May well be the cry in homes up and down the land. For our residents keeping cool in Summer heat is just as important as keeping warm in Winter. Here’s a graphic with some good tips on how to stay cool during the heatwave. It’s important to stay cool and calm at the moment, and try and enjoy the sunshine sensibly. We’re sure our residents will be doing just that!
With the weekend looking to be a mini heat wave, here are some Top Tips for the hot weather…
Here are some simple ideas for keeping cool at night while the temperatures are rising.
• Preparation is key, so keep blinds shut during the day/evening to block out sunlight and keep your room as cool as possible.
• Cool your body temperature down with a cold shower before bed to feel more refreshed.
• Alternatively, you can run your wrists under cool water to also help drop your temperature before going to sleep.
• Make sure you keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Dehydration is a common cause of sleepless nights, so keep a glass of cold water by your bed in case you wake up hot and thirsty.
As England face Denmark tonight for a place in the Euro 2020 final we wondered what you think the result will be. Are you optimistic or pessimistic? An easy match or a nail biting nerve jangler going to extra time?
Whatever the outcome we know many of our residents will be glued to the TV to watch the match. Come on England!
This weekend Bunkers Hill were really excited to welcome the most famous brass band in the world to come and perform for us. Black Dyke Band is full of world class musicians and the music they make is out of this world. We were so pleased they were able to come and our residents and staff had the most wonderful time listening to their playing.
At United Health we care for people across the East Midlands. We do this around the clock, across a number of different care categories, through teams of professional and dedicated staff members. As a professional company we understand how difficult delivering great care can be. For some 6.5 million carers across the UK this task is done without pay, often supporting a family member or friend who has a disability or illness.
We want to draw attention to all those carers across the East Midlands in particular, who give of themselves selflessly day in and day out. Which is why we want to draw your attention to Carers Week. The week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is. Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience but sometimes carers find it challenging to take care of their own well-being whilst caring. The impact of caring on someone’s health and well-being should not be underestimated this Carers week.
We want to publicly recognise the fantastic work these carers do and to offer our support for Carers Week across the East Midlands and the rest of the country.
The Bunkers Hill kitchen team took part in a Bunkers Bake off (team building exercise). A recipe was given to each team member, they had to execute this and present their completed dish to the judges. The chosen dish was Fruit Tarts, these tarts are made from crisp sweet pastry, generously filled with crème patisserie, topped with fresh fruit and brushed with a sugar glaze.Each of our chefs had 90 minutes to complete these and present to the judges. The dishes were placed on top of the photo of the chef so the judges didn’t know which chef had cooked which plate.Well done to Chris, Sam, James and Jack, all dishes tasted and looked fantastic but the winner was Jack Lawson.
Recently here at Bunkers Hill Care Home, we celebrated and remembered VE Day as a whole home event. Hosted in the garden, we had a sing alongs, quiz and lots of flag waving.We also shared memories and stories from some of our residents about themselves and their families during WWII.It may be history to us, but for some of our residents, it’s their own personal memories as they lived through it.
We cannot remember a time when people’s Mental Health was at the forefront of national discussion as it is now. The pandemic has brought into sharp focus the need for good mental health for everyone, and how fragile our mental health can be be given unforeseen changes and pressures in our lives.
Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event when there is an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health. The Mental Health Foundation started the event 21 years ago. Each year the Foundation continues to set the theme, organise and host the Week.
The event has grown to become one of the biggest awareness weeks across the UK and globally.The Week is open to everyone. It is all about starting conversations about mental health and the things in our daily lives that can affect it. This year the focus of the week is on nature and how it can improve our mental health.
Once upon a time it was not the case that everyone was entitled to vote in elections. Decades of struggle, in particular on the part of the Suffragettes and other courageous people, eventually saw everyone over the age of 21 entitled to vote in 1929. The right to vote had previously been based on money, land ownership and sex, which is why many of our residents were determined to exercise their right to vote in last Thursday’s elections. As our lovely resident Barbara put it…’I always make sure I vote, as at one time women were not allowed to vote’.
Taking small but positive steps with the rest of the country and in line with current Covid-19 guidelines, this past week has seen the brilliant return of our hairdresser!Our residents have been waiting and asking for this day and were very happy to have their hair finally cut! The results looked fab!