Marley court celebrate ‘GOOD’ in all areas CQC report

Marley court celebrate ‘GOOD’ in all areas CQC report

Millennium Care’s Marley Court Nursing home in Chorley, Lancashire is celebrating a glowing report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The inspection assessed five areas of the service – safety, responsiveness, care, effectiveness and leadership – and was awarded ‘Good’ status in all five of these.

To celebrate this amazing achievement Marley court are planning a special ABBA day in the home, with many fans the home will be full of laughter throughout the day on Friday 23rd October.

Manager Jane Lyth says “Team Marley is very proud to have gained an Overall Good rating. We have together implemented new ideas and practices to keep our beloved residents safe. Together we have given empathetic care to our beloved residents and each other. Our activity team have ensured residents and staff have had laughter and smiles through the pandemic. Please join us in our ABBA celebration day fir much merriment for staff and residents”

With social distancing measures still in place and all non-essential visits from family and friends stopped, Marley court have been using Facebook portal not only to help residents stay connected with family and friends but to continue to enjoy their favourite Entertainers.

Elaine Wright Activity co-ordinator say’s “I think it’s well deserved, we are lucky here that we are a very good team, everyone helps out throughout activities and often come to me with ideas, because of this we have managed to keep the moral in the home high and keep everyone smiling throughout these difficult times.”

 Marley Court has a 9.7 out of 10 rating on carehome.co.uk, the sector’s leading care home comparison website.

For more information on Marley court Nursing home Chorley visit www.Millennium-care.co.uk 

To keep up to date with Marley court’s activities visit https://www.facebook.com/MarleyCourtCareHome

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Work on Lavender Hills secure visitation lodge gets underway this week

Work on Lavender Hills secure visitation lodge gets underway this week

Lavender Hills Care Home are in the process of building a Covid secure visitation lodge so residents can visit their family and friends during the pandemic whilst adhering to government guidelines.

The lodge has Covid-19 safety measures including two entrances, a perspex room divider and an automatic sanitisation system which ensure that residents and visitors can enjoy their visit to Lavender Hills care home without worry.

Whilst the lodge is designed with security in mind, it isn’t a cold nor uninviting space with specially designed insulation and an interior design chosen by the local community the lodge is as cosy and warm as our living room.

Features such as an automatic sanitisation system means that following each visit the area is made sterile for the next guests and resident. This means that visitors and residents don’t require PPE, which can seem alien to many of the care home residents.

Lavender Hills care home Manager Stacey Astin say’s

“We are extremely pleased to be able to announce our new visitation lodge, the build has started this week meaning our lovely residents will soon be able to spend time with their loved ones in a safe environment. as families are as much a part of our home as our residents.”

The lodge comes after the success of the Rawthrone retreat  based at Worthington Lake care home in Standish Wigan, another home of the  Millennium care family which was the first of it’s kind in the North and featured on BBC news.

The new visitation Lodge at Lavender Hills will feature the tried and tested online booking feature on the Lavender Hills website allowing families to arrange quality time with their loved ones at the click of a button.

You can keep up to date with the build and have your say on interior design by visiting our Lavender Hills care home Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Lavenderhillscare/

For more information visit https://www.millennium-care.co.uk/lavender-hills-care-home/ 

Contact clare@millennium-care.co.uk for further enquiries.

 

 

 

 

Meet our new home manager at Lavender Hills care home

Meet our new home manager at Lavender Hills care home

At Lavender Hills care home we’re delighted to welcome Stacey Astin as our new home Manager, Stacey has worked in the care industry for 15 years and has undertaken a wide variety of roles within health and social care.

Stacey has a clear passion for care and is excited to bring new and exciting plans to Lavender Hills care home with a strong focus on building a family bond with residents and their loved ones.

With a history with the home dating back to childhood Stacey already has a strong bond with Lavender Hills care home from her mum managing the home over 30 years ago.

Stacey main priority for Lavender Hills is to create a happy environment where residents and families feel genuinely at home and carry on with every day hobbies, enjoy all the festive periods with parties and generally have fun as a family.

Watch the video below – An introduction with Stacey and upcoming plans for Lavender Hills care home.

 

For more information on Lavender Hills care home visit:  www.millennium-care.co.uk/lavender-hills-care-home/

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Anne celebrates century birthday with special surprise

Anne celebrates century birthday with special surprise

One Hundred reasons for us all to smile.

A much-loved great-grandmother was given a special surprise under extraordinary circumstances at Norley Hall care home in Wigan.

Anne Arkwright celebrated reaching a century yesterday and celebrated her birthday in style with a socially distant party with Virtual entertainment organised by Elaine Lunn Activities Coordinator at Norley Hall care home Wigan.

