The Latest Goings On At Charnley House Care Home in Hyde

We’ve had an exciting time over the last few weeks!

Meg has been celebrating her birthday. We had tea and cake and Meg got some lovely presents and cards from friends and family.

We’ve been making pom poms, which the residents really enjoyed.

And sitting out on the patio enjoying more of the nice weather and having a good old chin wag.

The hairdresser visits every Wednesday so that the residents can have their hair done. Everyone enjoys having a bit of a pamper and our residents look very glamorous, don’t you think?

June Update from Charnley House Residential Care Home, Hyde

It’s been all go here at Charnley House residential nursing home in Hyde over the past few weeks!

The residents have enjoyed time interacting with Newton the cat, which was donated by the Rotary Club of Hyde.  The lifelike cat toy purrs, cleans his paws and turns on his back for a belly rub.

We’ve been for a great day out where we sailed on a canal boat from Marple to Poynton, enjoying the views along the way. There was even time for ice cream, which everyone enjoyed very much, as you can see!

The residents have been showing their artistic side with some lovely colouring of summer flowers, and we’ve had a little bit of a pamper day where some of our ladies had their nails painted.

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The Cat With No Name and Activities At Charnley House

Our residents have been enjoying the company of a lifelike toy cat! The cat has been donated by The Rotary club of Hyde. He purrs, cleans his paws and turns on his back for a belly rub. He has settled in really well and the residents love him The only thing is, he needs a name! We have asked all the residents what they would like him to be called and all of the names will be going in a hat and drawn at random. The name will be revealed soon.

We’ve been able to have some visits recently, which have gone down very well after such a long time with no relatives allowed. Our residents have also been enjoying games of soft ball. As you can see, it’s a highly contested sport!

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March Activities at Charnley House Care Home In Hyde

Our residents have had a lovely, and very busy, time over the last few weeks.

We’ve been making Easter bonnets and having an Easter bonnet competition. Best bonnet wins a large Easter egg, so you can imagine, the competition was fierce!

We’ve had plenty of other activities going on as well, from arts and crafts to games afternoons and dancing.

We’ve had chat time, which everyone enjoys, where our activities co-ordinator spends one to one time with each resident just having a good old natter.

And we’ve had visits from family members who are seeing their loved ones for the first time in many months.

Our dedicated team have also had their Covid vaccines. They are all now a #VaccineHero!

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How to Choose the Right Care Home

how to choose a care homeYour care home should be a comfortable and happy place to live, it should feel like home.

You should be thinking about what you want and need from your care home.

What Should I Look For In A Care Home?

Before finally settling on a care home make sure you have visited a few times to ensure you are happy with the feel and comfort of the home.

Make sure you have researched the home before visiting, the below steps should be considered before visiting any care home:

  1. Make sure the home provides the level of care you or your loved one require or might need in the future.
  2. Find out if the home currently has any vacancies and if not how long is the waiting list.
  3. Visit the home’s website before you visit and arrange to speak to a member of staff or the home manager.
  4. Make sure you have read the recent inspection report, the home will have a copy or visit the CQC website to have a look.

When you have decided to visit a care home, make sure you have your questions ready to ask, here is a list of questions that can help you choose the right home for your needs.

1. What is included in the fees?

A good care home should provide transparent and clear pricing. When they need to be paid, is a deposit needed and what is included in the fees.

2. What cost extra?

Even though every care home provider is different, some will include extras in the overall price, some will charge for additional items or services.

3. What does my loved one get in their rooms?

When you arrive for your visit, you will be shown a room, do not take this at face value.

Ask the questions:

*Do you provide bedding and how often does it get changed?

*Is there a TV in the room or a radio?

*Is there a telephone in the room?

*How much storage space is there, and can residents bring their own furniture?

*Is there a place for visitors to sit and spend time with their loved ones?

*Is there internet access?

4. How are meals prepared?

Your loved ones diet is important for their wellbeing, so knowing how the home prepares its meals will give you piece of mind they are being looked after.

5. What activities does the home offer?

Care homes must provide activities for the residents to do. Does the home have an activities coordinator and can you meet them? Are there any going on at the moment and can you observe?

And if you are visiting and an activity is going on, can you join in?

6. What is the staff to resident ratio?

This is such an important question and one that is often overlooked.

If the staff are running from room to room, there is a chance your loved one is not getting the attention they might need.

Ask to look at the current staff retention rate and copy of the latest CQC inspection report.

These are just a few questions to ask on your initial visit, you can find a lot more across the internet.

Now here are a few questions to ask yourself as you are walking around.

  1. What are your first impressions?
  2. Do the staff look happy?
  3. Do the residents look happy?

At the end it is not the bricks and mortar that matter but the atmosphere and people inside the home.

If you have any questions, please call us on one of the numbers below and we will be happy to answer them and arrange a visit to one of our homes.

Bank Close House: 01246 208833

Goole Hall: 01405 760099

Rotherwood: 01709 820025

Morton Manor: 01427 612796

Charnley House: 0161 3684664

or email info@devonshirecare.co.uk

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A Fun & Busy January At Charnley House Care Home Hyde

We’ve had a busy few weeks here at Charnley House care home in Hyde.

Our residents have had great fun getting to know their inner artist at our art class and absolutely loved the recent 60’s themed day, where everyone got to dress up and sing along. We even had a range of musical props, which everyone found very amusing! The residents had also made some decorative artwork for the walls especially for the event.

As spring is approaching, we thought we’d better get our green fingers out, so we had a Daffodil potting day, which the residents very much enjoyed. They now have their own, personalised Daffodil pots. Hopefully, come spring, Charnley House will be awash with yellow.

We’ve enjoyed several Birthday celebrations, with gifts, cards and cakes, as well as a jigsaw afternoon, which obviously was accompanied by tea and biscuits.

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Christmas Festivities at Charnley House Care Home in Hyde

The residents here at Charnley House residential care home in Hyde had a wonderful time over the Christmas holidays.

We had entertainment, games and crafts, including making Christmas cards and festive decorations, as well as birthday celebrations. We had carol singing and a Christmas party, where everyone was very jolly and we all wore our Christmas jumpers and hats.

Our local Morrisons have also, very kindly, donated some bulbs in pots, which our residents are nurturing so that hopefully we’ll have some beautiful spring flowers to bring some colour to the home.

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