Recognising special dates at Stanfield
This royal month included honouring the Queen’s Coronation, her official 93rd Birthday and Prince Phillip’s 98th Birthday. As many residents in our care home hold an interest in the monarchy, we made sure the Queen’s Birthday Parade was televised for everyone.
On Red Nose Day we had our weekly visit from the group Reaction Music in the morning, who use a strong rhythm to encourage engagement of our residents by keeping in time with the beat using a variety of musical instruments. Our residents really enjoy following the rhythm and the whole room is full of laughter and smiling faces. After our usual lunch break we spent an afternoon with the wonderful Ray who sings popular classics from the 60s and 70s for everyone to join in and reminisce. This year Comic Relief raised £63,938,072 and counting but it’s not over yet! You can still donate by visiting this link here - https://www.comicrelief.com/rednoseday. All donations go towards the best possible way to “tackle the root causes of poverty and social injustice”.
Celebrating our CQC Outstanding report
At Stanfield Nursing Home, we aim to provide the highest possible standards of care for all of our residents and we feel privileged to have cared for people for over 30 years as an independently owned and privately run care home. As part of our care philosophy, we incorporate person-centred care in all forms of our practices.
In June we were awarded an overall Outstanding rating from Care Quality Commission, so we decided celebrations were in order! We were delighted to receive a card and flowers from a nursing home nearby who provide similar care to our own. Our staff were also gifted a delicious cake, congratulating us from a GP who regularly visits our care home.
We planned a day of wonderful activities for our residents and their families to enjoy this achievement. Our senior staff also gathered together in front of our care home for a round of photos to commemorate this day.
You can find details of our CQC report here - https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-114409532
Updates on Dementia News
As a care home that provides specialist dementia care, it is vital to stay up-to-date with recent news in the field. This allows us to continuously update and improve our care for those living with dementia at Stanfield. We also believe our readers should stay informed on developments so here is a selection of notable research in June.
It is important for people to understand that certain aspects of lifestyle can contribute to later onset, but not prevent Alzheimer’s. This report details how education and intelligence doesn’t provide immunity from the disease, only that their abilities may remain temporarily better for longer. More information is provided here - https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190611155600.htm
Tau and amyloid beta build up in the brain have both been identified as factors affecting the development of dementia. A study published in Society for Neuroscience discovered the correlation between poorer sleep during ages 50 to 70 and increased levels of tau and amyloid beta. For further details - https://neurosciencenews.com/alzheimers-sleep-14246/
A study conducted at University College London may have generated pathways for new treatments of Alzheimer’s. It was stated that ‘Reduced blood flow to the brain is one of the first clinically detectable signs of Alzheimer’s’. Therefore, identifying the reason for this process creates opportunities to intervene during early stages. Information on the cause of reduced blood flow is provided here - https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2019/jun/squeezing-blood-vessels-may-contribute-cognitive-decline-alzheimers
Contacting Stanfield Nursing Home
If you are interested in finding out more information about the activities we arrange each month then head to our website today. Alternatively, you can call 01905 420 459 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.