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100th Birthday Celebrations for Jean

By | Kingdom Homes News, Methven House News, News

There was a buzz of excitement at Methven House yesterday as staff and residents gathered to celebrate the 100th birthday of Jean Wood. Jean’s actual birthday was on 29th December but she spent that day out celebrating with family members so the party was delayed for a few days.

Friends and family were present as Jean received an orchid plant from Michael Wemyss, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Fife and a bouquet of flowers from local councillor, Stuart MacPhail.

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Jean pictured with the Deputy Lord Lieutenant and (right) Councillor MacPhail

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Senior Carer Sherrine Paul and Nurse Kamlash Kanwal congratulate Jean. (right) Jean with her daughter Caroline and Morag Prince, Manager of Methven House.

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Jean with the lovely birthday cake made by Methven’s cook, Sally Millar and (right) some of the other residents enjoying the entertainment which was provided by Jay Silver.

Kingdom Homes Staff Awards 2015

By | Alexander House News, Barrogil House News, Camilla House News, Craigie house News, Fernlea House News, Kingdom Homes News, Lomond View News, Methven House News, News, Preston House News, Roselea House News, Windmill House News

Kingdom Homes held the annual Staff Awards on Wednesday 2nd December. There was plenty to celebrate with 131 members of staff having successfully completed various levels of SVQ’s in Health & Social Care or Management in the last 12 months – an achievement that they should all be proud of and a big thanks to the support of the Kingdom Training assessors, who are also part of our organisation.

The three finalists from each of our care homes “Employee of the Year” were also there and the winners announced and presented with their awards.

The longest serving members of staff were also honoured with awards for those who have been with Kingdom Homes from 10 years to a very impressive 30 years – long service indeed! Between them, our Long Service award winners have provided 600 years of dedicated care to the elderly.

For more details on the Awards winners and the MD’s Christmas Blog please download the latest Company Newsletter.

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Drinks and canapés were served in the reception as guests arrived. Managing Director Colin Smart gave a speech congratulating all of the staff on their achievements.

 

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Janice Brockie received a Long Service Award for 30 years. Ryan Wallace presented Margaret Smart, Director of Care, who presented all of the Awards with flowers.

 

Phemie Celebrates Her 105th Birthday

By | Kingdom Homes News, Preston House News

There was great excitement at Preston House as one of our residents, Euphemia Mitchell, celebrated her 105th birthday. Phemie, was born on the 20th of October 1910 but looks much younger than her years. Family and friends were invited to spend the afternoon with Phemie at Preston House to help her celebrate with a special birthday tea.

Phemie also had a visit from Carylle Fernando who presented her with a birthday card and lovely potted orchid on behalf of her husband, the Depute Lord Leiutenant of Fife, Rube Fernando. Councillor Ross Vettraino OBE also popped in with a beautiful floral arrangement with the compliments of Fife Council.

Everyone within Kingdom Homes would like to congratulate Phemie on her 105th birthday which makes her our most senior resident.

Phemie and Depute Lord Leiutenant's wife Phemie and Councillor Ross Vettraino

Phemie with Carylle Fernando                        Councillor Ross Vettraino

Phemie and her son Johnson Phemie and her grandson

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Kingdom Homes Sponsors New Raith Rovers Player

By | Kingdom Homes News, News

Raith Rovers football club recently signed a new player who will be sponsored by Kingdom Homes. Here he is – Scott Robertson, meeting Kingdom Homes Managing Director – Colin Smart at our Preston House Nursing Home in Glenrothes. Colin, a life long Raith Rovers fan, was keen to support the team.

Scott, who has represented Scotland at international level and previously played for Hibs and Dundee United, has already played his first match for Raith Rovers.

 

Boxes of Fun Ready for Distribution at Kingdom Homes

By | Alexander House News, All Homes, Barrogil House News, Camilla House News, Craigie house News, Fernlea House News, Kingdom Homes News, Lomond View News, Methven House News, News, Preston House News, Roselea House News

A new set of Activities Boxes is currently being distributed to all of the Kingdom Homes care homes. Each care home is getting a box filled with around 20 different activity and therapy items. The contents have been specially selected to suit individuals of all abilities including our most dependant residents. Many of the items have been sourced from specialist dementia retailers or on advice from our dementia trainer, Susan Carney.

The boxes include

  • physical games like golf, toss and talk balls, basketball
  • craft magazines and easy stitch craft kits
  • Books, word puzzles, games, DVDs and CDs
  • Reminiscence activities including smell kits, recall cards, photo packs, historical newspapers and decade specific reminiscence packs
  • Fidget kits, therapies for active hands (see the lock box in the photograph), dolls and soft toys

The contents of each box is different and they will be swapped around our care homes on a regular basis so that there is always something different to take part in. The boxes have been put together to ensure that each has a PAL (Pool Activity Level as researched and developed by Jackie Pool) balance of activities and contains a PAL inventory explaining who should use them and how individuals will best benefit from their use.

PAL checklists completed with our residents ensure that everyone is offered activities tailored to their own abilities.

Barrogil House Residents Visit from Bank Volunteers

By | Barrogil House News, Kingdom Homes News, News

The residents at Barrogil House spent a day with volunteers from Lloyds Bank recently as part of the Bank’s community volunteer programme, “Day to Make a Difference”. In the morning the visitors gave manicures and played bowls with the residents and in the afternoon they held a tea party and sing song.

We would like to thank the team of volunteers for their time and their involvement which was greatly appreciated by the residents and staff at Barrogil. They really “made a difference” to our residents’ day.

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James Raises Cash for The Brain Tumour Charity

By | Kingdom Homes News

James Glencross, a chef at Fernlea House in Cardenden, has grown a mustache during the month of November to raise funds for The Brain Tumour Charity.

Colleagues, visitors to Fernlea House and James’s friend and family have sponsored him and watched the progress of his mustache over the 30 days. Thanks to their generousity James has raised a fabulous £323 for the Charity.

James says he will be glad to shave it off and return to his clean shaven appearance and has no plans for it to be a permanent feature of his face.

Well done James and thanks to those who sponsored him.

Open Day Is a Great Success

By | Kingdom Homes News

The Open Day held at Albion House was a great success attracting many people interested in a career in care to attend and find out more about job opportunities within Kingdom Homes.

Representatives from Job Centre Plus offices throughout the area also attended along with Skills Development Scotland, Adult Basic Education and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages).

The event, organised by Kingdom Training, gave those attending a insight into the Workbased Academy – a six week work placement combining practical experience in one of our care homes and formal training in our dedicated training centre. The Certificate awarded on successful completion of the placement encompasses 2 of the 6 units required for SVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care.