Local Care Homes to Open Its Doors This Christmas to Combat Loneliness in Older People
Harrier and Chetwynd House Care Homes in Nottingham 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.
The dedicated team at Harrier House Care Home, a provider of high-quality care services in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire recently participated in an industry-leading Dysphagia Training program which allows the team to provide a dining with dignity experience for every single one of their residents.
This comprehensive training, The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative – (IDDSI) Framework equips the team with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide specialised care for individuals with swallowing difficulties, promoting improved health and well-being.
Dysphagia, a condition affecting the ability to swallow safely and efficiently. Recognising the importance of providing high-quality care to its residents, Harrier House Care Home invested in this training initiative to enhance the skills of its team members and further improve the standard of care provided.
The Dysphagia Training program, conducted by renowned experts in the field, covered a range of topics including understanding the physiology of swallowing, identifying signs and symptoms of dysphagia and implementing appropriate diet modifications. The training also emphasized the importance of maintaining a safe eating environment and establishing effective communication strategies with residents who may have difficulty expressing their needs.
The team at Harrier House Care Home embraced the training with enthusiasm, recognising its value in enhancing their ability to support residents with dysphagia. The knowledge gained during the program empowers them to implement evidence-based practices and personalized care plans tailored to the unique needs of each resident.
Samantha Kavanagh, Home Manager at Harrier House, expressed her pride in the team’s commitment to professional development and their dedication to providing the highest standard of care. She stated, ” Mealtimes are important – We believe that all service users should be able to Dine with Dignity.”
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.
The residents of Harrier House Care Home in Hucknall were all smiles as they embarked on an adventure of a lifetime, thanks to the generous support of the local Rotary Club. The Rotary Club donated the cost of a heart-warming day trip to the picturesque coastal town of Skegness, allowing the residents to relive some of their cherished memories all while, create new ones.
Yvonne and Jill of Harrier House Care Home Relive Fond Experiences with John Lewis Partnership
Yvonne Dench (93) and Jill Evans (87), two residents of Harrier House Care Home in Hucknall, spent countless Friday mornings, individually visiting their local John Lewis Store and café before moving into the care home. These two extraordinary women have now found a way, with the help of the team to relive those cherished moments in the comfort of their home.
Harrier House 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 good work, innovative thinking and excellence in care which continue to drive the sector. 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.
Our homes pride themselves on their person-centred approach to care, which focuses on tailoring services to meet the individual needs and preferences of each resident. By promoting dignity, respect, and empowerment, our homes ensure that every resident receives the highest standard of care and enjoys a fulfilling and meaningful life within their homes.”
The high commendation at the Care Home Awards further validates Adept Care Homes’ position as a leader in the industry. It acknowledges its commitment to continuous improvement, innovation, and the delivery of person-centred care that enhances the physical, emotional, and social well-being of the residents.
“We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated team and residents, whose trust and support have been instrumental in achieving this high commendation,” added Kenny Nelson, Managing Director of Adept Care Homes. “We remain dedicated to providing exceptional care and creating a vibrant community for our residents. This recognition inspires us to continue raising the bar and setting new standards of excellence in the care sector.”
Renowned TV Presenter and Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador, Angela Rippon cut the ribbon and Officially Opened Harrier House Care Home in Hucknall, Nottingham on Saturday 1st July 2023.
Harrier House Care Home, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to providing exceptional care and enriching later life, is delighted to announce the official opening of its doors. Esteemed TV presenter Angela Rippon, joined by BBC’s Our Dementia Choir, graced the occasion with her presence, adding a touch of glamour to the event while highlighting the importance of quality care for the local community.
Harrier House Care Home scooped an award for its Specialist Care in End of Life Care at the annual Adept Excellence Awards Gala Night.
The home who prides itself in providing ‘a superb place to live or work’ was recognised for its efforts over the past 12 months.
“We are also proud that our work in End-of-Life Care has been recognised. We understand the need for excellent communication with family members and we strive to ensure residents and their families are well informed so that they can focus on the important things in life. We are exceptionally proud of our home and the hard work that goes on to make it the comfortable, happy place it is to live and work,” said Samantha Kavanagh, Home Manager.
“I am very pleased that we achieved the award as our aim and vision is to provide a consistently high-quality care standards, providing comfort and peace of mind, to our residents and their families, tailored around each individual and their own unique needs,” said Rebecca, Care Manager at Harrier House.
“I’m delighted and pleased for the team; it’s wonderful news and we are so glad they are recognised for the amazing work they do. Well done,” said Yvonne, a resident at Harrier House.
If you are looking for care or need any further help contact the home on 0115 704 4560”
It has been announced that BBC’s Our Dementia Choir is set to join former BBC 9’O’clock News Presenter and Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador, Angela Rippon to officially open Harrier House Care Home this July. (July 1st 2023)
The residents, their relatives and the team at Harrier House are excited for the long-awaited Grand Opening which had to be rescheduled due to covid restrictions. Adept Care Homes will be hosting a lavish grand open ceremony for their newest care home, Harrier House in Hucknall.