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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
For care home manager Abby Wiseman and her team, the latest report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for Butterfly Lodge in Plymouth has been good news all the way – with an overall ‘Good’ status for the specialist dementia care home, part of the Camelot Care Group. Abby, who took over as manager in […]
Residents at a specialist dementia care home in Bridgwater have been having a great time with new little friends – children from nearby Little Montessori House nursery – who have been visiting them every month since March and joining in with a range of activities at the home. Avalon Nursing Home’s own garden was the […]
Relocating to Somerset after 16 years at a London public relations agency has opened a whole new career for Leander Hobbs whose current job involves her using music to bring smiles to the faces of people living with dementia. Leander runs Kiddleydivey sessions in Bridgwater and surrounding areas and visits Avalon Nursing Home in Bridgwater […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Somerset-based entertainer Tina B has launched Pom Pom Dance exercise classes at Avalon Nursing Home in Bridgwater to help elderly residents stay mobile and keep fit. Tina takes seated Pom Pom Dance classes and choreographs routines to modern music with an old twist or old music with a modern twist. Emma Hill, activities co-ordinator for […]
With over 15 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.