Activities at Four Hills
Our activity and lifestyle programme is arranged for all our residents to participate in and is updated regularly based on ideas from our residents group during our resident forum. Our Resident of the Day strategy ensures each person receives at least one day each month where the focus is all about them.
We have a monthly concert and to date this is appreciated and enjoyed by most residents. The Four Hills Taverns is open for business every Friday afternoon and is an area where residents and staff socialise, hold pub quizzes and partake in a little refreshment.
The team at Four Hills try hard to meet everyone's needs and encourage all residents and their families to join in the fun.
Life at our home
Residents Enjoy ‘Big Breakfast’
Paul Murray, Head Chef at Four Hills welcomes residents to join him for a ‘Big Breakfast’ each month. Food and hospitality can make a huge difference to residents and Paul as Head chef is committed to providing them with quality, nutritious food that gives them plenty of choice and makes each day enjoyable.
Mealtimes can actually play a part in their mental wellbeing as well as their physical health and as part of their monthly big breakfast it can trigger happy memories and is an opportunity for them all to talk about their favourite foods.
Residents and Colleagues Surprise General Manager
Surprise celebrations filled Four Hills as Gillian McKnight, General Manager celebrated a milestone birthday. Friends, colleagues and residents held a surprise birthday party in the home's beautiful lounge where the birthday girl was toasted with a special birthday cake and it made a wonderful centrepiece to complement the buffet. It was a fun-filled afternoon for everyone!
Gillian Mcknight said: “I’m delighted to be celebrating this milestone birthday surrounded by residents, colleagues and friends of the home, I am blown away with the gesture and it has been a truly wonderful afternoon and wish to thank everyone for the surprise”.
Four Hills Opens Its Doors to Lonely Older People
Local care home Four Hills in Ruchill will be opening its doors to a number of people from the community to help tackle loneliness in their local community. Open for elderly people who might usually eat alone, are invited to join the residents and teams at the home each Tuesday for a nutritious and warming bowl of soup and roll freshly prepared by the homes chef.
Diners will be treated to a tasty soup and roll in the home’s dining room. Guests will have a chance to chat to the home’s staff and residents while enjoying their food, and will be able to partake in afternoon activities with those at the home after their meal.
Local Care Home Presents Cheque to Local Charity
Four Hills Care Home in Ruchill, Glasgow recently presented The Common Wheel charity with a cheque for £630.00 to pay for musical instruments to enhance the lives of those living with mental health issues.
The home presented the cheque to the local charity on behalf of Barchester’s Charitable Foundation, which is a registered charity that gives grants to older people and other adults with a disability to help combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged in the communities where the Barchester care homes operate. The care home welcomed Alison Somerville and other members of the Common Wheel team to the home.
Lisa McErlane Activities Co-ordinator said “It was great to actually see how the donation from the Barchester Foundation is being used to great use. The residents at Four Hills Had a great time with the group.”
Unit Manager Wins Regional Care Awards
Eric Cordiner, the Unit Manager of Four Hills in Glasgow has been crowned winner of the Palliative & End of Life Care Practise at the recent Scottish Care Awards.The glittering awards ceremony was held on Friday 15th November 2019 at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow.
The purpose of the awards is to promote best practice within both the home care and care home sectors, and pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.
Eric commented: “Working in a care home can have challenging moments, but it is all worth it when you win an award like this. I wish to thank my team and my peers for their support, particularly the staff at Four Hills who nominated me and all my lovely residents and families. I hope I have done them proud.”
Scottish National Care Home Awards
A local man is through to the finals stages of the Scottish National Care Home Awards. Eric Cordiner, Head of Unit at Four Hills Care Home has been selected for his achievements in reaching the finals for the Palliative & End of Life Care Practise Award.
The prestigious Scottish National Care Awards are organised by Scottish Care. The awards aim to promote and recognise high standards in quality of care and life experience for people and their carers. Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony, hosted by Michelle McManus on the evening of 15 November 2019 at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow.