Welcome to Hillcroft Nursing Home’s January Newsletter.
News & Events
Terry Braithwaite is a resident at our Carnforth home and he recently celebrated his birthday on New Years Day.
His family took the time to kindly write a letter to Tracey Cooke, Matron at Carnforth, thanking her and the team for all of their hard work.
“We visited Terry on the afternoon of the 1st January – it was his birthday. We would like to thank you and all of the staff on Ash Unit for making it a lovely day. There were birthday banners up and the tables were beautifully laid for New Years Day.
Terry received two parcels and a card from Hillcroft and a lovely iced cake with candles on that we all enjoyed!
Christmas Day was also a lovely day when we visited Terry. Our thanks go to all the staff who were on duty and looked after Terry and all the residents so well. They worked so hard to make sure they all enjoyed Christmas Day. We really appreciate the effort you all make for your residents to have such memorable days.
Our thanks to you all, you are all very special people and we appreciate everything you do for Terry.
Love from Pat & Diane (and our family).”
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.