The winners of the first Amica Care Trust Awards have been announced, with colleagues across our 5 care homes and 4 independent living sites recognised for their hard work and dedication throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amica Care celebrates its first Trust Awards
A huge thank you to Howdens in Exmouth for inviting us to their Trade Day on Thursday 19th August 2021 and helping us raise over £300 – and counting! – for our Exmouth House residents.
Exmouth House joins Howdens for their 2021 Trade Day
This year Amica Care Trust’s annual Gardening Competition saw a number of outstanding creations submitted from across our care homes and independent living sites.
Amica Care's 2021 garden competition winners announced
Our Amica Care homes held an uplifting service to commemorate residents who passed away over the last year. Residents and staff, along with the families whose loved ones had passed away over the last 16 months, came together for a moving afternoon of remembrance.
Forget Me Not celebrations
Amica Care Trust’s staff and residents will be hosting their annual ‘Forget Me Not’ celebration on Sunday 18th July to reflect upon the events of the last year.
Amica Care Homes to hold remembrance event this July
Amica Care is going to be using TAP (Thank And Praise), a free-to-use social thanking platform, which enables residents and their relatives to show their appreciation to all those working for the Trust.
Amica Care is adopting a digital thanking platform
To mark Dementia Action Week, residents of Signature House in Dorchester welcomed an adorable guest. A tiny lamb came to visit to get some love and affection from our residents.
Baby lamb brings cheer and cuddles to Signature House's residents
Residents of St John’s Court Nursing Home in Bromsgrove welcomed some unusual guests for Dementia Action Week. Lollipop and Moomin, two miniature ponies, from local business Lollipop Ponies, came and raised smiles all around.
Therapy ponies are bringing comfort and joy to St John's residents
Today, we celebrate International Nurses Day and we want to give a huge shout out to all our nurses working tirelessly for our residents across our nursing and social care homes.
So what a better way to celebrate than by sharing with you this lovely poem written by one of our residents, Molly.
A poem for International Nurses Day
COVID-19 has been challenging for everyone, especially for our residents, their family and friends unable to visit each other during lockdowns. With visitors now allowed to come back to see their loved one, here is a visual guide on things to consider when visiting one of our homes.
Visiting a Care Home Resident
Amica Care Trust is looking for dedicated people to join our Board of Trustees. The Trust owns and operates five nursing and social care homes, located in Bromsgrove, Crewkerne, Dorchester and Exmouth. The trust is also the freeholder of 183 independent living apartments and cottages and an older persons' independent living complex.
How to become a charity trustee
The standard, as per usual, was superb in both our Christmas competitions this year. Our residents and their activity teams really pulled out all the stops to make this a really special Christmas, despite not being able to spend it with their loved ones. However, there must be winners and we would like to announce that Housman Court won the Decoration Competition and Signature House the Cake Competition. Congratulations to both of them and to everyone who participated.
Winners of our Christmas Competitions 2021!
Our very talented maintenance officer, Garth, has redecorated the lounge and built some rather snazzy bookcases. Well done Garth! Click on the Read More button to see some photos.
Housman Court Care Home's New Look Lounge!
The staff at Signature House Care Home held a party for Bessie, and some of her children and grandchildren were able to visit briefly after first testing negative for COVID using the homes lateral flow test, and wearing PPE.
Please click on the following link Dorset Echo to see the newspaper article report on Bessies birthday.
Bessie celebrates her 100th Birthday at Signature House
St John’s Court Care Home in Bromsgrove is gearing up for the forthcoming Chinese New Year. Our residents and the team, have now all received their vaccinations and our team is working hard continuing to keep everyone safe until all can come together as a family once more.
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Chinese New Year Celebrations at St John's Court Bromsgrove
St. John's Court Care Home in Bromsgrove Visiting Pod is ready to receive visitors!
Visitors will now be able to safely meet with their loved ones without having to go into the home.
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St John's Court Visitors Pod Has Arrived!
At Amica Care Trust, we will soon be allowing nominated visitors to meet safely and comfortably with their loved ones via specially designed ‘Visitor Pods’. Whilst we have encouraged garden visits, window visits and specially arranged visits when one of our residents has been unwell, this improves opportunities for families of our residents.
One of our residents said “I can’t wait to see my son again, especially so near to Christmas. It will be wonderful”
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Visitors Pods Are On Their Way!
Many Congratulations to Housman Court Care Home in Bromsgrove on Winning this year's Christmas Decoration Competition! Well done to all the homes, and to their Activity Teams who helped our residents create such beautiful, imaginative decorations for their homes
Housman Court Winners of our Christmas Decoration Competition 2020!
The residents have been busy preparing their homes for Christmas Day. Along with the traditional baubles, the residents have been busy making their own decorations - helped by our amazing Amica Care Trust Activity Teams.
The residents have also helped to bake their own Christmas Cakes - a piece of which will be saved for the 'Taste Committee' (aka Head Office Staff), who will pronounce the winner in when restrictions are lifted.
Our judges had a wonderful few days visiting all the homes and were delighted by the stunning Christmas displays. They were also treated to a Nativity play, starring the residents, and sang along to the carols.
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Countdown to Christmas in our Homes - 2020!
Click the Read More button below to see all our Activities and News for Exmouth House in Exmouth for November 2020
Exmouth House Newsletter November 2020