Handheld Visits within Nellsar Care Homes
Now that government guidelines have changed, it’s been really great that we’ve been able to welcome relatives back into our Homes to see their loved one and hold their hands. It’s so important to make these reunions feel as homely as possible and the Recreation and Well-Being team at Woodstock Residential Care Home created a special room just for these visits. Meaningful touch is extremely important for our sense of well-being, particularly for people with Dementia. Being able to interact with each other more freely, while staying safe, is a wonderful step forward.
A special thank you from Nellsar
For World Poetry Day 2021, Nellsar Care Homes would like to thank everyone for their endless support throughout what has been one of the most difficult times in recent history. We couldn’t have predicted the COVID-19 pandemic and we are overwhelmed by the resilience of our staff and our relatives’ understanding through the challenges we have faced. We are so grateful to our local communities who generously donated their gifts and services; but most of all, we want to thank our residents for facing these changes with us and for keeping us smiling.
Princess Christian Care Home begin whole-Home vaccination programme
Vaccination is the only way out of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Princess Christian Care Home in Surrey were thrilled to begin their whole-Home vaccination programme on Sunday 17 January. 180 doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine were delivered at 9am and thanks to the outstanding organisation of their team most of their staff and residents were vaccinated by midday. It has instilled a real peace of mind among staff that they are doing all they can to protect their residents.
The Magic of Christmas at Nellsar
After all the major challenges of 2020, Nellsar Care Homes are on a mission to bring the joy of Christmas to our residents. From fabulous trees and decorations to German style markets and making mince pies, residents can look forward to a festive season full of fun and celebration. With carol singing in the courtyard or a visit to Santa’s home-grotto, our staff are going above and beyond to keep the magic alive this Christmas.
100th Birthday Celebrations at Princess Christian Care Home
Having survived COVID-19 aged 99, Joyce’s 100th birthday was an extra special day to celebrate. She enjoyed being pampered and was escorted down a red carpet to a table of presents, cards, balloons and flowers. We fulfilled her birthday wish with a visit from a pony, which really made her day. Joyce was thrilled to receive her telegram from the Queen and celebrated in style with a delicious, double-tier chocolate birthday cake.
Nutrition and wellness at Nellsar
Our latest video talks about the benefits of Nutritional Therapy at Nellsar and how we maintain our superior catering provision across our 13 Care Homes. Hear how we have adapted to the dramatic changes that came about as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, including how we approach food, dining and nutrition. Health and immunity are our greatest defence against viruses, including Coronavirus, so we look at ways of including additional immune boosting foods into our menus without compromising on our residents’ preferences.
Nellsar Nutrition and wellness – Coronavirus
An excerpt from the main Nellsar Nutrition and wellness video; how we look at ways of including additional immune boosting foods into our menus to help bolster our residents’ immune systems.
Nellsar Nutrition and wellness – Dining Experience
When it comes to the dining experience, residents can choose how they dine. Whether it’s in a shared social environment with friends or in the privacy of their own room. Many of our Homes offer dining areas with different atmospheres; this can be especially helpful for residents who have dementia.
Nellsar Nutrition and wellness – Food Presentation
All of our dishes are professionally prepared and presented beautifully. Some of our residents may have vision problems so we develop dishes that are colourful, bold on the plate and are served in well lit areas. We create puréed versions of our dishes for residents who have swallowing difficulties and we photograph our dishes so residents can choose what they want.
Nellsar Nutrition and wellness – Menu Reviews
Foods that evoke positive feelings have shown a beneficial impact on residents’ well-being in the past. An example of this is a resident who had not been eating well in their own home before moving to Nellsar. The Catering Team began making them their favourite traditional Caribbean foods and they began eating well again.
Nellsar Nutrition and wellness – Nutritional Therapy
Nutritional Therapy acknowledges the kitchen as the medicine cabinet and there’s vast amounts evidence based research to support the benefits of an individual tailored and nutrient-rich diet. As we age our bodies have different needs and better nutrition becomes particularly important. Understanding the foundations of good nutrition remains key to good health.
Outdoor activities at Princess Christian Care Home
Our Carnival Themed Party on Friday 14 August was a big hit with our residents. Despite these challenging times, we safely celebrated with familiar fairground games, stalls, prizes, food, music and dancing. Everybody entered into the spirit of things and fun and fond memories made the day very special. Contact our Activities Manager Christine Foster on 01483 488917 to learn more about daily life and leisure at the Home.
Outdoor visits at Princess Christian Care Home
We are now delighted to be able to facilitate safe, socially distanced visits between our residents and their relatives. Book your visit by calling Christine Foster at the Home on 01483 488917. Time slots currently available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Why Choose Nellsar?
A heart-warming introduction to Nellsar Care Homes. As a family-run business, we pride ourselves in creating a fulfilling and enjoyable continuation of life for all our residents. In this short film you’ll discover our care ethos, meet some of our team and hear from relatives who have entrusted us to care for their loved ones.
Nutritional Therapy at Nellsar
‘Acknowledging the kitchen as the medicine cabinet’, Nellsar is one of the first Care Home groups to employ a Nutritional Therapist and introduce individual consultations and Nutritional Champions in all our Homes. We believe in putting the holistic and nutritional health and well-being of our residents first.
interactiveMe memory boxes
interactiveMe is a personalised online profile containing an individual’s favourite photos, music, movies and voice clips. It is a wonderful way of further personalising a person’s care, connecting them with their family and care staff around them, and a great reminiscence tool too.
Bill and Ann’s personal story
Listen to a touching story about one of our residents Ann and her husband Bill. Bill and Ann were married for over 50 years and they speak about how Ann settled in to life at Hengist Field Care Home when she moved in, in January 2014, and what they felt about the Home.
An Introduction to Hengist Field Care Home
Take a look at Hengist Field Care Home and its state of the art design and facilities. Hear from Nellsar’s Managing Director, Martin Barrett, as well as a relative of one of the residents, and residents themselves. This video showcases what life is like at Hengist Field Care Home in Kent, Sittingbourne.
Person Centred Care at Hengist Field Care Home
Hear from a Hengist Field Care Home Nurse about Person Centred Care and what it means to residents of the Care Home. Care staff take time to get to know the likes and dislikes of each resident when they first move in, and throughout their time at Hengist Field. Everyone is treated as an individual, and like part of a family.
Food and Dining at Hengist Field Care Home
Food at Hengist Field Care Home in Kent, Sittingbourne is sourced and prepared to ensure our residents enjoyment and optimum health. Balanced, nutritious meals are freshly prepared on the premises daily. Combined with a choice of areas to dine in, Hengist Field Care Home provides its residents with an altogether wonderful dining experience.
Dementia Care at Hengist Field Care Home
Listen to Graham Hardy speak about the Dementia Care services at Hengist Field Care Home in Kent, Sittingbourne and its affiliations with other organisations. The Care Home is purpose built and the layout on the Dementia floor was specifically created for individuals with Dementia, including memory boxes and tactile areas along the corridors to help with orientation.
Activities at Hengist Field Care Centre
Jackie Dryden, Hengist Field Care Centre’s Activities CoOrdinator, talks about the wide variety of Activities on offer for residents of the Home. From regular Exercise Classes and Coffee Mornings, to live musical Entertainers and trips outside the Home to the local Craft Centre for lunch, there is something for everyone.
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