We look forward to your visit!

We are taking part in National Care Home Open Day on Saturday 21st April and you’re invited!

 

 

 

This year’s theme to the National Care Home Open Day is ‘Linking Communities’ and it aims to connect care homes with their local community. Here at Gibraltar Nursing Home, our doors are of course always open to anyone who would like to visit, however this year we will be joining in with this nationally recognised celebration of community and care, on Saturday 21st April.

Throughout the day there will be refreshments, scrumptious home-make cakes, music and no doubt some dancing, a visit from ‘Pets as Therapy’ and a raffle full of prizes you won’t want to miss!

There will also be an opportunity to meet our team members who will be on hand to answer any of your questions and to proudly boast about our home. They will be able to take you on a tour, showing you all of the redecoration works we’ve completed over the past few months.

Our principal focus here at Gibraltar is well-being; ensuring everyone who lives with us has a sense of family and belonging at all times. Everyone at Gibraltar is treated as an individual and our care and support is tailored to that person—we are not one size fits all! We see the person, not the diagnosis.

To this end, we simply finish off by pledging “Gibraltar Nursing Home is a home, not just a care home” so please feel free to visit on the 21st or any other day if this date doesn’t suit.

Mothering Sunday

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone who recently celebrated Mothering Sunday!
We had a wonderful day here at Gibraltar Nursing Home. We had so many beautiful bunches of flowers delivered from friends and family that perhaps live further away or that just wanted to send something extra special – we had enough to open up as a local florist!
Everyone enjoyed a delicious Sunday Roast, and so many relatives and friends visited and celebrated with us. Our whole home was full of love!
Mum’s are so special, and it was a fabulous day celebrating them, together here at Gibraltar Nursing Home.

65 Year Anniversary Celebrations at Gibraltar Nursing Home!

Love was certainly in the air recently at Gibraltar Nursing Home, with Valentine’s Day celebrations for everybody, as well as a Valentine’s Wedding Anniversary!
Peter and Glenys, who moved into the nursing home together last month from their home in Hereford, celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary on Valentine’s Day. They enjoyed a romantic meal in the beautiful Home’s very own “Pillars Restaurant”, complete with red roses, chocolates and romantic live music.
Tanya Hannant, Home Manager at Gibraltar Nursing Home, commented: “It was an absolute pleasure for us to help Peter and Glenys celebrate 65 wonderful years of marriage, and on the most romantic day of year at that! We decorated every room here at Gibraltar and everyone was presented with roses and personalised Valentine’s Day cupcake; our home was full to the brim with love and celebrations.”
Bridget, who regularly visits Gibraltar to put on singing sessions and perform for everyone, was even presented with chocolates and a card from one of the gents living there.
Tanya continued: “We take every chance we can to put on special events and celebrations for our family members here, and this Valentine’s Day was one of the best we’ve ever had. Peter and Glenys have been together for an incredible 65 years; and we are delighted that they can continue their journey together here at Gibraltar.”

If you’d like to find out more about living or working at Gibraltar Nursing Home, then please call 01600 775 880 or email info@gibraltarnursinghome.com

Monmouth Care Home awarded Five Stars and commendation by MP

Gibraltar Nursing Home, a purpose-built care home located in Monmouth, has been awarded the maximum five stars in their latest food hygiene rating.

The nursing home is situated within the grounds of Gibraltar Care Village, comprising the 95-bedded care home and 36 independent living apartments.

Gibraltar Nursing Home’s Home Manager, Tanya Hannant, was bursting with pride when she told us: “achieving the five stars is an amazing achievement and a true testament to the continuous hard work of our culinary team. They ensure that everyone living with us enjoys their favourite home cooked meals as they would at their own home. Our trained chefs aim to make all meals nutritious and well presented, but also fun and exciting, using local produce where possible.”

The team at Gibraltar Nursing Home have innovated special meals for individuals who might have difficulty swallowing. To make pureed meals look more appetizing they often put pureed foods into specialised moulds, or pipe them into shapes to make them look as good as they taste; it’s possible to make mushy peas look like fresh peas straight from the pod.

Local MP, David Davies, visited the home recently, in order to meet its oldest family member. Ellen, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday, chatted to David about her life and living at the nursing home.

He told us: “it was great to meet Ellen and hear about her fascinating life. Gibraltar Nursing Home are doing a brilliant job providing great quality care, and their newest achievement of gaining the five star food hygiene rating is a shining example of this.”

£1m Training Budget for Care Home

Team members from the award winning Gibraltar Nursing Home have been given access to a £1m training budget to ensure the best possible support is on offer. The nursing and residential home which specialises in dementia care is part of the national Evolve Care Group.

The Care Quality Commission published its annual report on Thursday morning saying it was worried about the ‘emerging evidence of deterioration in quality’ of many care homes across the UK. Gibraltar Nursing Home is offering something very different by undertaking this £1 million journey to become an outstanding care home, part of which saw members of the care team travelling to London for a pioneering Empowerment Seminar.

Clinical Director, Eve Carder said “Unfortunately the Care Sector has suffered from significant under investment for many years. At Evolve Care Group we recognise the important of training and personal development. We are privileged to have this large budget which means all of our team members can get the very latest and the very best training possible with events like the Empowerment Seminar.”

Over 300 other care professionals from across England and Wales joined together to help people working in the sector to recognise and deliver outstanding care.

The day saw a number of speakers encouraging staff to be more empowered and come to work with a positive mindset. World-renowned Jo Davison spoke about her Blue Cow concept and the importance of positivity in the work-place. Jermaine Harris also shared the secrets of how he managed to turn his life around by taking control of his mind and body, and encouraged staff to do exactly the same. He even demonstrated walking on shards of glass was possible with the right mindset.

Hayley Brueford, Care Village Coordinator at Gibraltar Nursing Home, said “it was so motivational to see what the speakers had achieved in their lives thanks to their approach to work.  The day was so relevant to give us ideas of how to offer even better care to those that live with us.”

Gibraltar Nursing Home is an over 90 strong family community and is currently recruiting nurses and care workers to join its award winning team and benefit from the training opportunities.

Care group helps homeless!

Office workers who provide central support at the award winning Bristol based care home provider, Evolve Care Group, recently handed out over £500 of food supplies and sleeping bags to the homeless.

Commercial Director Sian Harris told us “we provide care for the elderly in our state of the art nursing homes. Unfortunately many older people in Bristol are not so lucky and are forced to sleep on the streets. As a socially responsible company we are delighted to try and help them”.
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said: “My thanks go to everyone at Evolve Care Group involved in these donations for some of Bristol’s most vulnerable residents. This is a good example of the momentum and resource we can bring together across the city, working as a whole greater than the sum of its parts.”

Workers from Evolve Care Group are given an annual charity budget of £100,000 to support local causes. This winter they chose to spend some of their budget on food, blankets, socks and sleeping bags. Over twenty members of the Central Support team switched off their computers early and personally handed out the supplies to people on the streets.

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