Jun 12, 2014
The Potteries, which is run by leading health and social care provider, Care UK, is fully embracing National Care Home Open Day, which aims to welcome members of the public to their local care homes, connecting residents with their communities and changing perceptions of care homes.
Visitors to The Potteries care home at 187 York Road in Broadstone can take part in the 1900’s British Regatta themed activities. There will be fun for all the family, with refreshments available, along with tours of the care home.
Attendees of the open day will also be able to pick up complimentary copies of Care UK’s ‘As Easy As ABC’ guide and the recently launched ‘Listen, Talk, Connect’. The popular guides provide practical information for those caring for loved ones living with dementia, as well as advice on how to communicate with a loved one in a care home and make the most of their visits.
Donna Milne, home manager at The Potteries, said: “With 113 care homes across the UK, Care UK has pledged its support to National Care Home Open Day; and on a local level, we are looking forward to welcoming members of the public to The Potteries.
“Some people do still have misconceptions about care homes, and it is therefore necessary to dispel any myths and to demystify everyday life in a care home. We are very proud of The Potteries and we are keen to take the opportunity to showcase everything the care home has to offer and the difference it makes to our residents’ lives.
“On Friday 20 June, visitors will have the opportunity to get to know the team here, and to find out more about the modern care environment and our approach to activity-based care. We have set out to create a fun and entertaining event for the local community, as well as our residents and their families, and we hope members of the public will join us for what promises to be a memorable weekend.”
The Potteries is a purpose-built care home which provides a range of services from respite, nursing and residential care to specialist care for those living with dementia.
For further information on The Potteries please call 01202 642960. For more general information, please go to www.careuk.com.
To find out more about National Care Home Open Day, please go to www.nationalcarehomeopenday.org.uk
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