Specialist Residential & Nursing Care, Bournemouth

Innovative dementia training showcased at Encore Care Homes

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The programme comprises four modules and is led by a trained expert from Encore who covers various topics, including wellness and behaviour, the positive impact communication can have on a person with...

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...

Great Oaks care home hosts Burns Night celebrations

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The day kicked off with a traditional bagpipes performance by local musician Alan Cowie, which set the scene for the ‘Address to a Haggis’ which was recited by the care home’s carer, Betty Riley. Once...

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 Care Homes continues to invest in its team

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Encore Care Homes invests significantly in the personal development of its staff and presents them with regular training opportunities throughout the year. The ‘Be an Effective Leader’ programme was l...

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...

Ready… Steady…BAKE!

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The festive season is officially in full swing at Encore Care Homes with Fairmile Grange being crowned the winner of our very first Encore Christmas Cake Competition 2018. Each home was invited to tak...

Great Oaks care home teams up with St. Andrew’s Church to deliver carols to residents

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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 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...