Welcome to Cedar Court Care Home
Our aim at Cedar Court Care Home is to provide a high standard of care in a relaxed, friendly environment. We ensure that residents are able to still enjoy the freedom and lifestyle of their choice, whilst receiving care that is appropriate to their needs.
About Cedar Court
Cedar Court comprises of two separate divisions, a Nursing Home and a Dementia Care Home. The General Nursing Home is registered for 30 residents and cares specifically for the frail and elderly. The Dementia Care Home is registered for 50 residents and specialises in the care and protection of people living with different forms of Dementia and other mental illnesses.
Conveniently situated on the edge of the National Forest within landscaped parkland, Cedar Court enjoys an enviable rural location. It is nestled in the beautiful countryside of South Derbyshire, close to the Staffordshire and Leicestershire borders.
Family members and friends are welcome to visit as, and when they wish. Drinks and snacks are always available and we are happy to provide meals for visitors by prior arrangement. If required, the manager or deputy, or a qualified nurse on duty will be happy to show you round.
The Home and Grounds
This characterful period property, which is situated in the middle of the beautiful Bretby Park, has been completely renovated and refurbished to provide facilities of the highest order whilst still maintaining a comfortable, secure and friendly environment. Cedar Court is surrounded by stunning parkland, and many of our more able residents enjoy a pleasant walk through the tranquil English countryside.
The home has secluded gardens for each division. The General Nursing Home has an enclosed garden with a pond, greenhouse and raised flower beds as well as several seating areas for the residents to enjoy. The Dementia Care Home has a beautiful garden which has been specifically designed for people living with Dementia, and includes a water feature and seating areas.
The home benefits from several lounge and dining areas, encouraging residents to enjoy a wide variety of activities and past times while enabling them to have quiet time if preferred.
Cedar Court has a very welcoming ‘home from home’ atmosphere.
Your Health Limited is registered, and therefore licensed to provide services, by the Care Quality Commission (Provider ID: 1-101667545). For more information, visit www.cqc.org.uk.
All care homes are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, who regularly inspect our premises and monitor all aspects of the services we provide. Please view our latest report for the general nursing home and dementia care unit.
This is what our residents say about the quality of care and facilties here at Cedar Court:
I couldn’t begin to name all the staff who contributed to caring so wonderfully for our late father. The attention he received was the best my sister and I could wish for, and at all times he was spoken to and treated with respect and warmth. We know that Dad was not always the easiest of residents; he could become anxious and emotionally difficult, no doubt only characteristic of his awful disease. But, nonetheless, staff were always patient and professional in their approach to quickly re-assure him and help him settle down.
In Dad’s former years, he was a very proud and private person, so, during the last few months, as his health deteriorated, it was a great comfort to know that he was being treated with dignity. My wish to be with him at the end was, thankfully, fulfilled and I must also thank those who supported me in those final hours, too. I was so grateful for the time I spent with Dad on every visit and always grateful of a friendly chat with staff when he inevitably had nodded off to sleep.
It seems strange that I will no longer be visiting Cedar Court, but I will never forget any of you, and my sister and I take heart that new residents and their families will enjoy your on-going care in the same way we have over the past three years. Yours sincerely”
-PE & LJ
“Quiet and relaxing place .The staff are all very kind to me”
“Thank you for everything you did for my Dad over the last nine years”
“Thank you for returning Dad’s dignity and looking after him. We all appreciate it very much”
– M,J & J
“Thank you for allowing me to volunteer with you, it was an invaluable experience and fantastic to meet you all. Keep up the good work”
– E –Derby University
“A really big thank you for all your care and kindness during the weeks my father-in-law was in your care. It certainly was a comfort to us knowing that he was so well looked after in your Care Home. Nothing was ever too much trouble. The staff are so caring”
We shall soon use this page to document our home’s latest news and events. Please check in with us soon!
News and Events
DCU – 06/08/2016 – Alzheimer’s Society Fundraiser
Our Dementia Care Unit held a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society today, we went back to the 70’s and 80’s. Staff and residents dressed up, Abba Salute came to sing for us and with the sale of raffle tickets we managed to raise £130.
