August highlights from our care homes

It’s been another busy month across our care homes, as our dedicated staff made sure August was filled with interesting and varied activities. Here’s a look back at what they got up to last month:

Val smiling at Issy the cat, who is sat on her lapAn emotional reunion for resident Val and her beloved cat Issy

In bittersweet circumstances, a resident at Bradbury Court care home in Malvern has been reunited with her beloved cat Issy.

Our Malvern care home specialises in dementia care. Due to her severe condition, Val is non-communicative. But when she was reunited with Issy the cat, staff were shocked by her reaction.

Find out what happened when Val and Issy were reunited.

Performer Billy Clayton playing guitar during a socially distanced garden concertIt’s The Little Things that matter at Redcot care home

Staff at Redcot care home in Haslemere have been going above and beyond to support residents, their families and staff during the unprecedented lockdown period.

From socially distanced garden parties, sing-along-sessions and using technology to keep families in touch.

Read more about how staff have supported residents and their families during the pandemic.

A variety of Chinese food and decorations used for the themed day at our Coulsdon care homeOrford House care home residents experience China

The Activities Coordinator at our Coulsdon care home organised a special Chinese themed day in August.

Residents decorated the home, listened to traditional music and enjoyed a mouth-wateringly delicious dinner.

A priest stood in the garden with residents at a safe distance during the church serviceFaith returns to Davenham care home

The ongoing pandemic has left many residents at our Malvern care home missing their weekly church service.

Wanting to help, staff at the home recently arranged a safe church service in the garden, followed by tea, coffee and a chat in the sunshine.

Performer Dan Brewerton sings outside as residents watch from the window insideSinger delights residents in Woking

Residents at Bernard Sunley care home in Woking were treated to a very special performance by talented singer Daniel Brewerton.

Despite strict restrictions that have been put in place to protect residents, staff were able to arrange a safe and socially distanced garden concert, much to everyone’s delight.

A Bournemouth resident sat in the sun and potting plants Gardening for smiles in Bournemouth

At the Retired Nurses National Home (RNNH), residents have their very own Gardening Club, where they pot plants to display outside the front entrance of the home.

They usually plant vegetables, but instead they decided to display flowers to cheer people up during this difficult time.

Our care homes are now open to admissions, offering dementia, respite and residential care provided by a highly skilled and compassionate team. To find out more email enquiries@fote.org.uk or call 020 7730 8263.