Lashbrook Care Home turned Italian for National Care Day!

Lashbrook Care Home, turned the National Care Day into an Italian day. After transforming the dining room to an Italian Restaurant. Assisted by Lashbrook residents. We then said grace in Italian by Margaret Fitch’s son-in-law. Our Chef of the day produced delicious Lasagne, salad and Tiramisu. Luca our head nurse at Lashbrook read a poem in Italian about Rome. Antipasta  snacks were brought out, including Italian breads, olives, pizza, Italian bread sticks. Polished off with some Italian red wine. Homemade cakes made by our Italian Staff, Luca and Michella. Luca and Michella showed their dedication to the residents, by coming in on their day off.

 

Golden Toes then performed some Italian songs and tap dancing. They encouraged all the residents to participate and dance. Colin Outen’s family said it was a wonderful afternoon. The atmosphere was joyous. Spontaneous interaction of the residents is such an important part of their life enrichment.

Domestic Assistant – Full Time – Lashbrook House

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

 

Working Hours: Full Time – Flexible

 

Salary: TBC

 
Closing Date: N/A
Roles and Responsibilities: Cleaning bedrooms, bathrooms, toilets, etc. to the required standard and cleaning the public areas at predetermined times, when those areas contain few or no residents. Equipping the domestic’s trolley with adequate supplies and keeping it neat and tidy. Using the cleaning materials correctly and carefully and in accordance with COSHH regulation. Carefully handling and maintaining equipment. Reporting maintenance defects and safety hazards. The prompt reporting of lost and found property to the Housekeeper. Being helpful and polite to the residents. Maintaining personal hygiene and appearance. Following the security procedures. Undertaking special cleaning jobs as assigned by the Housekeeper. To follow available method statements for carrying out cleaning duties. Assisting in the kitchen/washing up area, if asked to do so by the Housekeeper/Home Manager. To assist in setting/clearing the tables in the dining room. To carry out the domestic duties as per the rota. To undertake any training necessary for the completion of your duties. To attend staff and other meetings as appropriate. To undertake any other duties as and when required. To abide by all company Policies and Procedures in accordance with the Staff Handbook and Policy and Procedure File.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications Required: 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 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.

Registered Nurse – Oaktree Court

Location: Oaktree Court, Middle Green Road Wellington, Somerset TA21 9NS

Working Hours: Full Time

Pay Rate: £15.50

Closing Date: N/A

Role and Responsibilities: 

We are Somerset’s highest rated nursing home, set within a few acres of private meadowland in the heart of the Somerset countryside, and are looking for a full time trained nurse, working mainly day shifts,(just very occasional nights in case of nursing staff being on leave), to join our team to provide excellent nursing care to our lovely residents. You must be a qualified, registered nurse, with a bright and cheerful disposition, and a real drive to provide the best possible care at all times.

You will be supportive of the fellow staff, helping them to provide exceptional care, ensuring they are able to perform to the highest level.  You must be willing to be flexible, and have a desire to help others in any way you can.

You will need to be a qualified nurse, and due to the level of support our staff receive do not need extensive post-registration experience, but at least a year’s post graduate experience is desirable, unless you can demonstrate good previous experience in a healthcare environment. You must be caring and compassionate, willing to help others, and have a real drive to make everyone’s day special regardless of their disabilities and health issues. We are very keen to support our nurses to develop, and proactively ensure that our team is trained to the highest attainable level. Our nurses regularly attend external training to ensure they can all support the residents in every way possible.

Our home has a really good CQC report, with 5 star food service, and our staff benefit from free parking, subsidised meals, free tea and coffee, paid breaks, paid annual leave entitlement, a stakeholder pension scheme, wonderful surroundings, and a great work/life balance, working in a highly capable and driven care team. The manager is very supportive of the staff, and the whole team works well together to ensure the residents all have a good day, every day.

If you feel you’ve got that special something which could make a difference to residents lives, call us and make an appointment to look round our home, meet the staff and the residents, and take the next step towards a bright future with Oaktree Court.


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Health Care Assistant – Oaktree Court

Location: Oaktree Court, Middle Green Road, Wellington, Somerset TA21 9NS

Working Hours:  Full and Part Time (Days and Nights)

Pay Rate:  £7.50

Closing Date: N/A

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).

For more information please contact:

Andy or Ali on: 01823 662032

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Kitchen Assistant (Days) – Milton Ernest Hall

Location: Milton Ernest Hall, Bedford Road, Milton Ernest, Bedford MK44 1RJ

Working Hours:  16

Salary: TBC
Closing Date:  N/A
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • To organise and control the kitchen operations to ensure that the food quality, presentation and service are provided to the appropriate standards as defined by Majesticare.
  • To be directly responsible for the preparation, cooking, portioning and presentation of meals in the absence of the cook, to standards as defined by Majesticare.
  • To ensure that heavy duty kitchen equipment, light equipment, work areas, other facilities and general surroundings of the kitchen are maintained and operated to the standards required by the Statutory, Local Authority and Company Health, Safety, Fire and Hygiene regulations and policies. Similarly to ensure that the personnel use safe methods of work and that no unauthorised person cleans/operates certain specified equipment.
  • To ensure that the cleaning rota is in operation.
  • To report any areas of concern to the Catering Manager/Chef.
  • To develop and maintain good working relationships with the service users through regular personal contact. To report regularly to Catering Manager/Chef matters discussed with the service users.
  • To ensure that the Company Food Hygiene Policy and Procedures are applied continuously and that there are no breaches of Statutory or Local Authority regulations. In accordance with Company Policy, to carry out clerical activities in respect of controls and records, whilst on duty.
  • To attend meetings and training courses as required by the Catering Manager/Chef.
  • To assist in the organisation, participate in, special functions as required by Catering Manager/Chef.
  • To deputise for the Catering Manager/Chef when required.
  • To carry out any other duties that might be reasonably requested by Home Manager and/or Catering Manager/Chef.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications Required: 
  • 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 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.

