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Residents make poppies for Remembrance Day

Brookdale Care Home have been busy exploring creative ways to mark Armistice Day. Residents and staff at Brookdale Care Home were rolling up their sleeves this week to craft beautiful homemade poppies. Showcasing their talents, residents used paper plates, paint and tissue paper to create a vibrant display for Remembrance Day. Armistice Day, held on November 11 every year, commemorates the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany at 11am on 11 November 1918 – the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

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Brookdale welcomes the Boom Project

A group from the Greater Manchester Youth Network came to visit our residents at Brookdale Care Home, and hosted activities as part of their Boom Project. A colourful assortment of arts and crafts were brought to the table for residents to get creative. Paper and paintbrushes came out of the cupboard and were used to create firework designs. Residents thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the arts and crafts session and commented on how great the group were throughout the afternoon. Greater Manchester Youth Network is a registered charity, who work to enable young people and organisations to participate, develop and …

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Halloween arrives at Brookdale Care home

Halloween is less than two weeks away and residents have been going all out to spook passersby with spooky mummies, candy collages and other ghoulish decor. In between creating spooky displays, residents embraced a fun filled week of entertainment. They welcomed ‘Brian the Entertainer’ and ‘Geoff the Puppet’ who both brought hours of joy to Brookdale. Celebrations were also in order for resident Ian, who was joined by residents for an afternoon of karaoke. Many happy returns Ian!

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Brookdale Care Home staff take part in Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk

Our team at Brookdale Care Home shared a proud moment when they took part in a Memory Walk to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. The memory walk started at Heaton Park and followed a route alongside the whole park. Staff had the option to walk 2km or 10km. A grand total of £105 was raised during the course of the afternoon, which will be donated directly to the Alzheimer’s Society to fund services and treatment. We are still receiving donations via our JustGiving page, and that will also be sent to the Alzheimer’s Society.

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Miniature horses spotted at Brookdale

Two miniature horses galloped in to Brookdale to entertain our residents. Teddy and Billy, who belong to Mello Memories, received lots of love and attention as they paid each resident a visit. Mello Memories are a company that features a miniature horse drawn carriage for special events – they brought lots of joy and laughter to the day. Residents, family and staff thoroughly enjoyed the visit from Teddy and Billy and decided to welcome them back for their summer fair.

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Rain didn’t dampen spirits at Brookdale’s summer fair

Brookdale had a host of animal fun for their annual summer fair. They welcomed back Miniature Memories, who ran pony and carriage rides throughout the day. The event also featured a range of stalls including a tombola, Dollies personalised gifts, (personalised phone cases, water bottles and t-shirts), Best Wishes (hand crafted cards and wooden gifts), face painting and many more. Despite the rain showers, it was a very successful day as the event raised £504.69, which will go into the resident’s fund, helping to pay for activities, entertainers and days out. Luxury Cupcakes in Prestwich supplied cupcakes for the event …

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It’s been a busy few weeks at Lavender Hills

We’ve had a busy few weeks of activities here at Lavender Hills with residents revealing their artistic flare. Surprising us all with her talent, June created a range of novelty ‘weather catches’ which provided hours of laughter amongst residents. Joan Murphy has recently been bagging up sweeties for the children. Joan is well practiced in the art of Pic n Mix as she used to own a sweet shop with her husband. September has also seen the launch of our new book club. A group of residents have met every Thursday afternoon for the past two weeks. They are currently …

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Summer fete success for Lavender Hills Care Home

Residents and staff are celebrating the success of their recent vintage-themed summer fete. Lavender Hills held its annual summer fete for our residents raising £180 through a raffle, cake stalls, and a performance from singing duo Vintage Pearls. Friends and family of our residents attended the 1940’s themed event on Sunday (September 3). Charlotte Oliver, Activities Coordinator at Lavender Hills, said: “Our summer fete was a great success and this was one of our best yet with families and people from the local community also joining us. “The fete is another way for us to raise funds to help residents …

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Residents relax during a day of pampering

Residents enjoyed a day of pampering recently after staff at Lavender Hills turned the hair salon into a make shift spa, complete with sensory lighting, candle light, calming music and arm massages. One resident, June, has had a number of strokes and has lacked all movement down the left side of her body for a long time. During a massage from Activities Coordinator Charlotte, she began to get some sensations in her arm and could feel her touch. After some more gentle massaging, June was able to move her left up and down, much to the delight of the staff. …

