Leading care provider, Hallmark Care Homes has been shortlisted for two national Dementia Care Awards.
A team member from Admiral Court, Hallmark Care Homes facility in Essex has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Activities Co-ordinator’ category, whilst Anya Court, their facility in Rugby has been shortlisted for ‘Best Dementia Garden’.
The Dementia Care Awards, seeks to acknowledge and celebrate the very best people in the long-term care sector assisting those living with dementia.
The prestigious nominations follow Anya Courts win at the 2015 Pinders Healthcare Design Awards where they were named ‘Best New Care Home’. ‘Best Activities Co-ordinator’ finalist, Sarah Savidge, was also recognised at Hallmarks 2016 internal awards ceremony, where she was named ‘Dementia Champion of the Year.’
Lifestyle’s Leader, Sarah Savidge said: “I am absolutely thrilled that I have been nominated and it is an honour to work within the Hallmark family of homes. Coming from the hospitality industry it has surprised and delighted me that I have been able to realise my potential both personally and professionally within the dementia care sector.”
Debbie Allen, Anya Court’s General Manager said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted for the ‘Best Dementia Garden’ category. Our garden has many features that make it a suitable and safe place for residents living with dementia. We have also worked hard to incorporate our resident’s favourite plants and flowers into our outdoor space in the two years we have been open.”
Anya Court’s garden boasts landscaped gardens, a greenhouse and modern water feature with a fish pond as its centre piece. Other outdoor features include; a boules courts, a fairy tale forest area and a chicken coop.