Caring Hero award goes to Ashleigh

Ashleigh has been nominated for the caring hero award as she continuously puts people and their individual needs first.

Ashleigh (also known as Ash by her colleagues) joined Riversway Nursing Home’s activities team in December 2018 and was nominated for the award by Elizabeth and fellow carers at the beginning of February.

It was stated that Ash stands out on all occasions by openly showing just how naturally caring she is and that her sense of commitment shines through every day.  Ash always goes above and beyond to help residents, families and her colleagues with her positive attitude and infectious smile.

Ash is always the first in line to give a hand and she’s also contributed some great new ideas for our activities team to try out.

Ash always tries to encourage even the least enthusiastic residents to be more active and to use their existing skills to enable a better quality of life.

This natural behaviour incorporates our company values, supporting people to achieve their aspirations, putting people and their individual needs first and actively listening and responding to the people we support - no matter what, with a caring compassionate attitude.

 


Well done and congratulations Asheigh, you are a great asset to our team.


 

Cheese and wine got us feeling fine

Last week we had a lovely cheese and wine themed evening at Riversway.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves as we listened to music, whilst eating and chatting about all the different types of cheese we liked and have tried over the years.

We discussed how cheese is made and we also played a ‘guess the cheese game’.

Our ladies and gentlemen had a try of the blue stilton cheese, the mature cheddar cheese and a soft cheese, accompanied by two types of crackers, one salted and one with salt & black pepper - all topped off with green and red grapes, a little bit of pickle and a glass (or two) of wine.

The evening went down a treat and we are all looking forward to holding another cheese and wine event again very soon!


 

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Baking up smiles for Matthew

A Riversway resident received a special birthday surprise recently as part of the wonderful Bake a Smile project.

 

This project matches volunteer bakers to people on their birthday and they bake a personalised cake as wonderful gift.

 

Last week was Matthew’s 60th birthday and Sharon, owner of local cake business Madeira Magic, baked him a beautiful cake and presented it to him with a smile – we could all see how professional it looked and we couldn’t wait to have a slice.

 

Matthew loved the cake, and birthday gifts including flowers, balloons and cards, along with a special rosary coming all the way from the Vatican in Rome.

 


Happy birthday 60th Matthew!


 

Bunny cuddles bring smiles to faces at Riversway

Last week residents at Riversway Nursing Home spent some quality cuddling time with bunnies Pingo and Biscuit and a bigger lop-eared rabbit called Duffin.

The therapeutic sessions which aim to help enhance communication are really enjoyable to our ladies and gentlemen, and it was a pleasure to see the bunnies bring so many smiles to many faces.

Everyone loved them and we all got a little bit emotional when they had to leave as we wanted to keep them here at the home. 

A huge thank you to Sarah and Ashleigh for enabling all of our residents to have lots and lots of cuddles during these PAT (pet assisted therapy) therapy sessions, we cannot wait until next time you visit!

 


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Housework can be therapeutic!

Our ladies at Riversway often like to volunteer to do some gentle house working duties.
 
We believe that this helps to promote independence and it's lovely to see everyone getting involved.
 
We folded washing and napkins together, paired socks, polished cutlery and untangled some wool.
 
Everyone enjoyed helping each other and getting involved, it's good to have a daily routine.

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