Meet our three centenarians

Not one but three Country Court Care residents celebrate their 100th Birthdays this month, the three centenarians shared some of their life stories with us and tips for living to 100 years old!

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Why choose respite care?

Choosing the right type of care can be a difficult and confusing time, there’s lots of terminology and so many choices on offer. Our latest blog explains a little more about respite care and why it could be a good place to start when choosing a care home.

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Maria's walk for dementia

Maria is our Customer Relations Manager at Lakeview Lodge Care Home in Milton Keynes, she tells us what motivated her to pull on her trainers and join an Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk

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Arts in care drive true engagement and positivity

Oomph! Regional Wellbeing Coordinator, Lisa Wilson, discusses the importance of Arts in care settings, and how this translates practically for Wellbeing Team. 

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Care to Create: Meet our resident wordsmith

As part of our Care to Create initiative we have been encouraging our residents to put pen to paper and engage with the written word. For some residents, it has been many years since they’ve had the opportunity to try their hand at letter writing or poetry but for others, like Margaret Lamb resident at The Grove Care Home, writing is a much-loved lifelong hobby.

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Seeing the benefits of the Arts in care homes

Wellbeing & Activities Coordinator, Lucy, explains more about how the arts can be incorporated in day to day activities, bringing out the best in people in their care home.

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Stepping up to the 100 Day Challenge

Fall-prevention is key to keeping our residents well and healthy; 100 Day Challenges are about rapidly testing ideas to find new and better ways of working both in our homes and together with our local health professional colleagues.

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Delivering the wow factor in care home catering

Meet Anwar Kajee, Head of Hospitality at Country Court Care. Anwar has many years of experience in the care and hospitality industries and is dedicated to revolutionising care home catering using his unique approach, taking one meal at a time!

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Nursing in a care home: Flavia interviews Kevin about caring for his wife

Flavia Burroni, a nurse at Belmont House and originally from Italy, has lived in the UK since 2016. During the course of her nursing career, she has got to know many people, but she’s become especially close to Vera and husband Kevin, who visits Vera every day at Belmont House Nursing Home in Stocksbridge.

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Alzheimer's Society Midnight Trek: We smashed it!

The Country Court Care trekking teams have returned safely from their adventures on Mount Snowdon, raising over £3600 between them for Alzheimer’s Society.

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Working in a care home: Wellbeing & Activities Coordinator

We asked Lucy Blinco, Activity Coordinator as Rose Lodge in Market Deeping, to tell us more about her job and what it involves.

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Taking on the Snowdon Midnight Challenge for Alzheimer’s Society

Laura Mills, our Customer Relations Manager at Lyncroft Care Home in Wisbech, tells us why she’ll be pulling on her walking boots in the middle of the night to trek up Mount Snowdon!

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Our Guide to Finding Your Ideal Care Home

Here are the most important things you should look for when choosing a care home for your loved one.

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There's no place like home

Author Cassandra Farren’s mother is a resident in one of our care homes, her latest book 'I’ve Lost My Mum' tells the true, soul-bearing, account of a daughter who wants to make a difference to those whose lives have been devastated by dementia.

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Nursing in a care home: meet David, an RMN at Eccleshare Court

We've been exploring some of the different job roles in our care homes and finding out what it’s like to care for our residents. We asked Registered Mental Health Nurse David Stacey what it’s like to be a nurse in a care home.

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Caring with food

Read how Country Court Care are revolutionising care home food, one meal at a time

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Taking the right approach to dementia care

Caring for residents with dementia presents many challenges, each person’s experience of dementia will be different so taking a ‘whole team’ approach can be very successful.

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Choosing the Right Care Home - Tips from a Care Home Manager

Making the move to a Care Home can be a big decision. We asked Care Home Manager Natalie White for some tips and advice on how to choose a care home.

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Living with dementia: my virtual experience

With the number of people living with dementia on the increase in the UK, Country Court Care hosted a Dementia information Day including a Virtual Dementia Tour at our Marling Court Care Home. Marketing Executive Lucy Bateson tells us her experience of what it’s like to walk in the shoes of a person living with dementia.

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Paying for care

Making decisions about paying for a care home can be daunting with the care system complex and time-consuming to navigate. In our blog we ask Al-Karim Kachra, Financial Director at Country Court Care to explore funding options for paying care home fees from the sale of a property to Local Authority funding.

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