Specialist Nursing Care Home, Bournemouth

How to have a dementia-friendly Christmas

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At Encore Care Homes we take the following steps to ensure all of our residents enjoy Christmas and feel happy in their home: Put decorations up gradually. Think about putting decorations up graduall...

New CEO for Encore Care Homes

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With more than 14 years’ experience in the care sector, Rachel joins the Bournemouth-based care group, having previously overseen a group of care homes in Scotland and Yorkshire.During her time with t...

Great Oaks holds ‘spooktacular’ Halloween extravaganza for residents

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As well as taking part in these fang-tastic activities, we also dressed up in some boo-tiful fancy dress costumes. The catering team at Great Oaks took the time to create some ghoulish Halloween-theme...

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 ...

Employee of Encore Care Homes takes part in Bournemouth’s first Memory Walk

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The Alzheimer’s Memory Walk was originally due to take place on 23rd September but was postponed due to the bad weather.  Rearranged for Saturday 13thOctober, the rain thankfully held off.  The sun ev...

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...

Special recognition for care home resident

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On Tuesday, September 18 Mickie Driver staged a performance at the Christchurch care home, with other professional entertainers from The Not Forgotten Association, to thank resident Roy King for the s...

Be an Effective Leader!

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  The staff from Hamble Heights, Great Oaks Bournemouth and Fairmile Grange delivered their end-of-programme presentations to the group, which included the Home Managers and Encore management. Th...

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...