We are busy building a team of Bendie Practitioners, ready to go into care homes and help older people to remain mobile for as long as possible. We know that this sort of work is demanding and can be quite sad sometimes. So we support each other; we share success and we share memories when [...]
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We ran a Bendie Practitioner training event. What made it so special? We had four great people who are totally passionate about helping older people to remain mobile, fit and independent. It was a great mix; there was a Personal Trainer, a nurse, an Occupational Therapy assistant and a care home carer. Between them they [...]
We get cross, sometimes really cross, on behalf of the older people we work with. We were cross when we saw a district nurse whisk off a resident in her wheelchair without a word to the older person. Just imagine if you were sitting quietly in your chair and suddenly find yourself being [...]
I took a photo of this beautiful rose in my garden early one morning last week. I remember my mother dead heading her roses, crushing the petals and removing the fading bloom. I always thought that she removed them a bit too early, I thought that there was a bit more left in [...]
D Day We all noticed that it was the 75th anniversary of D day last week. A force of 150,000 soldiers from America, Canada, France and Britain attacked German forces on the beaches of Normandy in France and the resulting victory was a turning point in the Second World War. For us [...]
What actually happens in your chosen care home? And importantly, how do you know what happens? The good homes have a written bulletin on a weekly basis of what is going on. You should be able to plan your time and take your pick of what is going on. Good homes have entertainers coming in, [...]
We are so excited to hear about the terrific success of Bramley Court – their wonderful team has won the national Care Home Team Award. They are now officially the best! Congratulations to you all. Together, we all support the residents to have as much fun and as many opportunities as possible. Being in a [...]
We have just reviewed the stories of 5 of our clients. It was fascinating – what tales. We knew, or thought we knew, that we were making a difference with our approach to exercise but we hadn’t fully realised what a big difference was occurring. We re- read the notes we had made when we [...]
So you know whereabouts you want to live, your next task is to find the homes in that area. This is easily done on the internet by searching on a web site called www.carehome.co.uk. Alternatively you can call Carehome on 01488684321. You will see a long list of care homes which you are able to [...]
According to The Guardian (12.01.19) ‘Activity may keep brain sharp in old age – even if dementia looms’. A study from Rush University in Illinois has suggested that ‘you can mitigate the deleterious effects (of Alzheimer’s) by having more activity. The team that carried out the research found that better motor abilities seem to offer [...]