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Rolling Out Pioneering Dementia Training at PrimeLife

A pioneering staff training programme about dementia will be rolled out nationally across our group of care homes following a dementia-themed virtual reality workshop pilot held at our head office in Leicester. We commissioned Training2care’s virtual reality tour in response to former Prime Minister David Cameron’s pledge to boost dementia research last year, who also said he wanted provide better [...]

Choosing a care home in the East Midlands

Choosing a care home for your loved one can be a daunting decision. There are a whole myriad of things to consider, and while it may not top the list, the location of your prospective care home can have a significant impact on the experience a resident, and their family, has during their time living there. PrimeLife enjoy being able [...]

Celebrating the Queen's 90th Birthday

In celebration of the Queen’s official 90th birthday last month, a number of our homes held events to mark this momentous occasion. At Beechlands, located in Clarendon Park in Leicester, the residents and staff successfully hosted a street party on Central Avenue on 12th June. They took part in a range of games and activities including an egg and [...]

Summer excursions for residents at PrimeLife

With the good weather truly upon us, many of our residents have been venturing out for day trip and Little Acres recently visited the seaside town of Whitby. As well as a boat trip along the river the group also went on a number of short walks and visited the RNLU Whitby Museum. Here the residents really enjoyed learning [...]

Thoughts from a PrimeLife Care Assistant

It has been an exciting year for PrimeLife and a period of great change: from being recognized as one of the top 20 Care Providers in the UK to the expansion of our Quality Matters Team and the application of the national living wage. In light of all these developments, we could not find a more appropriate time to [...]

Falls prevention at PrimeLife

We undertook a pioneering approach to significantly reduce the number of falls amongst older residents. Holmes House, located on Kenilworth Road in Wigston, was asked to take part in a pilot by Leicestershire County Council, alongside two other care homes in the area. The project involved introducing devices and systems to help a person maintain their safety and wellbeing. Some of [...]

Award for Top 20 Recommended Care Home Group 2016

We are pleased to announce that PrimeLife has been given a ‘Top 20 Recommended Care Home Group’ award by Carehome.co.uk. Every day, visitors and residents fill in review cards that let us know how well we’re doing, and these reviews are counted and moderated by the leading UK Care Home website, Carehome.co.uk. The 2016 Carehome.co.uk awards reveal that [...]

Celebrating Leicester's Premier League Win

Over the last few weeks our Leicestershire homes have been backing the blues of Leicester City Football Club in their efforts to become Premier League Champions. It’s been an exciting few weeks where both staff and residents have been watching games together and dressing up in blue to show their support. One resident at Holmes House, John ‘Ian’ [...]