DCU – 14/07/2016 – Canny Tunes and Candy
Canny tunes and candy starring ex Emmerdale star Dale Meeks came in to entertain us. Dale was very funny and sang lots of popular 50’s and 60’s songs and ended his visit by making candy floss for everyone.
DCU – Goodbye -Nurse Jean
Our Nurse Jean has changed from Day shifts to Nights so will be missed by her fellow day staff, so all days staff had a collection and presented her with flowers and a Nights survival Kit! … We will miss you jean.
DCU – Dignity Daffodil
We have a daffodil on our wall in the main lounge to remind us all of the 10 dignity points.
DCU – Our Donkeys
The Dementia care Unit has adopted two donkeys, we held a vote with staff and residents and we picked Ruby and Ripple from the donkey sanctuary. We will be staying in touch to check on their progress and how they are doing.
DCU – Easter Party – March 27th 2016
Jessie came long to sing for us and also judged our Easter Bonnet competition. The residents had spent the previous week decorating the bonnets as well as making Easter cards and decorations. Everyone had an Easter egg to celebrate the occasion and we held a raffle and managed to raise £100 for the Derby children’s hospital. Jessie also presented Joy with an Easter egg and flowers from the DCU staff just to let her know that we care about her.
DCU – Pancake Day
Our residents and staff enjoyed competing in our” toss the pancake” competition and pancake maze fun. We had prizes for everyone and we all enjoyed traditional pancakes for lunch.
DCU – Valentines Day – 14th February 2016
Our residents made cards for their loved ones and had roses to give them. We all enjoyed lots of heart shaped chocolates, biscuits and sweets. We also made picture boards of couples from the movies.
DCU – Chinese taster Day
Our Residents on the DCU enjoyed a Chinese taster day to celebrate Chinese new year, we decorated a trolley with an information board and all sorts of Chinese food that everyone enjoyed tasting.
DCU – Chippy Tea – 3rd February 2016
Our men on Bretby View enjoyed a chip shop tea today.
DCU – Dignity Action Day – 1st February 2016
Our Residents helped make boards tilled “this is me” with pictures of things they used to do and things they like doing now, it was a real nice touch for dignity action day.
DCU – Chocolate Cake Day – 27th January 2016
Our residents enjoyed mixing cake mix with chocolate and rice crispies to make some great chocolate cakes witch everyone enjoyed eating later on.
Pet Therapy Dog Visit
The home has a new pet therapy dog called Murphy, everyone has enjoyed his visits.
Carol Singing 5/12/2015
The Dementia Care Unit had an afternoon carol singing with Hazel and hot mince pies. It was a lovely afternoon enjoyed by all and a great way to kick off the Christmas festivities.
We have been busy decorating wooden spoons, which we have hung around our lounges as decorations, we have also made Christmas cards and other little decorations.
Christmas memories, we have created 10 bags with Christmas memories in that help us chat and reminisce about Christmas time and what it means to us, for example, mistletoe, holly, robins, poinsettia plants, nativity, decorations etc. This has been much fun and decorates the lounges nicely.
Memory Tree & Dignity Holy Branch
We have made a memory tree to remember everyone that is no longer with us this year at Christmas, they are all sadly missed. We have also been busy making a holy branch with our 10 points of dignity on which looks brilliant and ties in with the Christmas decorations perfectly.
Gingerbread international house day
12th December Gingerbread international house day, the DCU unit have made a ginger bread house ready to celebrate the event.
Winter Warmer Party 13/11/2015
The dementia care unit enjoyed entertainment from Russell, everyone was singing and dancing. We served hot chocolate with marshmallows and for tea our kitchen staff sent autumn, winter coloured food, thick vegetables soup, crumpets, butter, scotch mouse and rich chocolate cake.
DCU – November Bonfire Arts & Crafts
We have been making firework pictures with paint straws, glitter and used more twigs form the garden to create a bonfire picture. We have also been busy making memory boards about Bonfire night years ago. On the 5th we will be having a taste and smell session of bonfire food.
DCU – 30th / 31st October Halloween
Our residents enjoyed Halloween crafts, we made clay ornaments, Paper decorations, a fact Board, and enjoyed colouring in. During Halloween we carved pumpkins to put around the home as decorations and the staff had a great time apple bobbing, the residents really enjoyed watching this and found this rather hilarious to watch.
