Residents at Shropshire care home get interactive with digital games table

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Residents at a Shropshire care home have been getting interactive thanks to the introduction of a new digital activity table. The new device, which is akin to a giant-sized touch screen tablet, is being used by residents at Stone House care home in Bishops Castle for a variety of fun activities to help improve cognitive…

Coverage Care funds community project to help people with memory loss

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Oswestry Library has launched a new collection of loanable objects for people with memory loss — and Coverage Care is delighted to have played an important part in funding the initiative. The Oswestry Memory Loss Collection was launched this week by town mayor Councillor Duncan Kerr to coincide with Dementia Action Week, May 17-23. The…

Trio of new appointments for Shropshire care provider

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Shropshire’s largest independent not-for-profit care provider has appointed a new senior director as its homes gradually return to a pre-pandemic life. Helen Woodvine, who has 25 years of experience in management and accounting, has been promoted to the role of director of finance at Coverage Care Services. She has been part of the finance team…

Shropshire care home appoints new manager

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One of Shropshire’s biggest care homes has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new manager. Rhea Paller has taken the helm at Montgomery House – a purpose-built, 90-bed care home in Sundorne, Shrewsbury. Operated by Shropshire’s largest independent, not-for-profit care provider Coverage Care Services, the home provides residential, nursing, respite and specialist dementia…

Homes adjust to post-pandemic life following Covid jabs

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More than 90 per cent of staff across Coverage Care homes have now had a coronavirus jab as huge efforts are made to return to normal following the pandemic. In some homes, uptake of the vaccine among workers has been as high as 100 per cent, significantly reducing the risk of infection to vulnerable residents.…

Care home residents take strides to support NHS workers

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Residents at a Shropshire care home have been putting their best foot forward in supporting frontline NHS workers by holding a sponsored walk around the care home site and gardens.             Home manager, Claire Childs, said “It was a wonderful group effort by residents and staff alike. We all appreciate…

Shropshire care homes welcome new managers

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Residents and staff at two north Shropshire care homes are starting the new year with two new managers. Greenfields in Whitchurch has appointed Jonathan Cook as the new general manager whilst Woodcroft in Market Drayton has welcomed Sarah Parker. Both homes are run by Shropshire’s largest independent care provider Coverage Care Services Ltd and look…

Mother and son reunited as care homes welcome back visitors

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As Shropshire quietly emerges from the second national lockdown, our care homes across the county have been welcoming back visitors for the first time in months. Paul Cooke from Hollinswood was one of the first visitors through the doors at Barclay Gardens in Donnington where he was reunited with his 94-year-old mother Lillian after nearly…

Shropshire care provider invests in thermal imaging cameras

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Shropshire’s largest independent care provider has invested almost £50,000 in state-of-the-art thermal imaging cameras as it prepares to reopen its homes to visitors for the first time in nearly three months. Coverage Care Services, which cares for in the region of 800 residents and employs around 1,200 staff, is in the process of installing the…