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...

Rockin’ around the Christmas cake

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Ingredients 1kg dried fruit 100ml brandy to soak the fruit 250g plain flour Pinch of salt 1 tsp ground nutmeg 1tsp mixed spice 250g dark brown soft sugar 250g unsalted butter 5 eggs 100g golden syrup ...

Fairmile Grange celebrates Children in Need with the help of some special guests

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The day involved a range of fundraising activities, including decorating cupcakes, guess the name of the bear and how many rainbow drops were in a jar. Stuart Davey, head chef of Fairmile Grange also ...

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 ...

£500 Bonus for Carers’ Dedication

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Huge congratulations to our carers Carmelita, Altagracia and Helen, who all received a £500 bonus each in recognition of their hard work and dedication over the past 5 years at Hamble Heights, our res...

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...

MacMillan coffee afternoon success at Fairmile Grange

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On In aid of MacMillan Cancer Support, we recently hosted a MacMillan coffee afternoon and are delighted to have raised £175 through a variety of fundraising activities, including a raffle and bake sa...

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...