The popular 1940’s Golden song birds performed via Skype for the home to mark Anne’s 100th Birthday which added a touch of nostalgia to Anne’s big day

Anne also received the best gift of all — a visit from her much-loved family who were allowed to be a part of the celebrations from the garden of the home keeping to the current safe distancing rules in place at the home.

Having grown up in wigan with her parents and 5 siblings, Ms Arkwright left school at the age of 14 and went to work at Highams florist in Orrell.

During WW2 Anne went to work in Gathurst munitions factory where she would make weapons like shells and bullets; munitions work often involved long hours, sometimes up to seven days a week.

Workers at the Gathurst munitions factory were at serious risk from accidents with dangerous machinery or when working with highly explosive material but a Anne a keen Vera Lynn fan was armed with rousing songs that reflected the mood of a nation fighting for survival against the threat of Nazi domination — We’ll Meet Again and The White Cliffs of Dover.

At the end of WW2 Anne went on to marry Stan Arkwright and they raised 4 children, now proud Grandmother and Great Grandmother.

Daughter Jennifer say’s “My mum has always had such a positive attitude and is much loved by all of her family, even in lockdown she fully enjoyed the celebrations; next year we  will celebrate again when we are all able to be together.”

 

For more information on Norley Hall care home visit https://www.millennium-care.co.uk/norley-hall-care-home/ 

 

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How Millennium care are battling Covid-19 across homes in Wigan with outdoor concerts and the power of FaceTime

How Millennium care are battling Covid-19 across homes in Wigan with outdoor concerts and the power of FaceTime

From outdoor concerts to learning sign language, Millennium care homes have managed to maintain their community spirit during Lockdown

For Millennium care engagement, meaningful activity and inclusion has been at the heart of the business from day one.

With new purpose-built social hubs in Millennium care homes across Lancashire; the social distancing measures now in place means every home has had to adapt their everyday way of life completely.

Millennium Care has maintained the same core values and ethos since it was founded in 1993 with a strong focus on a homely and social environment.

All homes across Millennium have been busy finding new ways to keep spirits high during the Coronavirus lockdown and they have succeeded in many ways.

With social distancing measures in place and all non-essential visits from family and friends temporarily stopped, homes across the group have been using Facebook portal not only to help residents stay connected with family and friends but to continue with popular activities and even learn a new skill; Makaton sign language.

Windsor House care home in Standish are using FaceTime to continue with some of their favourite activities including Lego Therapy and Performance poetry, Kitty Short from Creative confidence who provides the home with activities and Lego therapy is a regular visitor to Millennium care homes.

Kitty Short say’s “Using FaceTime has been an invaluable communication method for residents at Millennium care during what is a challenging time, We are using Facebook portal for many different things every day, residents in Millennium care homes are able to enjoy Lego Therapy, Performance poetry, some homes are learning Makaton Sign language and much more.”

With a whole new meaning for PPE- Personalised private Entertainment; Residents at Lakeside care home also based in Standish Wigan have been enjoying person cantered activities in the comfort and safety of their bedrooms including crafting, singing, dancing, facetiming.

Staff at Lakeside care home have painted smiling faces on their masks so residents can still see them smile throughout the day.

Worthington Lake care home have been using pet therapy with Peggy the puppy as well as the power of music with a Fantastic outdoor concert by the fabulous Anthony James a local musician, residents of the specialist Dementia care home were able to enjoy a music concert from their balcony’s and patio of their home.

Staff members also put on a show as they danced in their masks.

Katy Grindly deputy Manager at Worthington Lake said “Contact with the outside world is now minimal so we are very lucky here at Worthington Lake to have large balcony’s and patio’s leading from bedrooms meaning residents can still enjoy the great outdoors, we made the most of it during the recent lovely weather with an outdoor concert.

Spirits were high and we all enjoyed the music by Musician Anthony who kindly put on the concert for us for free, afterwards we enjoyed a party and did our own version of Peter Kay’s Amarillo.”

All staff across Millennium care homes have received messages and videos of thanks and appreciation from families and friends of loved ones.

This weekend all homes across Millennium care have celebrated the 75th anniversary of VE day in many different ways including street party celebrations, relatives drove around the homes to maintain safety but also be able to join in the celebrations.

For more information visit www.millennium-care.co.uk

How Lavender Hills care home are battling Coronavirs and putting a whole new meaning to PPE

How Lavender Hills care home are battling Coronavirs and putting a whole new meaning to PPE

Earlier this year when the news broke that a deadly virus was on the way Lavender Hills care home prepared as much as possible that meant they were in a position to deal with what was going to be the most challenging time the care sector has ever seen.

