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  • 22 May

    2019

    National Doughnut Week

    Posted by Birdston Care Home

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    Friends from Lillyburn, Kintyre and Birdston took advantage of the good weather and gathered in the beautiful, sun kissed, gardens of Birdston Care Home to mark National Doughnut week. Residents enjoyed mingling and played some games from their childhood with staff such as hula hooping, putting and dominoes.

    To mark National Doughnut week residents were treated to home cooked doughnuts of several flavours including jam, sugar, strawberry and custard accompanied by cold juice to keep residents cool during the lovely warm day.

    Occasions such as this give our care homes at Birdston the opportunity to come together. Residents relish meeting new people and making new bonds. Resident Janette McClements from Birdston Care Home said that she “used to be able to hula hoop” however after giving it a try said she “can’t do it anymore!”

    Activities assistant Anthony said “It’s not so much about the outcome when trying these sorts of activities but about the memories they evoke. The feel of the hula hoop, the noise the golf club makes when connecting with the ball, getting sugar from the doughnut all around your mouth and on your fingertips- that is why we do this. For that feeling that can take someone back to a time and a place. To see residents smile even if just for a split second.”

     

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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