Local Care Home is Crowned ‘Master Chefs’ in the Resident Cooking Competition!

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.

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Douglas Court Care Home Boosts Residents Wellbeing with All-New, ‘Singing and Dancing’ Partnership.

Douglas Court Care Home is partnering with award-winning Oomph! Wellness to engage residents and team in a holistic world of enriched wellbeing.

Douglas Court in Derby provides high-quality, person-centred care, where each resident is treated with dignity and respect whilst offering a fun and engaging social program so that residents can continue to enjoy past interests and try new activities. Families and friends can join in with the daily activities offering reassurance that residents’ happiness and well-being is at the heart of everything they do.

Oomph! On Demand, which is Oomph!’s new digital platform, provides a multitude of ‘evergreen’ engaging exercise and activity content, 365 days a year. Providing a diverse range of topics, meeting a range of varied interests and abilities and allows the team to deliver safe, meaningful and most importantly, fun, wellbeing sessions that residents love.

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Douglas Court provide a tasty food dining experience

Our residents have been exploring the world of flavour through weekly taster sessions. The food tasting experiences took residents on a gastronomic journey through a host of new dishes and flavours to find out what they would like to see more of on future menus.

The ‘Flavours from around the world’ taster session gave residents the opportunity to try exciting new foods from Italy, India, and the Caribbean.  

“The taster sessions went down a real treat with all the residents. We regularly encourage feedback about the food on our menus, so this was a great opportunity to get that feedback whilst having a lot of fun! We will definitely be planning more taster sessions in the future as part of our social programme.” mentioned Kate Gilvear, Home Manager.

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‘And They’re Off’…. To Celebrate Joan’s Milestone 100th Birthday

Joan Daniels (100), celebrated her 100th Birthday at her home, Douglas Court Care Home in Derby. Joan has only one surviving relative, a niece, who surprised her with a visit on the morning of her birthday.

Douglas Court, who usually celebrates every resident’s birthday with an extravagant party and a special visit from their family, wanted to make this birthday extra special. Douglas Court’s team arranged a ‘day at the races’ and a special delivery to surprise the centurion. With a special guest, Alfie the Horse delivering a bouquet of flowers and the Queen’s telegram, together with lavish birthday celebrations, a royal themed garden tea party and live entertainment to mark this, her milestone 100th birthday.

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Residents Are Getting A Taste for the Finer Things in Life

Douglas Court upskills their hospitality team with industry-leading training to ensure residents are ‘served up’ a fine dining experience.

Douglas Court Care Home in Derby knows that it is their team who are the key to a smooth and seamless meal-time experience for their residents. Douglas Court is providing ongoing training, so the team feels confident with creating, serving, and presenting a fine dining experience to the residents.

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Residents go vegan and discover there is far more to Veganuary than ‘meats’ the eye!

With veganism becoming one of the UK’s fastest-growing lifestyle movements and with an estimated 7,000 vegetarians and vegans in residential and nursing care homes, Hospitality Manager, Rebecca Lambert decided to introduce residents to the plant-based diet by holding a vegan festival during the month of January, or better known as ‘Veganuary’.

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Kenny Nelson newly appointed Business Director at Adept Care Homes

Adept Care Homes continues to expand its team and is delighted to welcome Kenny Nelson as its newly appointed Business Director for its Midlands-based care homes.

Kenny brings with him a wealth of experience and extensive knowledge following 7 years working alongside Adept Care Homes as Relationship Director with RBS and later, as Senior Director, Health & Social Care with CYB (Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank).

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