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Taste of Italy at Lavender Hills

The gastronomic delights of Italy came to Lavender Hills recently when residents whipped up homemade pizzas for an afternoon snack. A colourful assortment of fresh ingredients were brought to the table, including peppers, spinach, ham, tomatoes and lashings of cheese – a firm favourite for our residents. As big advocates of traditional British culinary delights, many of our residents had never tasted pizza before and enjoyed tucking into them for the first time. A lucky few spoke of their experiences of travelling to Italy and sampling the popular dish for themselves under a sunnier climate. We all reminisced about holidays …

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It’s all fun and games at Lavender Hills

Wimbledon fever hit Lavender Hills recently as one resident, Marian, challenged Activities Coordinator Charlotte to a friendly game of table tennis. Lovers of the sport have been glued to the television over the past couple of weeks to cheer on Great Britain’s very own Andy Murray. Despite the often damp and dreary summer weather experienced in Ramsbottom, residents have been making the most of the board games on the shelf. One resident, Rose, who is registered blind got stuck in to a game of solitaire thanks to a pack of large print cards, whilst Jean and Ena battled it out …

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It’s a picnic in the park for Brookdale residents

Residents at Brookdale have always loved a good old chinwag, so it was with great delight that they took part in a recent Knit and Natter session as part of an activity session at the home. Many of our ladies are skilled with a knitting needle and were passing on their advice to younger members of staff. Arts and crafts sessions have also been hosted recently, with our residents recycling old buttons and gluing them onto card in the shape of their initials. Paper and paintbrushes came out of the cupboard and were used to create pictures of Forget Me …

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Monkeying around during day trip

Brookdale residents made friends with Marmoset monkeys recently during a trip to Bradley Fold Garden Centre in Bolton. The group enjoyed a tasty afternoon tea at the café, before doing a spot of shopping and having a short stroll around the animal section of the centre. Colourful fish of all varieties were on display, as well as Marmoset monkeys who were a welcome sight for residents. A relaxing pampering and foot spa day was also held at the home for residents to enjoy. Staff began the treatment with an electronic foot spa before doing foot massages to boost circulation and …

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Residents have been busy beavers

It’s been a busy few weeks at Lavender Hills, with residents participating in a range of activities including cooking classes and drawing. New resident Jean’s artistic flair was revealed after she sketched a beautiful impression of the front lounge fireplace with a Christmas theme, surprising staff with her talent. Jean named the picture ‘Home is Where the Heart is.’ Doreen and Brenda have recently taken part in a reminiscence session, whereby they read the Daily Sparkle magazine, which states what happened ‘On This Day’ throughout recent history. The magazine is targeted at the elderly and those with dementia and covers …

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Give a girl shoes and she can conquer the world

The glitz and glam of Hollywood hit Brookdale recently when we honoured the late American icon Marilyn Monroe’s 92nd birthday. We dug out some of the actresses best films, including ‘Some Like it Hot’ and ‘Seven-Year Itch’ and celebrated the best of the fifties era. Our residents Margaret, Joan and Marian raided their makeup bags for some lipstick and blusher and took part in a makeover session. During the course of the afternoon, we moved through the decades with a swinging sixties themed therapeutic adult colouring in book session. Many of our residents were reminiscing about Marilyn Monroe and discussing …

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Grab a Cupcake for Alzheimer’s

Our team devoured delicious treats for Cupcake Day on 15th June to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society. Staff and residents whipped up a beautiful display of sweet delights in an assortment of flavours, including chocolate, vanilla, marshmallow, lemon and strawberry. We opened our doors to families and enjoyed the sunny weather with a glass of bucks fizz out in the garden, whilst children enjoyed getting their faces painted with makeup in the conservatory. Participants took part in a ‘Guess how many Sprinkles’ competition, whilst local companies donated cakes to include on the table. A grand total of £105 was raised …

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Brookdale team dig deep to unite against dementia

Residents and staff at Brookdale Care Home have been beavering away in the kitchen to whip up a selection of delicious cakes in aid of raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society. A coffee morning was hosted at the Bury based home for residents and their families, with cups of tea on demand for sipping in between taking big bites of cake. Suspicion was rife over which members of staff had ‘baked or faked’ a cake. The coffee morning was hosted in honour of Dementia Awareness Week, an initiative aimed at getting people to unite against the disease and fight to …

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All aboard for a fun day out

