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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.

  • 14 May


    Fun & Games

    Posted by Birdston Care Home

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    Our residents at Birdston Care Home are a competitive bunch and enjoy a good game of dominoes so Birdston’s Activities assistant Anthony organises a few games each week.

    Anthony splits the group into different teams each week so that everyone has a chance to play alongside one another. Moira has struggled to play past games of dominoes due to her poor eyesight, so Anthony was kind enough to make sure he uses larger dominoes with larger dots to ensure Moira is always able to join in on the fun!

    Games are a good source of entertainment for our residents but they also have major health benefits such as relieving stress and combating memory loss and depression. A British Medical Journal study notes that the risk of dementia was 15 percent lower in board game players than in non-players. Board games can enhance memory formation and help exercise cognitive skills. A lot of games also tend to be low stress and can be calming, helping lower blood pressure. In many instances, games encourage coordination and hand dexterity, which is important for aging adults.

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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