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

March 9, 2020

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

 

Our March 2020 Winners

Waltham House, Bristol:

The staff really got stuck-in and sung along, it was a residents birthday and his wife was there, everyone had a lovely time! Ant

Brendoncare Woodhayes, Devon:

Brendoncare, Woodhayes are a lovely group who clearly value the importance of music within their home. They have recently increased their sessions to every fortnight and although it is always a pleasure to see them, our last session there really stood out for several reasons. When we arrived we were missing a couple of the regular residents and we were told that the were poorly and hadn’t been out of their rooms for a few days; however we were delighted to be joined by these very residents part way through the session and the wonderful AC, Junko even re-arranged the layout of the room to enable one of them to join us. Everyone was in fine voice as always and we were taught a new verse to Daisy Daisy by one of the lovely residents! We were really pleased to see several members of staff popping in and getting involved at different points during the session. A couple of staff members shared some lovely musical based stories as well including playing the flute/piano as a child and a song bringing back memories of her parents dancing. Family members are always encouraged to join us and one family joins us for every session without fail. She is very supportive and always keen to get involved! Well done to everyone at Woodhayes – Very well deserved! Kate & Steve

Gracewell of Weymouth, Dorset:

This month nomination has got to be Gracewell, just a great atmosphere and they really have some great activities for the residents. Rachel is the first AC to ask me to do some one to ones. She thinks of them and that’s so important! Josh

 

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.