National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day at Heanton Nursing Home

Karen Tidy - A Carer of People, Rhymer of Words October 3rd was the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Day and the theme of this year’s literacy celebration was ‘Truth.’... Read more

Five-star waiter service at South West care homes!

Sunday lunch has been taken to a whole new level at a group of South West nursing homes, who are now offering waiter service, complete with wine and fine dining.... Read more

A Journey from Glasgow to Heanton

Joe Gourlay – as you might be able to tell from his traditional name - was born in Glasgow in 1929. Now, 88 years later, he lives at Heanton Nursing... Read more

The Magic of Music: Heanton Nursing Home, Devon

The Power of Music in Dementia Care There is power in music. Revolutionaries have used music as a platform to convey messages of change, during periods of civil and societal... Read more

Undressing the Uniform Debate

In a Nursing Times survey in 2014, almost 60% of staff consulted, indicated that they thought uniforms were an important part of the job. It is, like the uniforms, a... Read more

The 5 pillars of Comfort in Dementia Care

Comfort is defined as a state of physical ease, free from pain or constraint. Comfort is also one of the six emotional and psychological needs highlighted by Professor Tom Kitwood,... Read more

Heanton Nursing Home are Jumping For Dementia

Two of the marketing team from Heanton Nursing Home, in Heanton Punchardon, Devon, have just raised around £1000 for the Alzheimer’s Society in two sponsored  parachute jumps. 90% of those... Read more

A Bard’s View on Dementia

April is Poetry Month, at least in the USA. Over here we tend to join in but maintain our British feeling of literary superiority because our lists of poems and... Read more

Heanton’s brilliant birthday celebration!

Everyone at Heanton Nursing Home had a brilliant time this past weekend celebrating Sam’s 86th birthday. Sam has lived at Heanton for many years and so his Heanton family wanted... Read more