Making Everyday Extraordinary

Great Oaks care home welcomes soft food diet specialist

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Patrick Fensterseifer, head chef at Great Oaks, specialises in the production of dysphasia meals which means he is able to cook dishes for residents who have difficulties with swallowing. Patrick is p...

Promoting wellbeing at Great Oaks

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It is of the utmost importance to us that our residents are happy and receive care of the highest standard. We are dedicated to making every person feel special and so our facilities and activities ha...

Encore Festive Music Video Competition

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We asked them to use their creativity and sense of fun to film a festive video in the homes. They could be classic, or whacky; naughty or nice – the important aspect was to have some fun! Teams were a...

Festive Encore Excursions

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Fairmile Grange had a wonderful trip out to Stewarts Garden Centre. The very kind people at Deric-Scott Funeral Directors in Bournemouth, collected residents and staff in two of their very smart limou...

Great Oaks care home teams up with St. Andrew’s Church to spread festive cheer

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  St. Andrew’s Church joined Great Oaks in the morning to get to know some of the residents over a cup of tea.  St Andrew’s Church will be visiting Great Oaks on the first Monday of every month f...

How to have a dementia-friendly Bonfire Night

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At Great Oaks we like to ensure all of our residents’ needs are catered for and that all of our activities at the home are inclusive of everyone. Here are our tips on how to ensure Bonfire Night is a ...

Why a balanced diet is important for people with dementia

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The wellbeing of residents is a priority and they often spend time in the landscaped garden picking home-grown vegetables, which are later used by the chefs in their favourite dishes. The home has rec...

Great Oaks care home hits a high note with the local community

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The state-of-the-art specialist residential care put on a spectacular show of live entertainment throughout the day for its “Making a Song & Dance” Open Day.  Crazy Circus, a local dance group, wo...

Great Oaks care home appoints new wellbeing manager

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Jake has joined the team with a wealth of knowledge of the care industry, having achieved an NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership, a VRQ in Dementia Awareness and a VRQ in Awareness of Mental Health Pro...

World Rocks Against Dementia

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On Friday 23rd March, Great Oaks took part in the worldwide charity event, World Rocks Against Dementia, supported by Alzheimer’s Disease International. There was an excellent turnout for the event wi...

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