March Newsletter

MARCH 2017 NEWSLETTER

WOW!!!

We would firstly like to thank you all for your support with our fundraiser night.  The night was a great success and all who came had fun.  We would like to send a special thank you to the Carousel Hotel, who did us proud.  And also Dave Bear and guests for the entertainment.

                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a home, due to your generosity, we have managed to raise almost £2000.  This has allowed us to purchase another 10 tablets for our residents.  And they love them!

      

THANKYOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING US MAKE A DIFFERENCE !

NOW DOWN TO WORK ISSUES

Firstly we would like to introduce to you our new Deputy Manager, Barbara Taylor .  Barbara comes to us with a wealth of knowledge in dementia care.   She is a hard working individual and has the same passion as Debbie has for dementia care.  Please stop and and say “Hello”

We have also taken on Alison Cox as our new chef.  Again Alison has worked in the industry for many years and again has a great wealth of knowledge in regards to healthy nutrition for dementia residents.

Rob has taken the new role of the homes Handy man.  This will allow all Debbie’s ideas to become reality

WHATS GOING ON

As normal Debbie is being very pro active and has already began to arrange an eggstavaganza over the Easter holidays.  She is hoping to invite the children in again on Thursday 13th April. To perform their Easter show.

The residents are busy making their Easter Bonnets and the home is organising a fun party day on Good Friday.  This is where the residents will show off their creations.  We have also heard on the grape vine that the Easter bunny may be visiting the home with gifts.

Our planned entertainment days

Every 2nd Monday at 2pm we have now arranged for Elite College to come in and do arm chair exercises with all our residents. This has gone down really well and as Im sure you agree is healthy for all who join in.

March 26 (Mothers Day) 1pm Dave Bear will be singing to all our mums.

May 3rd   2pm Dave Bear singing

May 31st  2pm Jeff and his accordion.

April 13 at 2pm  Gateway academy children performing their Easter show

April 14th at 2pm Party day.  Easter bonnet parade and a visit from the Easter Bunny

June 8th at 2pm Dave Bear singing

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our special days.  The more the merrier.

Finally, we would like to draw your attention to our new web page.  On this page you will be able to read about the homes vision, facilities and find out what people say about the care we deliver.  The latest CQC report is also available through the web site.  We are very proud to say that we were rated GOOD on all 5 KLOES.  That’s a huge thank you to the Royals team.

Thank you again for all your support.  We could not improve like we are without you.

 

Have an eggcellent Easter!!

 

Debbie and the team

Fundraiser March 2017

The Royal care home, Lytham, St Annes raised around £2000 for technology to be brought into the resident’s lives.

The Carousel Hotel on Blackpool Promenade was the venue for The Royal care home’s fundraiser dinner on the 3rd March 2017.

The night was arranged so the care home could raise money for new iPads to be brought into the home for its residents.

Debbie Parker, manager of the care home has already added many features in the seven months since she began working as the manager. These include the new memory lane dating back to the 1960’s and using YouTube to listen to artists such as Elvis Presley and Pavarotti.

The charity night included a three course meal, raffles, speeches and singers. All the guests who came helped this fantastic cause by donating raffle prizes and money.

Sue Rowe, Hesketh Bank, is the daughter of Irene Brady who is a resident with dementia. Irene has been in The Royal for 18 months and Sue said: “I am really pleased with the care my mum is getting. With the staff, the devotion and that means I can put my mind at rest knowing my mum is being well looked after.”

Debbie gave real life examples during the night of residents who have come on leaps and bounds by using technology in their day to day lives. For example, one of the residents is a big Pavarotti fan who now listens daily to his songs on YouTube. This had such an impact on the residents wellbeing that her GP could not believe the difference in her health.

Director, Mark Fuller helped Debbie plan the fundraiser. He said: “IPad’s will give the residents an opportunity to bring back fond memories no matter how long ago they are. Technology like this will allow us to do that.”

“By the end of the year we want everyone resident in the Royal Care Home to have access, if they want it, to their own personal iPad’.

Prior to the fundraiser, Radio Lancashire visited the Royal care home in Lytham, St Annes and recorded their show live in the building. They talked about how the home was planning to use technology to enlighten the lives of the residents.

During her speech at the fundraiser Debbie said: “With the IPad’s we can reminisce with people, pull their favourite films and songs out. The most important thing is that it helps us to stimulate our residents.

“By coming to the fundraiser, you have made a difference to a resident’s life so thank you all for coming tonight.”