From left to right: Kim Thomas, Donna Roche and Joanna Nykiel – Nightingales’ new directors
Nightingales, a family led company that has been providing care to the elderly for over 30 years has appointed three of its senior management team as directors; Donna Roche, head of homecare, Kim Thomas manager of Nettlestead care home in Bromley, and Joanna Nykiel who heads up Priors Mead care home in Reigate. Read More >
Our residents and their daughters had fun reminiscing about their wedding days last week.
Kelly McManus joined the team at Priors Mead following the birth of her daughter Poppy six months ago. She works nights so that she and her partner can share caring for Poppy without outside help. Kelly was a hairdresser prior to starting a family so it’s been quite a change from her previous line of work.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 >