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Dementia Action Week

May is the month when the UK gets into full bloom – and it’s not just in the garden or countryside you’ll be seeing flowers emerging. The Forget Me Not appeal is an annual initiative that encourages people to wear a blue flower badge for the month of May to raise awareness and vital funds for ...

International Nurses Day

May 2024 | Bramshott Grange | Bramshott Grange Links

International Nurses Day is a day to celebrate and recognise the vital role that nurses play in all forms of health and social care in the UK and further afield. The value of nurses is well recognised at Dormy Care. We have qualified nurses working in all our homes and our founder and CEO, Helen Dav...

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National Scrabble Day

April 2024 | Bramshott Grange | Bramshott Grange Links

What links tribal chiefs from the West indies with Amazonian tropical birds and a competition held in North-West England in the eighties? Give up? Well, the word Caziques is used to describe both the birds and the chiefs – a fact demonstrated to great effect by Dr Karl Khoshnaw when he used it at ...

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Lyndsey is living proof

January 2024 | Pine Martin Grange | News

Lyndsey Tyndall is living proof that, in life, if you want something badly enough and you’re prepared to work hard, eventually you can get there. Lyndsey, 33, works at Pine Martin Grange, and with the help and support of the home’s owners, Dormy Care Communities, has just qualified as a Nurse As...

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Using his skills

January 2024 | Bramshott Grange | News

Having spent the bulk of his career working in some of the most highly rated restaurants in the world, Alex Thomas is now using his skills in a different way by enhancing the experience of residents, staff, and visitors at our four homes. Alex works in Regional Business Support for Dormy Care Commun...

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The finer things in life

January 2024 | Bramshott Grange | Bramshott Grange Links

Dormy Care Communities has teamed up with the UK’s largest specialist wine retailer to ensure the ladies and gentlemen in our homes can enjoy even more of the finer things in life. The new partnership with Majestic Wine ensures that the wines on offer in our homes are on a par with many top re...

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A bit of magic

January 2024 | Pine Martin Grange | News

We have been able to bring a little bit of magic to our ladies and gentlemen at Pine Martin Grange after introducing a new interactive light projector which enables them to play stimulating games. Provided in partnership with Social-Ability and designed and manufactured in the UK, the Happiness Prog...

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National Trivia Day

January 2024 | Bramshott Grange | Bramshott Grange Links

Today is National Trivia Day, a day when we can celebrate our knowledge and a chance to get our ‘thinking caps’ on. Playing brain games and staying mentally active can significantly help to reduce and slow down the potential negative mental effects brought on by growing older, and can potential...

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National Safeguarding Week

November 2023 | Bramshott Grange | Bramshott Grange Links

It’s National Safeguarding Week, an opportunity to highlight this hugely important subject and one we take incredibly seriously at Dormy. Across our Dormy Care Communities, safeguarding and protecting the ladies and gentlemen who live with us is our absolute priority every day of the year. Their w...

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The real love of his life

September 2023 | Bramshott Grange | News

A year spent in a laboratory experimenting with rapeseed was enough to convince James Thomas that a career in biochemical engineering was not for him. Instead, he decided to pursue the real love of his life, hospitality and catering, and this eventually led him to his current role as Executive Chef ...

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A chance conversation

September 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | News

A chance conversation in a hotel brought Louise Clarkson to Pine Martin Grange and it certainly worked out well for her and our ladies and gentlemen who benefit from the wide range of activities that exercise their mind, body, and soul! Until she became our Activities Coordinator, Louise had worked ...

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Without one you don’t have the other

September 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | News

“I see my role as championing our staff and ladies and gentlemen who live in our home because without one you don’t have the other.” That’s the approach Helen Lacey takes in her role as Home Director at Pine Martin Grange and it’s as an ethos which has served her well during her career. Al...

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Falls prevention technology

September 2023 | Bramshott Grange | News

Dormy Care Communities has become the first in the UK to roll-out a ‘revolutionary’ Scandinavian state-of-the-art falls prevention technology in a project which is already seeing impressive results. We have partnered with Norway-based Sensio, to install RoomMate, a revolutionary safety sensor. T...

