Springhill opens its doors for care home celebration


Press 1As part of celebrations across the country to mark Care Home Open Day, residents and staff at Accrington’s Springhill Care Home threw open the doors to welcome members of the local community.


To mark the special occasion there was a visit from birds of prey thanks to Lancashire Hawks and Owls, an organisation that is a regular visitor to the home. A traditional fairground organ and games were on offer as well as treats at a cake stall and cocktail bar.


The home was also joined by John Pomfret from the Care Quality Commission, who took part in a dementia experience coordinated by the home’s lifestyle team. This is a way of simulating the symptoms associated with dementia by participating in activities designed to impair the senses and create confusion.


Ken Nolan, Springhill chairman, said: “There were some fantastic stands and the staff did a terrific job of coordinating the day. The dementia experience is superb and always leaves a lasting impression, and it was good of John Pomfret to join us.


“While the aim of the open day was to encourage people around the country to find out what life is like at a local care home, we would encourage visitors to pop in any day – we are always pleased to meet people and show them around some of our facilities.”



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