Specialist in Dementia Care, Nursing, Respite Care, Day Care and Dementia Training

The wonderful location of The Check House

Posted: 1st February 2019

The Check House is always a beautiful place to be, but today it has been very special for everyone, enjoying the snowy scenes in the garden.

Wow, what a cake made by Emma at Thornfield!

Posted: 29th January 2019

Happy Birthday Phylis! She was so thrilled with the amazing cake Emma made to celebrate her special day. Phylis has always loved her make-up and so the cake was very apt!

Scarf making at Thornfield

Posted: 29th January 2019

A perfect time to make scarves as the cold winter weather seems to be here to stay!

Soup making at Thornfield

Posted: 29th January 2019

A few of our ladies have been busy making carrot and coriander soup, which is perfect for a cold grey Winters day.

Happy birthday Helen at Silverleigh

Posted: 29th January 2019

Helen celebrated her birthday with a delicious cake which she thoroughly enjoyed.

Celebrating Burns Night at The Check House

Posted: 29th January 2019

Our residents had a great time on Friday celebrating Burns Night. They learnt lots of information about Scotland and the history of legendary poet Robert Burns. They also made their very own Scottish shortbread biscuits with decorative icing.

Exercises at Silverleigh

Posted: 27th January 2019

Simon always makes exercising fun and gets everyone ready and in the mood for the day ahead.

Pete the Poet visits Silverleigh

Posted: 27th January 2019

Todays inspiration for creating artwork and a poem was the beautiful spring flower the primrose.

Birthday greetings at The Check House

Posted: 27th January 2019

Many happy returns from all of us, to Myra, who was delighted with her homemade chocolate birthday cake and present from The Check House.

Music at Silverleigh

Posted: 27th January 2019

There was something for everyone on Wednesday afternoon at Silverleigh. A relaxing musical jamming session in the conservatory with Edwin, or an energetic 'knees up' in the Reading Room!

Lp entertainment at The Check House

Posted: 27th January 2019

Martyn brought his record player into The Check House, from home, so he could play some records for the residents to enjoy, reminding them how we used to listen to music in days gone by!

Happy birthday to Kathleen at The Check House

Posted: 22nd January 2019

Kathleen had a lovely time celebrating her birthday with her husband Neal and her friend Diana. Her cake was a lovely array of cupcakes made by Ian. Kathleen just loved them. Thank you Ian.

Name that Tune at Silverleigh

Posted: 21st January 2019

Some of the residents enjoyed trying to name a tune, an activity which was held in the Reading Room this afternoon.

Magic Table demo at Thornfield

Posted: 21st January 2019

What an enjoyable and memorable day this was. The Magic Table was developed for and with peole in the moderate and severe stages of dementia. The interactive games break through apathy by stimulating both physical and cognitive activity and encouraging social interaction. It also creates treasured moments with family members and carers. The games are all about enjoyment and wonder.

Happy birthday to Paddy at Thornfield

Posted: 21st January 2019

Once again Emma has been very busy in the kitchen making another amazing celebration cake. Paddy had a lovely day with her sister and everyone at Thornfield.

Happy birthday to Millie at Thornfield

Posted: 21st January 2019

Millie had a lovely day and especially enjoyed a piece of her special birthday cake.

Happy birthday to Mike at Thornfield

Posted: 21st January 2019

Mike has always had an interest in butterflies and so he was very thrilled with his special birthday cake. Well done to Emma once again.

A Magic Table at The Check House

Posted: 21st January 2019

We had a demonstration of an interactive Magic Table at The Check House. This is an amzing peice of equipment and straight away the residents were immersed in the moving images and sounds. We just wait with anticipation for our own machine to arrive so the residents can enjoy the interesting games and effects.

Fun at Thornfield from the simplest things!

Posted: 21st January 2019

There was lots of laughter, fun and enjoyment when the residents threw a ball to eachother!

An exciting activity at Thornfield

Posted: 21st January 2019

Some of our residents had a wonderful afternoon when Axe Vale Wildlife Park visited Thornfield. They enjoyed viewing and holding some of the animals.