DCU – October – Autumn Collage
Our residents have been out collecting leaves to make an Autumn collage. We have then spent several hours doing arts and crafts creating a lovely display. Please see pictures
DCU – Sunflower Competition!
The DCU have won this years sunflower competition , with the winning height of 11ft 6in! Well done , we will be buying a water feature with our winnings for our garden for everyone to enjoy.
DCU – 13/10/2015 Chocolate Week
Residents and staff enjoyed a week of chocolate treats to celebrate the occasion. We made chocolate cakes and reminisced about chocolate bars from our past.
DCU – 22/09/2015 Chippy Supper
The men on Bretby View enjoyed a chip shop supper which was a lovely treat and enjoyed by all.
DCU – 26/09/2015 Macmillan Coffee Morning
Lisa, Lindsey, Sandra and Jo organised a coffee morning in the dementia care unit front lounge in aid of Macmillan. Staff from the home donated homemade and brought cakes. We also had a donation from Birds of their special Macmillan bake wells which went down a treat!. We managed to raise a total of £191.49.Well done to everyone involved the day was a big success.
Razzle Dazzle Entertainment – 15th July 2015
On Wednesday 15th July we had ‘Razzle Dazzle productions’ to entertain the General Nursing Unit with a show entitled ‘Fun in the sun’. Everyone enjoyed the collection of well known songs and a few got up to dance. Families came along to join in the fun and were also seen to be singing along.
DCU Unit Carers Week – June 2015th
To Acknowledge international Carers week the Dementia Care Unit had a week of treats to spoil our carers and to say thank you for all of their hard work and dedication. Relatives families also got involved with donating funds for ice cream treats which was thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated by all. A big thank you to all our carers.
DCU Unit April 20th 2015 – £100 Raised for the Royal Derby Children’s Ward
Joy and Jo from the Dementia care unit at Cedar Court paid a special visit to the Derby royal hospital to present a cheque for £100 to the children’s ward. The money was raised from our Easter raffle and games.
DCU Unit March 15th 2015 – Mothers Day
Our ladies on Dcu enjoyed a day of fun activities and treats, we made flowers out of coffee filters and everyone was given daffodils, chocolates and special cakes as a treat. our lounges were busy with visitors all day with our mums receiving lots of lovely gifts. All the staff on duty that are mums also recieved a bunch of carnations each.
DCU Unit March 2015 – World Map Collage
We have put a map of the world on the wall in Bretby view and our gentlemen have placed flags onto the countries they have visited for a holiday or during their time in the Armed Forces. This has been a really fun and nostalgic memory exercise . The map has also brought colour and decoration to the Mens dining room.
DCU Unit March 10th – Time For A Cuppa
The DCU supported Dementia UK by holding an afternoon tea party selling cups of tea and cakes made by our residents , all proceeds raised was then donated to Dementia UK.
General Unit Feb 2015 – Michelle Oldfield – Outstanding Acheivement
Michelle Oldfield was presented with an award for achieving 100% attendance at work over the past year.
Chinese New Year 19/02/2015
The Dementia Care Unit learnt all about Chinese New Year by making information boards and coloring in new year pictures then in the afternoon our Gentlemen on Bretby view enjoyed a Chinese food taster. A very enjoyable afternoon with empty plates at the end.
Pancake fun Day 17/02/2015
Our residents and staff enjoyed competing in our” toss the pancake” competition and pancake maze fun. we had prizes for everyone and we all enjoyed traditional pancakes for lunch.
Valentines party 14/02/2015
The dementia care unit had a great valentines , we started our activities earlier on in the week by making decorations for our party and by coloring in pictures and paper puzzles. Our party was full of fun where we enjoyed singing and dancing along to our entertainer Jessie, everyone enjoyed eating sweets and chocolate hearts. we had a raffle and for tea our kitchen staff made us valentines themed cakes.
General Unit Feb 7th 2015 – Carol Finnegan – 15 Years Long Service
Carol Finnegan received her 15 year long service award which she reached on the 7th February 2015.
