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Excitement at Apple Blossom as they add to their animal family

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ABL - Ducks - Oct 2015

Following a couple of weeks preparation which included the digging of a small pond and the decoration of the duck house, last week 5 residents together with staff took a trip to Lisburn to collect their latest arrivals. 4 ducks, just 10 weeks old. Read more


TRAINING UPDATE – BE ALERT

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The Acute Life Threatening Events Recognition and Treatment (ALERT) course was originally developed by the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. This course equips nursing staff to assess and manage residents who present with signs of clinical deterioration such as breathlessness, airway compromise and sepsis. The course runs over 1 day and the certificate does not require renewal. Care Circle and Larchwood Care (NI) in partnership with Portsmouth Hospitals NHT Trust have signed up for a licence agreement to enable us to provide training to all registered nursing staff in the next two years in ALERT. Read more


Working for us – staff have their say!!!

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Larchwood Care (NI) Ltd believe in providing a good work-life balance for staff, a genuinely pleasant setting to work in and continued professional development fully supported by Care Circle Group’s management team. This fits perfectly with the Group’s ethos of ‘caring about people who care about people.’

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All about Annie…Melmount Manor Care Home

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Annie Frobisher -  Melmount

My name is Annie Frobisher and I am the Registered Manager of Melmount Manor in Strabane, I have had this privilege since December 2010.

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Wedded Bliss is celebrated at Melmount Manor Care Home

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Melmount-Wedded Bliss - Bernadette O'Neill

The wedding of Miss Bernadette Blee and Mr Thomas O’Neill, affectionately known as Bernie and Tam, took place at 1.00pm on June 6th 2015 at St Patrick’s Church, Dunamanagh. Read more


A Day with Daisy

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Pet Therapy is aimed at improving residents social, emotional, and cognitive functioning.  It is also hoped that the use of animals as a therapy method can be motivational and stimulating for those involved.  Residents were thrilled when Greenhaw Lodge’s new Activity Co-ordinator, Colleen Doherty brought in her pet dog Daisy on Monday 25th May.  Many residents, including Tommy Moore have a great love for dogs, he reminisced when speaking about a pet dog he once had named ‘Pepsi’.  Other residents including Doreen Stitt enjoyed petting Daisy and giving her warm hugs, which Daisy may have enjoyed more than Doreen.

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Culmore Manor Care Assistant Karolanne goes the distance

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Culmore - Karolanne Dillon-June 2015

Karolanne Dillon has been a Care Assistant at Culmore Manor Care Home for over 15 years. On Sunday 31st May 2015, Karolanne took part in The Walled City Marathon in Londonderry. The motivation for her heroic test of stamina was Rhys.   Read more


Glebe Trotters Boccia Team

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Glebe - Boccia team (1)

In May, Margaret Graham, Josie Parkhill and Mabel Finnamore were selected to represent Glebe Care Centre in a Boccia tournament in the Spectrum Centre, Tennent Street, Belfast.

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A Gem of a Birthday for Pearl at Apple Blossom Lodge

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Pearl - Apple Blossom

Pearl, a long standing member of our house keeping team at Apple Blossom Lodge,celebrated her 70th birthday on 29th April.  What she didn’t know was that her colleagues would be celebrating with her!   Read more


Fund Raising Effort – Improving Lives at Apple Blossom Lodge

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Fund Raising Effort – Improving Lives at Apple Blossom Lodge

The pending installation of a multi-use polytunnel and a broad range of gardening accessories at Apple Blossom Lodge Care Home, County Armagh, another fantastic addition to the great therapeutic activities, was given the green light due to funding raised by Guy Bignell, UK Health Care Director of London + Regional Properties.  Read more