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 – […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Residents at a Somerset dementia care home have been getting in the mood for the Easter weekend with a range of egg-citing activities arranged by the activities team. Organiser Richard Dempslake and his team supported the people living with dementia at Camelot House and Lodge in Wellington to engage in a range of themed activities, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The activities team at a Wellington dementia care home made the most of National Care Worker Day on 19 February, both to celebrate the extraordinary efforts of colleagues over the past 12 challenging months, and also to provide an inspiring talking point for residents who have themselves worked in the care sector. Richard Dempslake, activities […]
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.