DIGNITY ACTION DAY 1st February 2015
The Dementia Care Unit had a week full of treats and activities as we supported Dignity Action Day which raises awareness to ensure that people using care services are treated as individuals, given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives.
We have a new dignity tree in our main lounge and have invited residents, staff, family and friends to write on a leaf “what dignity means to them”
During the week we have had theme days such as smell and feel, pamper day, crafts, board games and a fun day.
December – Long Service Awards
Ian Griffiths and Liz Irwin were both presented with their 5 Year Long Service Certificates and a gift to acknowledge their hard work, dedication and loyalty. A special thank you goes to Ian Griffiths for his kind gesture of donating his gift in the form of a cash donation to the DCU Residents Funds, which will pay for the DCU Men’s Unit Christmas Entertainment and Party. A huge thank you to both Ian and Liz from all at Your Health.
DCU – Christmas Activities
The DCU Residents have been busy preparing for Christmas. They have been busy making Christmas cards & gifts to give to their families. They have also made decorations such as an Advent Calendar, Holly Wreaths, Baubles, Poinsettia’s, Decorative Tree’s and Paper Chains to go up in the lounges to spread the Christmas cheer.
Also to get everyone into the Christmas spirit the DCU have had Christmas carol’s with Hazel and a visit from our pet pal Rocky the dog.
Mick, a member of our maintenance team, has fixed our collage to the wall in our dining room on Bretby View. It has already become a talking point between our residents, staff and visitors and looks fantastic.
CEDAR COURT DCU – REMEMBRANCE Day 11/11/14
To prepare for Remembrance Day, our residents made poppies using red plate , lolly sticks, tissue paper and felt. These poppies were then used as decorations. We had poppy displays in all lounges. On Tuesday Hazel came and sang songs from the War years.
CEDAR COURT DCU – BONFIRE NIGHT – November 5th 2014
The DCU made a big bonfire picture using twigs from the garden, tissue paper ‘flames’ and autumn leaves. We used paint, chalk and glitter to light the sky with fireworks. Some of our residents painted and coloured in bonfire pictures.
In the afternoon we made chocolate sparklers and mini rockets which we had on our hostess trolley along with toffee apples, fudge and bonfire toffee. The smells and tastes brought back fond memories for everyone.
CEDAR – DCU – HALLOWE’EN PARTY – 31 October 2014
To prepare for Hallowe’en we made clay ornaments such as bats, ghosts and pumpkins. We decorated our main lounge and for our party we carved a pumpkin and decorated cakes in bright orange and green icing.
Russell Smith came in to sing for us.
Our residents, family and staff members all had another great party.
CEDAR – DCU – DIWALI AND NATIONAL BAKE WEEK – 17th-23rd October
The Dementia Care Unit combined both these events. We celebrated Diwali ‘the festival of lights’ with an information board, made lights out of felt to decorate our walls and had a Diwali word search and ‘follow the lights trail’ for fun.
We decorated bottles with gems and to incorporate bake week we made traditional Diwali sweets. We had a taster day and everyone enjoyed our sweets as well as curry, rice’s, nan bread and crisps.
October – DONATION
The family of the late Jean Marsh kindly donated 3 Beautiful Garden Ornaments Which will be enjoyed by residents and staff alike.
We have also received a cash donation from the family of the late John Dungavel, which will be used to entertain our residents at Christmas.
October – WHAT DIGNITY MEANS TO ME
DCU have a new dignity wall decorated with music notes and lyrics. The music and lyrics have been written by the residents, families, staff and friends of the unit.
October 3rd – WORLD SMILE DAY
The DCU spent a fun filled happy Worldsmile day today. We put up pictures of big smiley faces and did fun things all day, such as dancing and singing, Hoola-Hooping, ball games, bubble games, and crafts.
Everyone wore smiley stickers and in the afternoon we ate smiley face biscuits and sweets.
September 2014 – ELEANOR MUYOT / LIZ HARRIS – 5 YEAR LONG SERVICE AWARD
Eleanor Muyot and Liz Harris were both presented with their 5 Year Long Service Certificates and a gift to acknowledge their hard work, dedication and loyalty.
