Mothers Day at Nettlestead

Mothers Day at Nettlestead

Obviously mothers should be celebrated everyday but, there is one day of the year reserved especially for that, and it was yesterday. Sons and daughters everywhere took the opportunity to show their mums just how much they mean to them.

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Leeds Castle Picnic

Leeds Castle Picnic

Taking advantage of the wonderful weather, six residents and six carers from Nettlestead care home in Bromley enjoyed a wonderful picnic at beautiful Leeds Castle.

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Anyone for Tennis

Anyone for Tennis

Whilst watching tennis is always fun, just because they can no longer pick up a racket the residents at Nettlestead retirement home were not prepared to stop there.

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Pub Lunch

Pub Lunch

With an enviable reputation for food you may wonder why the residents of Nettlestead Care Home enjoy their regular forays to local pubs for a nice lunch.

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For quality care go private

For quality care go private

By: Nick Bruce

At first glance the impact of whether a homecare provider works for both the State and private clients may not be apparent, until your service goes wrong. However, there are compelling reasons why those providers who try to serve two masters seldom please either one.

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Choosing the right care

Choosing the right care

By: Nick Bruce

For a subject that most of us put off thinking about until we have no alternative, choosing the right care for our needs can be bewildering. Below is an insider’s personal view of the market which may help you to sort the wheat from the chaff.

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Why small is beautiful

Why small is beautiful

By: Nick Bruce

The challenge of funding elderly care is very much in the headlines and has led to ever ‐ larger omnicare facilities catering for clients with often radically different needs as a way to minimise costs. Whilst omnicare facilities are often lauded as a ‘home for life’, what receives rather less attention is the considerable research that reinforces that, when it comes to both quality and quantity of life, smaller homes who specialise win hands down.

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The transition to residential care

The transition to residential care

By: Nick Bruce

Any move is stressful regardless of our age, but when we are elderly it can be a traumatic experience with the potential to adversely affect the person’s health unless handled well. This article explores the issues that impact on whether a transition is successful or not, and how we address them in our two care homes.

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