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Coffee Morning for Elderly- Tuesday 13th May 2024

We went to the Redemption Community hub in Stoke this morning, and enjoyed a delightful time at the coffee morning for the elderly. We got the chance to meet new people, and had a wonderful time, even though missed some parts.

    

Nurses Day- Sunday 12th May 2024

We didn’t want to miss the wonderful opportunity to express our gratitude to our exceptional nurses here at Westcroft, as well as to nurses around the world. Our residents created heartfelt cards for the nurse on duty and personally presented them to her.

           

Painting Suncatchers- Saturday 11th May 2024

Making the most of the sunshine and painted suncatchers today. Once they’re dried we can hang them on the windows and let the lovely colours shine through.

    

Visit to the Hanley Park- Thursday 9th May 2024

We went out to the Hanley Park this afternoon with two of our ladies. We enjoyed the sun, our ladies loved the flowers and the squirrels for sure.

         

Stars of Social Care Awards – Wednesday 8th May 2024 

We are extremely proud to announce that two of our staff have been shortlisted for the Stars of Social Care Awards Ceremony to be held on the 15th June 2024 at The Marriott, Regents Park, London.
Gina Bosworth has been shortlisted for the THE FABULOUS FRONTLINE LEADER AWARD and Krishnapriya has been shortlisted for the THE AMAZING ACTIVITIES CO-ORDINATOR AWARD.
We wish them both well for the awards night on the 15th June. This is an extremely proud achievement for both staff.
Added to this excitement is the news that our sister Home, Brook House Residential Home, has been shortlisted for the THE ABOVE & BEYOND TEAM AWARD. We wish them well on the night too!

Mexican Day- Sunday 5th May 2024

To celebrate today we’ve been playing a game of ‘throw the hoop on the cactus’! As well as being a bit of fun, this game is great at keeping our residents moving, and uses their accuracy and coordination skills to get the hoops on target. Our fantastic kitchen team made our residents this lovely Mexican meal today, and we decorated the home to celebrate the occasion too.

      

Harry Potter Day- Thursday 2nd May 2024

We’ve started the day off with some Hogwarts scratch art today, something a little bit different for our residents who enjoy getting creative and making artwork. We did Harry Potter themed wordsearch this afternoon, and watched the movies.

           

Bingo- Wednesday 1st May 2024

We had a wonderful morning of bingo fun! Our players were in high spirits and it was joy to see everyone enjoying themselves. Congratulations Reg for winning the game.

      

Happy Retirement Karen- Tuesday 30th April 2024

Today, we gathered to bid farewell to our esteemed chef, Karen. Throughout our journey, she has left an indelible mark, crafting delectable dishes tailored to the preferences of our residents.

   

This afternoon, we hosted a delightful tea party for our residents. In the cosy ambiance of the dining room, our residents came together to enjoy treats, including cupcakes, finger sandwiches, and other delectable delights. It warmed our hearts to witness them mingling, exchanging stories, and cherishing fond memories in each other’s company.

         

Image Bank- Sunday 28th April 2024

We did something a little bit different today and used an image bank. The image bank is full of different photographs of scenery, and we used them as prompts to talk about fond memories  The seaside photographs sparked lots of conversations about holidays to Blackpool and eating fish and chips on the beach, whilst the desert photos brought about memories of holidays and travels with family and friends. It’s lovely to learn about the lives of our residents and the memories they hold dear

Day out- Friday 26th April 2024

          

Armchair Exercise- Wednesday 24th April 2024

We had our monthly exercise class with Nathan this morning. These sessions play a crucial role in keeping our residents active and enhancing their overall quality of life.

          

St. George’s Day- Tuesday 23rd April 2024

To celebrate today we’ve done a St. George’s day quiz as well as decorating our Shields, testing our knowledge and also using our creativity. A big thank you to our fantastic kitchen team who made our residents this lovely cake with the St. George’s flag on.

      

Day out- Thursday 18th April 2024

This morning, we had the pleasure of accompanying two of our lovely ladies, Joan and Phyllis, to the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery. They explored the fascinating exhibitions, including the temporary William Blake photography exhibition, which evoked nostalgic smiles all around.

   

   

Birthday Celebration- Monday 15th April 2024

Today, our dear Raymond celebrated his 92nd birthday, and we organized a cosy gathering. Our talented chef made a delightful birthday cake, which we joyfully shared with all the residents.

     

Animal Therapy- Friday 12th April 2024

Our residents had a fantastic morning getting up close and personal with the amazing animals from Zoolab! From brave strokes to gentle holds, we enjoyed every moments. Thank you ZooLab for this morning.

           

Armchair Exercise with Nathan- Wednesday 10th April 2024

Today, Nathan from Aston Health and Fitness led the exercise session, visiting residents in their rooms to ensure everyone could participate and reap the benefits of the activities.

     

Unicorn Day- Tuesday 9th April 2024

We’ve had lots of activities on today for Unicorn day! Firstly we had pin the tail or horn on the unicorn, closely followed by unicorn horn making with play-dough, then word searches and unicorn puzzles to finish off the day. Our staff always go above and beyond for our residents, thank you Sam and Gina for dressing up and putting a smile on everyone’s faces.

           

Happy Birthday Gladys- Monday 8th April 2024

Today we celebrated our resident Gladys’s Birthday here at Westcroft. Our chef Karen made a lovely cake decorated in her favourite colour.

    

Flower Arranging- Saturday 6th April 2024

We spend the morning with our wonderful flower arranging team, crafting beautiful arrangements for our home.

     

     

Sing- along with Tony Boyle- Tuesday 2nd April 2024

Today, we had the pleasure of hosting the incredibly talented entertainer, Tony Boyle! His performance filled our hearts with joy as he sang and played some beloved classics. It was a delightful treat for our residents, many of whom are musically inclined and enthusiastically joined in singing along throughout the entire performance. It was a wonderful afternoon filled with music, laughter, and cherished memories.

          

Easter Day Celebrations- Sunday 31st March 2024

Today at Westcroft, we had a whirlwind of egg-citing activities! 🐣 Our Easter bonnet competition brought out some incredible creativity from our residents, with fantastic displays all around. Congratulations to Alan for taking home the prize! A big shoutout to our wonderful staff members who brightened everyone’s day by donning bunny costumes and spreading joy to all our residents. Your efforts truly made a difference and were greatly appreciated!

In the afternoon, the fun continued with an Easter egg hunt, followed by a delightful Easter-themed jigsaw puzzle session. It was a day filled with laughter, camaraderie, and the spirit of Easter celebration.

           

Easter Church Service- Thursday 28th March 2024

As Easter draws near, we are wholeheartedly embracing the spiritual journey ahead. Today, we gathered for a serene Easter Church service, where we joined our voices in singing uplifting Easter hymns. It was a meaningful and beautiful experience that brought our community closer together in faith and celebration.

     

       

Armchair exercise with Nathan- Wednesday 27th March 2024

Today, we had another delightful armchair exercise session with Nathan. As part of our ongoing program, we now hold these sessions twice a month. This morning, we extended our reach by visiting residents in their rooms to engage them in this activity. It was a wonderful opportunity to connect and promote wellness among our community members.

     

      

Game’s Morning- Tuesday 26th March 2024 

We’ve played some fete style games this morning including skittles, ring toss and bean bag throwing! Lots of fun and smiles today.

     

Easter Crafts; Musical Entertainment- Monday 25th March 2024

This morning, our residents immersed themselves in an arts and crafts session, crafting delightful decorations for Easter. In the afternoon, the entertainer, Paul Gibson, graced us with his presence, providing our residents with a serene and enjoyable musical experience, allowing them to unwind and bask in the melodies.

     

     

Sing-along- Sunday 24th March 2024

We’ve used our collection of musical instruments to make different sounds and played along to some of our favourite songs.