A huge thank you to both both Eleanor and Liz from all at Your Health
DCU THE FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN – 23.09.14
Our residents have taken advantage of the gardeners tree pruning and gathered the clippings and some branches and twigs to make a wall display. We made our own artificial leafs, hanging ornaments out of clay and painted birds and butterflies with lots of autumn colours.
DCU HARVEST FESTIVAL – 15.09.14
The Dementia Care Unit spent this month revisiting their Harvest Festival memories. We made a wall board with Harvest Festival information and pictures and a separate wall board where residents and their family, staff and friends could share their Harvest Festival memories. We also had vegetable displays and testing of raw and cooked fruit and vegetables. Hazel came to sing to us to celebrate the harvest.
BATTLE OF BRITAIN DAY – 15.09.2014.
Bretby View had posters and information on the walls about the Battle of Britain. We watched a DVD all about it and Hazel sang war songs for us. Our Gentleman sang along and played musical instruments.
SUMMER FETE – 13/09/2014
Cedar Court held their annual Summer Fete on a lovely sunny day in September. We had games, such as Soccer Shoot, the Envelope Game, Bottle Bag Game, Guess the Teddy’s Name, and a Tombola.
We had stalls like Bric-a-Brac, Book Stalls, Lucky Dip, Teddy Sale, vegetable hampers, cake stalls and many others, and served burgers & hot dogs.
Our Raffle 1st Prize was a television donated by Your Health Group.
We had lots of prizes donated by various companies for which we are very grateful and we raised lots of money for the residents funds.
Sandra and Jo would like to thank staff and family members who helped make it a brilliant day.
Many thanks to the following companies who all so kindly responded to our letter and generously donated a gift:
Bretby Garden Centre
JS Simnetts Photographers
Branston Golf Club
Swadlincote Ski Centre
Snow Dome Tamworth
Green Bank Leisure Centre
Marstons Brewery Centre
Meadowside Leisure Centre
Snibston Discovery Park
Burton Albion FC
Ash End House Farm
Rosliston Forestry Centre
September 2014 – 20 Year Long and 25 Year Long Service Awards – General Unit
Congratulations and Thanks to Judy Wheatley – 25 Year Long Service Award and Linda Warren – 20 Year Long Service Award.
Judy and Linda received their Long Service Award Certificates, badges and gifts in recognition of their many years of dedication, loyalty and commitment. Well Done and a big Thank You.
September 2014 DCU – Dignity Tree
Our Dignity Tree on DCU is flourishing. Everybody has the opportunity to write down what Dignity means to them and post their ‘leaf’ onto the tree.
September 2014 – ELVIRA HARRISON – 5 YEAR LONG SERVICE AWARD
Elvira has been presented with the 5 Year Long Service Certificate and gift.
August 2014 – General Unit – Tallest Sunflower Competition
The General Unit held a competition for the tallest Sunflower. The Sunflower was measured by Sandra Dilks and witnessed and verified by Mark Nathan. Result = 102 Inches , 2590mm Tall.
August 23rd 2014 – Mobile Mini Zoo
The Dementia Care Unit enjoyed a visit from the Mobile Mini Zoo on the 23rd August. We met many animals including a Snake, Rat, Skunk, Rabbits and Lizards. The unit was full of visitors including many family members and off duty staff and their children. We held a raffle and sold ice cream, sweets and drinks. All of the proceeds from the visit were raised for the Alzheimer’s Society and totalled £160.
August 2014 – KAY FINNEGAN – 5 YEAR LONG SERVICE AWARD
The General Unit celebrated Kay Finnegan’s 5 Year Long Service Award in August 2014. Kay was awarded with her certificate and badge, and a gift, in recognition of her loyalty and commitment. Thank you and well done.
9TH AUGUST 2014 – ENTERTAINMENT BY PAUL
On the 9/8/14 we had a singer visit us called Paul Bailey. Everybody enjoyed the entertainment, all singing and smiling and even some dancing with the carers! It was nice to see all the staff and residents having a great time.
The lovely bench donated for our garden from the family of the recently deceased Aaron Hart to commemorate Aaron’s memory.
DCU – Well Dressing
DCU Well Dressing of a Cedar Tree & Your Health Logo made by our residents.
