World Parkinson's Day

This year we are focusing our efforts on raising awareness of World Parkinson’s Day, taking place on Wednesday 11 April 2018.

Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition, which means that it causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time. 

The number of people diagnosed with Parkinson's in the UK is about 145,000 - that's around one adult in every 350.

There are lots of different treatments, therapies and support available to help manage the condition as research is constantly developing. 

Ultimately we want to take a stand today to raise awareness that when you have Parkinson's there are lots of things you can do to feel in control of daily life.

If you or someone you know has Parkinson's and you wish to seek some support, contact Call us on 0808 800 0303.

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Westoe Grange visit South Shield's Museum

Our Westoe Grange Home based in South Shields took a trip out to explore their local museum and all its current exhibits. 

Residents enjoyed travelling back in time and looking at artifacts, trying on costumes and discussing local history.

Our residents across all our six Homes based throughout the North East regularly have the opportunity to venture outside on trips as we believe keeping the mind and body active is important.

To find out more about our Westoe Grange Home, contact westoegrange@ascotcare.co.uk

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Swallowing Awareness Day

We are in full support of Swallowing Awareness Day that campaigns to raise greater awareness of dysphagia, a condition that affects you from being able to swallow safely.

Dysphagia can affect people at any stage of their lives. But through support from speech and language therapists people are able to eat and drink safely.

Eating and drinking difficulties can consequently have life threatening outcomes as it can lead to choking, pneumonia, malnutrition, weight loss and dehydration.

Please take a moment to get involved with the quizzes, activities and detailed information of the condition provided to raise awareness.

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Castleview gets creative

Our residents in our Castleview care home based in Alnwick have started a new ‘pimp my zimmer’ project, where residents get the opportunity to personalise their walking frame to stand out from crowd. 

The project hopes to let residents share their creative side and encourage use of their walking frames to prevent a potential fall. 

So far they have had lots of fun choosing photos and fonts they want to use to decorate their frame and the photos of Bill and Brian’s walking frames are a wonderful start to the project.

There is an opportunity to view the Castleview facilities at their upcoming open day, where residents have already been underway further showcasing their creative side by creating signs and decorations.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the open day, contact Castleview on castleview@ascotcare.co.uk

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Good Ratings in all areas.

We are pleased to announce that Ascot Care has received more positive recognition from the Care Quality Commission.  We have again been rated with the second highest mark achieveable in all areas of our care provision.

CQC reviewed our service in all areas of safety, effectiveness, care, response and whether we are well-led and following that inspection, we were awarded a rating of ‘Good’  in all areas of care.

We are both excited and determined to continue to offer above and beyond the normal care service  to all our clients including elderly clients, specialist care to those with dementia, learning disabilities and end-of-life palliative care.

To find out more about our current CQC report, visit http://www.cqc.org.uk/provider/1-101621893 

 

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100% for Ascot Care

A huge thank you to all our care staff and our staff who have covered 100% of our home care calls during the worst weather for years.  Our clients are vulnerable adults who deserve the highest level of care 52 weeks of the year.

We're very proud of the Ascot Care staff, care assistants and the office who have once again demonstrated they are willing to provide this regardless of the weather.

The Ascot Care core values are to be professional, caring and reliable with this in mind special mention must go to Bev Leslie who covered every single call in Leyburn North Yorkshire, Bev went above and beyond and we are privileged to have her in our team. 

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Ascot Care Xmas Winners

We hope all residents and their families as well as our staff have had an excellent Christmas and that Santa was kind. 

Three of our favourite things at Xmas in ascot care are the two photo competitions we run in the care homes and the delivering of homemade mince pies to our home care clients.  This year the staff collected them with the clients Xmas cards and hand delivered on the last care call before the 25th, a huge thank you to all our staff for their efforts with the Xmas photo entries and their efforts in delivering the mince pies.  Below is a selection of our favourite photos, and last but not least the winners are…………

Castleview, Alnwick - best Xmas tree photo AND The gardens Darlington - best Xmas photo

Both homes received bottles of champagne and toiletries for the residents.

Here's some more of our favourite Christmas photos...