Peggy Takes To The Skies

By | Kingdom Homes News, News, Roselea House News

Peggy Brookes, who lives at Roselea House in Cowdenbeath, was walking back from a trip to the shops with Margaret Stewart, the care home manager when a helicopter passed overhead. Peggy said “I wouldn’t mind a trip in a helicopter as I’ve never been in one.”

Margaret submitted a wish on Peggy’s behalf to Kingdom Homes Wishing Well initiative and we were delighted to be able to arrange this. Peggy was accompanied by her daughter, grand-daughter and great-grand-daughter as well as care staff from Roselea House.

Peggy’s trip took her over Rosyth dockyard and the bridges over the Forth giving her a excellent view of the new Queensferry Crossing bridge which will be officially opened by the Queen next week. “It was just a remark that I made never thinking it would actually happen. I was thrilled to get the chance to be able to get a close up of the new Queensferry Crossing.”

 

Champions for Dementia Focus

By | Kingdom Homes News, Lomond View News, News

Kingdom Homes director, Julie Anderson, is holding drop in sessions at each of the company’s care homes for anyone – staff, relatives and friends interested in becoming Dementia Champions. The first of these meetings took place at Lomond View Care Home in Falkland this week.

The sessions are intended to inform those who would like to learn more about activities and therapies which enhance the lives of residents with Dementia, enabling them to have meaningful and stimulating activity. It is the aim to have several Dementia Champions within each of our care homes delivering activities based on the “Namaste Care” principles founded in the USA by Joyce Simard.

There are many benefits to those with advanced dementia and if teamed up with the resident’s relative can bring back a closeness which may have diminished as the dementia illness has progressed.

For anyone who would like more information about becoming a Kingdom Homes Dementia Champion in any of our care homes please call Julie Anderson on 01592 722227.

 

Lomond View Family Tree

By | Kingdom Homes News, Lomond View News, News

This beautiful tree pictured above was painted by our very own Tori, a Kitchen Assistant at Lomond View Care Home. Tori created the tree as a foundation for Lomond View residents’ individual art work. Each leaf on the tree will be hand made by the residents, making it very personal to the home.

Over the next few weeks the tree will continue to grow as we add each resident’s contribution. The project, which has been met with lots of support and enthusiasm, is a celebration of the wonderful individuality of each resident in our care.

 

Another Wishing Well Request Fulfilled

By | Kingdom Homes News, Methven House News, News

For Elizabeth Blair, who lives at Methven House Nursing Home, Craigtoun Meadows Caravan Park holds special memories for this is where she and her husband set up their first home when they got married. Elizabeth asked if it would be possible for her to pay a visit there.

Accompanied by some members of her family Elizabeth set off on our minibus on Thursday 27th April. As we drove along roads Elizabeth had travelled many times she began reminiscing and recalled one day when her husband jumped out of the car, opened the passenger door and said to Elizabeth ” You’re driving now”. At the time Elizabeth hadn’t driven for years but she got behind the wheel she said, and soon got the hang of it again.

When we arrived at the caravan site Elizabeth guided us to the area where the caravan she owned had sat. Although the park had changed somewhat she knew the area very well. Now in need of a cuppa, Elizabeth and her family had a coffee in the on-site café.

Next we got back on the bus and drove to St Andrews for a spot of shopping. We also stopped for lunch on the way home and Elizabeth enjoyed a ploughman’s lunch and more coffee. All in all Elizabeth had a fabulous day out and we were delighted to be able to fulfil her wish.

 

Wishing Well Trip to Pitlochry

By | Kingdom Homes News, Lomond View News, News

Jeanette Paton, who lives at Lomond View Care Home in Falkland posted a wish in the home’s Wishing Well to take a trip out into the countryside with two of her special friends from Lomond View and so a day trip to the lovely town of Pitlochry in Perthshire was arranged.

Jeanette, Gwen and Margaret who spend a lot of time together had the use of one on our minibuses for their trip and were accompanied by Jane, the Receptionist at Lomond View and Morag, our Bus Escort and of course Tom, Minibus Driver.

They enjoyed a scenic trip through the country roads to Pitlochry where they had a leisurely lunch and then a bit of shopping before the weather unfortunately turned very stormy, whereupon they decided to head back to the bus and return to Lomond View.

In the photograph above Jeanette raises her glass in a toast as the ladies settle down to enjoy their lunch.