DCU Seaside Party – 26/05/2014
The week before our party, residents put messages in bottles that they had decorated and we recycled last year’s beach huts and wrote new holiday memories on them. We spent time looking at old and new holiday brochures.
On the day we set up a memory table full of old fashioned suitcases filled with our holiday clothes, a picnic basket, bucket and spade and other holiday memorabilia. During the day residents and staff took part in Hook A Duck, Pin The Tail On The Donkey, and Hoola Hooping. We also made a photo stock wiith Winnie The Pooh and Piglet to have our photo’s taken. In the afternoon, everyone enjoyed ice cream supplied by Kayleigh. We had four different flavours with sprinkles, sauce, flakes and cornets. These went down very well!
Derek’s Goodbye – 16/05/2014
Our nurse Derek who has worked on the DCU for several years has sadly said goodbye to us. We had a fun last day with him, playing silly games such as Pin The Tail On The Donkey. Residents and staff wrote messages to Derek in a card and presented him with a gift. We will all miss him and wish him lots of love and luck for the future.
National Nurses Day at the DCU– 12/05/2014
This day is celebrated around the world every May 12th , the anniversary of Florence Nightingales birth. On the DCU we made a board with information about the day, Florence nightingale and pictures of all our nurses.
Cedar Court DCU – VE Day 08.05.14
The Gentlemen on Bretby View celebrated and remembered VE day today. We made a board with their memory’s and stories on. They remembered stories of bomb’s that bounced down the streets, time in air raids, shelters and being told to run across the fields away from the bomb’s.
They warmly remembered and retold stories of the many parties that were thrown when the war was over. We looked at books detailing World War II, played music from that era and watched a DVD about the end of the war. .
Cedar Court – DCU – DISNEY DAY! – 05.05.14
Today the Dementia Care Unit had a Disney Day . Taylor from our reception printed Disney posters that we put up around the lounges to decorate. We had Disney films on all day and decorated a table with Disney memorabilia. The Disney Shop in Derby kindly donated posters and activity sheets with word searches, spot the difference, and colouring tasks. We had a piñata fairy castle full of sweets! We had our staff and residents dressed up with Minnie Mouse ears and blindfolded, to try and bash it open. This took a lot of time and effort to achieve!!
We also had two competitions that residents and staff took part in. One being ’ Keep Me Ups’. We had a Disney beach ball that everyone tried to keep up using their feet, knees and head. Our resident winner was Gordon with four and our staff winner was Shamus with 6. Our second competition was to name as many Disney characters in a minute. The staff wrote theirs down and the residents had to say them. Our residents winner with 11 was Lewis and our staff winner was Mandy with 23. A fun day all round!!
Cedar Court – The Queen’s Birthday Celebration
Our resident John Dungavel celebrated his birthday today! He was born in the same year as the Queen. We had our Royal Memory Box out with pictures of the Royal family. The residents coloured in pictures of the Queen and we looked at pictures of her and shared our memories about her.
Cedar Court DCU – St. George’s Day 23.04.14
We decorated Bretby View with St George Cross flags and residents enjoyed singing songs about England. We also wrote memories onto a large flag and enjoyed a ‘Chippy Tea’.
Cedar Court DCU – Sponsored Silence Easter Event
Our activities organiser Jo is well known for the gift of the gab! So everyone had a bit of peace for two afternoons between 12pm- 4.30pm when she began her sponsored silence.
Jo has raised £245 for the residents fund, which will pay for the mini zoo and other activities. We would all like to thank Jo for all her effort and hard work and look forward to doing it again in the future.
CEDAR COURT GENERAL UNIT – EASTER 2014
Easter was filled with events, including arts and crafts , the Easter Bingo event and the Easter School Choir visit.
Cedar Court – DCU EASTER PARTY! 19.04.2014
To prepare for our party our residents made wall decorations in the shape of Easter Eggs, using tissue paper and paints, as well as dying boiled eggs and decorating them with stickers and putting them into Easter baskets. In the afternoon we had an Easter party with singing from Hazel. The ladies wore bonnets and we had Marie from the General Unit judge the winner of the best bonnet competition. Our winners were Hazel, Joyce, Betty and Barbra. We had a raffle and announced our ’How Many Straws Are In The Bottle Competition’ winners . Residents, staff and family all had a great time.