     

Flower Frames Designing- Thursday 21st March 2024

Today, in celebration of National Flower Day 🌸, we embarked on a unique crafting journey: dried flower frames! Our residents delved into a world of creativity, using a variety of dried flowers, butterflies, and ladybirds to design their own personalized floral arrangements within frames. These beautiful creations will now adorn their rooms, a testament to their ingenuity and love for nature. 🌼✨

           

Prize Bingo- Wednesday 20th March 2024

Today’s bingo session was an absolute hit! Our wonderful players engaged in a thrilling game, each round tighter than the last. Smiles lit up the room as everyone walked away with prizes. 🏆 Thanks to the generosity of our staff and relatives, who kindly donate prizes, our bingo events are always filled with excitement. We truly appreciate your donations, which make our residents’ day, especially when they win treasures like the dazzling jewellery.

            

Creative Morning- Tuesday 19th March 2024

Today, we celebrated the arrival of sunshine and spring by adorning butterflies with an array of decorations: gems, flowers, hearts, and even tiny race cars!

     

St. Patrick’s Day- Sunday 17th March 2024

In honour of St. Patrick’s Day, our dedicated staff dressed themselves in festive attire, bringing joy to our residents. Trying on wigs and hats brought smiles all around, creating cherished memories. Our home was beautifully decorated, setting the perfect backdrop for balloon games and creative crafts, enjoyed by all.

     

     

Red Nose Day- Friday 15th March 2024

In solidarity with Red Nose Day charity fundraising, we enthusiastically participated in the festivities by celebrating Red Nose Day at our home today.

     

Recognition Party- Thursday 14th March 2024

We got the wonderful opportunity to host a recognition ceremony for our staff who served the company for over 10 years. Special mention to Sue Hobson, who has always been there for our residents and now she is retiring after her 25 years of service at Westcroft. A big thank you to Arvind Patel, the Chairman of 3ab care and Hitan Patel for handing over the certificates for our dedicated staff and making the event more special.

Thank you Sue, Lisa, Rebecca, Florence, Rosella, Melanie, Kelly and Nicola for your loyalty and dedication.

We draw the lucky winner for bonus ball today. Margaret Connor, our resident won £30 cash price, which was handed over by the Chairman.

 
             

Armchair Exercise with Nathan- Wednesday 13th March 2024

We had another brilliant armchair exercise session with Nathan this morning.

     

Mother’s Day- Sunday 10th March 2024

Today we arranged a small treat for our Mum’s here at Westcroft.

Birthday Celebrations; Musical Moments- 6th March 2024

We celebrated our resident Emily’s 92nd birthday today. We shared the cake among the residents during tea time.

     

Musical moments is another great addition to our activities plan. Our residents enjoy these interactive musical sessions, promoting gentle exercises with music.

           

Dominoes Contest- Tuesday 5th March 2024

We had a dominos contest this morning! There were some keen competitors, but Emily was our winner and won the prize. Well done everyone.

     

Easter Fundraising- Sunday 3rd March 2024

We’re thrilled to announce our exciting fundraiser – “Guess the Bonus Ball”! Mark your calendars for March 31st, Easter Sunday, as we conduct our prize draw. It’s going to be an Easter celebration.
How does it work? It’s simple! Make your guess, purchase your tickets when you visit our home next time, and await the big reveal! The lucky winner will receive an amazing prize, and the profit goes to the Resident’s Fund.
Thank you for your generosity and support, it means everything to us. Let’s make this Easter one to remember!

Floral Design Day- Wednesday 28th February 2024

Our residents have been getting crafty for the floral design day, we’ve made some flowers on stems which they decorated, and used some synthetic flowers to make flower displays too.

     

     

Game’s Morning- Tuesday 27th February 2024

Jigsaws are often an engaging activity our residents enjoy. Engaging with jigsaws fosters a sense of accomplishment and camaraderie, enhancing overall well-being in our residents.

     

Armchair Exercise with Nathan- Thursday 22nd February 2024

Nathan from Aston Health and Fitness led our residents in an enjoyable armchair workout this morning. The majority of our residents participate in these activities, which help to enhance and support their mobility.

      

Birthday Celebrations- Monday 19th February 2024

Today we celebrated our resident Margaret Connor’s birthday here at Westcroft. Our chef Karen made a cake to add to the celebrations. The cake was shared among the residents during tea time.

     

Visit to the Hanley Park- Friday 16th February 2024

Today we went out to Hanley Park with two of our residents. Our residents enjoyed the pleasant weather, watched the birds and fed the squirrels. Outdoor excursions offer invaluable benefits, promotes overall well-being, invigorates the mind, and enhances mood.

   

Valentine’s Day- Wednesday 14th February 2024

We celebrated love with our Valentine’s Day Flower Arranging! Residents enjoyed crafting beautiful bouquets to decorate our home, and we made sure to use this occasion to show our love towards our residents by gifting a flower for each one of them. In appreciation, each staff member received a flower, honouring their dedicated service. It’s moments like these that bloom with warmth and gratitude.

           

Pancake Day- Tuesday 13th February 2024

Our residents came together for a delightful Pancake Decorating activity on this Pancake Day! Adding a burst of colour and flavour to the pancakes with fresh fruits, our residents enjoyed bonding over creativity, fostering community spirit, and relishing delicious, healthy treats together.

     

     

Birthday Celebrations- Sunday 11th February 2024

Today we celebrated our resident James’s 76th birthday. Our chef made a lovely cake for him, which was shared among all the residents for dinner.

     

Staff Surveys – Friday 9th February 2024

The staff surveys have now been completed and analysed. The staff were fed back the results and outcomes at the staff meeting held on Wednesday 7th February 2024. The results are available to view in the Home and are also available to view on our website page. Thank you to all staff who took out the time to complete and return the surveys, or by copying the link below.

https://3abcare.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Staff-survey-Feb-2024.pdf

Annual Quality Assurance – Thursday 8th February 2024

This year’s annual quality assurance has now been completed. Please view the result on our main page under the ‘downloads’ section. Thank you to all Residents and Relatives who took the time out to complete the survey.

Musical Moments; Birthday Celebrations – Monday 5th February 2024

We had a lovely morning with musical moments. We got many positive responses from our residents and families on these sessions and now we have regular monthly sessions booked in for our residents.

       

We also celebrated our residents Reg’s 93rd birthday today.

     

Birthday Celebrations- Friday 2nd February 2024

Our resident Mick turned 77 today. Amber, our kitchen assistant made a lovely cake for him, and it was shared among all the residents during tea time.

     

Board Games- Thursday 1st February 2024

Today our residents came together to play snake and ladders. The game times often create a space for our residents to interact with one another and maintain a homely atmosphere.

    

Books Session; Sing along with Paul Gibson- Monday 29th January 2024

Reading sessions usually keep our residents engaged. Our residents choose different books and magazines based on their interests and share their thoughts and comments with other residents and staff.

     

Our residents also enjoyed a sing-along with entertainer Paul Gibson this afternoon.

   

Games- Saturday 27th January 2024

Today our residents eagerly participated in engaging ball games, fostering a sense of joy and connection. The game sessions enhance their well-being and keep them actively involved.

     

Burn’s Night- Thursday 25th January 2024

Our residents weaved Scottish tartans, embracing vibrant hues. Dinner featured traditional Haggis with neeps and tatties, followed by delectable Cranachan for dessert.

     

     

Sensory Morning- Sunday 21st January 2024

Our residents reveled in tactile delights and soothing lights, enhancing their sensory experiences. Such activities promote cognitive stimulation, emotional well-being, and sensory integration.

     

     

Flower Arranging- Saturday 20th January 2024

Discover the Joy of Flower Arranging! Our residents indulged in a delightful floral activity, fostering creativity and relaxation. Engaging in floral arranging promotes mindfulness, boosts mood, and enhances fine motor skills.

    

Games- Tuesday 16th January 2024

Our residents enjoyed different games over the last few days.

     

     

Puzzles and Jigsaws- Sunday 14th January 2024

Jigsaw puzzles are always a fun and engaging activity that our residents love.

     

Musical Moments- Friday 12th January 2024

Today we had a lovely morning with musical moments. The interactive musical session was enjoyed by our residents.

           

Birthday Celebrations- Tuesday 9th January 2024

Today we celebrated our resident Leslie’s 87th birthday together at our home. We shared the birthday cake among all the residents during dinner time.

