Monthly archive for July 2015

Summer Party at Ballyclare Private Nursing Home Not A Washout as Seaside Theme Lifts The Spirits

Everyone was looking forward to Saturday 25th July 2015 as it heralded the Ballyclare Private Nursing Home annual Summer Party. Sadly Summer decided not to co operate  but it didn’t stop the staff and residents from having a day full of smiles and laughter at Ballyclare nursing

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Congratulations the Order of The Day with Further Certicates at Massereene Manor from the Alzheimers Society

Alzheimer’s “Tomorrow’s Another Day” is a specialist dementia training course from the Alzheimer’s Society and is now yet another training course undertaken by staff at Hutchinson Care Homes Massereene Manor Tomorrow’s Another Day is a complete dementia awareness training resource containing four separate learning sessions as follows:

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Redmond Visits Massereene Manor Private Nursing Home in Antrim and Residents Hope it’s Not Donkeys Years before he returns

This week Massereene Manor had a very special visitor from Redmond, a donkey from Templepatrick  Donkey Sanctuary. He was very warmly welcomed by all the residents with some of them amazed that a real donkey was in their sitting room and he (Redmond) took time out from

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No Chance of Letting Sleeping Dogs Lie as Monty and Cooper visit Ballyclare Nursing Home

Excitement reached fever pitch at Ballyclare Nursing Home recently with the arrival of two little visitors at Ballyclare in the shape of King Charles Spaniel puppies. All the residents adore animals and they were so excited to see these wee babies, especially Madge, Agnes and Ellen. The

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Everything But Walking Like an Egyptian as Egyptian fever takes hold at Ballyclare Nursing Home.

‘Walk Like an Egyptian’ is a song made famous by American band the Bangles. It was released in September 1986 – how time flies! Well this month at Ballyclare Nursing Home Egyptian fever took over as residents enhanced their knowledge of ancient history and the story of

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Training Continues to Gather Pace with Further Certificates at Drummaul House from the Alzheimers Society

Alzheimer’s Tomorrow’s Another Day is a specialist dementia training course from the Alzheimer’s Society and is now yet another training course undertaken by staff at Hutchinson Care Homes Drummaul House. Tomorrow’s Another Day is a complete dementia awareness training resource containing four separate learning sessions as follows:

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No Summertime Blues at Drummaul Nursing Home

It was time to enjoy the Summer sunshine at Antrim Loughshore recently for some of the residents of Drummaul House earlier this month. In glorious weather  residents enjoyed tea and refreshments whilst watching the boats go sailing and the ducks and swans gliding effortlessly as the sun

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Big Ideas in Little Spaces as Fairy Gardens arrive in Ballyclare Nursing Private Home

Sometimes it’s the little ideas that can bring the most enjoyment and that certainly was the case recently in Ballyclare nursing home. Ruth Smyth, Activity Therapist  was at a craft shop on Saturday and came across some miniature gardening tools and she thought of little fairy folk

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Ruth Smyth puts her Best Foot Forward with Training with
Health and Wellbeing Training Course

Staff training never stops at Hutchinson Care Homes so Ruth  Smyth, Activity Therapist at Ballyclare Nursing Home undertook a  course called Health and Wellbeing in Older People with the Open College Network, Northern Ireland and provided by the Northern Area Trust. Best let Ruth explain : “It

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Unusual Visitors Take Centre Stage as Zoolab Visits Clonlee

Zoolab has been established for over 20 years and is the UK’s number 1 animal handling experience company. So it was with a great sense of excitement that we learnt that Sarah Akarsu, Ranger from Zoolab  and her ‘animal team’ came to visit Clonlee to bring the

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