Building work has started at Barrogil House to complete the final phase which consists of 11 bedrooms, a dining room, lounge and bathroom. This will increase the total number of bedrooms at Barrogil to 40.
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 with Carylle Fernando Councillor Ross Vettraino
Phemie and her son, Johnson Phemie and her grandson
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.
Kingdom Homes currently has a vacancy for a Domestic Assistant at Lomond View Care Home in Falkland. The successful applicant will join our cleaning team working from 8am – 4pm on a two week shift pattern – 3 days one week and 4 days the following week.
The role involves maintaining a high standard of cleanliness while adhering to cleaning schedules and our infection control policies and procedures. An Application Form is contained in the Information Pack which can be downloaded below. Completed Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to our Head Office address which is detailed in the Pack.
Closing date for Applications 30th November 2015
Download: Domestic Assistant Application Pack
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.