Health Care Assistant – Milton Ernest Hall

Location: Milton Ernest Hall, Bedford Road, Milton Ernest, Bedford, MK44 1RJ

Working Hours: Full Time

Salary: TBC

Closing Date:  N/A

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).

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Prime Minister Officially Opens Sensory Garden at The Mount Care Home in Wargrave

img_4301Residents, staff and visitors were thrilled to receive a visit from the new Prime Minister Theresa May during their annual summer fete.

The Prime Minister who has only just taken over as the leader of the Country opened the care home’s new sensory garden.  Emma Fielder Home Manager for The Mount said “Mrs May had agreed to attending the event when she was still Home Secretary but still honoured the engagement”. 

img_4312We are all delighted Mrs May could attend, the day has raised so much awareness for the new sensory garden.   We really do want to thank the Prime Minister for supporting the event and officially opening it.   As you can imagine the residents were thrilled to meet her.  She spent time chatting to the residents and was more than happy to be photographed with everyone.   

img_4311Emma said that the sensory garden is now much accessible to all the residents and they can sit outside and enjoy all the sights sounds and smells. 

All Funds Raised will be used for the dementia activities and equipment to encourage residents to experience therapeutic sessions.

The Icing on the Cake of National Care Home Week

Wargrave:  A cupcake day at The Mount  Care Home helped raise awareness of Alzheimer’s.  

Families of relatives at the Mount Care Home in School Hill were invited along to enjoy the day by buying and eating cupcakes, including some baked by a nurse at the home, to raise money for the Alzheimers Society as part of National Care Home week.

The Mayor of Wokingham, Bob Pitts who is also councillor for Ruscome, Remenham and Wargrave joined the celebration which is part of a national scheme, Cupcake day.  

Alison Spary – Hawthorn Activity Co Ordinator helped arrange the day said it was a really lovely afternoon.  We had lots of lovely cupcakes.  She also thanked the families of the relatives for turning and donating on the day. 

 

 

Plenty of OOMPH

Residents at Oak Lodge Care Home in Chard forgot about their age and took part in the first of a new series of exercise classes being held at the home.

As well as staff and resident’s mayor of Chard Dave Bulmer and town councillors Jenny Orchard and Dave Orchard took part.

 Three members of staff at Oak Lodge Care home, Lord Leaze Lane have trained as Oomph instructors and led the exercise class.

Among them was Senior Activity Co Ordinator Gemma Jones.  She said “We’re very excited to be on board with Oomph!  It’s such a fresh and exciting new initiative for us to be involved with.

The launch Party was a great success and received really good feedback from everyone who took part and comments from residents were really positive.  All the staff are excited to see the benefits that regular OOMPH! Can achieve.

The World Health Organisation recommends 150 minutes of physical activity on at least three separate occasions per week for older adults with poor mobility.

Gemma Jones added “regular exercise not only helps people maintain their movement and mobility but also helps them to regain it”.  Exercise sessions can help combat loneliness and can encourage socialisation and interaction between residents.  Oomph! Is also proven to reduce depression reduce the risk of falls and help dementia management.  

The participants are reminded to only do what they can and to at their own speed.  The props such as scarves and pom poms add to the fun. 

Florence Brett gives the thumbs-up to turning 100

Lashbrook House resident Florence Brett  woman will be gearing up for her 100th birthday.

Florence Brett is ecstatic to be getting a message from the Queen congratulating her on reaching the milestone.
Her niece Jackie Payne, 56, is looking forward to the lavish party being thrown at her care home on June 23 which will include traditional Cockney songs.
Ms Payne said: “Flo came from London and is a real Londoner.

“She loves the entertainment that they have put on for her.”

The jovial atmosphere on the day will be in stark contrast to events that took place two and a half years ago, when Ms Payne found her aunt collapsed on the bedroom floor.
Ms Brett was transferred to Lashbrook House Care Home in Shiplake following the incident.
She has made a remarkable recovery and is now about to go into her 100th year. Ms Payne thought the transformation in her aunt has been incredible since she moved in along with her sister.
She said: “I just think it is amazing and she is very happy.
“The change has been all the more surprising considering Ms Brett did not want to leave her original home.
Ms Brett’s hairdresser Pauline Woolford said: “When Flo first arrived, she was very unwell and unable to participate in activities or have her hair done. Flo now, is very well, and enjoying life at Lashbrook with her sister Rosina.
“I do Flo’s hair every fortnight, and she loves having it done. Flo is such a special lovely lady, and it is a pleasure to spend time with her.”