Local Care Homes to Open Its Doors This Christmas to Combat Loneliness in Older People
Douglas Court and Kiwi House Care Homes in Derby are embracing the spirit of giving this holiday season by extending a heartwarming invitation to older people in the community who would otherwise be spending Christmas Day alone. The care homes are opening their doors on Christmas Day to welcome local, lonely seniors to join their residents for a joyous celebration, featuring a traditional Christmas dinner, party games, and a special viewing of the King’s Christmas speech.
Douglas Court Care Home Celebrates Resident Tom as Honorary Member of Activities and Wellbeing Team is elected Resident Chairman.
Tom, a resident at Douglas Court Care Home in Derby, has been recognised for his incredible contribution after integrating himself as an honorary member of the Activities and Wellbeing Team. Tom’s dedication to fostering camaraderie and joy among residents has created a vibrant social environment within the care home.
Adept Care Homes is pleased to announce the renewal of its supporter membership with the Care Workers’ Charity (CWC), an organisation dedicated to providing essential support to care workers. By reaffirming their commitment, Adept Care Homes continues to demonstrate its unwavering support for the well-being of care workers across the industry.
Adept Care Homes, Appoints New Group’s Chief Fire Warden to tackle Fire Safety Across Care Homes.
Adept Care Homes is proud to announce the appointment of Jason Morris, as the new Group’s Chief Fire Warden, effective from October 1st, 2023. This significant appointment underscores the organisation’s unwavering commitment to ensuring the highest standards of fire safety across its care facilities.
Douglas Court Care Home in Derby, part of family-run Adept Care Homes, has been awarded the High Commendation for Outstanding Smaller Care Provider for the third year running in the National Care Home Awards 2023.
The Care Home Awards is one of the most highly regarded accolades available in the UK’s health and social care sector which celebrates the excellent work, innovative thinking and excellence in care which continue to drive the industry. Adept Care Homes’ consistent high commendation highlights their unwavering pursuit of excellence and their commitment to enhancing the lives of their residents.
“We are immensely proud to have received this high commendation for “Outstanding Smaller Group Care Provider” at the Care Home Awards for the third year in a row,” said Joe Lock, Communities Director of Adept Care Homes. “This recognition reflects our unwavering dedication to delivering exceptional care and support to our residents. It is a true testament to the commitment and compassion of our incredible team.
Residents at local care home, Douglas Court, Derby enjoyed a visit from local children for an Easter Egg Hunt in the garden.
Young and old enjoyed the fun of an Easter egg hunt after children of resident’s families, Douglas Court care team and local community groups were invited to the care home for a grand search in the care home grounds.
Residents and team hid colourful eggs around the garden for the children to find. One resident, Jean (89) said “It’s so nice to see them all running around the garden looking for the eggs we have hidden with big smiles on their faces. We are thrilled to be part of such a lovely day.”
Douglas Court Care Home in Derby, part of family-run Adept Care Homes, has been recognised with a High Commendation as Outstanding Small Care Provider for the second year running.
The Care Home Awards is one of the most highly regarded accolades available in the UK’s health and social care sector which celebrates the good work, innovative thinking and excellence in care which continue to drive the sector. Manager, Colleen McKay surprised the residents and the team with the exciting news at Douglas Court.
“It’s fantastic that our hard work has been recognised, these remarkable achievements have been driven by an unwavering commitment to ensuring our care homes are environments where residents and team members are able to flourish,” said Joe Lock, Communities Director for Adept Care Homes and Douglas Court Care Home.
Resident Chefs Put Culinary Skills to the Test in Cooking Competition
Residents from a local care homes Douglas Court in Derby have been crowned winner of a regional ‘Master Chef style’ cooking competition.
The competition formed part of an ongoing competition by Adept Care Homes, which started with residents growing their own ‘mystery seed’ as part of the gardening club launch in the Spring, this year. This final part of the healthy living and eating campaign tasked residents in the Midlands-based care homes to choose and cook a recipe incorporating their home-grown vegetable which turned out to be ‘the Artichoke’.
“It was so much fun deciding on what to make but we had help from Hazel, our cook. Pastry is such a difficult thing to get right but we made a really good go of it!” said resident Harriett, Douglas Court Resident.