A day trip to remember

Outings are immensely beneficial to children’s rehabilitation and development – close-up interaction with nature is always very valuable, as is the opportunity to socialise with staff, with family, and with one another.

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27 Oct 2020

Magic table

The residents at Sisters Hospitallers care home in London have been enjoying a new game - “The magic table”. It is a projector of interactive technology, similar to a computer, loaded with many sensory games which can be played on a table. The magic table is helping to put a smile on the faces of our residents with dementia– while increasing their social engagement.

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22 Oct 2020

Home visits & Relaxation Techniques

St Benedict Health Centre in Liberia, run by the Sisters Hospitallers, has prioritised home visits for follow-ups on patients daily to help them maintain their mental stability and to try to prevent the spread of the virus. Also, they have been encouraging patients, staff and sisters to practise relaxation techniques to decrease the stress caused by the pandemic.

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21 Oct 2020

“The hospitaller values make service to the sick a ministry”

Dr Augustine Demah-Teye Nuertey is from Ghana. He has worked at St. Francis Xavier Hospital for four years as a medical officer. Now, he has decided to make a change in his career and study gynaecology and obstetrics. Before he leaves, he wants to share his experience at Sisters Hospitallers Hospital in Assin Foso.

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16 Oct 2020

Happy Feast

Sisters Hospitallers care home in Addlestone couldn’t say goodbye to the summer without a party. For the occasion, they had a barbecue. Gathering together was just lovely, mostly to see our residents having fun. The best part was to have Daniel Brewerton with us again. Due to COVID-19, it’s not easy to provide our residents with entertainers. The barbeque was arranged to celebrate our home day, which coincided with St Augustine’s Feast.

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14 Oct 2020

Claire Zehe 30 years of Service at Footherley Hall Care Home

Deputy Manager Claire Zehe celebrated an amazing 30 years of service Hall Care Home run by the Sisters Hospitallers. We honoured this very special day by presenting Claire with a card, flowers and gifts from us all. In her speech, Claire talked of how she has always been lucky here and has worked with some really good teams of staff.

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25 Sep 2020

Skyping & Facetime

Skype and Facetime are now an essential part of the residents daily life and the conversations always end up with them being uplifted and cheerful. Two examples are Ann and Pamela. Ann kept in contact with her brother who visited their old family house in Ireland. Through Livestream, Pamela was able to “attend virtually “ the graduation of her grandson.

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23 Sep 2020

Our lives in Corona times

Sisters Hospitallers Centre in Libera told us how their lives are in Corona times. From virtual meetings to workshops to learn how to prevent COVID-19, including birthdays parties and different kind of activities. Because as the patients at St Benedict Health Centre like to sing ‘‘KUTU KUTU, JUNGA JUNGA’’ which means be strong and courageous.

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17 Sep 2020

“I do really like the humanitarian aspect of my job.”

Alexander Aryeh works as a psychiatric nurse at San Benito Menni Hospital, Sisters Hospitallers centre in Dompoase, Ghana. Since the lockdown in Ghana, his job has become more difficult but it doesn’t prevent him from visiting the children in their homes for follow-ups and to ensure their wellbeing.

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15 Sep 2020

Ice cream party

At St Teresa’s Home, we had a beautiful ice cream party. Deidre, one of our residents, and Anita, the Activities Coordinator, were in charge of the organisation. There was a setup place in the kitchenette that helped us to create the atmosphere of an ice-cream shop. Residents said that it was a fantastic ice cream afternoon and brought memories back from when they had their family Sunday walk with ice cream in the park.

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10 Sep 2020

How are we doing with the pandemic?

Sara Badesare is the Registered Manager at St Teresa’s Care Home, London. She has told us how they have been coping with the pandemic caused by COVID-19. Sara said that they are aware of a second spike and that they are preparing for it. “These are based on our observations of some of the residents’ responses during the lockdown.”

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9 Sep 2020

Hangman

Sisters Hospitallers care home in Addlestone found the perfect activity for rainy days, ‘Hangman’. Sue was the person on the board and she had to think of a proverb. It was great fun seeing our residents suggesting random letters to find the gaps!

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3 Sep 2020

Effects of COVID-19 pandemic in the residential care setting

Tina Boyland is the Registered Manager at Christ the King Care Home, and she has shared with us the effects of COVID-19 pandemic in the residential care setting. Also, she told us they are getting prepare for a potential second wave. “We have learnt a lot, experienced changes, felt drained, exhausted and emotionally tested but this will have helped to contribute to our preparation for what may be just around the corner.”

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25 Aug 2020

Tournament

St Augustine´s residents like to challenge themselves. Although playing games is fun, sometimes they compete and see who is the best. This month we introduced several tournaments: ring toss, snakes and ladders, carpet bowls, and darts. Everybody did their best but unfortunately, there can only be one winner!

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19 Aug 2020

Head of Care needed!

We are hiring a full-time Head of Care in London to assist the Registered Care Home Manager in managing the day-to-day service of the Home to ensure the delivery of a quality-driven, holistic service to Residents supporting them and enabling them to live independently and as dignified a life as possible.

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