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HCH Winter Newsletter

Care Home Open Day 2019

All six of the home in the Herefordshire Care Homes Group took part in Care Home Open Day last week. Now in its 7th year, Care Home Open Day’s theme was celebrating the role of Arts in Care. It encourages homes to open their doors to celebrate a different theme each year, with a few key values at its heart: friendship, making connections and celebrating older and vulnerable people. All of the homes had some great activities going on throughout the day and were joined by many visitors of all ages, who enjoyed the activities and the lovely summer weather. If you want to find out more about any of the homes in the Herefordshire Care Homes, just contact the home and you will be welcome to visit. No need to wait to Care Home Open Day 2020!

Dulas Court Summer Picnic Proms

On Sunday the 30th June 2019 Dulas Court hosted  its very own Summer Picnic Prom Residents,Visitors and the Public enjoyed a program that included music from Handel, Sibelius, Eric Coates and finishing off with Elgars Nimrod and Pomp and Circumstance. 

Charnwood Country Residence is Outstanding Again

Charnwood Country Residence Care Home, in Much Dewchurch, was the first care home to be rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), in Herefordshire back in 2016, has again been rated Outstanding after a recent inspection.

During the unannounced inspection, the CQC found that residents at Charnwood Country Residence, ‘were truly respected and valued as individuals; and empowered as partners in their care in an exceptional service. Ensuring people are well treated and supported; respecting equality and diversity.’ It also noted that the staff supported residents ‘in an exceptionally kind and caring way.’ And residents felt ‘valued and respected by staff.’

The CQC also reported that the staff ‘demonstrated a compassionate approach to a person living with dementia, which helped them to feel cared for and loved.’ It added that ‘there was a thoughtful and inclusive approach to organising interesting and meaningful occupations and activities for residents, which enhanced the quality of their lives.’ And highlighted that the Group employed a physiotherapist to support residents enhance their mobility and an Admiral Nurse (who specialises in dementia care) to provide support and guidance to people living with dementia.

The CQC look at five key areas and rated Charnwood Country Residence Outstanding in three areas – Caring, Responsive and Well-lead and Good in both Safe and Effective.

Jade Mainwaring, Manager of Charnwood Country Residence commented ‘I am delighted that all our efforts have been recognised again. We were proud to be the first residential home in Herefordshire to be rated Outstanding, and now to be rated Outstanding again is fantastic. I want to say a big thank you to everyone involved in offering all our residents person centred and outstanding care.’

Karen Rogers, Chief Executive of Herefordshire Care Homes added ‘Everyone at Herefordshire Care Homes are so proud of Jade and all her team at Charnwood Country Residence. We have developed a culture of continual improvement, to ensure that the needs of each individual resident are put first. This person centred ethos enables us to offer all our residents across the Group outstanding service and care.’

For further information regarding Charnwood Country Residence and the services they can offer, please call on 01981 540291.

National Care Home Open Day 2019

We are very proud of all of our homes and of their communities . We would like to invite you to come and spend some time with us, meet our residents and staff and chat to the managers. All six of our homes are taking part in National Care Home Open Day 2019 and will be open on Friday 28th June 2019. The theme of this years Open Day is arts and crafts and each home has devised their own agenda for the day – please see attached. Our homes taking part are: Charwood Country Residence, Much Dewchurch Coldwells House Care Home, Hereford Dulas Court Care Home, Ewyas Harold Hazelhurst Nursing Home, Ross-on-Wye Highwell House Nursing Home, Bromyard Whitegates Care Home, Bromyard Please join us – we look forward to welcoming you!

Summer Proms and Picnic at Dulas Court Care Home

Dulas Court Care Home in Ewyas Harold is opening its doors to host its very own summer picnic proms event on 30th June. Built in mid 1800’s the building and extensive grounds were later developed as a care home for retired musicians before being purchased by the current Herefordshire Care Homes Group. In addition to the proms, finds from the recent Ewyas Harold Priory Archaeological dig will be displayed showing items such as: Sherds of Pottery from the 12th and 13th century Glass sherds from c.1680 and c.1760 and many other of the 182 items that were discovered including residual finds from the medieval and post medieval period. Doors open at 2.00pm with free entry. For more information please contact Dulas Court on 01981 240214