WRIGHTCARE AT HOME – JANUARY NEWSLETTER
it’s a pleasure whilst taking my maternity leave to write this newsletter. Although I have been on leave following the birth of my twin Daughters ‘Mollie and Maisie’ I have still been doing bits behind the scenes and have had lots of lovely news shared my way from the Office and Care team.
Whilst the teams are busy preparing for the year ahead, I was delighted to be able to write the January newsletter for our customers, families and carers.
I’d like to welcome some new care workers to our team. Pauline, Claire, Sonia and Ellie. We hope you have a prosperous future ahead of you here at Wright Care at Home.
New skill sets within the team…
As a care provider we always strive for excellence and this means ensuring we are up to date with best practice, legislation and laws designed to protect our customers whilst we deliver our care.
This month ‘Rachel and Tania’ attended a two-day course in Birmingham to become ‘Train the Trainers’ in safer moving and handling.
This enables them to then train our care teams, quality assure the practices we deliver and support the team and ultimately our customers to ensure good practice is delivered.
‘Rachel and Tania’ had a grilling two-day course and were passed on the second day.
Congratulations both! What a lovely asset to now have you amongst the team to further develop the duty of care we instill in our teams.
February – Wright Care at Home support the British Heart Foundation in supporting their collections for Valentines.
Preparations begin for our 3rd Birthday.
Featured Train the Trainers with their certificates…
Left: Rachel Munton Care Supervisor | Right: Tania Dixon Care Ambassado
Nicola and Tania our two care ambassadors will now be wearing different tunics so you can differentiate the roles. If you have any queries or concerns, please bring them to their attention.
Prepare and stay safe in the cold weather….
It’s getting cold which means we are all more at risk of catching colds, viral illnesses and feeling unwell. There is lots of guidance on how to keep well but here’s some top tips to help.
Remember to ensure you keep your home warm and be wary of going into the community as black ice may be Present. Ensure your path or drives are salted and seek help from neighbours and your carers if you need anything.
Keep your body warm
- Layer. Several thin layers of clothing will keep you warmer than one thick layer, as the layers trap warm air between them.
- Wear a hat. Most heat is lost through your head so always wear a hat when you go out.
- Get cosy in bed. Use a hot-water bottle, wheat bag or an electric blanket to warm the bed, but never use a hot-water bottle and an electric blanket together.
- Keep active. This generates heat to help keep your body, hands and feet warm.
Sit pretty. If you’re sitting down, a shawl or blanket will provide a lot of warmth.
Keep your feet warm
- Avoid having bare feet. Always wear socks, slippers or shoes in the house.
- Keep toes toasty in bed. If your feet get cold in the night, then go to bed wearing socks.
- Keep your socks and feet dry. Wear dry waterproof shoes when you go out.
- Put your feet up. Hot air rises, so keep your feet up on a stool when sitting down, as floor level is likely to be the coolest part of a room.
- Opt for woolly socks. Wear woolly socks or socks containing an insulating material in the winter, and cotton socks in the summer as cotton provides better ventilation to keep your feet cool.
Keep moving. Move your legs around to keep blood circulating to your fee
Keep your hands warm
- Wear gloves. Gloves made of wool, leather or synthetic material with insulating properties are best for keeping your hands warm. But it can get quite wet over winter and when your gloves get wet, they transfer heat from your hands to the air, so it’s very important to have a pair of waterproof gloves as well.
- Pull your sleeves down. Minimise any gaps between your gloves and clothing so cold air can’t get in.
- Get the right fit. Warm air needs to be able to circulate round your fingers so it’s important to make sure your gloves aren’t too tight.
Get a wiggle on! If your fingers or toes feel cold, wiggle them to stimulate blood flow.
Welcome Mollie and Maisie to the Wright Care at Home family…
Family is what matters and is our ethos.
We love welcoming all the little ones from our care teams and including them in lots of events. The most recent being the Santa Fun run.
Our most recent arrivals are growing fast already at 12 weeks old. Keeping their Mummy and Daddy busy and the Granny’s too! I’m sure they will all tell you that.
Featured: Care Director and owner
Team Shout outs…
We wanted to share our Sunflower shout out to our customers.
We always take your compliments on board and like to feed these back to the team!
Here’s our office Sunflower. Every time we receive a compliment, we add a petal to the Sun flower.
This creates a wall of happiness.
Our team work long and often unsociable hours so we like to shout out when we can.
Team work makes the dream work!
From the Care Director…
It’s so lovely to be writing this newsletter whilst I am on maternity leave.
Thank you to all those customers who have sent cards and emails, wishes to us congratulating us on the birth of Mollie and Maisie.
I’m hoping to introduce them to you all soon.
I’ve added a little bit in here with some updated pics as carers have passed on everyone’s wishes.
As of January, I handed over the reign of Care Manager to Sarah now who is doing a fantastic job alongside all of her colleagues.
I am however still and will be on my return supporting the business now from behind the scenes.
I’m excited to be planning something special for our 3rd Birthday party so watch this space. Lots of successes this month and fantastic to welcome new faces too.
Hope everyone keeps warm as it sets to get cold.
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