      

Wedding Anniversary Celebrations; Chair Exercise session- Friday 5th January 2024

Today our residents Reginald Malcolm and Margaret Malcolm celebrated their 72th Wedding Anniversary together. Our chef Karen made a lovely cake for the couple and our residents enjoyed the cake for dinner.

     

We also had our monthly exercise session with Nathan this morning.

     

Aqua Painting- Thursday 4th January 2024

Our residents find joy in aqua painting, a creative activity that enhances well-being and fosters a sense of community.

     

Reminiscing- Sunday 31st December 2023

For New Year’s Eve, we decided to look back through the old advertisements and reflect on the past days.

     

Games- Wednesday 27th December 2023

After the busy and festive Christmas days, we had several activities at our house today.

   

Christmas Day Celebrations- Monday 25th December 2023

Today we had a busy morning here at Westcroft. Exchanging gifts and opening it was enjoyed by everyone.

     

   

Baking Festive Treats- Thursday 21st December 2023

Today our residents were busy baking gingerbread for Christmas.

   

     

Church Service- Tuesday 19th December 2023

Today we had a lovely morning filled with Christmas wishes and singing hymns. The church service was loved by our residents.

     

Resident’s Christmas Party- Thursday 14th December 2023

We hosted Residents Christmas Party today at our home. Starting from Christmas Carol in the morning, the buffet dinner and entertainment by Paul Gibson added more depth to the celebrations.

    

     

Christmas Shopping- Wednesday 13th December 2023

Today we went out shopping with two of our residents. Our residents enjoyed watching the Christmas lights set up in Potteries Shopping Centre and enjoyed a drink.

     

Festive Art and Craft- Sunday 10th December 2023

Today our residents were involved in creating decorations for Christmas.

   

Chair Exercise with Nathan- Friday 8th December 2023

We had our monthly exercise session with Nathan this morning.

           

Christmas Jumper Day- Thursday 7th December 2023

We organised a fundraiser cake sale at our home today and became part of the Christmas Jumper Day. Our staff and families of residents supported us in raising £76 from the event which we donated to ‘Save the Children’, the charity organisation.

             

Elf Day- Wednesday 6th December 2023

We celebrated Elf Day today at our home. Our staff dressed up as elves and we organised a lucky draw for our residents.

      

      

Birthday Celebrations- Sunday 3rd November 2023

Today we celebrated our resident Bill’s 86th birthday together at our home.

 

Tea Gathering – Thursday 30th November 2023

Today our residents gathered together in our dining room to share afternoon tea and cakes. The tea gathering was fun and encouraged our residents to chat with one another and build a homely atmosphere.

    

Sensory Activities- Wednesday 29th November 2023

Today our residents had a relaxing morning with multi-sensory activities. These activities are always calming and are loved by our residents.

     

Dominoes- Friday 24th November 2023

Today we had a fun day with different games here at Westcroft. We played dominoes, and card games and did a word search as well.

     

Christmas Jumper Day- Fundraiser Cake Sale

We are hosting a fundraiser cake sale on Thursday 7th December, on Christmas Jumper Day. The money raised will be donated to ‘Save The Children’. We invite the families and friends of our residents to take part in this charity event. Please see our Facebook page for more updates.

Day Out- Wednesday 22nd November 2023

Today we went out to Bygones Tea Room, the themed tea room in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Our residents loved the setting and had drinks and snacks of their choice.

     

     

Reminiscence- Tuesday 21st November 2023

Reminiscence activities are always enjoyed by our residents. We use different picture cards and advertisements from the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s to make it more impactful.

     

Game’s Morning- Monday 20th November 2023

Today we had different games set up here for our residents.

      

Visit to Church- Thursday 16th November 2023

Today we went to the Sacred Heart Church in Hanley and had a peaceful and quiet morning. Our residents shared their memories of going to church and how important it was during their young ages.

   

Diwali Celebrations- Wednesday 15th November 2023

Today we celebrated Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights at our home. We created some beautiful Rangoli designs, decorated our home, and shared sweets.

     

     

Chair Exercise- Friday 10th November 2023

We had our monthly chair exercise session with Nathan this morning.

    

Stadium Tour- Thursday 9th November 2023

Today we took two of our Football fans out for a Stadium tour to Stoke Football Stadium.

    

Aqua Painting- Wednesday 8th November 2023

Aqua Painting is a calming activity enjoyed by most of our residents. Today we had a pleasant morning painting different pictures using aqua paint.

   

Reminiscence- Friday 3rd November 2023

Today we had a wonderful morning sharing memories about different lifestyles, games and fashion in 1950’s that have changed over years.

      

Steam Train Journey- Tuesday 31st October 2023

Our resident Reginald Malcolm worked in railway for more than 10 years. Today we went out on a steam train journey in Rudyard with Reg and his wife Margaret, who also lives with us.

     

Halloween- Monday 30th October 2023

We celebrated Halloween a bit earlier this year. Today we had different games set up for our residents, and had goulash for dinner.

     

     

Birthday Celebration- Sunday 29th October 2023

Today we celebrated our resident Betty’s 86th birthday at our home.

   

Animal Therapy Session- Wednesday 25th October 2023

Today we had an animal therapy session at our home. Our residents enjoyed watching the live animals.

     

     

Birthday Celebration- Monday 23rd October 2023

Our resident Joan celebrated her 94th birthday today.

   

Birthday Celebration- Sunday 22nd October 2023

Today we celebrated our resident Pauline’s birthday at our home.

     

Games- Friday 20th October 2023

We enjoyed different ball games, board games, and art sessions over the last few days.

     

     

Birthday Celebrations- Sunday 15th October 2023

We celebrated our resident Dorothy’s 86th birthday today, at our home. We presented her with a birthday cake and shared birthday wishes.

     

Chair Exercise with Aston Health and Fitness- Friday 13th October 2023

We had our monthly exercise session with Nathan from Aston Health and Fitness this morning. These sessions help our residents to keep moving and support each other.

     

Sing- Along with Tony Boyle- Thursday 12th October 2023

Today we had a sing-along and entertainment session with Tony Boyle. Most of our residents love these sing-along sessions.

     

Quiz- Tuesday 10th October 2023

We played different brain games this morning. Our residents were assisted and supported throughout the activity.

     

Ball Games- Friday 6th October 2023

Today our residents enjoyed a small session of ball games. We have different games added to our weekly schedule to ensure our residents get the chance to support and encourage each other.

     

Musical Moments- Wednesday 4th October 2023

We had an entertainment and sing-along session this morning with Vicky from Musical Moments. Our residents enjoyed moving to music and sang along with the singer.

     

Coffee Day- Sunday 1st October 2023

We celebrated Coffee Day today at our home. Our residents were assisted in making coffee for themselves and created some patterns using coffee stain.

     

Art and Craft; Reading Session- Saturday 30th September 2023 

Today we had a creative crafts session in the morning. Our residents made flower wreaths to decorate our home. Reading books is another activity enjoyed by most of our residents.

     

     

Wacky Wednesday-  Wednesday 27th September 2023

We had another fun and entertaining day at our home- Wacky Wednesday. Today we enjoyed balloon games, dressed up differently to match the theme and decorated our home.

     

      

Trip to LongtonFriday 22nd September 2023

Today we went out to ‘The Unconventional Menagerie’, a pet shop in Longton. Thereafter we walked to Tesco for shopping.

           

Birthday Celebrations; Entertainment session; Resident of the day – Thursday 21st September 2023

Our resident Cliff celebrated his 91st birthday today.

   

We had another lovely sing-along session with Paul Gibson today. The monthly entertainment sessions give our residents time to reminisce about different singers, songs they love and memories connected to it.

   

Joan Higgins is our resident of the day today. She loves ‘fish and chips’ and we had it for dinner.

     

Flower Arranging- Tuesday 19th September 2023

Today our residents came together to create some beautiful floral designs for our home.

     

     

Games- Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September 2023

Our residents enjoyed playing different games in the last two days. These games help maintain a good relationship between our residents and maintain the homely atmosphere.

           

Chair Exercise- Friday 15th September 2023

We had our monthly exercise session this morning. These sessions are significant in keeping our residents moving. Thanks to all the residents who joined in for the session.

