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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.
"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.
Happy St Patrick's Day everyone from our home to yours the residents are very busy today making posters and leprechaun pots to celebrate. The day is flying by with all the fun and laughter that is being had with the staff and the residents! We hope you are all having a wonderful St Patricks Day!
Flower arranging the resident had a wonderful time arranging the flowers for the dinning room tables it helps to improve the dining experience as it gives a conversation starter for the residents to discuss. Flower arragning is theraputic also as it is a hands on task that improves cognition.
Pet therapy came to The Grange this afternoon the residents loved interacting and cuddling the animals, The animals really help to soothe worries and anxieties it is such a good hour that the residents have. The smile on the residents faces is so great to see as for most it is a remidner of pets they had when they were younger. Pet therapy is proven to boost moods, lower isolation risks and put a smile on anybodys face staff residents and family members loved the animals and the...
Yesterday Zoe and Carol did an interactive tea trolled for the residents! We had an amazing time seeing the residents smile and engage with us about the era of our costumes it is familar to some of the residents as they could see there parents or themselves wearing similar items when they were younger. The tea trolleys are an excellent way to engage one on one with each resident as we offer a hit beverage and some biscuits.
Flower arranging with The Residents this is a favourite activity of there's especially those who previously grew flowers in there homes. The colours and the scent of the flowers add a fantastic sensory and reminisce experience for all those involved. The flower arranging allows the residents to chat about memories past and there favourite flowers. Relatives always love to join in alos as they remeber their parents tending to the flowers from a very early age.
Description: The Grange would like to wish every one a Happy Valentines Day.The residents have had a fantastic day full of love, kindness and fun! Thank you too Beth Musical Moments and to Natalia for providing a fabulous day for our residents!
It is that time again for The Granges weekly exercise class to ensure the residents stay active. This class is loved by the residents as Natalie always makes it fun, upbeat and enjoyable.
The residents had a fabulous time joining in with the big garden bird watch. The activities team ensured the residents had a lot of fun by making replica clay birds from the birds they had seen in the garden.
The Residents made bird feeders this morning to ensure we have plenty of birds visit our garden for our big garden bird watch on the 29th January. The residents are very excited as to which birds they are hoping to see!
Musical Moments is one of the Residents favourite! Musical Moments gets the residents moving whilst keeping it entertaining as they sing along to songs of the past! Music helps to create a relaxing atmosphere in the home and the perfect way for the residents to engage with eachother.
The residents have had a lovely morning playing scrabble and discussing current affairs. Scrabble helps to keep the residents engaged and focused whilst creating words out of the letters they have chosen. Scrabble is a game enjoyed by all there has been smiles and laughs all round the table this morning.
The residents had a wonderful evening seeing in the new year. The residents have been discussing personal new year resolutions alot of them include love and happiness. The home was full of laughter and smiles with Residents eager to see what 2020 will bring.
Christmas Day at The Grange for our Residents and Staff we make it as fun and enjoyable for everyone as possible. Santa Claus comes in and delivers gifts to the excited Residents. The atmosphere is full of love and cheer it makes for a really special day. Every Resident has a busy and fun filled day which puts a smile on everyone's face.
The residents loved seeing the staff dressed up playing games in the morning. In the afternoon we had Natalia come in to sing for us the residents adored the whole afternoon. The residents had a lovely time socialising with each other and families.
Residents and Staff rolled up their sleeves and created beautiful poppy displays for Remembrance Day. Armistice day is held every year on the 11th of November, it commemorates the signing of the armistice between the allies and Germany at 11am on the 11th of November 1918.
This year The Grange held a spooktacular Halloween party for residents, family members and friends. The home was decorated in spooky Halloween bunting and a giant spider hanging over the party. Our wonderful staff came dressed in their mysterious costumes which included the mad hatter, Skellington and a devil queen. Residents also got in the festive spirit wearing brightly coloured wigs and witches and wizards' hats. Residents favourite entertainer Terry came dressed as a life size pumpkin...
Staff and residents at The Grange, have been busy getting into the spirit of Halloween and preparing for a special Halloween party this coming Friday. Residents were invited to sculpt a decorative Halloween pumpkin. While residents had a lot of fun sculpting some magnificent masterpieces, using traditional shapes to make faces, two residents went the extra mile and created beautiful decorative pumpkins using power tools to generate the patterned effect when a tealight is inside.
