Oaktree Court Care Home Waves Goodbye to their Chicks! Animal Therapy Success

Tomorrow we will wave goodbye to our temporary residents here at Oak Lodge. The chicks will be leaving us. Our carer, Grace has decided to give them a new home at her house, to eventually join the rest of her chickens.
We have had such a lovely time and have thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience from watching them hatch to seeing them grow daily. We are enjoying our last day of cuddles, they have brought everyone so much joy. Animal therapy for our residents at its best.

Lashbrook House Celebrate St. Georges Day

Lashbrook celebrated St George’s Day. Loui the Chef was St George, Chris and Jullio took turns as the dragon. The English Beef Roast and Yorkshire Puddings went down well with all the residents. After lunch, we sang some stirring hymns from the Ipad. Jersualem, There will always be an England. All the residents sang along, a couple became a little emotional. Michelle then entertained with some upbeat music and singing.

Loui and myself did a little reinactment of St George slaying the dragon. We finished by having a little tipple of mead old English wine. Tom Harman Smith was dancing in the chair. Peggy Nutter who use to be a dancer and relates to dancing mainly, due to her being deaf, danced with great co-ordination. She smiled and clapped. Ida Dunning who has been at Lashbrook for one year, has never danced before. She is normally quite a loner, suddenly she was stood up and wanted to dance.

From Lashbrook House to Brazil!

All the residents were treated to a day in Brazil. Jullio and Lucy  (Lashbrook Carers), who are from Brazil were keen for this day to happen. The chef cooked a delicious Brazillian lunch, whilst we had Brazillian Carnival music playing in the background. Most of our residents wore hats to be part of the carnival. We even had a couple of cowboys join the procession. After lunch, we discussed the country of Brazil, followed by quiz. Then we had Samba dancing, with Carnival Music followed by a Brazillian cocktail. Which consisted of white rum, fresh limes, soda water, and sugar. Sheila Mitchell, who has been quite unwell recently commented  the food was delicious, she said she liked the atmosphere of the afternoon. Phillipa Tom Harman Smith’s daughter, was working and said she really wanted to come along.

Oak Lodge Sky Dive for Charity

A team from Oak Lodge Care Home recently took part in a charity sky dive to raise money for Age UK.

A team of six staff members from the home jumped at the airfield at Dunkswell.  The Team jumped from 15000 feet on Saturday 25th March.  Healthcare Assistant Abbie Sergent who works in The Acorns suite caring for residents living with a dementia   said “Age UK” was an obvious choice for us to fundraise for.  They are the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. Age UK provide services and support at a national and local level to inspire, enable and support older people.  All of the Oak Lodge staff support the campaign to help reduce lonelines and enable older people to love later life.

Abbie’s colleague Jo Molony added, “The whole team would like to thank all the staff at Sky Dive Buzz for their help on the day.  It was an experience that far exceeded our expectations.  The instructors were so professional and helpful and really put our minds at ease.    Overall our team raised in the region of £2400 for AGE UK, although the exact total is yet to be confirmed.  We would like to thank Majesticare and everyone else for their support and sponsorship donations.

RGN / RMN Vacancy at The Mount Care Home

Registered General Nurse/ Registered Mental Health Nurse

at

The Mount Care Home

School Hill, Wargrave, Berkshire, RG10 8DY

Working Hours: 24 hours Pay Rate: TBC, Closing Date: N/A

If you are the person who….

  • Is a RGN/RMN who has a genuine interest in working within our fantastic care home
  • Is able to plan, implement and supervise nursing care in your designated area of responsibility
  • Is looking to be physically involved in the nursing care of the residents and to meet all new residents’ individual needs, either personally or through delegation.
  • Can take responsibility for, and effectively supervise the day to day running of the home, in the absence of the Home Manager and Deputy Manager and ensure that the care is of the highest standard at all times.
  • Is a great communicator and team player
  • Is happy to be offered the opportunity to further their career with our development programme

… then please contact us, we would really like to discuss how your skills and our organisation can work together to ensure that our residents and staff have the care and support they deserve.

Role and Responsibilities: To plan, implement and supervise nursing care in designated area of responsibility. To be physically involved in the nursing care of the residents and to meet all new service users individual needs, either personally or through delegation. To take responsibility for, and effectively supervise the day to day running of the home, in the absence of the Home Manager and Deputy Manager and ensure that the care is of a high standard at all times.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications Required: Registered General Nurse or Registered Mental Health Nurse. A genuine interest in working within a caring environment. The ability to communicate effectively at all levels. A team player. A willingness to participate in vocational training programs. Satisfactory police check and check against the DBS Adult first list (where applicable). A basic understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Rewarding our staff is important to us and so we provide a competitive salary and holiday package, company pension. We know there’s more to life than work. That’s why when you join Majesticare, you will be automatically enrolled onto Perkbox – an employee benefits and wellbeing platform that gives you free access to over 200 exclusive perks, including free mobile phone insurance, discounted cinema tickets and up to 8% off at 20,000 retail stores nationwide. Find out more about all our rewards here: https://www.perkbox.co.uk/majesticare

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