Christmas Cake Competition at Amherst Court

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Residents at Amherst Court have been making decorating their own Christmas cakes and chocolate Logs to take part in the Christmas Cake Competition! Last Tuesday we prepared for the competition between the two floors by heading out and choosing the decorations to go with the cakes we were baking. Resident Carol was helping us to choose a colour scheme for … Read More

Christmas Tree Decorations

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“Last week we went shopping looking for lights and baubles for our new outdoor Christmas tree. We went over to Homebase, where we looked around at all the decorations and ornaments. Elsie said ‘So many of them sing now, it’s wonderful’. Once we chose our lights, it was a group decision on the baubles with Minnie saying ‘The more colours … Read More

Bringing health and social care services together

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Avante Care & Support, the Kent based social care charity has entered into partnership with Medway Community Healthcare (MCH) to offer new services from the ‘Outstanding’ CQC accredited Amherst Court in Chatham.  The partnership will see the Charity continuing to offer dementia focused registered care services as well as providing, with MCH, specialist beds for short term placements for people … Read More

Using CQC Inspection Reports to Find the Right Home

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Mumsnet teamed up with CQC to encourage mumsnetters to use CQC inspection reports when choosing care for a loved one and to spread awareness of this year’s Care Home Open day on 17 June. Mumsnet sent a mumsnetter who is currently investigating Care Homes to Amherst Court to vlog her journey. Share this Post

Happy 100th Birthday to Phyllis

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Her telegram from the Queen arrived in the morning which Phyllis had said was “very special”.  Her friends and family arrived late morning to help celebrate her birthday with her and one of her friends had also made her a beautiful cake. Before retirement Phyllis had shared with staff at the care home based in Chatham, that she was the Secretary to … Read More

Winifred Celebrated her 100th Birthday

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Amherst Court resident Winifred, affectionately known as Win, received her letter from the Queen the morning of her birthday which she commented with a big smile on her face “I wasn’t expecting that!”, this has now been put up on display in her room to remind Win of her birthday celebrations. The birthday celebrations took place during the afternoon when … Read More

Boots, Chaps and Cowboy Hats

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On Friday 8th April Amherst Court held a Country and Western themed party at the dementia care home in Chatham, Kent. A few days before the party, residents set about making banners and painting pictures to decorate the Calypso Café where the party was going to be held. Residents at Amherst Court also planned their own Country and Western themed … Read More

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

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Staff at Northbourne Court celebrated St Patricks day in style with many residents dressing up whilst others made Irish flags for waving, during the Irish music that played throughout the day at the 120 bedded dementia care home in Sidcup. The day was incorporated with Nutrition and Hydration week with entertainment by Andrew Charalambous who sang a variety of Irish … Read More