Residents and team at Kiwi House Care Home in Alvaston, Derby held a lavish party to celebrate, following their latest inspection by industry watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Residents and the team at Kiwi House enjoyed the celebration with live entertainment from Vintage Singer, Johnny Victory, party games, food, champagne, and specially made donuts for the occasion from ‘Project D’.
Inspectors made an unannounced visit to Kiwi House Care Home at the end of last year, when they spoke with residents, relatives, and team members, as well as reviewed care records.
The care home received an overall “Good” in the inspection report.
Kiwi House Care Home is partnering with award-winning Oomph! Wellness to engage residents and team in a holistic world of enriched wellbeing.
Kiwi House Care Home 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.
The children of Landau Forte Academy Moorside visited the residents of Kiwi House Care Home in Alvaston, Derby and captivated them with a rendition of their favourite ‘Festive Carols’.
Residents, some of whom have a passion for music and are part of the Kiwi House ‘Choir Club’ joined in with classics such as Silent Night, Rudolf the red-nosed Reindeer and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
“It’s so fabulous to see their little faces and wow, can they sing and dance? It’s made my Christmas to have them visit and sing with us” said Anne Hall, a resident at Kiwi House.
Anne Hall and her fellow residents at Kiwi House Care Home correctly guessed the identity of the vegetable, fruit, or plant growing in the company-wide ‘Magic Seed’ gardening competition as the ‘Artichoke’.
All eight Midlands-based, Adept Care Homes went head-to-head as residents are tasked with the planting, nurturing, and growing their mystery seed for one of this summer’s much-loved gardening competitions. Residents are given only one chance to guess what they are growing!
Barry Freestone (90) a resident at Kiwi House Care Home in Alvaston, Derby looks back at fond memories of his time in the Navy, serving with HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh on the eve of his funeral. Barry Says ‘Bon Voyage’ To HRH Prince Philip.
Barry served on HMS Chequers, a destroyer based in Malta which Prince Philip served on for a time before he was promoted to Lieutenant Commander, when the Duke finally took command of his own ship, the frigate HMS Magpie.
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 at Kiwi House decided to introduce residents to the plant-based diet by holding a vegan festival during the month of January, or better known as ‘Veganuary’.
“I am taking part in Veganuary this year and when the residents heard about it, they asked me: “What can you eat? Can you still eat chocolates and sweets? Don’t you miss meat?” I wanted to show them how diverse and interesting vegan food can be.”
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).