Newsletter July 2018

 

Holidays

Hello everyone, it’s that time of year again and no doubt some of you will have your summer holidays planned!  If this applies to you then we hope that you have a lovely time, but please remember to inform the staff you are away in the event of an emergency

 

Dining Room

We recently opened up the family room at meal times for those residents who wish to enjoy their meals in a more homely atmosphere. At present three or more residents make the decision to eat in the family room, rather than the small dining room. This has been a positive change and residents do benefit from the relaxed atmosphere.

We are also looking to add an additional table for either two more residents, or a resident and a family member.

Thank you to everyone for respecting the protective meal times, we greatly appreciate this.

Summer Hats

If you wish to sit in the courtyard while the weather is nice, can you please ask a member of staff to provide you with a sun hat for your relative, it can get hot out there!

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

As you will be aware changes in legislation came into effect on the 25th May 2018. Therefore if you wish to receive emails from the home, or for the home to continue taking photographs  of your relative participating  in social activities, we would appreciate it if you could sign and return the necessary forms.

If you have misplaced the original form please contact Joan or Sandra on 0151 724 1733, and we will ensure you receive another copy.

Animal therapy

We recently purchased two soft toy animals, a cat and a dog, that benefit residents who, due to the advancement of their dementia, are unable to join in social activities. The animals have a heart beat which you can hear, and have a breathing movement which you can feel when you stroke the animal.

The animals look very realistic and bring comfort to residents who use them.

You may see some residents walking around the home holding life like babies (dolls), to the individual residents they see these dolls as their babies.  We encourage residents to have doll therapy as the therapy is meaningful to the resident.

Hair brushes and Combs

We would greatly appreciate if you please check when you are next visiting your relative, that they have a hairbrush or comb in their bedroom. Thank you in advance.

Garden Benches

We have placed two garden benches in our front garden for you and your relative to use, if you do not wish to sit in the courtyard.

Hospital appointments

Just a gentle reminder, if your relative has a hospital appointment, it is your responsibility to accompany them to the hospital. At Redcourt we do not have the resources to release staff, as this would be unfair on our other residents.

April

We helped Tommy’s family to hold a surprise Birthday Party for their amazing Mum.

Thank you to the kitchen for providing the delicious buffet, and to Pauline for organising a ukulele band to entertain everyone throughout the afternoon.

On the 23rd April we held a tea dance to celebrate St George’s Day

It was a lovely afternoon singing and dancing to the music

May

We held our very own Royal Wedding Party in the home with live entertainment!

June

Fathers Day Party

We had a lovely time celebrating Fathers Day, if you joined us we do hope you enjoyed yourself.

 

Residents who have come to join us in living at Redcourt:

Ronald Lees

Hannah Stopforth

Mary Lee

John Hogan

Alick Stark

Patricia Harris

Anne Twigg

We hope you will be very happy here!

  

Residents who have sadly passed away.

Mary Rivas

Our thoughts and prayers are with families whose relative has recently passed away

Future Events

Our annual summer fair is to be held on Saturday 21st July, any donations of gifts for the raffle would be greatly appreciated, we hope to see you there!!