Happy Couple Celebrate 25 years of Marriage

John Killick and his wife Rosemary celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a special private lunch in the Somerset Suite with family.  Rosemary has also spent some time at Oaktree for respite care following an operation so knows many people here.

They had a lovely lunch, champagne and a cake showing that life doesn’t have to stop when you live at Oaktree.

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OOMPH Factor finalists at Oaktree Court

The team at Oaktree Court submitted a fantastic application for Maureen and Evelyn who were just narrowly pipped at the post by winner Sam.

The Oomph! Factor judges were incredibly impressed by all nominations and they said it’s fantastic to see the impact that Oomph! is making to your residents.

Andy Kirby Manager at Oaktree Court said ” we are so impressed with OOMPH and the positive impact it is having on our residents in the home.   ” The residents really look forward to the  OOMPH sessions as do all the staff and families.

 

Lashbrook house form a knitting Circle

Louise Light  Leisure and Lifestyle Manager  found out there were a number of residents who enjoyed knitting.  She spoke to  Sara Taylor a Lashbrook Volunteer and asked if she had any knitting skills. Sara told us that is she is knitting blanket squares for the Royal Berks Special Care Unit. The organisation is called Buscot. Some of our residents who use to knit were keen at first to just watch. Ida Dunning one of our residents was quite interested and asked Sarah all about the knitting.  Ida doesn’t usually sit for very long during activities but  she sat  for the whole session and was happy to chat and crochet, Ida is also quite hard of hearing, but she couldn’t stop chatting about what she was doing. She commented ‘ I really  am enjoying  this”   The home know has a Knitting Circle for the residents who want to join in. “Louise said it great that not only are they knitting but they are doing it for a good cause”

 

Henley Stroke Club Hold Art Class at Lashbrook Care Home

The Henley Stroke club came to Lashbrook to hold an art class with our residents. Many attendees of the Stroke club came and socialised with our residents. Some of our residents observed, whilst Peggy Nutter, Sheila Mitchell, Robert Stoddart Marie Turtle, Peter Johnson, practised their artistic skills and decided to have a go. They all chalked snow drops on to black paper, which looked stunning. There were lots of smiles after some apprehension. Marie quoted ‘ I really didn’t think I could do that’. Louise Light  Leisure and Lifestyle Manager said “It was encouraging to see residents engaged in the art class and trying out a new skill”.

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Oaktree Court Residents Visit the local Hunt Meet

Several of our residents are hunt enthusiasts with Jack Hosegood being a former Master or Foxhounds locally.  We took Bubbles, Jack and Hilary to a morning meet with the hounds.  Kath Hill, wife of Les Hill, one of our older residents, also joined in arriving in her carriage dressed in formal clothes.

Jack, Hilary and Bubbles enjoyed the spectacle and getting in the thick of it with the hounds once more.  The current hounds are descendants of ones that Bubbles’ family used to look after, many years ago. It was a trip down memory lane for all the residents and their families who joined in.

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Oak Lodge manager Helen Smith hands over a donation to a volunteer from Taunton Open Door.

Oak Lodge care home in Chard has been collecting items for the homeless to donate to Taunton Open Door.

Home Manager Helen Smith  said ‘We handed over a whole trolley full of items recently including blankets, hats, scarves, gloves toiletries and food items”. We were absolutely blown away by the amount of items that were donated in such a short space of time. We’d like to thank everyone who made a donation to such a wonderful cause. Oak Lodge will also act as a drop off point for any future donations.’

 

Christmas fair held at Oak lodge care home

Everyone had a wonderful time at the Christmas fair held at Oak lodge care home. The Mayor of Chard, Councillor Dave Bulmer, popped along to wish everyone a merry Christmas and even visited Father Christmas for a few presents.

A spokesperson for the care home said ‘Residents and guests enjoyed a cup of tea and a slice of cake and played the tombola, raffle and other games such as guess the weight of the cake and guess the name of the pug. The children enjoyed meeting Father Christmas in his magical grotto and received a present from Santa and his elf. Overall we raised £180 for the residents fund. Thank you to everyone who came and supported the fair, and special thanks to Claire and Barry Gibbs for their help with the grotto.’

The Mayor of Chard, Councillor Dave Bulmer, collects a present from Santa and his elf.

MacMillan Cake Sale success

macmillan-cake-sale-2-v2On Thursday, 29th September, Lisa Cox Activity Co ordinator arranged for The Mount hold coffee & cake afternoon, which proved a great success.  Manager, Emma Fielder, said that she was thrilled with the support from the local community, “Many of our neighbours came by to support us,” Emma would like to express a special thank you to staff and in particular Diane & Monica the daughters of one of our residents who were sponsored to make lots of cakes for us.  We managed to raise £312.42.  The residents and staff had a delightful afternoon, thoroughly enjoying tasting the delicious cakes.

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Health Care Assistant at Blenheim House Care Home

Health Care Assistant

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Blenheim House Care Home

27 Shurnhold, Bath Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 8DD

Working Hours:  Full Time, Pay Rate:  £8.00, 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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RGN/RHN Vacancy at Blenheim House Care Home

 

Registered General Nurse/ Registered Mental Health Nurse

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Blenheim House Care Home

27 Shurnhold, Bath Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 8DD

 

Working Hours: Full-Time, 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, 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.

First Level Nurse Full Job Description

 

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