Annual Summer BBQ and Entertainer
We had a wonderful celebration with the resident’s, their families and friends and our wonderful team. The home was full of buzz, laughter and dancing. A special mention to our inceredible Head Chef Stacie, Sissie and Pauline for putting on a wonderful BBQ spread. The meat was cooked to perfection on the BBQ with yummy salads and delicious puddings.
The residents enjoyed some ice cold glasses of wine and beer, whilst dancing to our entertainment, who kept us singing and dancing along to all of the old tunes!
NEWGRANGE'S SPORTS DAY
Sadly the weather was raining today, so we brought our annual Sport's Day inside. The team and residents had a great time playing egg and spoon race, tug of war, relay race with fancy dress, goal shooting & bean bag races.
We split into two teams, Tottenham vs Arsenal - Tottenham was our overall winner! We then celebrated with lunch at the cafe at the top of our road, we had certainly worked up a hunger from all of our activities!
THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX
At Newgrange Care Home, we put our resident's wellbeing at the forefront of our decision making. We decided to help those residents living with Dementia orientate themselves better at night time, we would wear PJ's on the night shift. We want to monitor whether this helps residents sleep better when they sometimes struggle to tell the difference between day and night. The residents were full of smiles and laughter as they saw the staff wearing PJ's to help them get ready for bed.
The staff enjoyed their comfortable night, looking after our lovely residents and ensuring they have the best possible night's sleep. One of our senior carer's, Lyza said that, "The PJ's were a good visual reminder to some residents living with Dementia, that it was night time, which helped them go back to sleep quicker."
See how this strategy made our resident's faces light up with joy to see the staff dressed for bed time.
We put the wellbeing of our team at the centre of what we do, we have therefore built a tranquil garden room for our team. The staff love the peace and private space the garden room offers them.
They can then rest and reset before coming back into the home with fresh energy
On Monday 19th September we celebrated the queen’s life in our home. We watched the funeral in our cinema room and sat down to enjoy a roast together.
Edna was surrounded by family and friends as she celebrated her 100th birthday at Newgrange Care Home.
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Newgrange Residential Care Home in Cheshunt, is working extremely hard to protect residents during the coronavirus crisis. Our talented staff are also focusing on keeping a positive atmosphere in our home to lift everyone’s spirits. We were lucky enough to have a 90th birthday to celebrate over the weekend.
The carers rose to the challenge and filled our home with 90th helium balloons and organised a tea party for 20 of our residents. Living together under one roof means we are able to celebrate like an extended family during these challenging times. As one resident said: “I feel so lucky that I am able to be on lock down with all of you, I would be so lonely at home by myself.”