care homesmusic and dementiaperson-centred care Care Home of the Month – February Winners Announced

February 13, 2020

We are excited to announce our February Care Homes of the Month.

 

Our February 2020 Winners

Osbourne Court, Bristol:

Osbourne Court was brilliant this month, the staff really got involved, and there were visitors there too who really threw themselves into it. There is one member of staff called Malcolm who makes such a difference… he’s brilliant with the residents, and really encourages them to join in, including often leading a silly dance or doing silly actions to the song. I love it when Malcolm’s there!

Culm Valley Care Centre, Devon:

Our sessions are always very well supported. We always receive such a warm welcome and their enthusiasm is infectious! Everyone was on fine form as always for January’s session. Sensational singing, brilliant bells and delightful drumming! There were some great conversations around Scotland, Haggis and Kilts, but the star of the show without a doubt was a resident’s (Malcom) AMAZING impressions of Elvis and Steptoe! It is an absolute pleasure to see so many people getting involved – Well done Culm Valley Care Centre – Very well deserved!

Oakdene Nursing & Residential Care Home, Dorset:

Oakdene made sure the residents were ready for me when I arrived, and had made an effort to bring over residents, who they thought would benefit from the session, from the nursing home building. Two of the activities team (Colin and Mary) helped throughout the session, which improved the residents’ engagement with the workshop. Colin did a brilliant job at encouraging group singing with his enthusiasm, engaged the residents in conversation between pieces, as well as helping me in handing out lyric sheets. One resident perhaps wouldn’t have joined in the singing, had Mary not sat with a her to encourage her. So lovely to see.

 

About Care Home of the Month

Care Home of the Month is an on-going achievement award scheme, and care homes are nominated on a monthly basis by our Musica Coordinators before being judged by the Musica Head office team. The team evaluate individual strengths accordingly to the five criteria points mentioned above and choose one care home to win the award in each territory per month.

You can find out more by visiting our Care Home of the Month page.