Entries by Camelot Care

RETURN OF BOW THE THERAPY DOG

After an absence of over a year due to COVID, residents at a Wellington dementia care home have been delighted by the return of Bow the therapy dog, a firm favourite at Camelot House and Lodge where people have greatly missed his fortnightly visits. And six-year-old Bow, a schnauzer/poodle cross known as a schnoodle – […]

BAKE-OFF BONANZA BEATS THE BLUES

With DIY entertainment continuing to be the order of the day in care home settings under Covid restrictions, residents at Wellington’s Camelot House and Lodge have been treated to an in-house Great British Bake-Off which involved them in selecting their Star Bakers as well as tantalising everyone’s tastebuds. Activities organiser, Richard Dempslake, said: “The TV programme is a firm favourite with our residents so we thought it would be […]

CELEBRATING INTERNATATIONAL NURSES DAY

Residents at a Wellington care home have been enjoying a reminiscence session and craft activities to celebrate how much they respect the nurses who support them – and nurses up and down the country – in anticipation of International Nurses’ Day on 12 May. A couple of the residents living with dementia at Camelot House […]

ICE CREAM VAN HERALDS ARRIVAL OF SPRING

Residents living with dementia at care homes in Somerset and Devon are enjoying a first taste of spring thanks to Ilminster ice cream van operator Darren Harley doing the rounds of the Camelot Care Group’s homes in Somerset and Devon. The ice cream van tour was the brainchild of Richard Dempslake, activities co-ordinator for Camelot […]

DOUBLE WIN WITH DRUMMING ON EXERCISE BALLS

Residents at a Wellington dementia care home have enthusiastically embraced the latest musical innovation offered for their entertainment during lockdown – drumming on exercise balls. Co-ordinator Richard Dempslake, who leads the activities team at Camelot House and Lodge, launched an appeal to residents’ families through their Facebook group requesting donations of exercise balls to enable […]

SINGING TO RAISE THE SPIRITS

With most group singing sessions still unavailable to most of the population, residents in a Bridgwater care home are among the lucky few who are able to enjoy a communal sing-song and all the feel-good benefits associated with it. Jason Saunders, activities co-ordinator at Avalon Nursing Home, said: “Vaccines are all done here now, which […]

CARE HOME STAFF AND FAMILIES SUPPORT PLYMOUTH FOODBANK

Staff and families of residents at dementia care home Butterfly Lodge in St Budeaux, Plymouth, have been coming together to collect items for Plymouth Foodbank. Abby Wiseman (pictured right), manager of Butterfly Lodge was inspired to start the collection after seeing local news stories about the difficulties some local parents have been experiencing in feeding […]