June 22, 2016
Essential Group of Companies showed their support for Care Home Open Day by visiting a local Yorkshire care home’s festive celebrations.
The event, which took place at Dearnevale care home in Barnsley included all residents and staff, karaoke and a visit from Barnsley’s Mayor, Councillor Linda Burgess. Dearnevale, which is part of the Exemplar Health Care group of 25 homes is a specialist care home for people with complex disabilities resulting from acquired brain injuries.
Care Home Open Day which is now in its fourth year, is a UK wide initiative inviting care homes to open their doors to their local communities. This year’s theme was ‘celebration’ in light of the Queen’s 90th birthday, and Dearnevale chose to celebrate their staff for all their hard work and contribution to helping their residents.
“We’re delighted with how today’s gone, it’s a lovely atmosphere here at Dearnevale, a real family atmosphere and I want to thank Essential Healthcare for coming along.” – Helen McGowan, Dearnevale Care Home Manager
Helen McGowan, Home Manager for Dearnevale Care Home said: “We’re delighted with how today’s gone, it’s a lovely atmosphere here at Dearnevale, a real family atmosphere and I want to thank Essential Healthcare for coming along.”
“Today’s main focus is about our staff and all the hard work they do looking after our service users. I had every member of staff nominated for their contribution here [at Exemplar’s annual Making A Difference Awards] and I couldn’t be more proud of them all, they fully deserve it.”
Neil Dillon, Business Development Manager of Essential Healthcare Solutions said: “We are honoured to be invited to come along and take part in the celebrations at Dearnevale. We have a great relationship with Dearnevale and that’s largely influenced by the dedication of the manager and staff who want the best for their residents, from a high level of care right down to the best products specific for that user’s needs.”
The event comes following a recent survey carried out for Care Home Open Day which revealed 43% of those surveyed said they think it is important for there to be regular activities in a care home.
To learn more about the day, please visit Care Home Open Day website:http://www.nationalcarehomeopenday.org.uk/
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