Making Everyday Extraordinary

Mayor of Poole officially opens Oakdale care home at grand launch

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We were privileged to have the Mayor of Poole, Cllr Marion Le Poidevin, officially open our newest care home. Guests included members of the community and local healthcare professionals. Guests were g...

Tips on how to best care for the elderly this autumn

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Overnight there has been a slight drop in temperature and the erratic downpours are enough to cause an increased risk of illness. Here are some ways that you can keep your elderly loved ones safe this...

Great Oaks residents receive visit from the Prince’s Trust

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The students, completing the course run by Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, carried out a variety of activities with residents including gardening, arts and crafts, baking and playing boa...

Encore Care Homes backs dementia project at Royal Bournemouth Hospital

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The summerhouse is now accessible to patients at the hospital and is located within the Petal Garden, a dementia-friendly space, which was created in October 2018. The garden sits adjacent to Wards fo...

Encore Care Homes invests in its people

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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...

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....

Fairmile Grange welcomes the alpacas and the BBC

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Fairmile Grange is committed to providing the highest standard of care and animal-assisted therapy is regularly encouraged at the home as it has been proven to positively promote wellbeing in elderly ...

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...