Meaningful Activities: Animal Visits

resident with lizard

Animals helped to bridge the generations when they visited The Seaton care home. Animal experts from a local wildlife park near Axminster in Devon, brought several of their animals to visit The Seaton residents. Residents and local children enjoyed learning about and touching reptiles and other animals from Axe Valley Wildlife Park. The Seaton run … Read more

Coronavirus: Care home creates ‘drive-through’ visit

Drive-through visits meant families were reunited with their loved ones at Sefton Hall. Southern Healthcare’s Dawlish care home copied the concept of drive-through restaurants to reunite loved ones during the coronavirus crisis. 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 Southern Helathcare’s Devon care homes have been enjoying some equine therapy. Margot Whittaker, the Director of Nursing at the group, runs a miniature horse stud and has been taking some of the cute creatures on a tour of the four care homes. The first stop was the Old Rectory in Exeter. Margot said: … Read more

Care home residents enjoy feline therapy

care home petting a cat

Residents at The Seaton Nursing Care 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 … Read more

Festive Fun at East Devon Care Home, The Seaton

Seaton staff at Christmas extravaganza

An infamous grumpy festive character and the much-loved Santa Claus visited Southern Healthcare’s Dawlish care home for some festive fun. The Seaton nursing home held an outdoor Christmas extravaganza for residents and their families with visits from Father Christmas and The Grinch. The festive celebrations were held outdoors to adhere to Government covid-19 regulations. Staff … Read more