It was full steam ahead for residents at Lavender Hills and Brookdale when they set off on an exciting day trip with East Lancashire Railway for Dementia Awareness Week. Residents from both homes joined up with ladies and gentlemen from across Bury and Rossendale for a reminiscence train ride across the valley, spotting sheep, horses and even alpacas on the enjoyable journey. Volunteers from local businesses kindly provided a trolley service with hot tea, coffee, a selection of sandwiches and freshly baked scones with jam and butter for hungry passengers. Toe tapping tunes from yesteryear were sung and residents had …

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Easter Bunny spotted at Brookdale

The Easter Bunny hopped in to Brookdale to join in with a Good Friday family fun day. Our home was awash with ears as children and adults bounced around the grounds to hunt for chocolate eggs, before taking part in a tombola and raffle to win an array of exciting prizes donated by staff, resident’s families, as well as local companies. Prior to the event, residents got busy crafting paper bunnies, chicks and painting eggs to decorate around the home using a variety of textiles. Chocolate egg nests were also prepared for visitors during our popular cookery class. Prizes on …

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Norley Hall – one of the most recommended care homes in the region

Our very own Norley Hall Care Home has been awarded a Top 20 Recommended Care Homes Award for the North West after receiving praise for the care it delivers. The home was awarded the accolade from online independent website www.carehome.co.uk after receiving positive feedback and reviews from the families of residents who live at the home. The carehome.co.uk Top 20 Care Home Awards 2017 highlight the most recommended care homes in each region of the UK. The awards are based on over 55,000 reviews and recommendations received from residents, family and friends of residents from February 2014 to February 2017. …

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Residents are keeping active at Lavender Hills

Lavender Hills residents have had a busy few weeks thanks to a comprehensive activities schedule courtesy of their in-house coordinator, plus a host of exciting birthday parties taking place. Debbie of DJ Fitness has been making an appearance at the home every other Wednesday to run an upbeat arm chair exercise class which gets residents working their whole body from head to toes, using simple but challenging moves that improves health and fitness levels. Celebrations were also in order for resident Rose, who turned 92 on the 20th April. Rose was joined by her daughter, grand daughter and great grand …

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St George and the Dragon swoop on Lavender Hills

Celebrations took place at Lavender Hills recently to honour the Patron Saint of England and the famous tale of St George and the Dragon. Residents dug out Pritt Sticks and red tissue to re-create the flag of St George during an arts and craft session with Georgia, a volunteer from the local college. During the day, resident Shelia was given a one-to-one tutorial on how to use her new touch screen phone so she can call friends and family for a chat. Staff and residents also got underway with a weaving project, which will involve using recycled newspapers and magazines …

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Lavender Hills residents undertake an Interior Design challenge

Residents at Lavender Hills have been getting stuck in to an Interior Design challenge to come up with a new design concept for the home’s lounge following a recent refurbishment consultation. Activities and Life Style Coordinator Charlotte created an accessible and visual questionnaire for residents to allow them to note down their ideas for the front lounge and what they wanted it to look like. Everything from carpets and light fittings, through to wall paper and pictures were chosen by the residents, with the room set for completion in the coming weeks. The refurbishment has already been such a success …

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Talented Lavender Hills residents showcase their writing skills

Talented residents at Lavender Hills got their thinking caps on recently when they took part in a writing workshop with poet Paul Jenkins. Residents were treated to snippets from Paul’s recent publication, ‘Poem’s from a Villagetown,’ a book inspired by Ramsbottom, before getting the opportunity to write their own poetry describing their surroundings. Paul supported creative residents, who live with Dementia, sight loss and other conditions, to collaboratively write a beautiful poem entitled ‘Lavender Hills.’ At the end of the enjoyable session, Lavender Hills’ enthusiastic resident, Barbara Hibbot, who is 93 and registered blind, stunned everyone by reciting a number …

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Havana Nights tango and twist their way in to Brookdale

Toe-tapping tunes were provided for residents recently when Havana Nights dancing duo Samantha and Steve tangoed through the doors of Brookdale Care Home. Residents and staff were treated to a ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ cabaret style afternoon, with the couple dancing their way though a variety of routines, from Latin American through to Salsa and Ballroom. Dean Martin made a surprise appearance during the show, with Havana Nights’ Steve picking up the microphone for a rendition of the musical legends hit singles. Havana Nights have appeared on popular TV shows including ‘Strictly Dance Fever,’ ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and ‘Got to Dance’ …

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It’s all fun and games at Lavender Hills