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Daredevil Liv

September 2023 | Pine Martin Grange | News

Like her father before her, daredevil Liv Button recently took the plunge to raise money for a charity very close to her heart. The 22-year-old dived out a plane from 10,000 feet as part of a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society. Liv chose that particular charity because she works in the housek...

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The importance of Nutrition and Hydration

March 2023 | Bramshott Grange | News

Good nutrition and hydration are vital to everybody’s health and well-being, but as we continue to age, this is not always as easy to maintain. It is believed that 25% of elderly people experience mild chronic dehydration and 10% are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition. Older people are more l...

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Activities for people who walk with purpose

March 2023 | Bramshott Grange | News

Many of the ladies and gentlemen who live in our homes will have had pets at sometime during their lives, whether that’s a cat, dog, or even a goldfish. There’s a reason we call dogs man’s best friend and why studies have shown that cats can lower stress and anxiety. Our furry friends have a p...

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The Puuurfect Companions in our Homes

March 2023 | Bramshott Grange | News

Many of the ladies and gentlemen who live in our homes will have had pets at sometime during their lives, whether that’s a cat, dog, or even a goldfish. There’s a reason we call dogs man’s best friend and why studies have shown that cats can lower stress and anxiety. Our furry friends have a p...

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Pine Martin Grange host ‘cooking for dysphagia’ morning

February 2020 | Pine Martin Grange | News

We are always looking at new and innovative ways to support our ladies and gentlemen and to develop the skills our teams have here at Pine Martin Grange! Recently, we hosted an informative dysphagia event in conjunction with one of our local food suppliers, Country Fayre. A condition that causes ind...

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Care home magazine interviews Dormy CEO on next generation of care homes

January 2020 | Bramshott Grange | News

Dormy Care’s very own CEO, Helen Davies-Parsons, was recently interviewed by Care Home Professional magazine about her vision for the next generation of luxury care homes. Discussing everything from where Dormy started to how it has grown and all of the well thought-through design, interior and ca...

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Dormy Care’s Commitment to being Environmentally Friendly

December 2019 | Bramshott Grange | News

  Dormy Care is passionate about caring for the environment in everything we do. We are always looking for ways to minimise our carbon footprint across our portfolio of homes and believe that it is equally as important to look out for younger generations as it is to care for our older ones. Her...

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Lucy, our singing carer, has been shortlisted for Care Awards 2018

November 2018 | Pine Martin Grange | News

This is Lucy Frost, Lucy has been shortlisted for Care Home Worker of the Year in the Bournemouth Daily Echo Proud to Care Awards 2018! Lucy is our very own ‘singing carer’! Lucy is so proactive with activities, particularly anything musical.  It might be arranging a sing-a-long in the lounge o...

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Local Care Home Wins prestigious Industry Award!

September 2018 | Pine Martin Grange | News

Pine Martin Grange Care Home in Wareham, Dorset part of Mayflower Care Communities has been confirmed as the winner of the prestigious Pinders Healthcare Design Award 2018 in the ‘Best New Elderly Care Home Category’. The Pinders Healthcare Design Awards are an important part of the care industr...

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Pine Martin Grange helps resident set sail for the first time in 6 years

August 2018 | Pine Martin Grange | News

After a life on the sea, Pine Martin Grange resident John Newbury has been unable to set sail for the past six years. Living with Parkinson’s Disease means that John – a retired Captain and Master Mariner – has been unable to pursue his passion for sailing. Pine Martin Grange desperately w...

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Award-winning Wareham care home achieves ‘good’ CQC rating

July 2018 | Pine Martin Grange | News

Pine Martin Grange in Wareham has been awarded a rating of good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Mayflower Care Communities’ luxury residential and dementia home was recently inspected by the independent regulator of health and social care in England, having opened in August 2017. Helen Maiel...

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Some Oomph at Pine Martin Grange

June 2018 | Pine Martin Grange | News

We are delighted with our latest partnership with Oomph-Wellness, with a focus on creating and delivering a fabulous range of activities for our residents! Taking a whole-home approach to activities, staff at Pine Martin Grange have been trained in Oomph!’s Wellbeing Leadership programme. This wil...

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