Meet our Activities Coordinator, Louise Paton

I joined the team at Ochil in January 2015 and feel very strongly that a unique approach to the needs and desire of each resident is essential. I enjoy working closely with family and friends, and more importantly, the residents themselves, from the moment they arrive at Ochil. I further encourage involvement within the community, schools, nurseries and with local artists and entertainers. I thoroughly enjoy my role at Ochil and find it very rewarding.

Activities at our home

Our home is always full of life, and we can thank our wonderful Activities Coordinators for this. Dedication to creating a unique and interesting activities programme is what sets us apart from other homes. We always take into consideration that some people would prefer to pursue their own interests, which is why our team strive to incorporative activities that cater to a wide range of tastes and hobbies. Our trips out are always fun and exciting as well, and residents are guaranteed to return with stories to tell their loved ones!

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Meet our dedicated team on Saturday 6th April, who can answer any questions you may have about our home.

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Life at our home

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10 Years of Service

Congratulations to Laundry Assistant, Joyce Stewart, who recently celebrated her 10th year at Barchester. Well done!

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Long Service Award

Leena Shiju, Registered Nurse here at Ochil, recently recieved her Long Service Award for 10 years at Barchester Healthcare. Congratulations Leena!

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Long Service Award

Leena Shiju, Registered Nurse here at Ochil, recently recieved her Long Service Award for 10 years at Barchester Healthcare. Congratulations Leena!

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Caring About Physical Activity

Care About Physical Activity (CAPA) is an improvement programme led by the Care Inspectorate to help older people in care to be more mobile. It's about the little things, like encouraging them to post their own letters or walk up the stairs instead of using the lift. It’s about staff, people who need support and their friends and families working together to improve health, well-being and mobility. It’s about making things easier so that people can do things for themselves. 

Activities Coordinator, Louise Patton, has worked very hard to assist residents here at Ochil with improving their mobility. We have strength and balance exercises, static cycling, armchair exercises and much more. This hard work has resulted in positive outcomes for residents and has been recognised by CAPA.

Over 120 care services took part in the 18 month project, which came to an end in October 2018. Over 80 care services made applications for 5 CAPA awards, with Ochil winning the 'Opportunity to Move More' group category.

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Dog Show

The annual dog show took place at Ochil on Thursday 25th October 2018. The event was well-supported and enjoyed by residents and relatives alike. A raffle was held, which raised £160 for the Perthshire Abandoned Dog Society.

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

A coffee morning and a bake sale was held at Ochil on Monday 1st October. A lovely day was had by all and £115 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Pictured is Activities Coordinator, Louise Paton, presenting a cheque to Madeline Gillan, a representative of the charity.

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