Lavender Hills has been announced as a runner-up in the Daily Sparkle competition ‘Everybody’s Talking’ for their dedication to care home activities. Judges praised their ‘whole home approach’ and how they used the key strengths and skills of all staff members to come up with new and engaging activities for residents. To enter the awards, activities coordinator Charlotte wrote in to the newspaper with details of the variety of activities on offer at Lavender Hills, before being invited along to attend a training day to gain more ideas on hosting meaningful activities that residents will enjoy. A cheque for £25 …

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Painting the town green, white and orange

Residents at Lavender Hills showcased their creative skills recently when they dug out paintbrushes and pots for a St Patrick’s Day themed celebration. Artistic residents painted the town green, white and orange with an arts and crafts session, which involved making Leprechaun styled beards and top hats to wear as masks in honour of the Patron Saint of Ireland, who’s passing is officially marked worldwide every year on 17th March. Resident artist, June Wright, impressed staff with her amazing ability to paint with her left hand despite her paralysis. After a delicious dinner, which included a special Bailey’s Cheesecake created …

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St Patrick spotted at Brookdale

Irish (and British) eyes were smiling recently when a host of leprechauns skipped into Brookdale Care Home for an afternoon of singing and dancing with residents. The Emerald Isle was celebrated with a visit from Paul Davies from YouCanUkulele!, who played a special selection of Irish songs including Danny Boy, a collective favourite for residents on the day. Staff and residents adorned an assortment of colourful hats, headbands, coats and green flowers, as well as bright orange beards in recognition of the Patron Saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick is known as the Apostle of Ireland and is celebrated the world …

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An ‘egg-cellent’ time to be had at Lavender Hills this Easter

Residents and staff will be getting into the swing of spring on Thursday 13th April when they don their Easter bonnets and strut their stuff on the catwalk for our hotly anticipated Easter Fete. Families will be ‘bouncing’ into Lavender Hills for an exciting afternoon of fun and games around the home and its grounds, including an Easter egg hunt, raffle, cake and Body Shop at home stalls, plus the colourful Easter bonnet fashion show. The event has been organised to give residents and their families of all ages the opportunity to spend quality time with each other and enjoy …

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Potting and planting ready for spring

Our green-fingered residents at Brookdale Care home took advantage of the sunny spring weather recently when they potted a selection of colourful flowers. Budding horticulturists got stuck in to their activity session by preparing Dahlia’s and other seeds ready for planting out in our home’s landscaped gardens, which also features beautifully crafted fairy houses kindly donated by residents families. Our residents enjoy getting involved with the maintenance of the garden and are encouraged to take leisurely strolls around the grounds to observe the birds and other wildlife that stop by for a visit. A range of exciting activities have taken …

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Superhero staff put their best fundraising foot forward

Staff at Brookdale and Lavender Hills care homes raided their fancy dress boxes recently to participate in a sponsored walk up Holcombe Hill. The 10 strong team of cartoon characters, which included ‘Wally’ from the popular children’s books, ‘Where’s Wally?’ Marvel character ‘Deadpool’ and a Bumble Bee, put their best foot forward to tackle the 128 feet high hill. The good-spirited gang embraced the challenge in order to raise money for residents at both Lavender Hills in Ramsbottom and Brookdale in Bury. After climbing the challenging hill up to Peel Tower and back down again, the group were able to …

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Residents of Windsor House get competitive

Our fun loving residents at Windsor House recently sat down for an afternoon of competitive games as part of their interactive activity session. Residents got their thinking caps on to participate in a range of traditional board games, including Connect 4, Snakes and Ladders and a spot of drawing. Participants were put into groups to play the larger than usual board games, specially adapted to make them easier to see and handle. It’s been a busy few weeks at Windsor House, with residents enjoying a host of their favourite hobbies, from baking cakes through to pizza making. Our activities coordinator …

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Recent inspections confirm ‘good’ care is delivered across our homes

We are celebrating after all six of our Lancashire care homes were awarded ‘good’ ratings by the Care Quality Commission. We received our latest inspection report last month for Lakeside Nursing and Residential Home. This latest inspection confirms that all of our homes demonstrated safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led care during the unannounced inspections. The inspection reports also note that our care teams treat people with kindness and dignity and that they address people in a respectful manner. During each of the inspections residents, their family members and staff were spoken to in order to gauge feedback on the …

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Whipping up a feast at Windsor House

