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…/complementary-a…/doll-therapy/…

The use of dolls can bring great benefits to people living with dementia. It involves making a doll available to the person to hold or to sit with.


February 6, 2020

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.


February 3, 2020

Amazing feedback from staff who attended the full day dementia training session last Friday. Staff comments included “the best dementia training I have received”, “absolutely amazing”, “some good ideas and techniques to take back and put in place”.

Dementia Training

January 31, 2020

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:

Understanding Dementia Workshop

January 28, 2020

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.


Pony Therapy

January 27, 2020

We arranged for Katy from KL Pony Therapy to visit the home with her miniature American therapy horses. The horses came into the  homes communal areas and residents rooms. The horses brought a smile to everyone’s face and brightened up the day.

Complementary Therapy

January 4, 2020

Complementary therapy can be very calming and relaxing. With this in mind and with the aim of increasing activities at the weekend we have arranged for Alison Keith (local Complementary Therapist) to visit the home on the first Saturday of each month. Alison provides treatments including Reiki, Head and Shoulder and Hand/Foot massages to residents.



December 16, 2019


A few pictures from the visit today from Zoo Lab. We have musical memories visiting the home tomorrow and a choir service on Wednesday.