Welcome to Hillcroft Nursing Home’s July Newsletter.
News & Events
With a shortage of Nurses in the care sector it has now been recognised that developing the role of a Care Assistant may be the way forward.
The Directors at Hillcroft Nursing Homes are pleased to announce that they have selected three members of staff to be enrolled on a Level 5 two-year apprenticeship course that is being run by the University of Cumbria.
Staff were blown away when a resident with dementia sat down and started belting out tunes on a piano that had been donated to the home.
Stephen Bolton, 77, a resident at our Caton home astounded staff with his rendition of Amazing Grace and Any Dream Will Do when he sat down and started playing the piano.
Caring for people isn’t just a job. For some it’s a vocation and after working long hours looking after people with dementia hearing that you’ve had a positive impact on someone’s life can make all the difference.
Terry Braithwaite, 81, from Kendal came to our Carnforth home in January and even though he has only been here a short time his wife of 56-years, Pat and his daughter, Diane Harby, penned a letter, thanking everyone at Hillcroft for everything they’ve done for Terry and his family.
Lights shine brightly this Christmas in memory of three women who lost their lives to cancer.
A donation has been made to the Light up a Life appeal, run by St John’s Hospice, in tribute to Emma Gilhespy – formerly Grice, Christine Martindale and Gill Maguire – formerly Hope, by the staff at Hillcroft Nursing Home in Morecambe.
All three women worked at the nursing home before they passed away in 2013 and 2014.
In September, we shared with you the endearing story of Ray Turner walking his daughter down the aisle. Unfortunately, Ray has since passed away and his family have sent in a lovely letter of thanks to the Lancaster team.
Ray who was originally from Barrow, was diagnosed with dementia 6 years ago. It seemed highly unlikely he would be able to make his daughter’s big day, and Tracy had decided that if her dad couldn’t walk her down the aisle, no one could.
The family and care workers of a woman with advanced dementia are embarking on a ‘memory walk’ to raise vital funds for a charity close to their hearts.
Lynne Edge, whose mother, Joyce Pearson, is a resident our Slyne home, wanted to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society and thought the Memory Walk, which takes place in Blackpool on Sunday October 8 would be the perfect event to take part in.