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The Benefits of Choosing a Dementia Care Home

As a carer, a daughter or a son, it can be an extremely difficult decision when the time comes to consider long-term care. There could be a number of triggers which prompted this new search for a care home, whether it’s a sudden deterioration in health (be this physical or mental) or you are struggling to provide the care that your [...]

Searching for Your Ideal Care Home: A Few Tips

It’s a hard decision, choosing to place a parent, child or a close relative into care and choosing the right care home can seem like a daunting task. Here at PrimeLife we believe we can make this process a little easier for you, by giving you some advice on what to look for when it comes to selecting the ideal [...]

Garden party 1940s style

Celebrating in the beautiful sunny weather, friends and family of the residents of Clarence House flocked in in-style to a 1940’s Summer Blitz garden party. With live entertainment from a 1940s singer and classic cream teas the guests were transported back in time. Residents dressed in 1940’s clothing and ran a Tombola Stall, Raffle, Cake stall, sweets in the jar competition and two games of guess the name of the teddy.

Britain’s Got Talent comes to Harborough care home

Performers sang, belly danced and played musical instruments as residents raised the roof in a Market Harborough care home’s very own version of Britain’s Got Talent. More than 70 revellers, including family members, clapped, cheered and sung along at Peaker Park’s Got Talent on Saturday, June 28. Spectator and resident Sylvia Sams, 80, who enjoys volunteering as one [...]

Peaker Park care home gets deaf charter

A deaf couple living at East Midland’s first official ‘deaf aware’ care home based in Market Harborough have said “we feel lucky being here”. When Leslie, 89, and Betty Key, 88, first moved into Peaker Park they were unable to communicate properly with staff but the team responded quickly with a range of measures. In recognition of its [...]

Peaker Park chef is finalist in prestigious culinary competition

Sam Wicks, our resident chef at Peaker Park Care Village, Market Harborough, is to compete in the National Final of the Care Cook of the Year 2014 culinary competition that crowns the Best Care Cook in the UK. Sam beat off stiff competition in the Midlands regional heat of the prestigious competition, impressing the judges and earning his deserved [...]

Time for a cuppa at River Meadows

Residents at River Meadows had a fantastic time at their tea party this month – organised to coincide with the nationwide ‘Time for a Cuppa’ campaign, which sets out to raise money and awareness for the Admiral Nurses. The Admiral Nurses work with individuals with dementia and the River Meadows tea party managed to raise a total of £285, [...]

The winners of the sandwich challenge

So, who was it that cut the mustard, who will relish in the big prize? Excuse the puns, but we couldn’t run a sandwich competition without throwing in a bit of ‘cheese’. Well done to all of our homes that took part in the competition. You amazed us with your creativity and truly rose to the challenge in [...]