     

Coffee Morning, Walk Outside- Wednesday 13th September 2023

Today we had a lovely morning with our residents and their family, who joined in for a coffee morning. Our chief Karen made cakes for everyone.

      

We went outside for a walk to the Hanley Park and our residents had a pleasant time watching birds and feeding them.

     

     

Birthday Celebrations- Sunday 10th September 2023

Our resident Joan Higgins celebrated her 95th birthday today. We presented her with a birthday cake which was shared among all the residents during tea time.

     

Summer Treats- Wednesday 6th September 2023

Today we had lovely summer treats at our home and our residents had ice creams to beat the hot weather.

    

Quiz and word games- Tuesday 5th September 2023

Today we had a quiz and word game session in the morning.

Residential/ Relative Referral Scheme- Monday 4th September 2023

This morning our Manager, Martin Rogerson, presented Lesley Norcup with a £500 gift voucher for recommending a resident to the Home. Lesley’s brother is in the Home and she recommended one of her friends to contact us regarding placement for her Dad. Her friend’s Dad came to us at the end of July. Thank you Lesley for your recommendation

Time in the garden- Monday 4th September 2023

It was nice and warm in the gardens, so our residents stayed outside for dinner.

     

Entertainment Session- Friday 1st September 2023

Today our entertainer Tony Boyle visited us and we had a fun afternoon.

    

Resident of the Day; Puzzles and Jigsaws- Thursday 31st August 2023

Our resident of the day today is Jimmy. He chose to have roast beef and Yorkshire pudding with jam and sponge and custard afterwards. He loves dominoes so we played dominoes in the morning. We also had a puzzle and jigsaw session in the afternoon.

     

Clothing Sale; Reminiscing and Activities in rooms- Tuesday 29th August 2023

Today we had a clothing sale at our home. Some of our residents bought different clothes for themselves. We also kept some time aside for reminiscing and did some activities with residents in rooms.

     

Resident of the Day- Thursday 24th August 2023

Bob is our ‘resident of the day’. He loves beef stew and dumplings and we had it for dinner.

   

Reminiscing; Sing-Along and Sensory Activities- Tuesday 22nd August 2023

We have different activities pre-planned and prepared for each day to keep our residents engaged. Even though we have everything pre-planned, we do change our plans around to suit the mood of our residents. Today we had different activities setup for our residents. Reminiscing and sensory activities are loved by most of our residents.

     

Fruit Tasting; Birthday Celebrations- Saturday 19th August 2023

Today we had a fruit-tasting session and our residents were busy tasting different fruits and had fun, chasing memories they had connected with different fruit tastes.

     

We also celebrated our resident Alan’s birthday and shared a birthday cake among residents in the afternoon.

     

Baking Session- Friday 18th August 2023

We had a baking session this morning and our residents made scones. We were so happy that it turned out well and we enjoyed it in the afternoon.

   

Music and Sing Along- Sunday 13th August 2023

Today, our residents had a lovely morning with music and a sing-along session.

   

Creative Morning; and Sensory Afternoon – Friday 11th August 2023

We have creative sessions almost every week and this has positively impacted the mood of our residents. Today we had an art session and were loved by everyone.

   

     

Games- Thursday 10th August 2023

Today we had different games set up for our residents.

   

Chinese Theme Day- Wednesday 9th August 2023

We arranged a Chinese theme day at our home to celebrate and learn more about Chinese culture. Our residents made Chinese hats and paper fans and enjoyed the Chinese dinner which was the major attraction.

   

   

Quiz, Wordsearch and Bowling- Tuesday 8th August 2023

Our residents enjoyed a quiz and word searcha  session this morning.

     

We also had fun afternoon with bowling. Most of our residents took part in the game.

    

Games- Saturday 5th August 2023

Today we enjoyed a small session of magnetic darts game in the afternoon.

     

Flower arranging; Pampering Session- Friday 4th August 2023

We used this morning to create some floral decorations for our home.

     

We use our Friday afternoon every week to focus on self-care and self-healing- having hair done, and nails painted.

      

Resident of the day- Thursday 3rd August 2023

Our resident of the day is Reginald Jenkins. He loves cheese, tomato and sausage and chose to have cheesy mash, tomato and skinless sausage for dinner.

Yorkshire Day; Birthday Celebration; Creative Session- Tuesday 1st August 2023

We celebrated Yorkshire Day today by having a choice of minted lamb and Yorkshire puddings or toad in the hole and Yorkshire Parkin afterwards at lunchtime.

     

   

Today our resident Gordon celebrated his 88th birthday. Our cook Karen made a birthday cake for him and the staff came together to share birthday wishes with him. The cake was served to all the residents during teatime.

We had various activities set up this morning to support and encourage the artistic side of our residents.

     

Games- Saturday 29th July 2023

Group activities and games often help in maintaining a comfortable and joyous environment at our home. Today we had a fun, busy morning with a parachute game which brought many of our residents together creating a better environment to interact with each other.

Exercise Session- Friday 28th July 2023

We had our monthly exercise session this morning. These regular sessions support our residents to keep them active and moving.

      

Resident of the day; Book Session- Thursday 27th July 2023

Our resident of the day is Alan and he requested steak, beef sausage, egg and beans for his dinner and enjoyed it. We also enjoyed a book session this morning.

    

   

Games; Entertainment- Tuesday 25th July 2023

We had a busy morning with games and lots of fun. Games and group activities support our residents and develop a comfortable atmosphere for our residents.

We had a sing-along session with Tony Boyle in the afternoon.

Creative Morning; Sensory Afternoon; Birthday Celebration- Saturday 22nd July 2023

Today our residents were busy creating photo collages memorizing the beautiful moments they had at home. We try to include sensory activities more frequently in our activities schedule as it is loved by most of our residents and it keeps them engaged.

   

     

Sea Side Day- Wednesday 19th July 2023

Today we celebrated the seaside day at our home and had a fun and entertaining morning with seaside decorations and games. We also had Punch and Judy show in the afternoon.

   

     

Sensory Activities- Sunday 16th July 2023

We have different sensory activities planned for each week to support, nourish and revive the sensory capabilities of our residents. Our sensory morning activity including pet animal toys was loved by our residents.

     

Trip to Trentham Gardens- Thursday 13th July 2023

Today we went out to Trentham Gardens and Shopping Village. Our residents enjoyed the pleasant weather and bought plants for our garden. We planted them in our garden this afternoon involving more residents who couldn’t join the outing.

   

Games- Tuesday 11th July 2023

We had different games set up for today- Snakes and ladders, dominoes, card games. Puzzles and jigsaws keep many of our residents cheerful and engaged.

     

Chocolate Day- Friday 7th July 2023

Today we tried different flavoured chocolates, had hot chocolate with marshmallows, and made mint-flavoured chocolate by painting chocolate on mint leaves, together with chocolate on marshmallows.

     

Coffee Morning and Animal Therapy- Thursday 6th July 2023

Today we enjoyed a lovely coffee morning. We welcomed our resident’s family and shared coffee and cakes together.

   

   

We had a small animal therapy session this afternoon and welcomed two ponies to our home for our residents.

       

Reminiscing- Sunday 2nd July 2023

Today we looked through different postcards from seaside resorts and shared lots of memories.

     

Ball games and dominoes- Saturday 1st July 2023

We enjoyed playing ball games with the giant inflatable balls and played dominoes too this morning

     

Self-care and pampering- Friday 30th June 2023

The hairdresser visits our home every Friday afternoon. We use this time to have our nails done.

     

Music and Sing along- Thursday 29th June 2023

Today we enjoyed music and sing along.

     

Puzzles and card games- Tuesday 27th June 2023

Jigsaw puzzles are loved by many of our residents and we kept some aside to complete it together. Sorting cards is also another activity that keeps some of them engaged.

   

Ball Games- Saturday 24th June 2023

We played Skittles and Scatch this morning

   

Cake Decorating- Friday 23rd June 2023

Today we enjoyed decorating cakes

   

     

Resident of the Day; Quiz and Chat Time -Thursday 22nd June 2023

Our resident of the day is Marion, she enjoyed lovely carrot cake of her choice.

We used our DVD quiz and played a guessing and discussion game about different animals and flowers.

