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Restgarth Staff involved in Assessments

Restgarth Staff involved in Assessments

Restgarth Staff involved in assessments.

Katie has been training some of the care staff at Restgarth to conduct pre-admission assessments. This will have the benefit of involving more staff finding out and getting to know prospective residents. Pre-admission assessments help to ensure that we are able to  meet residents needs when they move into the home.

Mindfulness training.

Mindfulness training has been offered to all the staff at Pine Lodge Care Home, Restgarth Care Home and Pine Lodge Home Care Services.

Mindfulness training is currently widely used in the NHS and many private sector organisations. The key aspect of Mindfulness is the development of compassion for oneself and others. Mindfulness is also a great way to relieve stress and improve happiness.

At Restgarth 10 staff have expressed an interest in receiving the training.

Restgarth “Bake off” competition.


Restgarth Staff displaying their talents at our recent “Bake off ” competition.

Recent Inspection at Pine Lodge Care Home and Home Care Services

Recent Inspection at Pine Lodge Care Home and Home Care Services

Pine Lodge Care Home and Home Care Services.

After our recent inspection at Pine Care Home and Home Care Services we are eagerly awaiting the findings of the CQC Inspection team.

The Inspectors were with us for  total of three days and looked into all aspects of the care we provide. They were diligent in interviewing residents/clients and staff and have sort the impressions of relatives and outside agencies.

We are hoping to hear the results any day now.


Staff return to Pine Lodge.

We welcome Lisa and Abigail back to Pine Lodge Care Home after a short break from working for us.

We have a new handyman for Pine Lodge, Alan, who will be looking after our Care Home and Home Care office. Alan has worked in Weston for another care organisation and has plenty of experience dealing with the daily maintenance issues involved in running a busy Care Home.




Pine Lodge Newsletter 2015

Pine Lodge Newsletter 2015


Pine Lodge Newsletter December 2015


We are delighted to welcome Chrissie Parker as our new Deputy for Pine Lodge. Chrissie brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge of the care sector- She has previously worked as a Deputy in a Care Home in Somerset and, living locally, enjoys being closer to her place of work.

Pine Lodge is looking very festive; and the tree has been decorated with the help of our lovely Mary-Ann, and the Pine Lodge team of Christmas Elves!


 New Year Developments

Fiona now has a plan for the New Year for developments at Pine Lodge. This will be posted on the notice board or please ask Fiona for a copy.

ACTIVITIES & EVENTS  Our residents have been busy making some lovely Christmas cards with lots of crafty inspiration from the Pine Lodge team.



  •  Bingo night in the lounge 6-7pm, Come and win some delicious  chocolates,  Sat 12th December.

  • Hand Massage with Becky, relax and be pampered. Tues 15th

  • Music for health 2.30-3.30 in the lounge. Tues 15th

  • Movie morning with mince pies.Fri 18th Dec.

  • Christmas Party and Raffle                                                                                                                                                                                                        image2We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and Best  Wishes for the New Year.

Restgarth Newsletter December 2015

Restgarth Newsletter December 2015


Welcome to the December Newsletter

Congratulations Katie

We are very pleased to announce that Katie Squires, our recently appointed manager, has been awarded Registered Manager status by the Care Quality Commission. To achieve this managers must demonstrate that they provide safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led services that comply with the new fundamental standards of quality and safety.

Katie moved down to us in August and has been instrumental in establishing Restgarth’s high standards of person centred care. She also ensures that our fantastic team of carers continue to deliver a first class service based on old fashioned principles of care, compassion and respect.



Upcoming events December 2015

  • Polperro Primary School Choir with Maggie and Phil Fri 11th  

  • Let it Snow – performed by The Cats Pyjamas Productions, 11.30am Mon 14th Dec

  • Phil Keane and his Guitar, Wed 16th Dec

  • Sing- a- long with Martin Fowler, Fri 18th Dec.

 Resgarth is looking very festive with all the decorations up, this is with the help of our team of Restgarth Elves.

IMG_2201We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and Best wishes for the New Year.

Restgarth November Newsletter

Restgarth November Newsletter


Welcome to Restgarth November newsletter

Pink Party

Jenny managed to organise a fantastic Pink Party event with the help of the Restgarth team and raised a substantial £305 to be shared with Breast Cancer Awareness and Cancer Research. Jenny’s enthusiasm and energy always make this event a happy and fun filled afternoon. We had some delicious cakes, ranging from pink teapots to gorgeous pink roses – very artistic and much admired.

A big thank you to all those who took part in this worthy and inspiring charity event.








We also named our new little kitten by our lucky dip name suggestions put in to the box, all our residents suggested a name and the lucky dip winner was “Sophia”, which derives from the Greek word of ‘wisdom’. Hopefully she will grow into her namesake!

Upcoming events November and December 2015

  • Phil Keane and his Guitar 11th Nov

  • Holy Communion with Rev. Marilyn 2.30pm 23rd Nov

  • Poslips – Musical Duo 11am 8th Dec

  • Fishermen’s choir 6pm 2nd Dec

  • Let it Snow – performed by The Cats Pyjamas Productions 11.30am 14th Dec

New Service Massage Therapies

We would like to welcome and let you know about a new service being offered at Restgarth. Ben Jones, Linda’s son is visiting every Wednesday afternoon and is able to give a wonderful relaxing massage to legs, arms, hands and feet, or head and shoulders. Ben’s massage can help improve circulation and will definitely make you feel relaxed and help ease any aching joints or muscles. Ben is qualified to Level 4 in Sports Injuries and Massage Therapies. Please ask any of the Restgarth team for more details.

Linda has also painted for us some lovely pots with Polperro scenes which are by the front door; a multi- talented family helping us at Restgarth.

We welcome your feedback,comments and suggestions for all aspects of life at Restgarth, so please get in touch.