Cedar Court DCU – MAUNDY THURSDAY 17.04.2014
For Maundy Thursday the residents made a memory board of old coins and we chatted and looked back at the cost of everyday items such as bread, apples, meat, etc. We also put coins into little money bags that we had made specially out of Joy’s silk wedding underskirt to resemble the Maundy money pouches given out by the Queen each year.
Cedar Court – Our Dignity Tree
The Dementia Care Unit have made a Dignity Tree to promote and uphold everybody’s right to dignity and respect, especially those receiving care.
We have invited residents, family, staff and friends of the unit to write on a leaf their own ideas of what dignity and respect means to them. We have then placed these leaves on the tree for everyone to read and look at.
Cedar Court – Syringe Driver
Syringe Drivers are specifically to keep people comfortable and pain free. A Syringe Driver was presented to our Dementia Care Unit by Mr & Mrs Fearn and Mrs Moore, who raised funds for the unit following their mothers’ deaths. This was with grateful thanks for the care they received whilst at Cedar Court Dementia Care Unit, and in the hope that other residents will benefit from this kind gift.
Mother’s Day – 30/03/2014
Mother’s Day on the Dementia Care Unit was a busy day. We had lots of family visits and several deliveries of flowers and plants. We had poems about ‘MUM’ around the walls and all the residents enjoyed pink decorated cupcakes and a visit from our pet dog, Rocky.
Caribbean Taster Day – 19/03/2014
For National Nutrition & Hydration week, the DCU had a food taster day with exotic fruits, cakes and juices from the Caribbean Islands. The staff and residents took part in a ‘Match the Flag to the Island’ game. Each lounge took part, including Julie and Tina from Head Office. The residents and staff in the main lounge won with 4 flags.
St Patricks Day – 17/03/2014
The DCU spent the day looking at pictures of Ireland. We talked about the traditions that are celebrated by the Irish on this day, not only in Ireland but in other countries, who acknowledged St Patricks day. We found some very funny pictures and stories about the naughty Irish fairy – the Leprechaun!
Pancake Fun! – 04.03.2014
The residents enjoyed traditional pancakes at lunchtime and in the afternoon we held a ‘Pancake Tossing Competition’, with a prize for the residents and members of staff who successfully tossed the most. We had a really good laugh with pancakes flying everywhere! Our winners were Gordon for the residents and Lauren for the staff. They both enjoyed their prize of a big bag of sweets each.
St. David’s Day – 01.03.014
Our lounges were decorated with boards depicting all things Welsh; flags, emblems, and the national costume of Wales. Residents were encouraged to talk about St. David’s Day, and recalled memories of holidays they had in Wales.
“The General Unit at Cedar Court celebrated two long service awards in February 2014.
Michelle Adams achieved 5 Years on the 15.02.2014
Michelle Olfield achieved 10 Years on the 23.02.2014
Both were rewarded with gifts, a certificate, and badges to show their loyalty and commitment. Thank you and Well Done!
Valentine’s Tea Party – 14/02/2014
The General Unit celebrated Valentine’s Day by holding a ‘Valentine’s Dig-Ni-Tea’ , in association with Dignity Day, with all visitors and relatives welcome.
They decorated the two lounges with banners and heart decorations to get in the spirit of thing. In the main lounge they put on a small tea party with cakes and tea, and had entertainment from Dave Edwards. There was a lot of singing and dancing to classic love songs and everyone enjoyed themselves.
Valentine’s Day in the DCU – 14.02.14
We decorated all three lounges with hearts, roses and old romance memory boards. The morning was spent watching romantic films. Lunch was a Tea Party in our main lounge with plenty of music, dance and laughter. Residents gave roses to their loved ones and everyone enjoyed a variety of cakes. We also held a raffle with six great prizes.
Accession of Queen Elizabeth II – 06.02.2014
Boards were made with lots of pictures of the occasion, bringing back many memories of the day for our residents with lengthy chats about the Royal Family.