     

Film Time- Wednesday 21st June 2023

Today we watched the movie Sound of Music together at our home.

         

Reminiscing- Tuesday 20th June 2023

Reminiscing cards are often included in our activities to encourage our residents to talk about their life events and memories. Today, our residents talked about their memories of different advertisements and jobs that were common during the 1940s.

     

Flower Arranging- Saturday 17th June 2023

Different group and individual activities are included in our activities plan to contribute to different abilities and interests of our residents. Flower arranging help our residents to support each other and share their thoughts to create different floral designs staying together as a group.

     

Exercise session- Friday 16th June 2023

We had our monthly visit for Aston Health and Fitness this morning to support our residents and keep them moving.

     

Visit to Potteries Museum and Art Gallery; Entertainment Concert- Thursday 15th June 2023

Today we had a planned outing to the Potteries Museum and art gallery. Two of our residents were included in the visit. We have more visits planned ahead and hope to take more residents out to different places of interest.

    

We enjoyed a sing along with Paul Gibson this afternoon

 

     

Creative Session- Tuesday 13th June 2023

Today our residents enjoyed a creative session at our home.

      

Sensory Activities- Sunday 11th June 2023

We have different sensory-focused activities at our home to support and provide the environment for our residents to use their different senses. Today we had a sensory afternoon including the pet animal miniatures at our home.

   

Bingo- Saturday  10th June 2023

Today our residents enjoyed a game of Bingo. We had two winners- Gordan and Jimmy. Both our winners chose chocolates as prizes from various other choices given.

       

Birthday Celebrations- Friday 9th June 2023

Today we celebrated our resident Phyllis’s birthday and shared the birthday cake among all our residents during tea time.

   

Resident of the day; Gardening Activities- Thursday 8th June 2023

Our resident of the day is Julie. Today we had cheese oatcake and sponge cake of her choice.

   

We decorated our fences and planted some flowers this afternoon.

     

   

Nail Care and pampering session- Wednesday 7th June 2023

Today we had a nail care and pampering session.

     

Activities Involving Virtual Media- Tuesday 6th June 2023

We try to include different virtual media spaces in our activities to introduce modern media to our residents.

  

Reminiscence – Sunday 4th June 2023

Today we set some time aside for reminiscence and focused on activities our residents used to do during their young age. Doing laundry and knitting keeps many of our residents engaged.

     

Animal therapy- Friday 2nd June 2023

Today our staff brought their pets to our home for the residents.

     

Resident of the day; Day out- Thursday 1st June 2023

Our resident of the day is Margaret Connor. She chose to have her nails done this morning. We also went to Hanley Park and enjoyed quality time watching birds and flowers. Our dinner menu for today was of her choice. She loves Chinese chicken and chocolate éclair and so we chose to have it together with her.

   

     

Biscuit Day and Birthday Celebration- Monday 29th May 2023

Today we celebrated biscuit day by sharing and tasting different flavoured biscuits.

     

     

We also celebrated our resident Ann’s birthday together at our home. We had a lovely cake which was shared among the residents during the teatime.

      

Tea Afternoon- Friday 26th May 2023

Our residents enjoyed a tea afternoon together with chats and cupcakes.

     

Resident of the day; Entertainment concert and Trip to Hanley Park- Thursday 25th May 2023

Our resident of the day is Beryl Jenkins. Today, she chose for dinner of chicken salad and strawberry trifle.

 

We visited Hanley Park this morning. Our residents enjoyed the pleasant weather outside, watching the birds and greenery.

     

We also had the monthly visit from the entertainer Tony Boyle this afternoon.

     

Birthday Celebrations-  Monday 22nd May 2023

Today we celebrated our resident Reg Jenkins’s birthday at our home. The birthday cake was served among all the residents during the teatime.

     

Bee day- Saturday 20th May 2023

Today we celebrated bee day at home and enjoyed a lovely bee cake.

     

Exercise session- Friday 19th May 2023

We had our monthly exercise session this morning.

   

   

Resident of the Day- Thursday 18th May 2023

Our resident of the day is Betty Plant and we chose to set aside the day for her. She used to enjoy gardening and flower arranging during her working life and therefore we choose to do flower arranging this morning. Her favourite food, Chinese dinner was served to her as well.

             

International Nurses Day- Friday 12th May 2023

We thank all our nurses for the care and support you are providing each day. Today our residents made thank you cards for our nurses to express our gratitude for their service.

Time outside the home- Tuesday 9th May 2023

We hope to have more trips planned as the weather improves. As the first step, we started with small walks through our garden enjoying the sunshine.

Coronation celebrations- Saturday 6th May 2023

We started our coronation celebrations by decorating our home and enjoyed a buffet dinner.

         

Aqua Painting- Tuesday 2nd May 2023

Today, we had a lovely morning trying on aqua painting.

      

Birthday Celebrations- Sunday 30th April 2023

We celebrated our resident Nora’s birthday today. Karen made us a lovely cake and our residents enjoyed it for tea time.

     

Aston Health and Fitness- Friday 28th April 2023

Today we had our monthly visit from Nathan (Aston Health and Fitness). Our residents enjoyed the session and were supported and encouraged throughout the session.

     

Creative sessions- Saturday 22nd April 2023

We set aside some time over the last few days for our creative side. Our residents created different arts and were supported throughout.

   

   

A fun activity with kinetic sand- Tuesday 18th April 2023

Today our resident had fun making kinetic sand, and building sand structures.

   

Entertainment concert- Thursday 13th April 2023

We had a lovely afternoon enjoying songs from Paul Gibson. Some of our residents danced to the songs and some enjoyed singing along with him.

   

Easter Celebrations- Sunday 9th and Monday 10th April 2023

We started our Easter celebrations on Easter Sunday by decorating our Home and having Roast Lamb for dinner. We had more fun on Easter Monday with an Easter Bonnet competition. Easter celebrations are never complete without an Easter egg hunt and Easter egg rolling. So we had these games as well, in a different way.

     

Good Friday- Friday 7th April 2023

We enjoyed lovely hot cross buns for good Friday. We are progressing with our Easter bonnet decorations and card-making to get them ready for Easter Monday.

       

Easter Bonnets and Easter Eggs-  Tuesday 28th March 2023

Our residents started Easter celebrations by decorating Easter Bonnets and Easter Eggs. It was ensured that each of them is supported and encouraged throughout to create their unique designs the way they prefer.

         

Games and fun activities- Wednesday 22nd March 2023

A day well spend with some ball games and puzzles. Our residents also enjoyed a reading session in the afternoon with some interesting books and pictures.

   

   

International Happiness Day- Monday 20th March 2023

Today we celebrated international happiness day with some games and crafts. Memories about pets always make many of our residents happy, so we had a fun session with some toy animal pets in the afternoon.

   

St. Patrick’s Day – Friday 17th March 2023

Today, the Resident’s and Staff celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in the Home.

Aston Health and Fitness – Tuesday 14th March 2023

Today we had our monthly visit from Aston Health and Fitness. Well done to Everyone who took part.

Arts and Crafts – Saturday 11th March 2023

Residents have been enjoying some arts and crafts today.

Treats on the drinks trolley – Tuesday 28th February 2023

This week and last week the residents have enjoyed some lovely treats to go along with their drinks.

Shrove Tuesday – Tuesday 21st February 2023

Today the Resident’s enjoyed ‘tossing the pancakes’. These were served up after lunch.

Referral Scheme – Thursday 16th February 2023

Just a reminder to any resident and/or relative that should you recommend another resident here to Westcroft Nursing Home, you will be entitled to a “Finder’s Fee” payment, made to you once the new resident has been in the Home for three months. If you know anyone looking for 24 hour Nursing Care please ask them to contact Ketan Patel or Martin Rogerson at the Home.

Valentine’s Day – Tuesday 14th February 2023

Today we celebrated Valentine’s Day. Karen made a special meal of Chicken Supreme. She also made a lovely cake. Paul Gibson entertained all in the afternoon and the residents enjoyed some strawberries dipped in chocolate and other chocolate treats. An enjoyable day was had by all.