Our food loving residents at Windsor House got stuck in to some tasty Italian cuisine recently when they cooked up homemade pizzas during a ‘hands on’ activity session. Residents piled on a selection of mouth-watering toppings, including the popular ham, peppers and cheese combination on a delicious tomato base. On hand to help was our friendly team, who were more than eager to see the pizzas safely on their way to the oven to melt and crisp up ready for our residents tea time. Baking is a favourite past time for our residents at Windsor House and everyone is encouraged …

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Lakeside praised during recent care inspection

Lakeside Nursing and Residential Home in Standish has been praised in its latest Care Quality inspection report for its ‘positive and homely atmosphere.’ Our home was rated as providing a ‘good’ service in all areas of the inspection and staff were seen to demonstrate a good understanding of how to ensure dignity and respect and showed patience and encouragement when supporting residents. Lakeside provides residential and nursing care for up to 49 residents. It was given a ‘good’ overall rating for providing a safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led care service in the unannounced inspection, which took place in January …

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Time for a sweet treat at Windsor House

Our residents at Windsor House in Standish satisfied their sweet cravings recently when they got busy baking chocolate cornflake cakes and tray bakes during their activity session. Staff assisted residents in whipping up the ingredients and transferring them to cake cases ready for cooking before taking the time to sit down and tuck in to the delicious delicacies. We host a comprehensive range of activities for residents in our care, from baking and board games to crafts and bingo. Research has proven that regular activities significantly improve the wellbeing of care home residents. The specific interests of individual residents and …

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Valentine’s party at Brookdale Residential & Dementia Care Home

Our residents at Brookdale Residential Care Home listened to a wonderful flute recital at their recent Valentine’s Day party. Julie Leach from the Brookdale staff team played the flute for residents to enjoy. A few days before the event residents took part in a number of Valentine’s themed activities, including colouring hearts and creating pictures. The crafts were displayed in the Bury home’s main reception area. During the Valentine’s party staff wore red clothes and made a donation to the residents’ fund. In total £50 was raised. The party was held in the main residential unit with residents from the …

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Millennium Care and Stirling University – designing for dementia.

Millennium Care employees are dedicated to developing their knowledge and have recently been broadening their understanding of Dementia by travelling to Stirling University to attend the accredited Dementia Design course with the aim of gathering the most up to date information in creating suitable environments for people living with dementia. It is well knowing that the environment has a huge impact in the well-being of people with dementia and when appropriately designed to their needs, can help them to maintain confidence, independence and safety. The focus of this course was adapting and creating environments that specifically take into account the …

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Lavender Hills’ Helen crowned regional care home manager of the year

We are celebrating after our wonderful manager at Lavender Hills Care Home was named ‘Registered Manager of the Year’ at the Great North West Care Awards. Helen Inman was given the coveted award after judges agreed she demonstrated leadership and dedication to her role. Helen relocated from Nottingham in 2014 to take up the opportunity of managing our home in Ramsbottom. Since doing so, her enthusiasm for delivering high quality care within the home has been abundant. Helen said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have won this award. I’m lucky enough to work with a fantastic team, which makes my job …

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Millennium Care celebrates another CQC success at Lavender Hills

The staff and residents at Lavender Hills have every ‘Good’ reason to celebrate at Lavender Hills after receiving a glowing report from the CQC who had inspected the home on the 5th October. The inspection was carried out over two days and was deemed to be a comprehensive inspection that assessed all areas of the home. The outcome of this was a Good rating, deeming the home to be well led, safe, caring, responsive and effective. During the inspection, the inspector had discussed the service with a total of 13 residents in addition to the staffing team, visitors and health …

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Millennium Care shortlisted for third coveted award

Millennium Care has been shortlisted for a coveted award following its involvement with a university research project. We are taking part in a new palliative care initiative as part of a pioneering research project being carried out by Lancaster University. Palliative care aims to improve quality of life and symptom management for people with advanced and chronic conditions. The project, Comparing Effectiveness of Palliative Care for Elderly People in Long-Term Care Facilities in Europe (PACE), will focus on residents living in Marley Court Nursing and Residential Care Home, in Chorley, and its aim is to develop a programme that will …

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Millennium Care shortlisted for prestigious care awards

We are celebrating this week after being shortlisted in two categories of the Great British Care Awards. We were delighted to hear that we’ve been shortlisted in the Care Innovator category and Care Employer of the Year award. Judges noted that we are embracing the use of technology in order to enhance the quality of care provided to residents and that we place a significant focus on the development and training of our staff. One of the innovative measures introduced is the use of e-cards on our website which allows families and friends to easily keep in touch with residents …

