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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.

  • 18 May


    Cooking Group

    Posted by Birdston Care Home

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    Head Chef Aiden and residents from Birdston Care Home regularly get together to be part of Birdston’s creative cooking group.

    Each week residents agree on the food they would like to make and the Chef ensures they have all the ingredients required to create exactly what they fancy. The conversation and reminiscing generated by cooking activities draw on deep memories and is also a social activity that will facilitate friendships.

    Many residents have spent a lot of time over the years preparing food. Offering opportunities to continue this can help give a sense of purpose and usefulness, boosting confidence and self-esteem, as well as promoting an interest in food and mealtimes.

    The extent to which someone can be involved in food preparation will depend very much on their abilities. It is important to ensure the activity is manageable and suitable for the skill of the person involved.

    Helen commented that ‘I really like that fact that after working hard making the cakes, everyone sits down together to enjoy the fruits of their labour.’

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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