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June 4, 2019

Has May been a lucky month for Shedfield Lodge?

Well, we won the Care Home Bed Finder photo competition with some pictures of a pony visit and some of our residents walking in our cherry blossom filled grounds, so that’s lucky isn’t it?

Was it the pictures that won the c...

April 7, 2019

Our support for safety monitoring to be mandatory in communal areas of all care homes.

September 10, 2018

Hello my dear, have we met? Your face looks familiar but I forget.

I try to remember but it's such a strain, the cogs have rusted inside my brain.

I forget so much these days you know, like what month it is and where did my husband go?

The woman in the mirror is wrinkled...

March 14, 2018

On Tuesday 13th March 2018, The Future of Care conference was held in Cavendish Square, London. We sent our delegation to see what was in store, how are things going to move forward, how can we improve things. 

We went with open minds, had no pre-conceptions, we just wa...

January 23, 2018

We have just returned from our trip to Antigua where we met the most amazing lady. Miss Mary Yearwood, owns and manages, the Charmay Nursing Centre in Golden Grove, Antigua. This small dilapidated building is home to some of the happiest people we have ever had the ple...

December 31, 2017

As we reach the end of the year, we can take a moment to reflect on the highlights of what has been a very interesting 12 months. 

The main change at the Lodge was with the Registered Manager, Alicia Taskis, who took the helm and steered us through the year, introducing...

November 13, 2017

"What do you see nurses? What do you see?

What are you thinking, when you look at me?

A cranky old man, not very wise,

Uncertain of habit, with faraway eyes?

Who dribbles his food and makes no reply.

When you say in a loud voice, "I do wish you'd try!"

Who seems...

October 29, 2017

We were so pleased to  welcome Norman Wisdom look-a-like, Glenn Ford, to entertain us on Wednesday 25th October 2017.

Glenn was amazing. He arrived long before he was expected so he could spend time chatting with everyone, sharing stories, both funny and sentimental.

A...

October 29, 2017

With the help of our guest singer Becki, we involved our residents this month with a session called ‘Music for the Mind’
 
Starting off with a few light stretching and breathing exercises, we moved on to some funny and relatively simple tongue twisters. Certainly had a...

October 29, 2017

This Short film, Barbara's Story - Hospital Stay, is being used by ABMU with kind permission from Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation. The film was made in 2012 to raise awareness of what it may feel like to be living with a dementia in the unfamiliar surroundings of a h...

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