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 […]
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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 […]
Some good old-fashioned romance was in the air for residents of a Wellington dementia care home, thanks to a generous afternoon tea donation courtesy of a local pub which, in normal times, is famed for its warm welcome. The Beambridge Inn at Sampford Arundel donated 40 freshly-baked scones and lent their mini cake stands, to […]
Discovering that many more plums are grown in Romania than the UK was a surprise to residents of a Wellington dementia care home – one surprise among many in store for them during a recent Romania ‘theme’ day. Residents of Camelot House and Lodge said they felt as if they had been transported to the […]
An activities co-ordinator with South-West base dementia care provider Camelot Care has been using his previous experience of working with people with autism to highlight the importance of communicating even more carefully than usual with residents during lockdown. Jason Saunders, who leads the activities team at Avalon Nursing Home in Bridgwater, said: “People living with […]
The staff of a Wellington fish and chip shop have won praise for their helpful attitude from a local dementia care home for ‘making no bones’ about taking long and complicated orders and never complaining if the order has to be changed. The tasty takeaway fish and chip suppers cooked up by Star Fish Bar […]
With care homes in England continuing to seek safe ways to enable Covid-safe indoor visits from families and friends over Christmas and the winter months, Camelot Care have taken the plunge in providing bespoke visitor ‘pods’ for each of their homes and say these are being ‘hugely appreciated’ all round. Millions of the new rapid […]
Residents at a Wellington care home have voted to name their new pub bar The Windsor Arms in memory of actress Barbara Windsor who died last week. Richard Dempslake, activities co-ordinator for Camelot House and Lodge, said: “Our residents loved Barbara as the bubbly star of Carry On films and the outspoken Eastenders lady at […]
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.