Residents of a specialist dementia care home in Wellington, Somerset, have been thoroughly enjoying themselves in the company of Captain, an Irish Cob horse, who was brought to visit them in the garden of the home. The idea of inviting the special equine guest was inspired by conversations between members of the activities team and […]
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A report published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) last month following an unannounced inspection of Avalon Nursing Home in Bridgwater officially concludes that the home provides a ‘Good’ level of service across the board, and highlights the contribution made by service manager Jess Hawker. Paul Teasdale, director of the Camelot Care group, of which […]
The willingness of staff and residents at a Bridgwater dementia care home to ‘go the extra mile’ during the pandemic has been recognised with a special party and awards to acknowledge and celebrate their work. Members of the team at Avalon, a specialist nursing home run by award-winning care provider Camelot Care, were delighted to […]
After 18 challenging months for the social sector, a group of dementia care workers from Wellington, Somerset, and families of people living with dementia have combined their efforts to take on a whole different challenge and raised £1,000 in sponsorship money. Richard Dempslake, who organised the team representing Camelot House and Lodge in Wellington, said: […]
Bristol’s loss is Plymouth’s gain in the case of care home manager, Clare Sinclair, recently appointed to the post at Butterfly Lodge in St Budeaux, who brings a Care Quality Commission (CQC) ‘Outstanding’ track record to her new position. Paul Teasdale, director of Camelot Care which runs Butterfly Lodge, said: “We are delighted to welcome […]
Residents at a local dementia care home are being treated to a staycation with a difference, thanks to a beach environment that has been created especially for them at their landlocked home in Wellington, Somerset. The activities team at Camelot House and Lodge have been busy recreating a good old-fashioned day at the seaside, complete […]
Residents at a specialist dementia care home in Bridgwater are benefitting from the focused attention of a new wellbeing co-ordinator who loves the home so much that after a short break working elsewhere she just couldn’t keep away. Lisa Priddice worked on the activities team and as a health care assistant at Avalon Nursing Home- […]
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 – […]
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 […]
A very special 81st birthday surprise brought tears of delight to the eyes of Sylvia Butcher, a resident at a dementia care home in Wellington, with a personalised birthday message from her long-time hero, singer Daniel O’Donnell. Sylvia’s son, Stephen Butcher, told staff at Camelot House and Lodge how much his mum has always admired […]
With over 16 years experience in providing top quality nursing and specialist dementia care to the elderly, Camelot Care is an award winning provider of care in the South West with three specialist homes based in Somerset and Devon. Highly recommended by residents and relatives alike, our homes provide a safe, comfortable and stimulating environment that enable our highly trained staff to provide the best possible care.