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 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.
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 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.
UPCOMING EVENTS DECEMBER 2015
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 We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year.