Fundraising for Dementia UK At St- Anthony’s Residential Home

DEMENTIA COFFEE MORNING 

What a great week our residents had at St Anthony's Residential Home. On Wednesday the 11th of May we hosted a fundraising event for Dementia UK.

 

We raised a whooping £212.70 which has been donated to Dementia UK.

We spent our afternoon with our residents and their family members, who enjoyed hot drinks and sweet treats.

We also had a raffle and tombola where plenty of prizes were won.

Joanne Fernandez the registered manager commented: All residents enjoyed our coffee afternoon, we are so thankful to everyone who donated raffle prizes especially West Bromwich Albion football club who donated a signed crest which we actioned off. Myself and the staff enjoyed spending time with the residents and families, and we also enjoyed the Cakes! We are all looking forward to our next get together which will be the Jubilee party on Friday 3rd June

 

 


St Patricks Day at ST Anthony’s Residential Home

Happy St Patricks Day

At St Anthony’s we always enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, and this year has been no exception.

Our ladies and gentlemen had the opportunity to participate in a variety of craft activities, ranging from making four-leaf clovers, card making, and leprechauns to decorating and wearing funny hats.
They decorated the home with Irish bunting and dressed in Green.

Our professional trained catering team made Irish-themed cakes to be served with Irish coffees.

Our residents later relaxed and enjoyed listening to Irish music. Everyone ended their day with a smile


Welcome To Our New Website

Welcome to our new website, more news and updates will follow shortly.

In addition to fantastic care, we focus on creating a happy, warm and welcoming environment so our residents feel right at home.

We understand that choosing the right care home is a big decision and one that should be made with assistance from relatives and loved-ones. We encourage prospective residents and family members to assist in visits to ensure they feel comfortable in our home.

 


Pet Therapy with Rocky at St Anthony’s Residential Home

Rocky the French bulldog

On Thursday the 20th of January 2022 our residents at St Anthony’s Residential Home were thrilled to spend time with Rocky the French bulldog a beautiful dementia Pet therapy dog.
Joanne (The registered manager) has kindly volunteered to bring in Rocky once a week to spend time with our ladies and gentlemen.
All our residents look forward to Rocky’s arrival.

Cuddles, strokes, and attention

On Rocky’s latest visit the residents gave Rocky lots of cuddles, strokes, and attention, and a walk around the garden which he really enjoyed.
His calm nature really charmed us all.
Pet therapy brings so much joy in our home interacting with Rocky brought so many memories for our residents. It raised such big smiles amongst our team and residents.

How does pet therapy Benefit people with Dementia?

Pet Therapy (also called animal- assisted therapy) for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia has received increased attention over the last several years. One reason is because of the emphasis on making facilities such as nursing homes more home like

Benefits of Pet Therapy

• Improved mood

• Calming effect

• Decreased behavioral problems

• Improved nutrition

• Increased social interaction

• Increased physical Activity

Come back soon Rocky, we love having you!


Christmas at St Anthony's

The Magic of Christmas at St- Anthonys.

Our home is full of cheer this Christmas even with Covid, northing can dampen our festivity. Our Christmas trees are twinkling and we encourage out residents to add decorations to their own rooms. Our residents have been busy creating wonderful decoration, special cards, baubles and gifts for their loved ones.

Christmas Jumper Day

It wouldn’t be a St Anthonys Christmas without celebrating Christmas Jumper day on 11th December Staff and residents paraded in festive jumpers competing for the best jumper prize.

Special Events

• Festive Christmas Party- “Rocking around the Christmas tree” loads of delicious treats followed by a festive tipple
• Games, quizzes and festive fun Christmas bingo is always popular at StAnthonys residential home and this year we will also be playing pin the hat on Santa.
• “Silent Night ”Our residents will have the opportunity to look forward to taking part in a online Christmas church service
• Special Christmas Bake Off
• Festive Movie Night, Christmas PJ’s, Hot Chocolate with Delicious Home Made Cookies.

Remembering our loved ones

We will be paying tribute to all out loved ones we have lost this year, we will be passing our Christmas reminiscence ball around to share fond memory's.

Christmas Coffee Morning

At St Anthonys we love music and coffee and sometimes we just need to bang on a tambourine and twingle the triangle, we may even swap our coffee for a hearty hot chocolate layered with double cream and topped with a very cheeky ginger bread man Oh! and lets not forget the mince pies.

Keeping in Touch

At St Anthonys we know how important it is for a residents to feel connected with there families and friends. The Pandemic has both highlighted this and made it very difficult- making it even more critical this festive period. We will be using out door window visits in our very large spacious garden, Zoom calls, Skype calls and specially filmed videos to help our residents keep in touch with their loved ones this Christmas.

Making Christmas Extra Special

Adapting a whole home approach means all our staff will be hand on to make Christmas extra special, our care staff will be available to pick out our residents favourite outfits for the special day too much glam in never enough!

Our dining team will dress the tables with Christmassy napkins and crackers set the festive music and make sure everyone has a Christmas tipple of their choice.

Come Dine With St Anthonys

The Chritsmas Period is a time for feel-good foods and indulging in our favourites. Our chefs in the home have been planning ahead this year, from the delicious festive foods on offer to special diet options and table arrangments

What can residents look forward to eating and drinking on Christmas day?

Delicious Traditional Roast Dinner and all the trimmings, with roasted vegetables and classic Brussels Spouts, Crispy goose fat potatoes, tasty pigs in blankets and scrumptious stuffing balls.

If you have room left over we will be serving a option of desserts including Christmas pudding, a selection of cheeses with port or Brandy. Chocolate yule log with a tempting cherry.

Christmas Day Treats and Tipples

We will serving spiced milled wine. Bucks fizz or bubbles, mince pices, classic gingerbread man, cookies and cupcakes.

“we cater for all special dietary requirements and can adopt foods to suit residents who are following vegetarian ,vegan, coeliac, diabetic and pureed food diet”.


Love is in the air at St Anthony’s Residential Home

Valentines Treats

On Monday 14 February at St Anthony’s residential home our resident and staff celebrated Valentine’s Day.
We commenced the day by decorating our home with heart decorations, bunting, balloons, and flowers.

During the day our ladies and gentlemen made cards for their loved ones and made heart cookies which later went down a treat with everyone.

In the afternoon our ladies and gentlemen thoroughly enjoyed listening to the classics and dancing with each other.

Lunch Date

It is our mission at St Anthony’s to ensure that the people we care for live life to the full, and tailor things they like to do each day to bring a real sense of enjoyment and fun, some of the residents decided they would like to go for a valentine’s lunch. Residents got to choose from a 3-course meal at the Yenton.

Cheers from all of us at ST Anthony’s Residential Home