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We are urging the community to stay hydrated this summer

We are urging the community to stay hydrated this summer

We are encouraging older people, their families, friends and neighbours across Swale to think about staying hydrated this summer and how we can support vulnerable people in the community, who may be at risk.

As the weather starts to get warmer and the sun starts to come out, we are sending o...

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Thursday 1st June 2017 9:16am

Life At The Island Update

Life At The Island Update

We have been making the most of the late spring sun this week and visited Mount Ephraim Gardens in Faversham.

Residents had a stroll around the grounds and enjoyed a toasted teacake along with a Mcflurry on the way back (as it was so hot!).

We have lots more outings planned for our residents o...

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Thursday 25th May 2017 8:37am

You Are Invited To Care Home Open Day!

You Are Invited To Care Home Open Day!

We would like to invite all of our community to join us on 16th June from 10am to enjoy a BBQ and tour around our home on care home open day.

This is a great oppurtunity to take a look at our newly refurbished home and also meet lots of members of the local community.

As well as enjoying time...

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Tuesday 23rd May 2017 8:49am

Life At The Island Update

Life At The Island Update

We have recently adopted two snails in our home and have aptly maned them Duke & Duchess! The snails are looked after by our rsdients and are two welcome additions.

There are a lot of benefits that having a pet in a residential home environment can bring, in that they can put a smile on...

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Monday 22nd May 2017 10:30am

Life At The Island Update

Life At The Island Update

We have a lot happening at our home and recently enjoyed some sweet treats in honour of National Donut Week.

A group of residents took a trip in the minibus and grabbed a few whilst they were still in stock!

Registered Manager, Anthony, explained:

We regularly have trips out with our reside...

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Tuesday 16th May 2017 2:09pm

Staff Trip To Panic Room

Staff Trip To Panic Room

We are pleased to have a number of events for our staff team planned this year and the first was a trip to local Panic Room in Gravesend where a team of staff spent time doing various challenges in their very own action film before enjoying a meal together.

Registered Manager, Anthony, said:...

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Tuesday 9th May 2017 12:08pm

Supporting Dementia Awareness Week 2017

Supporting Dementia Awareness Week 2017

We are pleased to support Dementia Awareness Week 2017, an annual campaign run by the Alzheimer’s Society from 14– 20 May 2017.

There are around 850,000 in the UK with dementia, with over 42,000 under 65. In a very small number of people certain types of dementia can be inherited...

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Tuesday 9th May 2017 11:04am

Cathy Awarded Hero Of The Month!

Cathy Awarded Hero Of The Month!

We are pleased to announce that Care Assistant Cathy has been awarded our Staff Member Of The Month award for April, with the award being presented by one of our residents.

Cathy was nominated because of how she supports and mentors new colleagues in such an excellent way and also for her ou...

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Friday 5th May 2017 7:28pm

Supporting the Stroke Association’s Make May Purple campaign

Supporting the Stroke Association’s Make May Purple campaign

This May The Island Residential Home is supporting the Stroke Association’s annual stroke awareness month, Make May Purple.

The Stroke Association is the UK’s leading stroke charity who strongly believe strokes can and should be prevented, however this health challenge does not receiv...

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Wednesday 26th April 2017 9:26am

Life At The Island Update - Easter!

Life At The Island Update - Easter!

There was lots happening over the Easter break at our home and as well as being joined by local Sheppey Bikers, residents made Easter bonnets, ate plenty of chocolate eggs and partook in an Easter egg hunt.

You can find a number more photos from the Easter period on our Facebook page here.

Bai...

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Wednesday 19th April 2017 8:44am