Newsletter January 2018

We would like to say a huge thank you for all your wonderful words of Christmas wishes, Christmas cards and gifts. On behalf of the staff team we would like to wish you all the very Best and Good Health in 2018!

What have we been up to?

October 2017

We helped Mr & Mrs John Hayes celebrate 50 years of marriage. It was a beautiful day one that everyone enjoyed, congratulations to you both!

For a change we had a ukulele band who entertained our residents with a serenade of songs that we all remembered. The ukulele band dressed up to fit in with the Hawaiian theme, it was a great afternoon which our residents particularly enjoyed.

Our Halloween Party was lots of fun and to help us celebrate we had the lovely Sandra to entertain us, who actively encourages residents to take part in playing musical instruments and singing along. It was good to see so many visitors joining us for the afternoon. The kitchen did us proud with laying on a beautiful buffet!

Charity Pensioners Singers

One of our resident’s family members when out doing their shopping noticed a group of pensioners’ singing in their local shop.  They passed on their details to Pauline who arranged for them to come in to the home and sing to our residents. The group of pensioners who are a wide and varied aged group sing in local shops, care homes and clubs to raise money for charity.

November 2017

We joined in the nation in honouring the fallen in wars gone by.

December 2017

 

We held a number of carol services with singers coming to visit us from Mossley Hill Church, Wavertree Methodist church, and the Liverpool College. Singers brought a great deal of joy to the residents, families and staff.

Our Christmas Party was great fun and we had a visit from Father Christmas and Kirsty McColl (Lee and Stephanie!), while the staff also joined Kirsty and Father Christmas in singing to you. It was lovely to see so many visitors, we hoped you enjoyed the afternoon as well as the buffet which the kitchen team kindly laid on.

News Year Eve Party

Kevin came into the home to help us celebrate 2017 coming to an end. It was a lively afternoon and we hope you enjoyed the entertainment as much as our residents did.

Medical Appointments

Unfortunately we are no longer able to release staff to attend medical appointments with residents when there are a number of next of kin in the local vicinity. This is due to the pressure placed on the service when some medical appointments can be a number of hours. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and hope you will understand.

A & E

When a resident needs to attend A & E we will endeavour to send a member of staff with the residents. However we are only able to release staff for 2 hours as they are needed back at the home. We would appreciate it if a family member can relieve the staff member at the hospital. Should a resident need to attend A&E while family are visiting we would expect family to escort their relative to hospital rather than staff.

New Clothes

We have a number of unmarked clothing belonging to residents which are currently being held in the laundry. If you purchased your relative clothing for Christmas and cannot find it in their wardrobe, please speak to Diane in the laundry.

Slippers

Each year the home buys our residents a gift for Christmas, this year we bought all residents a pair of slippers which have been marked with their name on, so if you are wondering where your relative slippers came from, they are a gift from the home.

Dignity Champion

The home has a nominated Dignity Champion who is Jill Brown. Jill is passionate about ensuring residents are treated with dignity as it is their human right and not an optional extra. As a home we believe that care services must be compassionate, person centred as well as efficient and we are trying our best to achieve this.

A copy of Liverpool City Councils Dignity Charter is displayed in the main entrance for you to read.

Visitors Policy

The home has updated their visitor’s policy which provides visitors with information about the home and visitors. A copy of the policy can be found in the main reception and on our website.

 

Forth coming events

Valentines Party

Mother’s Day Party

Carers Group – 11th January 2018 2.30pm

Managers Surgery – 13th January 2018 2pm – 5pm

 

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

John Swanson

Maureen Taylor

George Swinnerton

We hope you will be very happy here!

  

Residents who have sadly passed away.

Margaret Fishwick

James Hogan

David Fisher.

Our thought and prayers are with their families.