When Coronavirus hit the UK Lavender Hills care home were fortunate to have families and a local community offering their full support; volunteers offering transport for staff to and from work who otherwise would have to use public transport.

Volunteers helping to support all residents at Lavender Hills keeping them entertained in their bedrooms whilst social distancing was put in place.

Lavender Hills activities team have created a whole new meaning for PPE- Personalised private Entertainment.

Residents have been enjoying person cantered activities in the comfort and safety of their bedrooms including crafting, singing, dancing, facetiming and even one resident was found to be clubbing; enjoying a personal disco in her bedroom of the care home.

Nickie Brooks a member of the Activities team at Lavender Hills say’s “Making smiles is so important to us at Lavender Hills, keep smiling everyone.”

Lavender Hills now have Interactive Me set up; a new touchscreen memory tool to support people with living with dementia in the home, this Improves the mental and spiritual health of residents.

The interactive me tablets also have DUO installed meaning staff can call families anywhere in the home at any time of the day.

Carolyn Manager at Lavender Hills care home “We are in this together, and I know we are going through a tough time.

You are all important to us and we care about you and your family, we are trying to do everything we can to help all of us manage through this.  I seriously cannot thank you all enough.”

Staff have managed keep spirits high in the home by creating little videos, the home was bursting with laughter earlier in the week as they put together a peter kay Amarillo video and now plans are in place for a Benny hill sketch.

Carolyn continues “This brings the spirit of the staff up and also makes them think about something positive to do without having the anxiety and negative thoughts at these trying times.”

With early plans in put in place Lavender Hills were fortunate to have locked the home down early which has kept residents safe and well, stopping all none essential visits to hospitals.

To be able to fully locking down a District Nurse team came into Lavender Hills to train staff on how to apply dressings in order to minimise Nurse visits to the home.

Staffs and residents’ temperatures have been taken daily and documented along with support from the local CCG with obtaining tests so residents and staff have been able to keep on top of testing.

All staff now work in zone areas in order to eliminate the virus in the event an outbreak.

A new sink has been fitted outside the main entrance of the home with hand wash, paper towels and instructions on hand washing techniques which has worked very well with deliveries to the home and also staff entering and leaving the home.

Local MP Jake Berry has ensured that Lavender Hills have had extra PPE delivered to the home including shields, gloves and gowns.

Millennium care have supported all homes across the group with equipment needed to take temperatures and PPE to ensure the safety of all staff and residents.

All staff across the Millennium group are very positive on beating this virus and the teams are doing a great job on keeping everyone’s spirits up.

When Coronavirus is a thing of the past, Lavender Hills will be celebrating with a week long party with all staff members residents and their families.

 

The tech-savvy residents of Millennium care are able to stay personally connected with friends and family

The tech-savvy residents of Millennium care are able to stay personally connected with friends and family

The tech-savvy residents of Millennium care are able to stay personally connected with friends and family during the ongoing pandemic.

Residents in Millennium care homes across Lancashire are connected with video calling and new technology with the aim to reduce the feeling of loneliness and keep people connected until they are able to socialise again.

Loneliness is something that can affect the elderly at the best of times, but perhaps none more so than during this lockdown – where seeing those you care about the most face to face is not an option.

With social distancing measures in place and all non-essential visits from family and friends temporarily stopped, Millennium care homes have been using Facebook portal not only to help residents stay connected with family and friends but to continue with popular activities and even learn a new skill; Makaton sign language.

Windsor House care home in Standish Wigan are using FaceTime to continue with some of their favourite activities including Lego Therapy and Performance poetry, Kitty Short from Creative confidence who provides the home with activities and Lego therapy is a regular visitor to Millennium care homes.

Kitty Short say’s “Using FaceTime has been an invaluable communication method for residents at Millennium care during what is a challenging time, We are using Facebook portal for many different things every day, residents in Millennium care homes are able to enjoy Lego Therapy, Performance poetry, some homes are learning Makaton Sign language and much more.”

Plans are in place for an outdoor music concert next Wednesday, Kitty from Creative Confidence will be using the grounds at Worthington Lake care home to put on a concert that can be enjoyed at a safe distance from balcony’s and ground floor room patios of the home.

Syma Haider a Director at Millennium care say’s “I am delighted to see the positive impact the Portals are having upon the well-being of residents and also their family members near and far. The homes have remained connected with outside entertainment which the residents would have missed dearly otherwise. The use of technology has meant that everyone can still remain connected at a very difficult time for everyone.”

     

 

For more information on Millennium care homes visit www.millennium-care.co.uk