National Pizza Day – Thursday 9th February 2023

Today we celebrated National Pizza Day. The residents chose their favourite toppings for their pizza and then enjoyed eating them! A fun morning was had by all.

National Carrot Cake Day – Friday 3rd February 2023

Today the Residents and Staff enjoyed some lovely home made Carrot cake made by Karen.

Burns Night – Wednesday 25th January 2023

To celebrate Burns Night we had Haggis, Neeps and Tatties for lunch and Cranachen for dessert.

Thank You Card – Monday 23rd January 2023

This lovely Thank you card was received from a former residents family. (Please click on the link below). Thank you and well done to all staff.

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Tony Boyle – Thursday 19th January 2023

This afternoon the residents had a sing-a-long session with Tony Boyle.

Aston Health and Fitness Visit – Wednesday 18th January 2023

Today we had our monthly visit from Aston Health and Fitness. Well done to Everyone who took part.

CHAP’s Presentation 3ab Care Limited – Tuesday 17th January 2023

Today our CHAP, Gina Bosworth, was presented with her certificate for completing the CHAP’s course. The presentation was held at The Willows Care Home, with certificates being given by the Chairman, Arvind Patel. Well Done to Gina and all other staff members who completed the CHAP’s course. Here are some photos from the presentation.

Reg and Margaret Malcolm’s 71st Wedding Anniversary – Thursday 5th January 2023

Today Reg and Margaret celebrated their 71st Wedding Anniversary. Karen made a lovely cake for all to enjoy. They both had a great day.

Christmas Day 2022 – Sunday 25th December 2022

Happy New Year – Friday 30th December 2022

I would like to wish all Residents, Staff and Relatives a Happy New Year. We look forward to 2023.

Ketan Patel (Managing Director)

Merry Christmas – Friday 23rd December 2022

I would like to wish all Residents, Staff and Relatives a very Merry Christmas.

I would also like to thank the Staff for their hard work and efforts throughout the year.

Ketan Patel (Managing Director)

Christmas Tree Decorating  – Friday 16th December 2022

Today some of our Residents helped to make some decorations for the tree.

Residents Christmas Party – Wednesday 15th December 2022

Today the Residents enjoyed their Christmas Party. A lovey buffet was prepared by our kitchen staff. In the afternoon entertainment was provided by Paul Gibson.

First Aid at Work Training – Tuesday 22nd November 2022

Today, seven members of staff attended a first aid training at work session. The seven staff members who attended were Sally Weaver, Florence Phiri, Ronaldo Castil, Natalie Plant, Noren Chand, Rebecca Millward and Gina Bosworth. Congratulations to all staff who passed the course.

Sensory Morning – Friday 18th November 2022

This morning some of the residents enjoyed a peaceful morning in our Sensory Lounge.

Mexican Day – Thursday 17th November 2022

Today we had Mexican Day in the Home. Some lovely Mexican food was made by Karen. The Residents had a wonderful day.

Happy Halloween – Monday 31st October 2022

Today the residents enjoyed Halloween with a “spooky” meal at lunchtime. They also enjoyed a game of “Ghost Skittles”. Some of the staff also dressed up for the occasion.

 

Aston Health and Fitness – Thursday 27th October 2022

This morning the residents enjoyed their morning exercises with Nathan.

Halloween Arts and Crafts – Wednesday 26th October 2022

Today the residents started to get ready for Halloween with some arts and crafts.

An Afternoon with Tony Boyle – Thursday 20th October 2022

The residents were treated to an afternoon of songs from Tony Boyle.

Afternoon Tea – Thursday 13th October 2022

This afternoon the residents enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea in the dining room. Much fun and laughter was had by all.

Treat Day – Friday 16th September 2022

The residents were treated to some fresh cream cakes today.

Paul Gibson – Thursday 15th September 2022

Paul Gibson entertained the residents this afternoon.

Joan Higgin’s Birthday – Saturday 10th September 2022

Joan celebrated her Birthday today. A lovely cake was made for her.

Sensory Animals – Tuesday 6th September 2022

Today the residents spent time with the sensory animals

Sunflowers – Saturday 20th August 2022

Today we had our first sunflowers out. We have watched them grow and been waiting patiently. We also coloured some sunflowers and talked about them with some reminiscence along the way.

Tony Boyle – Friday 19th August 2022

Tony Boyle entertained the residents this afternoon. The residents had a lovely sing-a-long.

Aston Health and Fitness visit – Thursday 11th August 2022

Today Nathan from Aston Health and Fitness came to carry out some exercises with the residents. Everyone had an enjoyable time.

Greek Day – Thursday 4th August 2022

The residents and staff celebrated Greek Day today. There was some dancing, dressing up and Greek themed lunch.

Resident of the Day Photos – July 2022 – Friday 29th July 2022

Residents Birthdays in July 2022 – Friday 29th July 2022

Cooling down with ice creams – Tuesday 19th July 2022

Today’s heatwave meant the residents needed some ice creams to cool down.

Lovely smiling Ladies – Saturday 2nd July 2022

Here’s some photos of our lovely smiling Ladies.

Resident of the Day – Thursday 30th June 2022

William Jones was our resident of the day today. He loves a game of dominoes and is our Champion.

Residents Activities  – Saturday 25th June 2022

Here are some photos of the residents enjoying activities in the Home over the past few days.

Fruit Kebabs – Tuesday 21st June 2022

As it was a hot day today the residents enjoyed some refreshing fruit kebabs.

Phyllis Micklewright’s 90th Birthday – Thursday 9th June 2022

Phyllis celebrated here 90th Birthday in the Home today. A lovely cake was made by Karen and everyone had an enjoyable day. Phyllis had a visit from her daughter this morning.

Platinum Jubilee Party – Thursday 2nd June 2022

The Home celebrated the Platinum Jubilee with a party today. A lovely buffet  was provided for all. Please see the facebook page for more photos.

World Bee Day – Friday 20th May 2022

Today we celebrated World Bee day at Westcroft. We made bee’s, ate chocolate bee’s, dressed as bee’s and enjoyed a beehive cake made by Karen.

Coffee and Doughnut Morning – Thursday 12th May 2022 

This morning the Resident’s enjoyed coffee and doughnuts.

Garden Refurbishment photos – Thursday 5th May 2022

Our back garden has had a refurbishment. New lawn has been put down and the flower bed has been updated. We have also had new fence panels put in.

Fudge making and eating – Friday 29th April 2022

Yesterday we made some fudge and today we enjoyed eating it.

Paul Gibson – Friday 22nd April 2022

Paul Gibson entertained the residents today. The residents enjoyed singing along.

Staff Night out – Thursday 14th April 2022

The staff were treated to a night out ten pin bowling tonight. An enjoyable evening was had by all who attended.

Resident of the day – Thursday 7th April 2022

Our resident of the day today was Jean Palmer. She loves to sing and has a lovely voice.

Roy Johnson – Wednesday 30th March 2022

It is with great sadness that we report that our former maintenance person Roy Johnson sadly passed on the 4th March 2022. Roy had worked here for over 15 years, eventually retiring in June 2016. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

Table Skittles – Saturday 12th March 2022

Some of the residents enjoyed a few games of table skittles this morning.

Resident of the Day – Thursday 3rd March 2022

Pauline is our resident of the day this week. Pauline used to holiday in Wales with her family and had a dog called Whiskey. Her favourite food is lamb and apple pie and custard.

 

Margaret Connor’s Birthday – Saturday 19th February 2022

Today was Margaret Connor’s Birthday. Many happy returns from all at Westcroft.

Resident of the Day – Thursday 17th February 2022

Julie is our resident of the day today. She loves Oatcakes so we put them on the menu for lunch today.

Valentine’s Day – Monday 14th February 2022

Today our Cook Karen made a lovely cake for everyone and a special meal of Chicken Chasseur, with a homemade Chocolate Mousse. Some of the residents made cards for their loved ones.

Multi Sensory morning – Saturday 12th February 2022

We had a lovely multi sensory morning today with some music from Jim Reaves.

National Pizza Day – Wednesday 9th February 2022

Today was National Pizza Day. Some of the residents enjoyed making their own Pizza’s with their favourite choice of toppings.

