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Activities April/May

We also had a quick visit from Willow (Bridget’s 3-month-old Granddaughter). The residents and staff really enjoy seeing children & babies, so it cheered

This term’s photography challenge has been to photograph using black & white tones. Residents have been encouraged to look at patterns in the world around them & contrasts in texture. There have been some lovely and interesting pictures taken! We have also been looking towards our summer fete event on 2nd June – With a theme of ‘Beside the sea’ The artistic residents have been very creative in making some sea creature fridge magnets using air dry clay which are really fun & have been great to make. Using creative bright colours & using hands in a different way to mold the models helps them to stay active with their fine motor skills

 

The new dignity tree is taking shape in the dining room; residents & staff have been encouraged to think about what is important when helping people to keep their dignity & have a voice about what is important to them. We have added patterns and

Looking forward to May the Royal wedding takes place mid-month & we have flower arranging with Liz beforehand to help dress the tables for a wedding tea on the 19th May. Debs is busy pulling together some decor to dress Culliford House for the day too.

words to paper leaves and hung them for others to see & read.

We also have a sushi making morning planned for all the residents to get involved in… even if it’s just helping to eat it & Annie is planning on making Ramen for the first time on the 23rd May for the residents to try after their sushi….What could possibly go wrong!?

Dignity Action

The Dignity Champions at Culliford are passionate about the care given to residents.

We take the lead on any dignity initiatives, and we challenge any poor dignity practices to ensure that residents are treated at all times with dignity and respect.

You will see the homes Dignity Tree that our staff have created along with the residents. Keep an eye out for them to see what residents tell us dignity means to them.

 

I would encourage any relative to become a champion too and join our Dignity Campaign. If you are interested to learn more then please go to www.dignityincare.org.uk or Speak to Jeanette A’Court Dignity Champion

 

Staff are also taking up dignity challenges by experience what it like to be a recipient of care and support

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Nutrition & Hydration Week 12th – 18th March 2018

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Nutrition and Hydration week set out a challenge to us as care providers to ensure we’re optimising opportunities to promote nutrition and hydration for all our residents.

The week consisted of:

  • Big Breakfast Monday (the most important meal of the day)
  • Snacky Tuesday (understanding the value of snacks between meals and at supper)
  • Wednesday – Afternoon Tea
  • Thirsty Thursday (try out some different cordials or spritzers)
  • Fishy Friday
  • Smoothie Saturday
  • Sundae Sunday.
  • We have used the feedback from the residents and incorporate this into our meal planning for our spring menus.

As part of the Nutrition & Hydration week we had smoothies, special tea with beautiful homemade cakes made by Annie in the kitchen and a juicing of raw fruit and vegetables by a visiting Juice Therapist. Most of the residents had an opportunity to try watercress and apple, carrot, ginger and apple and beetroot juices. The flavours were vibrant and almost everyone loved them all!

 

       

Fault on Telephone Line

We are currently experiencing a fault on the line and are unable  to receive or make calls. We are waiting  for BT to resolve the fault.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused we hope this will soon be resolved.

You can contact us by email on info@cullifordhouse.co.uk and we will endeavour to respond as soon as we can.

Nutrition & Hydration Week 12th – 18th March 2018

 

nutrition

Nutrition and Hydration week sets out a challenge to us as care providers to ensure we’re optimising opportunities to promote nutrition and hydration for all our residents.

From reviewing our policies, to signing up to the 10-step commitment to good nutrition, checking our MUST scores, food and fluid charts, gathering resident feedback, tasting sessions and good awareness raising, the week can be of real benefit to all.

In general, the theme of the week goes:

  • Big Breakfast Monday (the most important meal of the day)
  • Snacky Tuesday (understanding the value of snacks between meals and at supper)
  • Wednesday – Afternoon Tea
  • Thirsty Thursday (try out some different cordials or spritzers)
  • Fishy Friday
  • Smoothie Saturday
  • Sundae Sunday.
  • We will use the feedback from the residents and incorporate this into our meal planning for our spring menus.

All are invited to attend our

Worldwide Afternoon Tea

on Wednesday 14th March 2.00pm – 4.00pm

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Dignity Action Day 2018

 

DIGNITY ACTION DAY 2018

At Culliford we always support national Dignity Action Day on 1 February. Our emphasis is on always providing the best quality of care and having the well-being and happiness of residents at the heart of everything we do.

Dignity Action Day is a day which we support in a number of ways.

Increasing awareness

It is a time when we can think more closely about what dignity means to us. We are encouraging our staff and visitors to Culliford House to pause for a moment at our Dignity Tree and think about this. There are green leaves available next to the tree throughout February, so people can write their comments and hang them on the tree.

Some dignity meanings already given are:

“treat every resident as you would want your parent treated”

“being given respect at all times, treat people as you would like to be treated”

 

Everyone is welcome to join us for high tea on Dignity Action Day along with entertainment from 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Dignity Action Day gives everyone the opportunity to contribute to upholding people’s rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people receiving care

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