Making memories this summer at our residential homes in Derby

Published: Friday 27th August 2021

Residents at our care homes in Derby, Foylebank and Queensferry Court, have been making the most of the summer months.

With the weather improving and restrictions lifting, residents have been welcoming lots of visitors inside and outside the homes, as well as taking local trips out and about with family, friends and care home workers.

New and existing residents, have been enjoying gardens and outside spaces, joining activities or taking quiet time in the fresh air, even carrying out a spot of gardening like growing strawberries and flowers, like Christine Sumner (pictured below).

Birthdays, celebrations and social activities are a way of life at all our homes. Firm favourites at Foylebank and Queensferry Court are singing duo ‘The Sundaes’, from specialist Community Interest Company Mini-Concerts, who have been entertaining residents with hits from the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

With Euro 2020 football fever, Tokyo Olympics and Wimbledon in full swing there’s been plenty of action for sport lovers to get wrapped up in too, including Queensferry Court Care Home Resident Frank Pallet (pictured below) who said:

I’ve really enjoyed everything the staff have done this summer. It was fun to get back out in the garden when the weather allowed it, and the singers were really good. It’s also nice to see visitors back in the home again.

Our care home teams even dressed up as the cast from Grease for an American 60s themed day guest starring renowned local Elvis tribute act Lee Grindley who belted out classic tunes from ‘The King’. Senior Registered Manager of Foylebank Care Home and Queensferry Court Care Home Lee Langley said:

It’s been very much a case of keep calm and carry on to enjoy the best of a jam-packed great British summer for our residents at Foylebank and Queens Ferry Court care homes, and we’ll be keeping it up into the autumn too.

We’re passionate about social interaction, activities and visits because they’re a massive part of making sure all our existing and new residents feel happy, cared for and part of a real home-from-home community.

Queensferry Court Care Home in Allenton and Foylebank Care Home in Chaddesden both deliver high quality care, and are rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission. The homes are operated by family-run leading independent care provider Agincare, which this year celebrates its 35th anniversary.