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Ryedale Animals Visit

Ryedale Animals Visit

April 19, 2022

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.

John is looking happy holding the baby lamb from Ryedale Animals.

Tish is stroking one of the lambs who is held by our new carer Laura.

Baby Lamb

David was very pleased to meet the little Lamb

Our senior carer Gemma was happy to hold one of our baby lambs.

Award Winning Registered Manager

April 23, 2021

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

Further blog updated can be found on our Facebook page @omegaoakbarn


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Pfizer vaccine

January 18, 2021

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.

Visitor Room

October 2, 2020

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.

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: