He may no longer be with them, but there is a corner of a care home in Wellington, Somerset, that will remain forever in the thoughts of Neil Gale’s children, grandchildren and friends. Neil, who had dementia and was a resident at Camelot Lodge nursing home run by Camelot Care, sadly passed away in June at the age of 74. Following […]
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A local dementia care home is the latest recipient of works by a local artist looking to spread some happiness via his images despite the current restrictions on normal living. The walls of a specialist care suite in Camelot Care’s Avalon Nursing Home in Bridgwater, now feature colourful images of butterflies created by Gary Heritage […]
Coronavirus may have paid put to their annual summer fete, but that didn’t stop residents at a Wellington care home from enjoying themselves. In its place, activities co-ordinator Richard Dempslake and his team at Camelot House & Lodge, hosted a special concert, party and a pop-up cinema. “We may be on lockdown, but we still […]
After three months in lockdown a 95-year-old care home resident from Somerset has been reunited with her loving family. As part of a special ‘drive-through’ event organised for residents at Avalon in Bridgwater, pensioner Jean who has dementia, was able to meet up with son Allan Jeffery and grandson, Andrew. “After three months it was […]
A silent disco kit is helping transform the lives of people with dementia at a care home in Somerset. Camelot House and Lodge in Wellington raised £1,500 with help from residents’ relatives, staff and friends to buy the special equipment. The three transmitters, one for each of the homes three lounges, were purchased from Somerset […]
Residents of Camelot House and Lodge entered the spirit of the VE Day anniversary celebrations and thoroughly enjoyed reminiscing about that emotional day. With the assistance of members of the activities team, they made war helmets which they happily tossed into the air after watching a recording of Winston Churchill announcing the end of the […]
With lockdown looking set to continue for many more weeks for those over 70, a Taunton care home supporting people with dementia has been providing a virtual getaway with a Spanish flavour for its residents. Richard Dempslake, who leads the activities team at Camelot House and Lodge, set the tone for the day in advance, […]
Public-spirited local businesses have responded to a plea for help circulated by a Wellington dementia care home with donations of face-masks, goggles, visors, gloves, shoe covers and antibacterial spray and wipes for use by residents and staff. Bonnie Frear, deputy manager of Camelot House and Lodge, wrote to neighbouring organisations requesting their support in the face […]
An artistic Somerset girl whose mum works at a Bridgwater care home is putting her time at home during lockdown to good use by producing unique hand-drawn pictures for the pleasure of the residents her mother works with. Fourteen year-old Freya suggested to mum Jess Hawker, deputy manager at Avalon Nursing Home, that the people […]
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.