A Film Premiere Takes Place At Glebefields Care Home

The excellent work at Glebefields Care Home in getting residents involved in activites is being used as an example to others in the country by launching a 20 minute film, to be used as a training tool in other homes.

Banbury MP Tony Baldry and Town councillor Tina Wren joined residents and staff at the home for a special screening of the newly released DVD.

Glebefields was chosen to produce the DVD by NAPA (National Association of Providers of Activities for Old People). It is a registered charity offering training, advice and information in promoting high quality activity provision for the elderly.

Joyce Furey, Social Care Manager of Glebefields Care Home said “everyone really enjoyed themselves and had a great time during the DVD, with alot of residents undertaking activities that they have never done before.

Julie Emmott, Business Development Manager of Majesticare, said “The residents loved every minute of it; they were really excited about the launch. We want to thank NAPA for choosing us and everyone that helped with the film.”

The King drops in at care home


THE King made a return for the residents of The Mount Care Home in Wargrave.

Ben
Portsmouth, 31, performed his award-winning tribute to Elvis Presley at
The Mount care home in School Hill to great applause.
He said “it was a different afternoon for them – and me.”


Mr Portsmouth,
from Waltham St Lawrence, was invited to entertain the 37 residents by
the home’s activities coordinator Sharon Darvell.
She said: “We are
so lucky to have Ben here and the residents came alive with music. It
was wonderful to see how they connected with him. It was a tremendous
show.”


Mr Portsmouth won
the UK Images Of The King competition earlier this year and will be
going to Presley’s home town of Memphis to compete against other
impersonators from around the world.



August 20th 2010

Double Celebrations For Highfields Care Home

Staff working for Highfields Care Home in Edingley Newark had plenty of reasons to be smiling when they gathered in the home for a prestigious award ceremony. The ceremony was held to say ‘well done’ to staff who had recently achieved NVQs (National Vocational Qualifications).

Twelve staff attended the ceremony at Highfields Care Home where the Managing Director of Majesticare, Erica Hart, presented certificates to mark their achievements.

Erica Hart said “It really is an honour to be able to present so many awards to our staff. This kind of event shows a truly dedicated team within the home and I was delighted to be able to say well done to each person individually. NVQs are about demonstrating practical not just theoretical knowledge. Each student has to demonstrate competence over a period of time. The public can be confident that the NVQ award holder can carry out their care to a national standard, inspected by the Care Quality Commission, and this proves the quality of our care services.”

Erica went on to say: “Training and development is something we really encourage at Majesticare as it is important to invest in our staff.”

Sue Grummett Home Manager who arranged the ceremony said all the members of staff attending this event have worked hard towards their NVQ’s, and how she was very pleased they were receiving this formal recognition. The home also had another reason to celebrate as Highfields have just been upgraded from a two star to a three star rated excellent home.

Majesticare are proud to announce that 100% of their homes are now rated either ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) with 65% of these being ‘Excellent’. This represents a significant achievement for any healthcare provider in the current market and has assisted the group in achieving high levels of performance in recent months. The company are working towards achieving at least 90% ‘Excellent’ homes and with a number of inspections anticipated they are keen to continue improving their performance. Erica Hart, Managing Director, said “This most recent rating of three stars gives the Manager at Highfields Care Home and her team the recognition they deserve. Yet again everyone at the home has worked incredibly hard and they have shown immense levels of dedication.” Erica went on to say how proud the company are of all the Managers within the Majesticare Group in achieving and maintaining such high standards within their homes.