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Keep up to date with everything that’s going on across all our care homes as well as the latest healthcare news.

  • 16 May


    Beanbag Boccia

    Posted by Birdston Care Home


    Residents at Birdston Care Home have recently been introduced to beanbag Boccia. Boccia is a precision sport, similar to bowls. It became a Paralympic sport in 1984 and is now practised in over 50 countries around the world. Using beanbags, which are lighter than original Boccia balls. Taking part in the activity has empowered residents to support each other to engage in friendly competition.

    Talking about the impact of the sport on their health and wellbeing, residents have described the activity as “lovely” and something that they “enjoy”. Birdston residents have weekly Boccia competitions which forges friendships and gives everyone a sense of inclusion as well as increasing physical mobility and enjoyment.

    Activities Assistant Anthony said “Boccia is a key part of our activities programme here at Birdston. Not only is it good fun, but it gives participants a sense of inclusion and self-belief. We will continue to monitor the progress of our boccia competition and look at ways to progress games to benefits our residents.”


Pacific Care

Pacific Care Suspends Visiting to Care Homes March 2020

As part of our preventative Coronavirus preparations, Pacific Care has suspended visiting to our care homes.

Managing Director, Brendan Brawley said, “Our residents wellbeing is of paramount importance to us, so we have implemented a package of measures to protect our vulnerable residents. We have liaised with all residents and their families and they are supportive of the measures we are putting in place to protect their loved ones. These are preventative measures only and we are following guidance from the NHS.

We have not taken this decision lightly and appreciate this may cause some discomfort, but we feel it is sensible to take these precautionary measures at this time.”

Additional employee health and hygiene protocols are now in place and any non-essential visitors to the care home are now suspended. Residents and their families have been notified and understand the exceptional conditions of the current environment. Provisions have been put in place to ensure family members have regular contact with their loved ones through phone calls, FaceTime and Skype.

Best Wishes,
Brendan Brawley
Managing Director