After England's victory on Saturday morning residents and staff all enjoyed watching the the Wales vs South Africa game on Sunday. Roll on Saturday where England take on south Africa in the Rugby World Cup final 2019.
Residents at The Grange enjoyed a superhero themed interactive tea trolley as part of comic book week. Superhero themed Music played as batman and Deadpool went around filling the home with laughter and fun. Freshly baked chocolate and cherry cake was the perfect pairing for our superheroes to offer along with hot tea and Coffees.
The team at The Grange was delighted to achieve an impressive CQC report that rated the home as 'Good' in all areas, demonstrating that the home is providing high standards of care for Residents and is Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsible and Well-Led.
A group of enthusiastic bakers gathered ready to embrace their inner chefs and enjoy an afternoon of cooking. Armed with a table full of fresh ingredients and plenty of aprons, the residents grabbed their wooden spoons and got stuck into making the cake and cupcake mix, before handing them over to Chef to bake.
Perfect start to a Saturday morning, residents had a great time playing a game of dominoes with each other and we squeezed in a quick natter and a cuppa in between games.
Today we took a group of our residents on a trip to Bocketts Farm in Leatherhead. We started the day with a stunning lunch at the farm café, situated in a converted barn with exposed beams and a giant hanging Chicken. The farm boasts a variety of animals to get up close to including, horses, ponies, donkeys, llamas, goats, guinea pigs, rabbits, alpacas and birds. We enjoyed walking around the farm admiring the animals and we had a chance to feed the lambs, goats and alpaca's,...
Residents at the grange have been celebrating by throwing Bryony a surprise classy bridal shower afternoon tea. Staff and residents came together and arranged the surprise party, that was complete with decorations, cake and games for activity coordinator Bryony, who got married at the weekend. The afternoon was full of fun and laughter and it was nice for residents and staff to reminisce about their own wedding day. Bryony said "it was a complete shock and so unexpected, thankyou everyone...
Residents and staff gave our new 'mum to be' a wonderful Pink themed baby shower. Residents enjoyed an afternoon of gift giving, games and tea & cake. We all wish Abi all the best and very much look forward to meeting her beautiful baby girl very soon.
Birthday wish granted, Costa coffee and a slice of their chocolate cake! Couldn't think of a better birthday treat.
Making the most of the sunshine residents enjoyed a game of pirate bingo in the garden. With lots of Ahoy's and shiver me timbers when they won everybody enjoyed an afternoon of fun as part of international Talk like a Pirate Day 2019.
As part of Italian week residents enjoyed an afternoon of speciality coffees and great conversation, from Cappuccino's to Caramel Latte.
We sadly say goodbye to the lovely Francesca a nursing student who has spent 6 weeks with us! The resident presented her with Flowers, cake and a beautiful card.
Our summer holiday singalong Bambino Play date was a big success, residents loved teaching the Bambino's how to work the variety of music instruments while coming together for a fun morning of songs and games. Thank you to everyone who joined us.
The power of music, especially singing, can unlock memories and kick start the grey matter. It seems to reach parts of a damaged brain in ways other forms of communication cannot. Beth from Musical Moments visits residents here at The Grange every week and provides stimulating, fun and energetic music therapy sessions.
The Interactive tea trolley is a favourite amongst the residents here at The Grange and this trolley was a massive hit! Staff, residents and families had a great afternoon singing along to songs and enjoying a refreshing hot tea with cake.
These days traditional families can be separated by distance or time, but programmes that bring children and older adults together could change moods, outlooks on life and improve overall well-being of everyone involved. Children are the worlds' future but that doesn't mean we should consign older generations to the past. At The Grange we always welcome the younger generation into our home offering planned play dates, parties and one to one visits.
The Grange held a food tasting event for residents as part of the Indian Independence week celebrations. For residents who may be losing interest in food and participating in mealtimes – an activity that focuses on stimulating the senses can provide the key to encouraging them to eat or being able to enjoy food again. For some, an activity that encourages sharing of memories related to food may be a powerful and positive experience. Residents enjoyed a tasting menu including; chicken...
As we get older it becomes even more important to remain active, to stay healthy and maintain our independence. Resident's enjoyed playing a game of indoor hockey as part of Indian Independence week and it is a fun way to stay active while having fun.