Specialist Residential & Nursing Care, Bournemouth

A brief guide on the payment options available for care in the UK

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We have pulled together this guide to help alleviate some of these stresses during this difficult time, by outlining the different payment options that are available in the UK for care:   Local ...

Top tips for organising dementia-friendly day trips this summer

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1. Choose the right venue Take the time to research where you would like to go on your day trip and which location is best suited for your loved one. Most restaurants and cafes are dementia-friendly, ...

Revolutionary dementia experience at Encore Care Homes

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This revolutionary dementia experience enables people to experience and increase their understanding of the behaviours of those with dementia; helping them to communicate and connect better with them....

Top tips for a dementia-friendly garden

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As part of our ‘A Breath of Fresh Care’ ambition, we have pledged to offer every resident the opportunity to spend 60 minutes a week outside. Our residents benefit greatly from getting plenty of fresh...

Encore is acknowledged nationally for its staff training programme

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Judges were looking for care homes that demonstrate innovation and strategic thinking when it comes to providing their team with excellent training, as well as recognising companies which are looking ...

A ‘Knight’ to Remember

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Unfortunately she and her husband were unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances, so she got in touch with us at Great Oaks in the hope to gift her tickets to somebody deserving, where it would...

Great Oaks bakes up a storm for Alzheimer’s Society

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Cupcake Day is celebrated every year and is dedicated to raising awareness and the funds required for the fight against dementia. Residents, as well as their friends and family, were all welcome to pu...

Dementia Action Week 2019

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Taking part in Dementia Action Week is a great way to take action to improve the lives of those affected by dementia, which is why we are delighted to support this annual campaign. This year’s theme i...

Great Oaks takes part in Encore’s ‘Show You Care with Fresh Air’ competition

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To celebrate the change in season and temperature, Encore created this competition to encourage our care teams in all of Encore’s homes to enjoy time spent outside with residents, as part of the compa...

Great Oaks holds gigantic Easter egg hunt for residents and the local community

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The day kicked off with the talented local singer, Rebecca Osborne, who performed a variety of hits from the 40s-60s. This was really popular with many of our residents who enjoyed listening to the mu...

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