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An excellent, independently-run home offering Residential and 24-hour Nursing Care.
Wonderful, tender, loving, attentive care in a welcoming, stimulating atmosphere.
A Care Home should be managed with humanity and understanding.
Personal relationships should be at the heart of any Home.
Happy Birthday, Dorothy! It isn't every day somebody turns a century old, we are so glad that we in The Grange are one of the few to join the celebration of life as Dorothy turns 101 years of age. Today we are happy and truly blessed to be a part of our incredible residents who live 101 years and have 10 decades of lovely memories. We feel privileged to spend another year around to our wonderful and extraordinary Dorothy. #happybirthday
Colouring activity for adults have a lot of benefits. The colouring activity to our residents has a therapeutic effect, relieves stress and anxiety, it exercises and trains the brain to focus and activates the brain responsible for creativity and logic and makes the residents calmer and relax. #colouringtherapy #CareHomeActivities
Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 10-16 May 2021 and the theme is "Nature" During the pandemic lots of people turned to nature, going for walks outside was a coping strategy and it is a well known fact that green spaces are vital for mental health. Nature helps our psychological and emotional health and connecting with nature helps, so connect with nature to improve your wellbeing and you will see natures role can bring solace and joy into your life. #connectwithnature #mentalhealthbeingweek
Residents are always grateful for our outdoor activities such as playing football in the garden, River walks and fishing when the weather was nice and warm. All these activities were supported by their 1-1 care staff to take care of their safety. Our residents joy in the activities was priceless as they said it was exciting and the best day they ever had. #onetoone #CareHomeActivities
Wish was granted to have a birthday celebration for the two beautiful residents wearing an outfit of the famous singer ABBA. The ladies performed the playlist of ABBA songs to entertain the residents that made them all enjoy the fun, listen, and dance to get along and interact well, while others are having a sip of their drinks and enjoying the taste of the cakes served. #abbaconcert #happybirthday #CareHomeActivities
Flower stimulates the senses of smell, sight and touch and in doing so we can also trigger memories, encourage reminiscing and reduce feelings of anxiety. For this reason, flower arrangement in The Grange is often beneficial for our residents and they love it. #flowerarrangement #CareHomeActivities
Pauline had her wish granted and made her day surprisingly beautiful as activity coordinators and staff prepared orchestral musical entertainment for her, which Pauline loved it! Before her birthday she told the staff that if she gets a chance, she will listen to the Royal philharmonic orchestra as she loves music. Our staff surprised her by making her wish come true on her special day. At the end of the celebration, she received the beautifully decorated cake from our amazing chef. #happybirthday
Ladies Club Day! On this day the ladies are pampered in the hairdressers' room or their rooms with a haircut. Residents love when their hands and feet are cared for; they said they felt very special during Ladies Day. #pampertime #CareHomeActivities
We all know that exercise is good for us but not just about what you do in a gym or at home, it is also equally important to find activities that give the mind a workout as well. Knitting is one of the residents' favourites, a hobby shared by people of all ages, especially The Grange residents as it keeps their brain sharp, improves eye coordination and also improves and maintains dexterity. #knittinglove #CareHomeActivities
Music is a universal language that helps to communicate unexplainable emotions, it's a form of communication that transcends time, touching the hearts of each and everyone, staff encourage residents to share their favourite song with other residents and sing along together which residents enjoyed. #singalong #CareHomeActivities
Shopping bingo games is one of the residents afternoons past time for supermarket fun that they enjoyed a lot, it helps residents to develop their hand-eye coordination and social skills too. #Bingo #CareHomeActivities
Staff are encouraging residents to exercise their motor skills and hand-eye coordination through playing darts made from brightly coloured wipeable fabric and strong Velcro. This activity helps residents of all abilities to stay competitive with other residents which makes them laugh and eager to play. #darts #CareHomeActivities
The class was filled up with excitement as our volunteer Chloe taught our residents sign language. The benefits of learning sign language give our brain a good workout which challenges your mind to recognize and negotiate meaning, making conversations easy, especially with people who have dementia and for those working in the care sector. #signlanguage #carehome
On the Gentlemen's Club Day we gathered all the gentlemen and served them non-alcoholic drinks like ginger beer and lemonade. While they were enjoying table games playing cards, dominos and puzzles they gave appreciation to the staff. For some gentlemen, staff conducted visits in their room to have 1-1 interaction for their day to be uplifted, read their chosen books and just to have chat with them according to their topic. #gentlemansclub
Zumba dance exercise is one of the residents favourite exercise as they engage with staff, mostly trying the simple routines and having fun. Zumba keeps residents excited to exercise and many look forward to the next class because the music and different dance styles bring different experiences. #zumbadance #CareHomeActivities