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Millennium Care and Leadership Development

Investing in our leadership and management team and Millennium Care is recognised as being fundamental to having an enduring and successful care home with a motivated and enlightened work force. On 27th April, sixteen members of the Millennium head office and group management and finance team gathered for an interactive meeting to learn more about keeping ahead of the changing landscape in the sector together with leadership development  from Nadine Stanton, a development coach that works alongside CEOs and corporates such as Tesco and Brother in building and growing leadership. Mr Haider, managing director of Millennium Care, stated that ‘we …

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Millennium Care secures top three position in Wigan

Millennium Care is proud to announce that it has been ranked as operating homes amongst the top three rated in the Wigan borough with Windsor House and Lakeside Nursing Home securing first and second positions. Lakeside Nursing Home has previously ranked as amongst the top ten rated care homes in the North West from over 2,100 homes for two consecutive years. The ratings are featured on the carehome.co.uk directory which is an independent review and rating website for care homes, akin to TripAdvisor. Residents, relatives and friends who have had an experience of a Millennium Care home post their reviews, …

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Residents at Lavender Hills Celebrate Queen’s 90th Birthday

Thursday 21st April, residents all watched the Live birthday parade at 11 am on tv on BBC1 The residents felt emotional and reminiscent a few residents even had stories on actually meeting the Queen themselves! Residents were informing staff on the royal family and became a history lesson for all, and even a reminder for other residents’ friends and families. As the summer weather approaches to celebrate the Queens official Birthday in June, Lavender Hills will be holding their own garden party for all residents, friends and families which will be on the Terrace outside (weather permitting!) with a BBQ, …

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Lovely Thank You recieved at Lavender Hills

Dear Helen, We have just returned from a hospital visit with mum to Burnley and wanted to say how much, as ever, we appreciate the way everyone at Lavender Hills helps to make these difficult days run as smoothly as possible. Yourself, Edith and Jeannie plus all the senior and junior staff demonstrate daily that you really care about mum and all the people you look after. It means a great deal. Today Edith took mum down to meet her transport, Denise did a superb job as an escort and while we were all away the cleaners had shampooed mum’s …

Residents, families and friends have an egg-cellent Easter at Brookdale!

Brookdale Care Home threw open its doors in celebration of the Easter festivities with a fun packed day for residents, staff and members of the Brookdale community. The event was a feast for the eyes with donations of red velvet cakes, cupcakes and chocolate Easter eggs abound which also involved an egg hunt in the home’s spacious grounds. The manager of the home, Karen, stated that ‘the event was a huge success, my team worked hard not only in making sure all the preparations were in hand but also in arranging this and providing stellar hospitality to our visitors on …

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Lavender Hills celebrates with NHS award

Lavender Hills celebrates with NHS award Lavender Hills Care Home celebrated at the award presentation ceremony at Bury Hospice on the 23th March with the NHS Six Steps Framework in end of life care. The afternoon saw the home’s management team present to and celebrate with other care homes from Bury. The event was organised to recognise over a year’s work in training and development to secure this prestigious NHS accreditation, under the leadership of Patsy Gibson, NHS palliative care leader and this year saw four care homes in Bury, including Lavender Hills, clinch the award. The training and development focuses on …

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Bury Veterans Choir perform at Lavender Hills

  Tuesday 15th March our residents at Lavender Hills Care Home welcomed 16 members of the Bury Veterans Choir. The choir came dressed to impress in tuxedos, and sang beautiful vocals to our residents in the home’s terraced lounge. Residents were familiar with music, and enjoyed singing along as well as light chair based physical movement. After ever couple of hymns, the choir amazed the audience with comical jokes and humour. The jokes grasped the attention of all, bringing smiles and laughter too. The choir were thankful to be back at Lavender Hills entertaining our audience from a large demand …

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With thanks from Edge Hill University Placement

At Millennium Care, we are devoted to developing our staff; they are at the core of delivering high levels of care that has seen us secure a finalist position for the Care Employer of the Year for two successive years. Our home Norley Hall also works closely with Edge Hill University students in assisting them with their career goals and personal development. Our latest placement from the university left us with some very kind words. Dear Joan,  I have thoroughly enjoyed my twenty days on placement and would consider it a place to work in the future. From the moment …