Shrewsbury care home hosts open day

People will be able to get an experience of life at one of Shropshire’s newest care homes at an open morning later this month. Montgomery House in Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury, will open its doors from 9.30am to 12.30pm on April 20. It will be an opportunity for neighbours, families and potential residents to see the…

Food award served up to Shrewsbury care home

A care home in Shrewsbury has won an award for the innovative and fun ways it encourages residents to eat well. Briarfields in Raby Crescent, a residential home for older people run by Coverage Care, scooped the 2018 Think Food award from the NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group.…

‘Pimp my Zimmer’ project to reduce falls at Shropshire care home

A Shropshire care home is anticipating a reduction in falls among its residents after starting a fun project to encourage them to ‘pimp’ their Zimmer frames. Users at Coverage Care’s Woodcroft home in Market Drayton have been personalising their walking aids by spray painting them different colours including pink, orange, blue and purple or decorating…

Home maintenance manager hangs up his tools

The maintenance manager of a Telford care home has finally hung up his tools 13 years after taking up the role as a ‘retirement’ job. John Collins has stepped down from the job at Lightmoor View, which is run by Coverage Care and provides resident specialist nursing care for up to 75 people with dementia.…

Shropshire care provider announces new appointments

Shropshire’s leading independent care home provider has made a series of new appointments to its management team. Coverage Care, which provides residential and nursing care for mainly older people in 14 homes across the county, said the five new home managers would underpin the not-for-profit company’s long-term strategy for a successful and sustainable future.…

Coverage Care wins tender for respite services

A Shrewsbury care provider has won a competitive tender process to provide respite residential care for adults with learning disabilities. Shropshire Council has recently retendered the contract at Barleyfield House in Monkmoor, which has been run by Coverage Care Services for the past 10 years. The five-bed home currently supports 50 families, providing holiday and…

100 reasons to celebrate for north Shropshire great grandmother

Shropshire’s Alice Davies was born when Lloyd George was Prime Minister, George V was on the throne, and the First World War was in its final throes. And now the great grandmother, who lives at Coverage Care’s Greenfields home in Whitchurch, has passed her centenary. Alice, who was born in Ruyton XI Towns and lived…

Festive cheer gives boost to cancer charity

A charity that works to improve life and treatment for people living with cancer has received a welcome boost from Shropshire’s leading independent care home provider. Coverage Care, which runs 14 homes in the county on a not-for-profit basis, donated £500 to the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund in lieu of sending Christmas cards during the…

Home handyman dedicated to the last

The manager of a Shrewsbury care home has paid tribute to its handyman who has retired after 17 years in post. Tony Docherty, who worked at Barleyfields House, proved his dedication to the last after spending his final working day using his four-wheel drive vehicle to flatten snow that had blocked the entrance to the…