Meaningful Activities: Animal Visits

resident with lizard

This week the 3rd of February 2020 Axe Valley Wildlife Park came in to visit our residents at our home in Seaton from a local park near Axminster in Devon.  We invited along our toddler group to come and they all enjoyed meeting and learning about the animals together alongside our residents. Everyone joined in and … Read more

Coronavirus: Care home creates ‘drive-through’ visit

A care home in Devon has copied the concept of drive-through restaurants to reunite loved ones during the coronavirus crisis. During lockdown regular visits haven’t been allowed at Sefton Hall in Dawlish. But through careful planning – including the use of PPE, time-slots and separate stations – families were, for one day, able to see … Read more

Slavic Celebrations at Plymouth Care Home

Slavic food

Residents at a Plymouth care home enjoyed a taste of eastern European life to mark World Diversity Day. The award-winning activities team at Parkwood House arranged a Slavic party, with food, music and cultural insights from Poland, Slovakia and Bulgaria. Parkwood Manager, Lorna Smith, said: “I have the privilege to work with such a committed … Read more

Miniature Horses Delight Care Home Residents

resident and Margot with miniature horse

Residents at a leading group of Devon care homes have been enjoying some equine therapy. Margot Whittaker, the Director of Nursing at the Southern Healthcare group, runs a miniature horse stud and has been taking some of the cute creatures on tour – starting with the Old Rectory in Exeter. She said: “It was the … Read more

Care home residents enjoy feline therapy

care home petting a cat

Residents at The Seaton Nursing Home were treated to an impromptu petting session with a cute kitten – courtesy of a member of staff. Care worker Francesca Hayden brought five-month-old Neo into the home for cuddles with the residents. The Seaton’s Administrator Manager, Kelly Boweren, said: “We frequently have visits from all sorts of animals … Read more

Festive Fun at East Devon Care Home, The Seaton

Seaton staff at Christmas extravaganza

The Seaton nursing home held an outdoor Christmas extravaganza for residents and guests – complete with Santa, snow and even a visit from ‘The Grinch.’ Staff dressed up as elves with the home’s maintenance man, Bryan Gasson, taking on the role of Father Christmas to hand out presents to the children in attendance. Another team … Read more