Meet our Activities Coordinators, Kim Read & Beth Clark
We all know that keeping active is important. We have created a wonderful culture within the home and we work together to give residents the best possible experience. We are here to ensure that residents enjoy an environment that is both stimulating and socially active. We 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 we 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 Rivermead
We all know that keeping active is important. We have created a wonderful culture within the home and we work together to give residents the best possible experience. We are here to ensure that residents enjoy an environment that is both stimulating and socially active. We ensure the team knows each residents' preferences, so that we can deliver a person-centered programme of events and activities. Essential to our homely feel is the strong relationships of trust we 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.
Life at Rivermead Care Home
Chocolate treats from the Yorkshire Tea Rooms
Keep residents connected
Residents are overjoyed at Rivermead care home in Norton, Malton as Barchester Healthcare has implemented a visiting pod 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 Rivermead 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.
Home receive community gift
Residents and colleagues at Rivermead were delighted to answer the door to accept a special delivery which was dropped off by Lucy Fletcher in the shape of a bag of goodies from the Body Shop UK for everyone to enjoy and in recognition of the homes hard working, dedicated team supporting Residents during this difficult period.
Residents and staff members at Rivermead celebrated the Harvest Festival by creating a colourful display for the home as part of the entry to Barchester’s Harvest competition.
The occasion was also marked with light refreshments which really helped everyone at the home get into the spirit of the festival
Residents enjoy bird watching
Residents at Rivermead having been spending some happy hours looking out at the homes beautiful surroundings and have been monitoring their garden for flying visitors as part of their bird watch. The home has been attaching finches, starling and many more and have been keeping note of the birds they have spotted and discussing each one. Each time a new bird is spotted they hang it on the tree!
Home celebrates as Care Practitioner becomes a Nurse!
Our amazing Carer turned Care Practitioner has now become a fully qualified Nurse!
Vixx joined the Rivermead team in 2009 and developed in to a Care Practitioner role where she was able to use her experience and skills to help our nursing team and also induct our new team members. Motivated by the support of the Rivermead team and her devotion to our residents, Vixx then set her sights on becoming a Nurse and With Barchester’s support, was able to take time for study and work placements.
Through hard work, determination and a passion for her vocation, Vixx qualified as a Nurse this month and will now lead the team as Unit Manager in our Memory Lane suite. Our residents are over the moon for her and we’re all so proud. Vixx has been a long-standing and constant and hugely valued member of the team and she’s so loved by everyone, staff, residents and families. We wish you well in your career as a Nurse.
Countdown to Christmas
Keeping our residents engaged, connected and socially active through the festive period as we count down to Christmas here at Rivermead.
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.