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  • In the Pink and Purple
    Company News

    In the Pink and Purple!

    Singing, chatter and giggles are always found in our care homes, especially when our Well-being Teams are involved. Dressed in their iconic bright pink or purple uniforms, our enthusiastic Well-being and Activity Co-ordinators (W&As) do an incredible job of ensuring our residents’ happiness. We caught up with some of our dedicated W&As to find out more about what they do. Back to School W&A…

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    Welcome Home Magazine Issue 11

    Welcome to this landmark edition of Avery’s Welcome Home magazine. As you will have seen on the front cover, this issue recognises and celebrates our first home to be rated as overall Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Many congratulations to Joanna Roberts and her team for such a fantastic result at Acacia Lodge in Manchester! The CQC has been busy visiting many of…

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  • The winning team
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    Home of the Quarter – Our Group Support Centre

    We want to recognise a group of staff who are essential to the operation of Avery Healthcare as a company, but who are often found working behind the scenes. So, for this issue our Home of the Quarter is our Northampton based Group Support Centre (GSC), following their fantastic teamwork (and competitiveness) at a team-building challenge with a twist. ll of…

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  • Kate Sweeting
    Company News, Acer House, Weston super mare, Somerset

    Our Amazing People – Kate Sweeting

    Kate Sweeting joined Avery in 2013 and successfully commissioned Acer House Care Home in Weston-super-Mare. Her positive approach launched her into a Local Marketing Manager role, where she now supports Avery care homes and The Hawthorns retirement communities with local marketing, recruitment and community engagement strategies. “I love a challenge and getting stuck in!” says Kate. “Working with and supporting everyone…

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  • Pat Partington with residents
    Company News, Derby Heights, Derby, Derbyshire

    A Chat with Pat

    Patricia Partington is Avery’s Resident Ambassador, with real first-hand experience of placing relatives into care. Highly articulate, approachable and popular with staff, we were delighted when Pat accepted this post to bring to life the view of a family member. We see this as an essential aspect in our continual journey to improve resident and relatives experiences of care in our…

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  • Link trainers
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    Succession Planning – Link Trainers

    Why is succession planning important? Succession planning enhances staff career opportunities, ensuring that our staff have the right skills, experience and knowledge to fill our roles in the future. This is vital to sustaining quality care and service delivery in an increasingly competitive jobs market. It is not just about moving people along a career ladder. Good succession planning supports…

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  • time to veg out
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    Time to Veg Out!

    You may be surprised to learn that there is a charity for older vegetarians and vegans. Vegetarian for Life (VfL) was established in 2008 to promote that no-one should be forced to give up on their dietary preferences (or needs) just because they are older or go in to care. Avery is proud to be a member of VfL’s…

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  • Helen-Simpson Avery dietician
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    Helen Simpson, Dietician

    We are constantly seeking to improve the ways in which our menus contain the right amount of balanced nutrition and variety. To extend our capabilities in this area of resident services we have welcomed expert dietician Helen Simpson to Avery. She will help develop sets of seasonal menus that incorporate good balance and variety and also advise on nutrition texture, flavours, and…

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    Fun with Facebook – Summer Fayres

    We’re incredibly proud of all the events we host at our homes. They truly reflect how care homes should be – open, vibrant and places to have plenty of fun! Our care homes captured this at their Summer Fayres, sharing their best photos on their Facebook pages.  Acer Court and Alder House celebrated an incredible Summer Bonanza, supporting their local charity Action for Young Carers.…

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  • music as dementia therapy
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    Dementia Care with Playlist for Life

    The positive benefits of music for people living with dementia is well known throughout the care sector. Where previously powerful sedatives and mood-altering drugs were regularly prescribed to reduce feelings of agitation and distress in people with dementia, we now recognise that the therapeutic benefits of music can provide a virtually side-effect free alternative.  At Avery, we have long recognised the…

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    Bitesize Healthcare

    Gnashers, chompers, pearly whites – however you refer to your teeth, it’s important to look after them, as we were all told when we were young: “You only get one set!”.  We recognise the importance of oral care, with residents encouraged to see a dentist as frequently as they would prior to moving into care, as well as in times…

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