Entries by Camelot Care

DREAM TEAM AT THE HELM AT AVALON

Two experienced care managers who have worked together previously have taken over as manager and deputy manager at Avalon, Bridgwater’s specialist dementia nursing home. Paul Teasdale, marketing director for the Camelot Care Group which runs Avalon, said: “Sarah Patten’s background includes impressive experience as a care home quality improvement specialist, which means she has a […]

PERSONALISED MUSIC TO HELP PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA

Staff at a Plymouth dementia care home say residents are coping better with simple daily routines because they have been listening to personalised playlists that appear to stimulate brain activity and influence behaviours. The residents, at Butterfly Lodge in St Budeaux, have been provided with small MP3 players and comfortable headphones with 10 or 12 […]

BIRTHDAY MARATHON

It may have felt like one of the wettest Junes on record, but that hasn’t dampened spirits at Camelot House and Lodge where six residents all celebrated their birthdays in the same week: Sheila Richens was 85 and Susan Lister 75 on 10 June, Jacky Totterdell was 69 on 12 June, Sally West was 75 […]

DOT’S BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING

A 90-year-old who finds it difficult to walk because her feet are too painful and swollen to wear shoes or slippers is the proud owner of a pair of ‘magic boots’. A health issue means Dorothy ‘Dot’ Harris, a resident at Camelot House nursing home in Wellington, has extra-wide feet and one bigger than the […]

EVERGREEN BILLY STAYS THE COURSE

A D-Day veteran who still carries shrapnel from wounds received in Normandy in 1944, is celebrating his 100th birthday at Avalon Nursing Home in Bridgwater with family and friends in attendance to mark his formidable century. William Leo Jennings, known to all as Billy, is a past president of the Somerset Golf Union, and former […]

IT’S A PLUNDERFUL LIFE

It was all shiver-me-timbers and avast, me hearties! at pirate and sailor-themed ‘gang show’ at Camelot Care House  and Lodge nursing home in Wellington. The show, which included songs and music with a nautical theme, was performed by the care homes’ activities’ team in front of an audience of delighted residents. “We’re big on audience […]