We Are Family

We Are Family

We often heard it said that you see more of your colleagues than you do your family but, as we have seen here at Nightingales Retirement Care, the two aren’t always mutually exclusive!

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Baking Afternoon

Baking Afternoon

A popular activity at Priors Mead Care Home is baking, and particular cup-cakes, although there is some suspicion that it was not just for the pleasure of cooking.

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Flower Arranging

Flower Arranging

Everyone enjoys fresh-cut flowers but the residents of Priors Mead Care Home enjoy going one-stage further and doing their own flower arranging. Apart from an opportunity for a good chat as each compares their efforts with the other, they also brighten up the residents’ rooms and public areas with the next session always in time to replace those passing their best.

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A Care Home that really is Different

A Care Home that really is Different

At a time when most care homes are getting ever larger to cater for an ever greater variety of needs, one has taken the road less travelled.

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That’s What I Call Being Transparent

That’s What I Call Being Transparent

Transparency is a new buzz word which most business appear only pay lip-service to, but there are others who seem determined to walk their talk. One example is Priors Mead care home in Reigate.

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Choosing This Year’s Wines

Choosing This Year’s Wines

The residents at Priors Mead could be forgiven for thinking they weren’t in a care home.

On Thursday 18th April, Majestic Wine are giving a wine tasting for the residents and their guests. As you might expect, this is normally a rather jolly affair, with much debate as to which are the best, and for a reason. Read More >

Unique birthday celebration

Unique birthday celebration

One of our clients turned a rather impressive 105 years of age recently. She may have had a letter from the Queen, but no doubt this blog post was the real ‘Happy Birthday’ she was after!

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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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Does Care Home Size Matter?

Does Care Home Size Matter?

To look at the ever-growing size of modern care homes you could be forgiven for believing that size is important, but for whom?

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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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