Creating precious memories in a virtual world
The comfort, wellbeing and happiness of our customers are the number one priorities at our sheltered schemes, and ensuring residents are enjoying their free time is key to our success. This is increasingly challenging during the Coronavirus pandemic, with limited opportunities for social interaction.
So, when Damian, the co-founder of mental health charity MancSpirit, gave us the opportunity for our customers to take part in a virtual art class, we jumped at the chance. This wonderful charity provided all the arts materials and the online tutor, for which we are very grateful.
Our aim is for everyone to be able to get involved as much as they can. Some residents struggle with simple tasks and may worry that they wouldn’t be able to take part. However, the carers at the scheme were convinced that it would be something everyone would enjoy.
Damian suggested that it may be a good idea to have some volunteers who could spend time with residents on a 1 to 1 basis, and our carers were more than happy to oblige.
The difference this made was overwhelming in the most positive way. One customer, Hazel, became focused, very happy, obviously enjoyed the class and was more than happy to sit and learn for almost two hours, something that had not happened in a very long time.
Other than the beautiful piece of artwork she created, Hazel started to talk about her past, where she had lived, work she had done, her childhood and areas she has lived previously. It was a wonderful moment, and this new-found confidence continues to this day.
Damian said: “To see Hazel smiling, singing and sharing stories of her past is really humbling to be a part of. It’s moments like this that makes all the hard work of running the MancSpirit charity so worthwhile’.
Hazel’s story is just one of thousands of stories about how our carers go the extra mile to look after our customers.
For more information about TrustCare and our Alert & Response service:
Call: 0300 777 2777 or visit www.trustcare.org.uk
For the best in care in Staffordshire look no further than the Avery group of homes in the county. Avery are a company that invests heavily in on-going staff training, to ensure that knowledge, competency and expertise are continually enhanced, so that the residents receive the highest quality of care and support.
Both individual staff and the company have won training awards in 2017, evidencing the progress and achievement of the internal training programmes that the company provides. From a bespoke Apprenticeship in Care, Care Certificate, NCF to Level 5, nurse revalidation, and market-leading Advanced Senior Carer Course now validated by City & Guilds; Avery is pushing forward to ensure that the quality of all its services is underpinned by the best trained staff in the sector.
There are homes in Stafford, Newcastle under Lyme, Stoke on Trent, Cannock, Rugeley and Lichfield, all delivering the best in care. There’s always a warm welcome from a friendly community and it’s truly all-inclusive with a clear single weekly fee, no matter how much care you need. There are three nutritionally planned restaurant quality meals a day with table service and menu choices, freshly prepared and using locally-sourced ingredients; refreshments throughout the day include hot and cold drinks, juices, fresh fruit and home baked cakes and biscuits. All of the homes are well equipped, with en-suite bedrooms, smaller more intimate lounges and dining rooms, and gardens to enjoy the outdoors. Some even have cafés, cinema rooms and hair salons.
Avery has a sector-leading Well-being programme to support resident mind, body and soul; dedicated Well-being staff provide a daily calendar of activities and entertainment, arranging visiting groups to bring interests in to the homes. This includes visiting pets and animals of all types, and even children from the local school, all of which have been found to have a beneficial effect for those in care or living with dementia. Each home also has its own minibus to take residents on regular outings to places of interest. Importantly, the Avery Well-being Programme includes measurement and outcomes, to evidence resident progress in the way they enjoy life.
To be well looked after, around the clock, in a safe and secure environment, by the best staff in the sector, and enjoying a supportive and active lifestyle, look no further than an Avery home.
Search ‘Avery Care Staffordshire’ to find the home nearest to you.
Adjustamatic has been making adjustable beds and riser/recliner chairs in the United Kingdom for over 50 years. We are very proud to be recognised as one of the largest manufacturers of therapy products in the world.
Your expert team for advice on healthy sleeping is delighted to announce that we have teamed up with DR. MIRIAM STOPPARD OBE, well-known to millions as a leading authority on health issues. As our new Health and Mobility Advisor, Dr. Miriam’s expertise, insight and experience is now available for the benefit of Adjustamatic customers across the UK.
Sleep is an essential part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle — without it, your physical and mental health will deteriorate. Every person should enjoy between six to eight hours of sleep per night, but this is not the case for many people who sleep on unsupportive, flat beds. An Adjustamatic bed will mould itself to precisely fit your body, enabling you to help get the required amount of sleep needed for good health.
Adjustamatic also offer a unique built in NHC Cyclo-Therapy massage system, which has been medically proven to soothe pain, ease aching muscles, reduce high blood pressure and improve circulation. This therapy is used by the NHS in their Spinal Injury Units to aid patients’ recovery.
Don’t just dream of a good night’s sleep, make it a reality with an Adjustamatic bed. Visit our new store in Denbigh and try our affordable beds and riser/recliner chairs yourself.
Visit us on the Colomendy Industrial Estate, Rhyl Road, Denbigh, LL16 5TS.
Looking good and more importantly feeling good has never been as easy as it is today. In the 21st century there are literally hundreds of ways for people living in the UK to improve not only their physical appearance but also their fitness and health. In order to really be at your best you need to ensure a combination of internal health (fitness), external health (beauty) and mental health (a positive stress-free mind).
In terms of internal health we are talking about keeping yourself fit and therefore keeping your organs such as your lungs and heart healthy. With mental health we are talking methods such as spa sessions to unwind, yoga classes to enhance flexibility, alternative therapies such as hypnotherapy and so on – anything that ensures that you are stress-free and happy. These kind of treatments have a positive effect on not only your happiness but also you relationships, your work and your life in general. Finally, once you have perfected your physical health and freed your mind of stress you might want to look into your cosmetic appearance. Although not everybody needs a cosmetic make-over there are people who would really benefit in terms of self confidence and belief in themselves. Treatments such as dentistry, hair styling, manicures, pedicures and so on are all popular.
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Get In Shape For Summer
Summer is coming and of course you want to get in shape. You want to don that new bikini or, if you are male, head into the sea without a shirt on. Right now that might not seem a reality. Perhaps you realise that over the winter months you’ve let yourself go a little, what with Christmas and Easter and all those evenings in. Or maybe you’ve just never had time to get into the kind of shape you’d like to be?
Well, The Dolphin Centre has a solution for you. They have set up a 6 week exercise programme designed by their expert team for people just like you – who want to get in shape for the summer. It starts on the 21st of May and will take you get you into that perfect shape to hit the beaches. But of course, once you’ve done all that hard work you don’t want to spoil it all – what with all the ice-creams and other tasty treats the seaside offers. Well, The Dolphin Centre has thought about this too. They have another 6 week exercise programme called ‘Summer Maintenance’ and it will allow those already in good shape to keep their body and those who need a little bit of extra work to get it.
Incredibly, the 6 week programme that costs just £35.00, includes not only the free 6 week personal programmes… but, it also gives unlimited access to the gym, swimming pool and other Dolphin Centre classes. They’ll even provide you with a free head & scalp massage with Tigi! The two courses work best combined – image the transformation you can achieve over a six week period?
For more information you can visit: http://www.darlington.gov.uk/Leisure/dolphin/dolphin.htm or call direct on: 01325 388406