Our resident and staff celebrate St. Patrick's Day, wearing a leprechaun hat and shirt, designed with a golden pot of gold and lucky charm, shamrock. A musical instrument like hand drums, tambourine, and hand bells was been used to make our Irish music more fun and lively. The day was filled with green, yellow and white colours. Residents clap and stomp into the rhythm of Irish sounds prepared by the activities team. #stpatricksday2021
Happy Birthday, Peter! The staff made a surprise for Peter's birthday as he was reunited with his wife to celebrate his birthday. They were very happy to see each other. #happybirthday
This month we re-opened our Knitting Club. All our residents were excited to knit as they reminisced their memories back while they enjoyed chatting together. Knitting is proven for its therapeutic effect on residents. It also improves their hand coordination, and it reduces expression and anxiety. #knittinglove #carehomeactivities #carehomesuk
The international women's day was celebrated by The Grange residents and staff with 3 beautiful residents celebrating their birthday. The staff gave them a surprise to reminisce their favourite songs and enjoyed singing with other residents to their heart's content. The memory of the songs gave them a very nice flashback of their youth. Surprise treats included a tasty cake prepared by our chef and a cup of tea. #IWD2021 #birthday
The residents play bingo and word games regularly. Bingo stimulates their mind and boosts their cognitive function, and it improves memory greatly. Staff always assist our residents in maintaining their social engagement and developing better hand and eye coordination. Our residents are quite competitive and cannot wait for the next round. #Bingo #CareHomeActivities
We started our activities in The Grange for this month by celebrating St. David's Day. It is the colourful day of the year in Wales and all our Welsh residents were greeted by the staff singing the "Land of my Father's", which is the Welsh national anthem. One of our residents said it was a good start in the morning as we brought her back home. The Center table had been decorated with yellow Daffodils to symbolise the Welsh national flower since the 19th century. Residents and staff joined...
This year's Valentine's day was more special than any past Valentines celebrations at The Grange. We designed a photo wall for our residents with pictures of their loved one during their prime days. It brought back so many wonderful memories and joy. Residents were later treated to a wonderful lunch and music.
Karaoke divides humanity into two groups: those who don't want to sing and shouldn't be compelled, and those who do and shouldn't be allowed."- Dennis Vickers-Passing through Paradise. Here at The Grange we actually have a third group to add "those with hidden talent and not yet discovered". Today was a spectacular occasion as the residents joined in a mellow karaoke afternoon sipping on amazing refreshments in our dining lounge.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.
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During this pandemic, our care home has remained covid19 free and none of the residents in the home has tested positive since the pandemic started. We, however, recognise many people in our community have been impacted by the pandemic. We have started programs to help rebuild and support the local community. On Friday 11 December 2020 we started giving out meals prepared from our care home for free to anyone who needs them especially the vulnerable in the community. We aim...
DIWALI in the grange celebrated a Hindu festival with lights, held in the period October to November. It's associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, and marks the beginning of the financial year in India. Diwali is the five-day Festival of Lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. Diwali, which for some also coincides with harvest and new year celebrations, is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.
Today was a special day as we commemorated Remembrance Day. It was a touching moment as the residents took turns to light candles with support from staff to remember families and friends who died in the war. A number of crosses painted by residents were also laid in our memory garden. Residents listened attentively as various poems were read, like Flanders Fields by John McCrae which reads ...
We Celebrated Anne's special day with a Bakery store themed Birthday party. Anne used to run the best bakery shop ever. Staff thought it would be a great idea to spoil and surprise her on her special day as she reminisced the memories. All the other residents joined in the fun and eating lots of cake of course. Happy Birthday, Anne we love you dearly.
Today we celebrated our own decorated Wing Commander Charles. Staff held a pilot themed birthday party. Charles flew a number of planes during his time with the RAF before retiring to The Grange retirement home. He shared his secret to long life in a few words " Fly high and live like a dream" Happy birthday Charles, we love you.
Thursdays are days to relax, enjoy and indulge for all our lovely ladies at The Grange. Today was a special day as our vibrant activities team ( Jane and Emerie or "Jaem" as they like to call themselves, pampered the residents with feet and hands massages, hair styling and more. Lovely work ladies. Thank you for keeping all the residents happy and looking amazing.
Happy Birthday Maurice- Today we celebrated this special gentleman in our Midst. We celebrated his birthday with lots of music, dancing, and quizzes. All the other residents and staff joined in to celebrate Maurice on this special occasion.
Our residents enjoyed the tactile feel of the painting activity, colouring. and puzzles. Painting can provide both easy relaxation and can help with anxiety. These pastimes can be helpful in allowing the mind to drift away from everyday worries and provide a sense of wellbeing and achievement.
