The residents and visitors of a Catterick care home enjoyed an event with a touch of class as the home hosted a Wine and Cheese evening to mark the joint celebration of success in a national survey as well as the official naming of their nursing unit.
Selections of cheese, wines, olives and meze dishes from around the world were served up at Rosedale nursing home, a care home for the elderly in Catterick Garrison which provides residential, nursing and specialist dementia care.
The party for staff, residents and their friends and family was held to celebrate the home’s strong performance in the ‘Your Care Rating’ nationwide survey of care home residents. Rosedale was given an overall performance rating (OPR) score of 936 out of 1,000, significantly higher than the national average score of 878.
It also marked the official naming of their nursing unit which, after a poll held with residents, staff and families, has been christened as ‘The Brambles’.
Party goers enjoyed sampling various food and wine and listening to live music from a local singer before a speech from Rosedale Home Manager Ruth Sunter who thanked residents, staff and families for their help and support in the success of the home and unveiled the new name plaque for The Brambles.
The wine and cheese event wasn’t just an evening of fun but was also intended to encourage bonding and communication between the residents, families and staff.
Rosedale hosts regular feedback meetings for residents and relatives where they can discuss their experiences so that the home can identify opportunities for improvement and put together action plans to put these into practice. The home decided that holding regular social events, such as their wine and cheese evening, alongside these was meetings provides a relaxed and social environment which makes the feedback process easier and more in-depth, ensuring residents get the best possible experience.
Ruth Sunter, Home Manger at Rosedale, Said: “Our Wine and Cheese evening was a big success and very rewarding. We had an excellent turn out and feedback about the evening has been overwhelmingly positive. We really value the feedback we get from residents and relatives and believe that effective communication is key to providing the best possible experience for everyone who lives, works or visits here. Events like our wine and cheese evening aren’t just fun but also help us to strengthen our relationships with each other and we are really looking forward to hosting similar events in the near future.”