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Stoke-On-Trent

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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.