Braemar House takes Best Garden award for second year
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How we make decisions on a resident's behalf

Positive results from our annual quality survey

annual quality survey Our annual residents and relatives’ survey has once again given us useful pointers for action. Results are being shared across our homes’ communities to inform plans involving many aspects of daily life. Comments were given on a host of subjects including care arrangements, food and drink choices, one-to-one conversation time and the amount of evening... read article...

Beryl’s beautiful meal

Beryls Lunch The fact that our residents enjoy delicious homemade meals every day is a message we reflect in our support for major food and drink award initiatives. We invite residents, families and team members to help us celebrate our headline sponsorship of both the Taste of Dorset and Hampshire Life Food & Drink awards. These are... read article...

Videos highlight children’s memories … and explain what Joan is up to

Joan's BMW ride We’ve posted two online videos for you to enjoy. One is of children discussing their memories of primary school on a visit to Linden House. The pupils, from William Gilpin School in Lymington, showed off ‘memory boxes’ they had decorated and filled with drawings, photos, toys, ticket stubs and other items associated with school plays,... read article...

Abbey View improvements take shape

Abbey View refurbishment The first phase of a major refurbishment at Abbey View in Sherborne has been completed. The home, which provides care for up to 55 residents, now has a more welcoming foyer, new in-house café, improved hairdressing salon and a brighter dining room. Home Manager Jo Ellis said: “Everyone is very pleased with the results of... read article...

Linden’s recipe for success

two cooks Linden House has become a vital ingredient in a community bid to teach New Forest men how to cook. Our Lymington dementia care home hosted a weekly cookery demonstration over the summer highlighting healthy dishes, food preparation and basic kitchen management. The free two-hour sessions, led by New Forest District Council, were aimed at men... read article...

Art gallery accessible to all

art gallery access We have teamed up with the St Barbe museum and art gallery in Lymington to help people living with dementia enjoy paintings by artists such as Constable and Turner. As part of the exhibition ‘Shoreline Artists on the South Coast’ we are sponsoring a series of October ‘gallery conversations’. These are specically designed to offer... read article...

20 Questions: who is this customer champion?

Sarah Udall Our customer advisors provide guidance, support and mentoring to families who are deciding on a care home for a loved one. It’s an essential, frontline role involving regular visits to all our homes and building relationships with community contacts. We caught up with our newly appointed Senior Customer Advisor Sarah Udall to find out a... read article...