Meet our Activities Coordinator, Rebecca Clark
I have been working at Mount Vale since 2013; I absolutely love my job, especially meeting all residents and their families. We have lots of events, such as fetes art exhibitions and open days. We always endeavour to involve the local community, so schools and colleges will often visit the home. We have lots of external entertainers and enjoy regular pet therapy sessions, including a PAT dog, who will often stop by to spend some quality time with residents.
Activities at Mount Vale
Our specialist activities staff are committed to organising a mix of activities and events for residents and the local community to get involved in, including trips out to local places of interest in our minibus and visits from PAT dogs, entertainers and musicians. It is important to us that each individual who we support can get as much from these as possible, so we try our best to arrange activities that reflect their interests and capabilities as best as possible, and encourage them to participate in any way they can. We also encourage relatives to join with activities and events as often as they can.
Life at Mount Vale Care Home
A New Team Member!
Bambi came in to visit everyone and we all had a chuckle as she was pushed around on the laundry trolley for a bit of fun, especially as the t-shirt she had on said ‘Boss!’
Residents and colleagues of Mount Vale were delighted when their friends, the children from Rosedene Nursey, paid a visit from afar with a special hand-made banner saying how much there were missing us and their regular visits. They also left a bunch of colourful handed picked flowers for the residents to enjoy. We look forward to the time when we can welcome them back as part of the home's intergenerational links.
A Sweet Donation
Rosedene Nursery sent a hamper full of cupcakes, sweets, biscuits, cards and pictures from the children who usually visit once a week for our reading corner. They were all saying how much they missed coming over. Our residents were thrilled by this and made everyone smile. This is Marian, one of our residents, who is 100 years old.
This is one of our residents, Theo, enjoying doing some of our Mount Vale quiz and colour therapy books in our café
We are rated 'Good'!
Mount Vale passed a recent Care Quality Commission inspection with an overall 'Good' rating after being praised for a responsive, safe, effective, caring and well-led service.
The CQC inspected us on 12th February 2020 (the report was released on 1st April 2020) and rated the home as 'Good' overall.
The report stated that, “Communication was effective. People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice. People ate nutritious, well cooked food, and said they enjoyed their meals. Their health needs were identified, and staff worked with other professionals, to ensure these needs were met."
Thank you to everyone who has made this possible!
Residents and colleagues at Mount Vale were delighted to answer the door to accept a special delivery from their local pizza eatery, Pizza Express. The boxes were filled with delicious pizzas, with a variety of toppings for everyone to enjoy, and in recognition of the home's hard working, dedicated team supporting residents during this difficult period.
On behalf of Mount Vale, residents and colleagues would like to pass on their gratitude for being considered at this time of uncertainty, and hope everyone stays safe and well.