Meet our Activities Coordinator, Stacey Davies
I have worked at Southerndown since 2013. I enjoy providing many various activities for our residents, such as gardening groups, trips out in the mini bus, quiz days and art therapy, amongst the many things we enjoy to do.
I also hold a bi- monthly Memory Café, named G.E.M.M.S, with my colleague, Graeme McFetridge, which all family and friends are welcome to attend.
I look forward to meeting you all.
Activities at Southerndown
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 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.
As part of our bespoke life-enrichment programmes, we host a number of live virtual events in the home on a regular basis through a number partnerships with places of interest and world class performance companies
Life at Southerndown Care Home
Reminiscence with Jigsaw Books
We have a large selection of jigsaw books which are a wonderful way to introduce our residents back to puzzles. They help with reminiscence, taking each residents back to a time of nostalgia. Our care team love doing these jigsaws with our residents, reading about the appearing image together opens up conversation, and a wonderful sense of achievement for both parties on completion.
Blooming Lovely Flower Arranging
Beautiful blooms arranged with love by our wonderful ladies; Beryl, Ann and Carole now on display around the homes communal areas for all to enjoy. Thank you ladies, they look and smell amazing!
Chipping Norton Jigsaw
A 500 piece Jigsaw puzzle is not for the faint hearted, particularly when it’s one as detailed as this portraying a grid map of Chipping Norton! With carer Sylvia's help, resident 'Queenie' this week made it look easy. Well done ladies.
Southerndown Awared 5* Food Hygiene Rating
Today, Monday 23rd August, 2021 Southerndown Care Home received an unannounced inspection from the Food Standards Agency and, we’re absolutely delighted to say we have been awarded a 5-star food hygiene rating by the local authority.
The achievement is the highest rating a care home can receive from an Environmental Health officer, and shows the home has complied with all the statutory obligations; showing outstanding food hygiene standards.
Senior General Manager, Lorraine Ball commented “We’re extremely pleased to have been awarded 5 stars for our food hygiene. Achieving the highest possible standard is incredibly important and I’m so proud of the kitchen team at Southerndown. They are being recognised for their continued hard work in maintaining the hygiene and cleanliness standards in our kitchen.”
Food hygiene ratings are an inspection given to a food business that reflects the standards of food hygiene found on the date of inspection or visit by the local authority.
The ratings assess:
- How hygienically food is handled – prepared, cooked, reheated, cooled and stored.
- The cleanliness of a business, including taking into consideration layout and ventilation.
- How food records are managed.
Our Beauty Salon Is Open
Happy hairdos day! Who doesn't love a little pampering, our ladies and gentleman are certainly enjoying a regular visit to see Emma in our beauty room.
For our ‘daily living’ activity this week we decided on fabulous fruit tasting and it went down a storm. One resident commented; “It’s the simple things that usually taste the best”.
Caring, Coffee & Chat Afternoons
Come along and meet with friends, over light refreshments, and enjoy a variety of fun activities. Carers and loved ones welcome.
Southerndown Dog Show
Photo entries can be via Facebook messenger or emailed to Stacey at Southerndown.Activities@Barchester.com