This afternoon we held our Gentlemen's Club in our garden, our men get together to play games and share a laugh, our gentlemen have a few tipples and afternoon games. This is thoroughly enjoyed by all. Alongside Gentlemen's Club, we hold a ladies afternoon tea in our conservatory. For our afternoon tea, our chefs prepared us some lovely scones and cakes. The afternoon tea was filled with lots of laughter, singing and reminiscence.
After a day of beauty treatments, all our residents felt relaxed, confident and beautiful... a job well done! The treatments were enjoyed by all, especially Edith who loved her detailed nail art. We finished the day with a tea party where residents shared memories about previous beauty treatments they had had, all the while laughing and joking with each other whilst treating themselves to a slice of cake and a well-deserved cuppa.
"Where flowers bloom, so does hope"- Ladybird Johnson. As we were doing our lovely flower arrangement today with our residents. We are so excited and filled with hope. We have remained Covid19 free and looking forward to welcoming everyone into our bright and Cheery garden at The Grange.
I'll bring you flowers in the pouring rain! This morning the residents turned green fingered to make these beautiful arrangements for the tables. The residents had a lot of fun complimenting the colours in the vase. This will be talk of the dining room at lunch! After these we had coffee and cake with reminiscing about baking. Lively discussion ensued about the best ways to bake!
A little sun and a little tan make our residents smile. At The Grange, We take time to enjoy the simple things in life. While the whole nation is in lockdown, staff and residents took great joy basking in the sun. To add icing to the cake. We celebrated one of our lovely residents' birthday Lunch was served in the garden and all the residents joined in the fun with loud singing. Some of the residents indulged themselves with connect 4, colouring, crosswords, and jigsaw puzzles.
Today was a day like no other, staff came dressed in colourful outfits to celebrate our diversity and commemorating Africa Unity Day. It brought great memories to some of our residents who have been on Safari Holidays in Africa or served in British Overseas posts. Residents were treated to a traditional fashion show and lovely continental dishes.
The residents have had a fantastic street party at lunch time. We had a home wide sing a long with music and dancing and many residents joining in however they could ! They shared special memories and stories! Everyone at The Grange made it so memorable! Thank you to the wonderful person from the community who baked cupcakes to donate to the residents for the VE Day treat! We had fish, chips and mushy peas with Victoria sponge and strawberry mousse! We hope you have a good time celebrating too!
Nothing like sunshine to brighten up a day. With one of our lovely residents turning 100 today, there was much joy in the home with dancing and chatting. The conversation centred around War time meals that our residents had. We are privileged to care for a generation that had so many different experiences.
The Grange turned into a florist yesterday as the residents had an amazing time making floral arrangements and bouquets for the conservatory. A lot of content and happy faces were seen making the flowers in lovely colours. We at The Grange love it when we can engage and focus our lovely residents whilst having lots of fun ourselves.
The resident spent a fun afternoon icing cupcakes and picking out the decorations for the top of the cakes! The weather has been beautifully warm today the residents have enjoyed the sunshine. There was some some excellent conversations about the baking they used to enjoy at home.
Happy Easter from our home to yours! The residents have had a wonderful day with a visit from the Easter Bunny spreading the joy of chocolate around the eggs! The residents couldn't wait to open them. It was lovely to see them chatting about the old Easter eggs they used to receive when they were younger!
Room Visits are a good way to build rapport with residents and to help ease worries as they are in their own room. They help alot to boost self esteem, boost low moods and most importantly limit isolation. We have a variety of activities prepared for room visits such as books, colouring, board games along with arts and crafts.
We are on the run up to Easter here the residents have been super busy creating Easter wreaths, cards, Easter table decorations! Arts n Crafts is a loved hobby here everyone has been so relaxed making these Easter goodies in the sunshine.
Today we have had an absolute blast we have had a Hawaiian themed smoothie trolley going around to welcome the first sunshine filled day we are hoping for many more! Smoothies were packed full of fresh fruit giving out energy boosts all round the home! It was amazing to see the trolley making people smile and laugh!
In the last couple of days the residents have been receiving letters from high school children to spread positive vibes the residents have loved hearing about there days. We have been playing snakes and ladders Zoe the activities coordinator has been beaten three times by residents she really needs to up her game! Today a couple of residents had a cup of tea in the sunshine hopefully over the next few days the weather will get warmer so we can all spend some time in the garden. Thank you to everyone...
The residents have wanted to see animals so we found a zoo online with the tablets offering live cam of animal enclosures which made a lot of residents very happy! We have been getting very crafty this afternoon making vases and flowers for mothering Sunday. The flower vases look absolutely beautiful so much colour to brighten up the grey skies.
The residents have had a fun day playing the shopping game which is proven to help aid cognitive functions, the residents have had singalongs with staff this morning. Everyday we are providing fun and entertainment to keep the beautiful smiles on our residents faces.