Resident of the Day – Thursday 20th January 2022

We have started Resident of the Day this week and today is Our lovely Betty. Betty loves Chinese food, listening to Mat Munroe and has loved holidays to Malta and Yugoslavia.

Afternoon Tea – Thursday 13th January 2022

Some of the residents enjoyed Afternoon Tea this afternoon and also enjoyed some reminiscing.

Reginald and Margaret Malcolm Celebrate their Platinum Wedding Anniversary – Wednesday 5th January 2022

Today Reg and Margaret Malcolm celebrated their Platinum Wedding Anniversary. We also used our new Quiet Lounge to have a small party. Please see the facebook page for more photos and videos. All staff and residents enjoyed the day.

Merry Christmas – Friday 24th December 2021

I would like to wish all Residents, Staff and Relatives a very Merry Christmas.

I would also like to thank the Staff for their hard work and efforts throughout the year.

Ketan Patel

Quiet Lounge Extension – Tuesday 30th November 2021

After a few weeks delay work has re-started on the quite lounge extension. The roof is now on and the walls have been painted. The electrician is due in this week to finish his work off. The residents are looking forward to being able to sit in here once it is complete.

Bedroom Refurbishment – Friday 19th November 2021

We had one of shared rooms completely refurbished for our new couple Ken and Joan Bowes who came to us on Tuesday 23rd November 2021.

Halloween – Sunday 31st October 2021

A Happy Halloween from the all the residents at Westcroft.

Cheese and Chutney Tasting – Thursday 14th October 2021

We all enjoyed the Cheese and Chutney tasting session today. A variety of cheeses were served as well as crackers, grapes and crisps.

Quiet Lounge Extension – Thursday 14th October 2021

The Quiet Lounge Extension work continues. Work continues on the block paving around the back of the garden. The doors are in and we await the electrician to come tomorrow. The roof should be delivered in a couple of weeks time.

Aqua Painting  – Friday 8th October 2021

This morning Our Resident’s enjoyed doing some Aqua painting. There were some very nice designs upon completion and all Resident’s enjoyed this mornings activity.

Trinket Boxes Decorating – Saturday 2nd October 2021

Today some of our residents decorated their own Trinket Boxes. They all had a lovely morning doing this.

Quiet Lounge Extension – Wednesday 29th September 2021

The Quiet Lounge Extension work continues. There has been some delays due to the recent bad weather. Work has also started on the block paving around the back of the garden.

“Happiness” – Friday 24th September 2021

Today some of Our Residents wanted to show how Happy they were at being here at Westcroft Nursing Home. They were all full of smiles on this Friday morning.

Puzzle Fun – Saturday 18th September 2021

A couple of the residents enjoyed doing some puzzles this morning.

Two Staff climb Snowdon – Thursday 9th September 2021

Recently two of our Senior Care Assistants Nicola Webb and Gina Bosworth climbed Mount Snowdon to raise awareness and money for Alzheimer’s. Well Done to both of them for taking on this challenge and raising over £500 for the charity.

Quiet Lounge Extension – Tuesday 7th September 2021

Work is continuing on our Quiet Lounge Extension. The roof is almost up ready for the dome top to be put in.

Relaxing Day – Wednesday 1st September 2021

Today the residents spent the day relaxing by listening to music, reading and doing some colouring.

Quiet Lounge Extension – Friday 20th August 2021

Work started on our Quiet Lounge Extension on Tuesday 3rd August 2021. We now have the foundations in place and the start of the side wall. Its coming along nicely!

Daniel Mutarah Memorial Bench – Wednesday 4th August 2021

Today we received this memorial bench from the family of the (Late) Daniel Muturah, who sadly passed away last year. Daniel worked here as a Registered Nurse for over four years. He is still missed by all Residents and Staff here at Westcroft. We will remember him as part of the Westcroft Family for many years to come. A Big Thank You to Daniel’s family for providing us with this memory.

Wacky Wednesday – Wednesday 28th July 2021

Today we held “Wacky Wednesday” in the Home. Anything was possible today. All the residents had a great day. Please see our facebook page for more photos.

Seaside Day – Wednesday 21st July 2021

Today the residents and staff enjoyed Seaside Day. We had some lovely weather and the residents enjoyed a takeaway style lunch. There were memories shared and fun games played by all. Please see the facebook page for lots more photos from the day.

Getting ready for the Sun – Friday 16th July 2021

Our lovely Margaret got ready to enjoy the sunshine today.

Treat Day – Thursday 15th July 2021

For this weeks “Treat Day” the resident’s had fruit kebabs dipped in chocolate. Please see our facebook page for more photos.

World Chocolate Day – Wednesday 7th July 2021

We celebrated World Chocolate Day today with the resident’s enjoying some yummy Chocolate. Please see our facebook page for more photos.

Games – Friday 2nd July 2021

This morning Kay and Michael enjoyed a game of four in a row.

Referral Scheme – Friday 2nd July 2021

Just a reminder to any resident and/or relative that should you recommend another resident here to Westcroft Nursing Home, you will be entitled to a “Finder’s Fee” payment, made to you once the new resident has been in the Home for three months. If you know anyone looking for 24 hour Nursing Care please ask them to contact Ketan Patel or Martin Rogerson at the Home.

Fruit Smoothies and Cake Morning – Wednesday 30th June 2021

This morning the residents got to enjoy some fruit smoothies and a lovely strawberry cake, made by Karen. The smoothies were enjoyed by all and the cake went down very well.

Mid-Summers Day Celebrations – Thursday 24th June 2021

We celebrated mid-summers day with some prosecco, scones and strawberries and cream. A lovely day was had by all residents. Please see our facebook page for more photos.

Kite Day – Friday 11th June 2021

The residents had been making their own Kite’s in preparation for Kite Day today. They then had fun flying them outside. We were lucky that there was some wind today. Please see our facebook page for lots more photos.

   

National Tiara Day – Monday 24th May 2021

We celebrated National Tiara Day with some of our lovely Kings and Queens of Westcroft.

Happy Friday – Friday 21st May 2021

We just wanted to show you that all the residents were happy that it was Friday today. There were various activities going on this morning.

Kite Making – Thursday 20th May 2021

Today the resident’s started to make their own kites, for the kite festival next month. It also brought back memories to when they were younger.

Arts and Crafts – Tuesday 4th May 2021

The residents enjoyed doing some arts and crafts today.

Giant Inflatable Ball – Saturday 1st May 2021

The giant inflatable ball came out today and the residents had some fun!!

 

Reminiscing Day – Saturday 24th April 2021.

Lots of reminiscing from the 1950’s done today. The residents also watched a classic vehicle DVD.

St. George’s Day – Friday 23rd April 2021.

We celebrated St. George’s Day here in the Home. A lovey day was had by all. There was some lovely food on offer during the day.

Gladys Cunnane’s 90th Birthday – Thursday 8th April 2021

Gladys Cunnane celebrated her 90th Birthday here on Thursday 1st April. She had a lovely day. The kitchen staff made her a birthday cake, and all staff sang Happy Birthday to her. See our facebook page for more photos.

 

Easter Celebrations – Monday 5th April 2021

Some of the residents made Easter Bonnets. The winner of the competition was Kay Palmer.

Robert Pattyson’s 74th Birthday – Thursday 1st April 2021

Robert Pattyson celebrated his 74th Birthday here on Thursday 1st April. The kitchen staff made him a birthday cake, and all staff sang Happy Birthday to him. He had a lovely day. See our facebook page for more photos.

Indoor visiting – Wednesday 31st March 2021

We were pleased to welcome back visitors into the Home from today. Margaret and Harry were pleased to see their loved ones.

 

Double Birthday Celebration – Friday 19th March 2021

We had two residents Birthdays on Friday 19th March 2021. Jean Shirley celebrated her 89th Birthday and Alan Tweedy celebrated his 91st Birthday. Both had an enjoyable day, each having their own Birthday cake and the staff sang Happy Birthday to both residents. See the facebook page for a video of the day.

St. Patrick’s Day – Wednesday 17th March 2021

We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in the Home on Wednesday 17th March 2021. The residents enjoyed some tasty food throughout the day. Staff were asked to wear orange and green colours on the day.

