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Christmas Activities
Blog & News Posted: 20/12/2016

Christmas Activities This year at Cerrig yr Afon residents have enjoyed a number of Christmas activities throughout December. At the beginning of the month, our Activities co-ordinator, along with two of our care staff and a couple of our residents, spent an afternoon in the Table Table restaurant in Caernarfon. We enjoyed a lovely Christmas lunch together and we had a game of bingo while we were there which is always a favourite activity with many of our residents. We enjoyed looking at the boats in the harbour where the restaurant is situated before heading off back home. Once back at Cerrig yr Afon many of our residents and staff had gathered in the loun...

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Blooming great tea party
Blog & News Posted: 10/10/2016

Blooming great tea party We held a Marie Curie "blooming great tea party" in September this year at Cerrig yr Afon . To prepare for the party, our Activities lady, Nikky, began by putting up posters to advertise the event in the windows of the local village shops and the village hall. Posters were placed on the pin board in the nursing home along with a collection box and invitations were placed in our reception area. A few extra ways to raise money were to guess the name of a teddy, guess how many marshmallows were in a jar and how many cups of tea could be made using the world's largest tea pot. Staff and visitors of our home were pleased to win champagne and some...

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The garden at Cerrig yr Afon
Blog & News Posted: 13/06/2016

The garden at Cerrig yr Afon Here at Cerrig yr afon residents can enjoy a variety of activities which help to keep minds active, stimulated and entertained and one of those activities is gardening, even if it is only minimal. We try to ensure that in the warmer months our residents have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and the sunshine combined with an activity of some description. Gardening has many health and therapeutic benefits helping to increase levels of physical activity, mobility and flexibility. Our equipment and tools have all been modified to create a garden that is interesting, accessible and productive. The wild life aspect is always a big favourit...

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Food menus and how we personalise diets
Blog & News Posted: 31/05/2016

Food menus and how we personalise diets Cerrig yr afon one of the best respite nursing home Bangor has a team of four kitchen staff consisting of two professional cooks and two trained assistants. We provide a varied menu to cater for individual dietary needs and our kitchen staff are trained in healthy eating and to recognise the importance of a well-balanced diet and nutritional foods. The use of salt, sugar and fatty foods are kept to a minimum as some of our Service Users are either looking to achieve a healthy body weight or are diabetic. We ensure that all our Service Users have meals which consist of daily portions of fresh fruit and vegetables, which contain vitamins, ...

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Social Activities
Blog & News Posted: 24/05/2016

Social Activities At Cerrig yr Afon, our Service Users enjoy playing board game, cards, dominos and bingo on a weekly basis. People are grouped according to their abilities to play games at various levels and bingo is immensely popular with our residents, where they can play for small treats and prizes. The male residents are particularly fond of memory games, and playing 'Connect Four' . We also have regular musical events such as a harpist, pianist and dancers - and group sing-alongs with tunes from various decades (which always proves to be a popular event!) In December some residents were taken on a day trip to enjoy a Christmas meal and Christmas c...

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Working in a nursing home
Blog & News Posted: 20/04/2016

Working in a nursing home Looking forward, the ageing population combined with a national nursing shortage will create an even greater demand for healthcare professionals. This means employment in a nursing home could very well be in your future. Nurses in nursing homes need a different skill set than nurses in a hospital. These specialised skills allow them to concentrate their care to the needs of their patients. It's important to deliver quality care with compassion, dignity and respect as a patient's inability to see, hear, talk or move easily makes them particularly vulnerable - therefore it's equally important to have the right people to look after them. Wor...

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Short Term Respite Care
Blog & News Posted: 12/04/2016

Short Term Respite Care Just recently, Matron Maggie Hawley has experienced lot of enquiries with regard to Respite care. We' re consistently finding that people know of someone, somewhere who is caring for a family member and they' re finding it tough going at times. Respite care can greatly benefit both the carer and the patient, leaving both parties invigorated. So, the question is, what is Respite care and how does it benefit the care giver? Respite care is designed specifically to replace the care you usually provide for someone else. It's needed so that you can look after your own health and well-being, giving you a break from caring. It's also something Cerr...

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