Zoo day here at Primrose House, our residents enjoyed their surprise visit and had a hoot looking at the owls!!!
The Great British Care Award Ceremony was attended by Nick, Nathan, Ralphe and Dhimo looking dapper in their suits celebrating the achievements of Dove Tree House, Chollacott House and Kathy Southouse.
Kathy, our fabulous Registered Manager at Bluebell House and Primrose House was shortlisted for the Carehome Manager of The Year Award. Teresa, her Deputy at Bluebell House accompanied her for the occasion.
The teams at Bluebell and Primrose House in Westward Ho! have been busy creating lovely outside seating areas for their residents. The patio area between the two homes have been transformed! An enclosed gazebo and a summer house will enable the residents to enjoy the sea air without the sea breeze!
Residents at Primrose House in Westward Ho! were losing sight of their pancakes as they flipped them skywards, so staff turned them purple. It worked a treat! Happy Purple Pancake Day!
Stonehaven were invited to Coutts in London on Wednesday last week, to celebrate the inclusion of Primrose House in Knight Frank’s 2020 Luxury Care Home Guide. 100 of the most prestigious care homes across the country are featured in this beautifully presented guide, so it was a real honour to be there and to meet other care home operators. Primrose House in Westward Ho! opened in September 2016. It’s location on the North Devon coast means that many of its 30 ensuite bedrooms enjoy views out to sea, as far as Saunton Sands and Lundy Island, on a clear day. The building was designed with the dementia resident in mind, with carefully chosen colours, lighting, textiles and lay-out. For more information about Primrose House, or to book an appointment to view, please call 01237 488023.
The residents at Bluebell House and Primrose House, our homes in Westward Ho! enjoyed a visit from a very lovely owl today. For most it was the first time they had actually held an owl. It was fantastic to see their faces and listen to them talking about her with her owner Nick.
Stonehaven sponsored Ipplepen cricketers getting behind the England World Cup Cricket team against New Zealand today!
At Stonehaven, we take team training extremely seriously, to ensure we are providing the very highest standard of care to our residents. A comprehensive training package is provided for all our staff. We ask that all mandatory courses are completed within the first year of employment with us, with ad hoc and refreshers courses continuning throughout their Stonehaven career. Here are some of the Primrose House team, on a recent Safegaurding course with excellent trainer, Deborah Cox.
Westcountry based Stonehaven Care Group have announced the name change of Donnington House, on Atlantic Way in Westward Ho! to the new name: ’Bluebell House.’ Bluebell House stands immediately next door to Primrose House, which is Stonehaven’s latest new build care home with state of the art care facilities.
Explaining the change, Stephen Stone, Managing Director of Stonehaven said: ”In 2005, just before Stonehaven Care Group acquired Donnington House care home in Westward Ho!, it was a 25-bed home that was giving good, compassionate care we created 10 new en-suite bedrooms, renovated all other areas and converted the lower-ground-floor layout to provide an all-important ‘circular walk route’; a facility that is such a real aid to those living in any dedicated dementia care setting.
”Having very recently further enlarged our Westward Ho! care service with an adjacent new state-of-the-art 30-bed building (named Primrose House), we feel it’s high time for us to give Donnington House a new name that reflects the status that home has achieved… what better than to pair with Primrose House via the new name Bluebell House. So, ‘Bluebell & Primrose’ it now is.”
The group felt that the new name would bring the home into alignment with Primrose House, following the theme of wild flowers. Ildiko Varadi of Bluebell House and Stephanie Johnson Manager of Primrose House, are delighted with the new name.
Ms Varadi said: ”It is lovely to follow a similar theme of wild flowers. The blue bell flower is known for its’ humility. It is also associated with everlasting love and constancy, which is very fitting with the care we provide our residents. We all look forward to Spring and when out walking in the lanes or countryside look forward to seeing the carpets of bluebell flowers in woodlands as they are one of the most glorious sights of the British spring landscape and a popular flower with our residents.”
Both homes are always pleased to show prospective residents and their families around, which is done in a way that does not disturb their current residents.