St. David’s Day – Monday 1st March 2021

We celebrated St. David’s Day in the Home on Monday 1st March 2021. The residents got to enjoy some Welsh cakes made by the Cook. They also carried out some activities during the day.

 

Margaret Connor’s 76th Birthday – Friday 19th February 2021

Margaret Connor celebrated her 76th Birthday here on Friday 19th February. The kitchen staff made her a lovely birthday cake, and all staff sang Happy Birthday to her. She had a lovely day and had a surprise visit from her Husband and daughter. She also had a video call with another daughter and her family. Margaret said she felt “very spoilt” and appreciated the staff making a great effort for her Birthday. See our facebook page for more photos.

 

James Lewis’s 73rd Birthday – Thursday 11th February 2021

James Lewis celebrated his 73rd Birthday here on Thursday 11th February. The kitchen staff made him a birthday cake, and all staff sang Happy Birthday to him. He had a lovely day. See our facebook page for more photos. James only came to us last month and has settled in really well here at Westcroft.

Fruit Tasting  – Wednesday 3rd February 2021

The residents enjoyed tasting a variety of difference fruits today. They even had some fruit smoothies.

Merry Christmas – Thursday 24th December 2020

I would like to wish all Residents, Relatives and Staff a Merry Christmas. A special thanks to all staff who have continued to come into work providing excellent care for Our Residents. Thank you.

Ketan Patel

Resident’s Christmas Party – Thursday 17th December 2020

We held our Resident’s Christmas Party on Thursday 17th December. Unfortunately, this year we were unable to invite relatives and friends to the party. Nevertheless all the residents had a great day, even enjoying a quick visit from Santa. Here are just a few photos from the day, but as always, please see our facebook page for lots more photos and videos.

Home “Opportunities” – Tuesday 15th December 2020

We have “opportunities” in the Home for you to come stay with us for a short period of time (respite care), before a long term commitment is made. You will get to see first hand the excellent levels of care our staff provide and all the activities we carry out in the Home. Should you wish to take us up on this offer there will also be a discount applied for you. Please contact Ketan or Martin on 01782 287121 to discuss this further.

Chinese Day – Thursday 19th November 2020

We held a Chinese themed day in the Home on Thursday 19th November. The residents enjoyed some lovely Chinese food, as well as carrying out activities on the day. Staff were asked to dress in Chinese themed clothing.  An enjoyable day was had by all. Please see our Facebook page for more photographs of the day.

Betty Plant’s 84th Birthday – Thursday 29th October 2020

Betty Plant celebrated her 84th Birthday here on Thursday 29th October. She had a lovely day, receiving many cards from her family. The kitchen staff made her a birthday cake, and all staff sang Happy Birthday to her. See our facebook page for more photos.

Home Visiting – Friday 23rd October 2020

Following Stoke on Trent going into Tier 2, the council have advised that all visits to the Home are stopped. We have therefore decided to stop all residents visits until further notice. We do apologise for any inconvenience caused but we must follow local guidance in order to protect Our Residents. We thank all relatives for their understanding in this matter.

Sue Hobson – Resident referral scheme – Friday 23rd October 2020

The Home Manger, Martin Rogerson, presented staff member Sue Hobson a cheque for £500 as part of the Home’s referral scheme. Sue brought her Dad into the Home, and as part of the scheme a gift of £500 is given to the person who refers the new resident, after the resident has been in the Home for a minimum period of 12 weeks. Congratulations to Sue, the first person to receive the award.

Pauline Smith’s 80th Birthday – Thursday 22nd October 2020

Pauline Smith celebrated her 80th Birthday here on Thursday 22nd October. She had a lovely day, receiving cards and presents. The kitchen staff made her a birthday cake, and all staff sang Happy Birthday to her. See our facebook page for more photos.

Harry Blurton’s 90th Birthday – Tuesday 6th October 2020

Harry Blurton celebrated his 90th Birthday here on Tuesday 6th October. He had a lovely day and had a visit from his wife, Joan, in the morning. The kitchen staff made him a birthday cake, and all staff sang Happy Birthday to him. See our facebook page for more photos.

Autumn Day – Tuesday 22nd September 2020

We celebrated the first day of Autumn with a themed day. Residents and Staff were asked to wear Autumn coloured clothing. In the morning the residents activity was chocolate painting mint leaves. A special lunch was served, with a homemade cake for pudding, made by Karen. In the afternoon, it was an arts and crafts session with the Residents making leaves for their wish tree. Please see some of the photos below of the day, plus there are many more on our facebook page.

Joan Higgins 92nd Birthday – Thursday 10th September 2020

Joan Higgins celebrated her 92nd Birthday here on Thursday 10th September. She had a lovely day and had a visit from her son Phillip in the afternoon. The kitchen staff made her a birthday cake, and all staff sang Happy Birthday to her.

September/October 2020 Newsletter – Tuesday 1st September 2020 

Our latest edition Newsletter is available to view in our ‘Downloads’ section. Please have a look to see whats been going on and what’s happening in the next couple of months.

Royal Day – Thursday 27th August 2020

On Thursday 27th August 2020 we held a “Royal” themed day in the Home. Residents wore Crowns or Tiaras and staff dressed in red, white or blue. The lounge was decorated for the occasion. During the morning there was a quiz with many of the residents recognising various members of the Royal Family both as children and adults. A special lunch was served and enjoyed by all. During the afternoon there was a Royal trivia session and also some lovely memories were shared in a group activity. Please visit our facebook page for more photographs.

Afternoon Tea – Thursday 13th August 2020

On Thursday 13th August 2020 we held Afternoon Tea in the Home. The residents got to enjoy a selection of sandwiches, scones, cakes and tea. A lovely afternoon was had by all.

Sylvia William’s 88th Birthday – Tuesday 4th August 2020

Sylvia Williams celebrated her 88th Birthday here on Tuesday 4th August 2020. She had a lovely day. The kitchen staff made her a birthday cake, and all staff sang Happy Birthday to him.

David Cooper’s 80th Birthday – Monday 27th July 2020

David Cooper celebrated his 80th Birthday here on Monday 27th July. He had a lovely day. The kitchen staff made him a birthday cake, and all staff sang Happy Birthday to him.

Seaside Day – Thursday 16th July 2020

On Thursday 16th July, we held our annual ‘Seaside Day’ in the Home. This was a very good day enjoyed by all residents.  Staff were asked  to dress up in ‘beach’wear also. Burgers and Hot dogs were served for lunch. Ice cream and Candyfloss were available for dessert. The resident’s enjoyed playing games. Please see photos below.

Kay Palmer’s 80th Birthday – Tuesday 14th July 2020

Our new resident, Kay Palmer, celebrated her 80th Birthday here on the 14th July. She had a lovely day receiving many cards and flowers. She was able to speak to her daughter via video call, which made her day even more special. She was treated to a lovely Birthday cake, made by the kitchen staff.

July/August 2020 Newsletter – Wednesday 1st July 2020

Our latest edition Newsletter is available to view in our ‘Downloads’ section. Please have a look to see whats been going on and what’s happening in the next couple of months.

Home Update – Tuesday 30th June 2020

Its been a busy, but different last few months here at Westcroft Nursing Home. We are still in ‘lockdown’ but that hasn’t stopped Our Residents enjoying day to day life as usual. There have been lots of different activities going on in the Home, carried out by our activities coordinators.

We are grateful to all residents and relatives for their understanding and patience during these unprecedented times. We are hoping for better times in the near future, but must be mindful that Our Residents are protected at all times.

Our staff have been amazing throughout this pandemic, coming in everyday and caring for Our Residents, working with smiles on their faces. They have all shown that they will not be defeated by this ‘virus’.

We are hopeful that we will be open for visiting soon, but please do bear with us and we will update with further news as soon as we have any.

Referral Scheme – Monday 22nd June 2020

Just a reminder to any resident and/or relative that should you recommend another resident here to Westcroft Nursing Home, you will be entitled to a “Finder’s Fee” payment, made to you once the new resident has been in the Home for three months. If you know anyone looking for 24 hour Nursing Care please ask them to contact Ketan Patel or Martin Rogerson at the Home.