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Edith celebrates her 104th birthday!

The staff and residents of Westerlands Care Village enjoyed celebrating a very special birthday a few weeks ago. Edith “Did” Parker turned 104 on 22nd October, and enjoyed a day of cake, balloons and visits from family and friends for a party held by carers at her home. Edith blows out her candle Born in 1913, Edith has lived [...]
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River Meadows Challenge - Lands End to John O’Groats

In the UK there are around 850,000 people living with dementia. However, it often affects not only the individual living with the condition but also their friends and family. With predictions that one in three people over 65 will develop dementia, it’s likely everyone will be affected by it at some point in their life. Dementia usually occurs in people [...]

A heartfelt thanks to Maureen Turner

PrimeLife said goodbye to a long standing QCF Assessor Maureen Turner, who retired today after a long career in nursing and assessing. We’d like to wish her a very happy, relaxing retirement! Maureen initially trained as a cadet nurse and successfully progressed through the ranks, from staff nurse to ward sister. In 1987, she qualified as a Registered Nurse Teacher [...]
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Mill House receive a letter from the Queen

The staff and residents of Mill House, situated in Fakenham in Norfolk, had a lovely surprise last month – in the shape of a letter from Buckingham Palace!   Back in June, Stacey and the team at Mill House thought it would be a great idea to send [...]
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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]