Meet our Activities Coordinators, Anne & Jodie
Anne started in 1999 and Jodie started in 2007. They ensure that we know each resident's preferences so that we can deliver a person-centred programme of events and activities within the home.
We all know that keeping active is important. They have created a wonderful culture within the home and they work together to give residents the best possible experience. Both Anne and Jodie are here to ensure that our residents enjoy an environment that is both stimulating and socially active.
They ensure the team knows each residents' preferences, so that we can deliver a person-centered program of events and activities. Essential to our homely feel is the strong relationships of trust they build with residents and their families and friends. The home also has its very own minibus for our numerous outings for coffee and shopping, which residents love.
Activities at our home
We understand that the people we support have passions and interests that could be difficult to pursue after moving into a care home – but that doesn’t mean we don’t encourage them to try! Some hobbies can define a person, so our Activities Coordinators are dedicated to ensuring that everyone we support is able to do what makes them happy to the best of their abilities. Social events are organised with individual tastes in mind and with the idea that residents have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.
Life at Drummond Grange Care Home
Residents continue to stay connected
Residents are overjoyed at Drummond Grange care home in Lasswade as Barchester Healthcare has implemented a designated visiting room for residents to continue to spend time with their loved ones for the autumn and winter seasons in addition to the outdoor visiting that has been on offer for those able for many months.
Balancing resident wellbeing and safety is at the forefront of Barchester Healthcare’s thinking and they understand how important it is for residents and their family and friends to be able to spend time together in the safest way possible.
There has been much careful planning and preparation for this moment by Barchester Healthcare, who run Drummond Grange care home. It was welcome news for their residents and family and friends as we enter the colder season meaning catch-ups can continue to take place, instead of, or in addition to, outdoor visiting already offered for those able.
Mini Tour de France
Residents took part in a mini Tour de France while doing their exercises in the gym. Each resident that was on a cycle machine recorded how far they travelled each day.
A local bike shop kindly loaned us an off road racer for residents, who were delighted. Around about 10 residents took part. It was lots of fun!
National Housekeeping Week
To say thanks to the amazing Housekeeping team at Drummond Grange, Residents helped to make special ‘Thank You’ cards to show their appreciation for all the hard work they do every week, especially throughout the last few months.
The life enrichment team organised an afternoon tea so they could relax with a cup of tea and some cake before they were presented with their handmade cards and boxes of chocolates. Drummond Grange has a great housekeeping team who between the staff on shift that day managed to racked up an impressive 40 years of service.
Staff celebrate 50-years service
A Deputy Home Manager for non-clinical services and Senior Carer at Drummond Grange in Lasswade have received a prestigious 50- Year Service Award between them in celebration of working at Barchester Healthcare for 25 years each.
Mary McDonald now Deputy Home Manager, started at Barchester in September 1995 and has worked with residents and their relatives to ensure that their needs have been met over the years. Since joining the home Mary has been an Activity Co-ordinator, Housekeeper, working on reception with Administration and is now the Deputy Manager for Non-Clinical Services.
Susan Scott, senior carer also joined in September 1995 after applying for a job as a domestic and at her interview was asked if she would like to do caring role instead as they felt she was a natural. Susan is now a Senior Carer and still as happy as when she started.
National Fish & Chip Day
It was National Fish & Chip Day recently and residents at Drummond Grange care home didn’t want to miss the event! Everyone tucked into delicious fish and chips and didn't forget the mushy peas of course!
Residents had their Fish & Chips delivered to them on a plate wrapped in the Daily Catch Newspaper
Which was printed on one side and plain on the other made of Greaseproof paper of course
Residents delight with pop-up shop
Staff at Drummond Grange have brought a little bit of delight to their residents who like to shop. As they can't take the residents out to the shops they have improvised and brought the shops to them.
Residents came along and bought their favourites with one, Resident Carol saying “she’d loved being able to choose for herself” and had a great laugh with the homes Physio, Gerard who was trying to tempt her with buying other things!