News & Events


Embracing a New Role

Assistant PractitionersWith 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.

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Hillcroft Newsletter – April

Welcome to Hillcroft Nursing Home’s April newsletter

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Musical Memory

29527519_10157144631319368_993382425_oStaff 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.

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Team Recognition

carnforth sliderCaring 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.

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Hillcroft Newsletter – December

Welcome to Hillcroft Nursing Home’s December newsletter

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Light up a Life

24819212_1312660795547140_1082344773_oLights 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.

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A Little Word of Thanks

W6In 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.

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Hillcroft Newsletter – September

Welcome to Hillcroft Nursing Home’s September newsletter.

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Memory Walk

22042346_10155650980620688_5116989616650320154_oThe 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.

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Making dreams come true

W19A father living with advanced dementia made his daughter’s dreams come true when he surprised her by turning up to walk her down the aisle.

Ray Turner, 85, from Barrow donned a smart suit and linked arms with the bride-to-be, Tracy Rezamand at Barrow Registry Office on Friday 1st September.

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