Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: An Anxious Perspective

I’m not good enough. Why did I do that? I’m wasting your time. What I’ve done is rubbish. I’ve done it wrong. They don’t believe me. Why did I say... Read more

Mayor Val Gates and Edenmore Home Manager Gayle Cooper

Ilfracombe Mayor visits Edenmore Nursing Home

The festive period at Edenmore was filled with wonderful surprises for the family members and the team. The day before Santa’s much anticipated arrival at the home, everyone at Edenmore... Read more

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For the Love of Art

Care writer, Jerry Short visited the 45-bed Devon Nursing Home in Ilfracombe, to visit Jenny Melland who lives with early-stage Parkinson’s, to find out how her life had changed since... Read more

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It’s Good to Read

Gerald Bailey, a sage 91-year-old retiree, is sitting in a comfortable armchair in a lounge at our Devon Nursing Home, reading about trains. More specifically, he is reading about steam... Read more

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85 years of Valentines Days

Our Devon Care Home, Edenmore welcomed local singing legend Terry Charles in to the home for a Valentine’s Day spectacular, a particularly special day for married family members Margaret and... Read more

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Nursing Home gains 5 Star Rating

  Head Chef Matt Prideaux & Darren Knight Our Devon Nursing Home, Edenmore, in Ilfracombe, was awarded the maximum five stars again, in the latest food hygiene rating by the... Read more

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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

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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

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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