This article was published on June 25, 2019 and information contained within may now be out of date.
A care home in Halton Holegate has seen the fruits of hard work as it received an improved rating from the Care Quality Commission.
The Old Hall in Halton Holegate had been through some rough patches over the last 12 months with an inadequate rating given by CQC in August 2018. Following this the staff and new management team have worked hard to improve the home and the ratings.
In May 2019 CQC inspected the home on 2 separate occasions and have given the home a “Good” overall.
The care home is holding a Summer Fayre on the 3rd of August and are inviting everyone to come and see what they are doing at the home.
New activities have been introduced by Hazel, the care home’s Activity Organiser, including pet therapy with two guinea pigs called Laurel and Hardy. They also have a fish tank for the residents to relax watching and two budgies. The home was recently visited by Rainbow Dreaming and their beautiful ponies who visited all the residents whether it be in the communal areas or in their own rooms.
Doll therapy, which is a recognised therapy for people with dementia has been introduced into the home and has been positively received by residents and families and they are hoping to get together with local care homes to get a choir together in the hope that we might put on a concert in the village at Christmas.
The Old Hall hold a coffee morning every last Friday of month in our lower lounge for all to attend.