The service we provide
Our aim of care at Cedar Court is to ensure that all our residents receive the highest standards of care and attention, whilst maintaining their dignity and privacy at all times. We provide plenty of enjoyment and, even more essentially, lots of tender loving care.
Our dedicated team of staff is in tune with our residents’ requirements, to ensure maximum possible comfort, well being and happiness.
Each resident is treated as an individual, and has involvement and choice in all aspects of their care. All residents have their own tailor made care plans, detailing their specific requirements.
Our 24 hour staffing, including qualified nurses ensures, that personal assistance with washing dressing, bathing and toileting needs is always available . A resident need never be embarrassed about any help which they may require, our staff are courteous and respectful at all times and will always put your concerns at ease.
Cedar Court is managed on a daily basis by Registered Nurses. The senior staff for the two divisions both have Registered General Nurse and Registered Mental Nurse qualifications respectively. It is our policy to provide an exceptionally high quality of nursing care and service, underpinned by our high standards of training to ensure that care and skill levels are second to none.
Our team of dedicated care assistants are all qualified, or working towards an NVQ in Health and Social Care, in accordance with the Commission for Social Care Inspection’s minimum standards.
The residents’ private rooms are decorated and furnished to a high standard, most with en-suite facilities. There are single rooms and companion rooms, for those who wish to share.
Residents are encouraged to bring their own favourite items to personalise their rooms. Small pets may also be acceptable, at the Home Manager’s discretion.
There are several spacious dining rooms where breakfast, lunch and tea are served. Our experienced catering team offers a wide variety of nutritionally balanced home cooked meals.
Our menus are displayed in advance and the home can cater for all types of dietary needs. Meals are a leisurely experience, so that residents can enjoy their meals and eat at their own pace.
Each division of the home has its own activities organiser. who arranges days out, entertainment and a wide range of activities for the residents to join in with.
All clothing and bed linen are looked after by our onsite laundry team. We request that all of the residents’ belongings are clearly marked, preferably with sewn in labels.
Basic mending is also included in the fees.
All rooms are serviced and cleaned daily.
Visits can be organised to the Swadlincote Clinic. Private chiropody is paid for by the resident at a nominal cost.
As part of the care package, exercise, mobility and independence are maintained by our own staff. However, should the need arise referral to a physiotherapist via a GP will be made for more intense treatments.
Toiletries are not included in the fees.
Any newspapers or magazines can be provided from our local newsagent at the resident’s own cost.
Our staff at Cedar Court includes a fully-qualified hairdresser to attend to our residents’ needs. A small charge may be made for this service.
We are dedicated to providing a high quality service for all of our service users, and our recruitment process is an intrinsic and vital part of this. We are always looking for dedicated, enthusiastic and highly motivated people to become part of our team. If you are interested in joining us please review our current opportunities as listed below.
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Meet Our Home Manager
Nursing Division – Marie Pickering RGN
“I qualified as a Nurse in 1979 after entering a career I had chosen at four years of age. I achieved my goal and worked as a Staff Nurse on an Elderly ward at the Geoffrey Hodges Wing, Burton.
I then went on to do my Midwifery training at Burton, and worked as a Qualified midwife for a year before leaving to have my first child.
After five years at Home being a Mum I came to Cedar Court Care Home (named Bretby Nursing Home at the time.)
I worked part time at first, but this quickly became full time.
That was back in 1987, and here I am almost 26 years later – still loving every minute of it. I took a short break of 10 weeks to have my second child.
I have been the Manager of the General nursing Unit since the year 2000. It is my second home and I have the full support of my family.
I get complete satisfaction working here. I definitely chose the right career – it is my vocation. The people I work with are my friends. I can honestly say I always want to come to work and look forward to many more years to come.
Marie Pickering RGN,
Registered Home Manager
Cedar Court Nursing Home
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Cedar Court is situated just 4 miles from Burton upon Trent, on the A511 to Ashby De-La Zouch road.
Cedar Court Care Home, Bretby Park, Bretby, South Derbyshire, DE15 OQX
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No appointment is necessary; you are welcome just to turn up and have a look around.
If you would like to book an appointment our home manager will be more than happy to show you around the Home and discuss your requirements in more detail.
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