Meet our Activities Coordinator, Mandy Wilson
Mandy has worked for Barchester since 1998. At first as a carer and then in 2004 as the activities coordinator for Seaview. She is passionate about helping people who live at Seaview get the very best out of their day and actively promotes the resident’s monthly committee.
Activities at Seaview House
Our Activities Coordinators are constantly striving to mentally and physically stimulate those we support by organising group and individual activities for anyone and everyone to participate in. There are exercise classes and a walking group, regular outings in the minibus to nearby places of interest including local concerts, as well as weekly visits from a PAT dog, and regular visits from musicians and entertainers, as well as church services which are held twice a month. We also host a weekly social event in which we encourage residents from the whole home to socialise together.
Activities are one of the most important aspects of a care home, so it is essential that our team are dedicated to ensuring that residents are entertained, and that life at Seaview is fun and active.
Life at Seaview House Care Home
Carer celebrates 20-years long service
Staff at Seaview celebrated colleague, Sara’s long service award. Sara has celebrated 20 years as a carer at the home. She was also awarded carer of the year at our annual awards ceremony at Seaview. She is a passionate and dedicated key member of our team. Congratulations Sara - here’s to the next 20 years!
Flowers make it all better!
Flowers make everything better. The ladies at Seaview enjoy their regular flower arranging sessions. After showing their creative sides these colourful displays have been placed around the home for all to see and enjoy.
For residents at Seaview care home, the long awaited reunion with two family members has become a reality, as two named visitors are now allowed to visit each resident in their bedroom. Family members must visit separately, at different times.
There has been much anticipation of this moment by families and residents alike. Guidance was issued by the Scottish Government at the end of February and Barchester Healthcare, who run Seaview care home, is proceeding with a safe and cautious approach to visiting. Strict protocols are in place with all visitors required to have a negative Lateral Flow Device test result before being allowed into the home, and infection control measures and social distancing in place for every visit.
Despite the need for testing and social distancing, it was still welcome news for so many residents and their family members to be able to meet in the comfort of their bedroom. Residents and their relative enjoyed getting together and catching up face to face.
2nd vaccine for home
Staff and residents at Barchester’s Seaview care home, were delighted to be invited to have the 2nd vaccination at the home which has lifted everyone’s spirits after what has been a very challenging year for everyone.
General Manager, Wendy McGowan said: “Last year was a year like no other and the vaccine feels like the light at the end of the tunnel. Our teams have been magnificent in how they have risen to every challenge during this pandemic and we are proud to play our part in this next phase to ensure the most vulnerable are protected.”
General Manager performs for Residents!
During the pandemic we’ve not had the luxury of entertainers coming in to Seaview so we’ve made our own entertainment. Residents were delighted with the special performance by General Manager who played her Cello. Everyone had a great time!
We’ve been reinventing our activities during the pandemic so that we can all enjoy our favourite games. Today was socially distanced bowls.