Health Care Assistant at Lashbrook House Care Home (Nights)

Health Care Assistant (Nights)

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Lashbrook House Care Home

Mill Road, Lower Shiplake Nr Henley on Thames Oxfordshire RG9 3LP

ACCOMMODATION MAY BE AVAILABLE!

Working Hours:  Full Time, Pay Rate:  TBC, Closing Date: N/A

If you are the person who….

  • Looking for a rewarding role which makes a real difference to our residents’ lives
  • Genuinely interested in working in our fantastic care home
  • Kind, fun, enthusiastic
  • Willing to learn, to train and to develop your career in Care
  • Team player

… then please contact us, we would really like to discuss how your skills and our organisation can work together to make a fantastic partnership

Role and Responsibilities: To provide care for the Service Users under the guidance and supervision of the Home Manager, trained nursing staff and senior care assistants; and to undertake other activities to assist in the running of the Home as required.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications Required:

Essential:  Genuine interest in working within a caring environment. Ability to communicate effectively at all levels. Team Player. A willingness to participate in vocational training programmes. Satisfactory police check and check against the DBS Adult first list (where applicable). A basic understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act and Infection Control.

Desirable: Previous experience of working in a care setting. Relevant Vocational Qualification (achieved or working towards). Evidence of having undertaken relevant training (i.e. lifting and handling, health and safety, food hygiene etc).

Rewarding our staff is important to us and so we provide a competitive salary and holiday package, company pension, a huge selection of employment enhancements through our company benefits scheme including Childcare Tax Relief, discounts in local restaurants, cinemas, stores and supermarkets and many more.

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Lashbrook House present their Nursing Team

 Lashbrook House is proud to present its new nursing team led by new manager at Lashbrook House, Emma Fielder. Emma and her team support Majesticares company values and lead from the heart to create their very own Majesticare family within Lashbrook House. Emma and her team, are striving to ensure Lashbrook House Care Home is an outstanding place for our residents and staff to live and work.

Line Dancing at Lashbrook House Care Home

All Lashbrook residents, took part in line dancing, in the chair. Everyone wore cowboy hats and got into the spirit of the cowboy theme.  Very good co-ordination was expressed with hand and feet movements. A display of line dancing was given by Janice, then we encouraged the residents to take part. ‘Catherine Hare’ a new resident at Lashbrook, who normally has an afternoon nap, was interested to take part with her daughter. Her daughter thanked us for doing such inventive activities.

Harold and Margaret Fitch celebrated their 62nd Wedding Anniversary at Lashbrook House Care Home

Harold and Margaret Fitch celebrated their 62nd Wedding Anniversary at Lashbrook. Hilary their daughter was thrilled and thanked us all for making it such a special day for her parents. Vicki presented flowers, whilst Margaret and Harold drank Champagne. We had their favorite music playing – The Anniversary Waltz. What a huge inspiration, we wish you many more happy years.

Lashbrook at the Proms!

Lashbrook celebrated the proms. Everyone sang ‘There will always be an England’ ‘Land of hope and glory’ amongst other songs on the piano. Fresh scones and jam and cream were served for the occasion. All the residents were singing waving flags and their interaction was very responsive, Queenie one of the resident’s, commented ‘ I so enjoyed that celebration, it took me back to traditional English celebrations.

Care Home Residents Produce Lashbrook House Jam

After a discussion about activities, Colin Outen and  Mary Knapp started talking about how they use to make jam at home. It was the norm. Mary was brought up on a farm. Colin always use to make Jam with his Mother as a young boy. So the fruit was gathered, the jars and jam sugar bought. A Saturday morning activity of making Jam. Everyone helped get the blackberries ready and stir in the sugar. Everyone nominated Colin to go in the kitchen to help make it on the stove. Once ready chilled and set. We all put it into the jam jars. Labelled it, ready to sell at the Lashbrook Christmas Fayre. The best part was licking the bowl at the end. Mary Knapp was reluctant to let the bowl go. Obviously brought back lots of memories, time with her family on the farm making jam.

Regatta Visit and Ukulele Lesson for Lashbrook House Care Home

 

Lashbrook joined in with the Regatta for the Disabled an event which was started at Phyllis Court 8 years ago. Lashbrook residents had a Ukulele  lesson from Sam Brown, daughter of the famous Joe Brown. She was so thoughtful and came over to us after having a lesson with many others. Wynn Fulbrook took a shine the Ukulele, Sam gave us one to take back to the Lashbrook. The residents were treated to free boat rides along where the annual Henley regatta takes place. Marie Turtle said ‘I am use to boats’ she climbed over quite a few obstacles, with help, to get on to an open boat. Other residents were taken on the River time Cruiser specially designed for the elderly and disabled. We strolled over to the animals and watched Punch and Judy. Sheila Mitchell said ‘What a wonderful afternoon, so relaxing’. Tamaz who is a carer at Lashbrook, said ‘really good fun’.

 

Wynn said ‘ I didn’t know I could still have so much fun’.

Our Majesticare Family Scales New Heights!

It is with fascinated delight that I report that a member of our extended Majesticare family, Alex Gasgoynes has completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise as much as possible for the Alzheimer’s society. I use the word fascinated, as I can personally think of easier ways to raise money, such as a sponsored cake eating race!

The three peaks challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-yghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order, and in under twelve hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The route is 24 miles long, and includes 5,200ft of ascent.

Majesticare as a Company sponsored Alex’s challenge to raise money for the Alzheimer’s society. As members of the National Dementia Alliance, we join forces with other groups who are supporting and undertaking valuable research into dementia studies, and actively take part in sponsoring both individual and community projects which may lead to enhanced care and treatment for those with dementia and their families. Alex wore his Majesticare T shirt with pride throughout his climb, and Majesticare have corporately sponsored his achievement.

Alex is a relative of one of our Majesticare colleagues. It is truly wonderful that although he does not directly work for us, his passion for dementia care is so clear, and we wish him every bit of luck this weekend. We are proud to say that every single resident, staff member and relative form part of our wider Majesticare family, and we really do take care for one another. Why not join us?

Brazillian Dancers Visit Lashbrook House Care Home

The residents at Lashbrook, joined in the fun with Nicole’s dancing class. She encouraged them to exercise and move to the music in the chair.  She used feathers and Brazilian dance moves. They followed with hand movements, using their arms and legs. Everyone clapped and wanted to chat to Nicole afterwards. She went round and spoke to everyone once the class had finished. Peggy who use to be a dancer was intrigued and watched intently at the movements.

Sunshine and Fun at Lashbrook House

August has been disappointing due to the rain. However as soon as the sun appeared, all residents got outside into Lashbrook House’s gardens. Dennis, who visits Lashbrook on a regular basis, came and played the clarinet for everyone out in the sunshine. We then had afternoon tea and cake, Flo who is 101, chuckled all the time. Then posed beautifully for a photo. The fountain was trickling in the background, whilst Dennis played many different tunes. The residents were relaxed and in good spirits. Bonnie our therapy dog also joined us. Bonnie has been visiting Lashbrook on a regular basis and Christine her owner, said when she retires she will really miss all the residents.