Newsletter October 2016

The nights are drawing in and the temperature is starting to drop, it’s time to get that winter coat out of the wardrobe!

Ada reached the lovely young of age of 80 years and we had a fantastic afternoon of dancing and singing to celebrate. Ada’s son who is a professional singer, entertained the residents.

Tom Woods celebrated his 70th Birthday. We had a really enjoyable afternoon consisting of singing and dancing, with the entertainment arranged by Tom’s family.

Diane and Sue (Roy’s family) took part in a fund raising  event in Sefton Park, organised by the Alzheimer’s Society and walked for Roy.  Well Done to Diane and Sue!

Activity Mufflers

Some of you may have noticed some residents interacting with the hand mufflers. The mufflers are handmade of soft materials that contain attachments that stimulate the residents mind. The mufflers are safe to use and bring a great deal of comfort to residents whose dementia is advanced. Our thanks go to Margaret Morgan’s family  who kindly donated the mufflers to the home.

Christmas gift ideas

We would greatly appreciate it, if you  could please consider buying the following items for your relative at Christmas:

Underwear
Nighties
PJ’s
Slippers
Dressing gown

These items are always in demand due to the temperature that we wash the items at, therefore they do not last very long. If you are unsure of sizes, please speak to a member of staff.

Can you please ensure that when you bring footwear or clothing in for your relative, that it is clearly marked with a permanent marker or with sewn in labels.

Inspection

The Care Quality Commission undertook an unannounced inspection of Redcourt in July 2016 and CQC awarded the home a rating of Good in all areas. The home will continue to strive to maintain a Good rating by delivering a high standard of quality care.

The Food Standard Agency also inspected our kitchen, and we have maintained our rating of 5 star, which is the highest rating available.

A big thank you to all staff who have made this possible.

Emergencies

There may be times when your relative is required to attend A & E, and as a home we always send an escort along with the resident.  However due to the needs of the home and the remaining residents, we are only able to allow the staff member to stay at the hospital for a maximum of 2 hours, therefore we do ask family to attend the hospital.
If the staff member leaves the hospital, then your relative could be on their own waiting for treatment, we would appreciate it if you could support the home in this area.

Staffing

Since July we have recruited the following staff and are almost there with filling all vacant posts.

Days:

Dannielle Lunt – care assistant
Margarita Vasilevera – care assistant
Lee Stephenson – senior carer
Angela Conroy – dining room assistant

Nights:

Anne Conroy – care assistant
Deise Abreu – care assistant
Lake Abimola – senior carer
Kayleigh Conroy – care assistant
Linda Morris – care assistant

Welcome to the team everyone!

In addition, we are also awaiting references for 3 new members of staff, we hope they will commence work at Redcourt shortly.

Tree’s

The car park will be closed on 19th and 20th October, as we are having certain trees cut down. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Events

We have the following events coming up:

29th October 2016, 2pm until 4pm – Halloween Party

3rd November 2016, 9:30am until 4:30pm – Manager’s Surgery

9th November 2016, 2:15pm – Carer’s Group

17th December 2016, 2pm until 4pm – Christmas Party

All relatives are welcome, look forward to seeing you there!

Residents who have recently passed away

Nancy Wright – our thoughts and prayers are with Nancy’s family.

Residents who have joined us at Redcourt

Joyce Bren
Joyce Greenhalgh
Josephine Garcia
Patricia LongworthA very warm welcome to you all, and we hope you will be very happy at Redcourt!

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