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Video Slide Show of Rose Lodge

Take a look around with our photo walkthrough
to give you glimpse of our wonderful home
in the beautiful seaside town of Exmouth

 

Rose Lodge in UK top 20

Last month we were voted in the UK  top 20 small care home groups by our residents and their families. That is quite some honour and we are jolly pleased with it! It comes on top of our CQC Outstanding award and a Gold award for dementia design from Stirling University.

We are particularly pleased with this latest award as it is based on ratings which are provided by residents and families at carehome.co.uk which is the UK’s leading independent care home advisor. For us it demonstrates that having two smaller communities for people at the different stages of dementia is really working for our residents. Here’s a picture of residents and staff with our award.

The garden is open for business, When Harry met Ron and Bunny and Spring

Bliss, finally a beautiful day. Morning  fitness with Mick, and there was a dash to the beach.  The sun so warm we spilled out straight after lunch and it was only rain that pushed us back inside at 3.15pm! Gerry and Reg took a walk and fed the fish. Meg helped with sweeping.

Ethel and Ethne loved listening to the spring sounds  and views (yes, daffodils!) , Kay and Betty chatting away and all four watching men at work.  And men we did have! Ron continued with digging out what was a very big and prickly shrub and Harry helping out and supervising. And as you would expect they moved after that to discuss the important aspects of wisteria 🙂  It was great to see both Harry and Ron enjoying doing something they love and enjoying each other’s company. And if that was not enough Harry has now got a second garden mate – Bunny. Where do you find Bunny on the terrace? Under the raised beds cleaning the paving 🙂

And the gardening was followed by another wonderful live music session / music quiz. As usual Eileen and Clare enjoyed the music tremendously watching John’s playing. We all had a super day!Let’s pray for more days like that…

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