National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day at Hatherleigh Nursing Home

Karen Tidy - Carer of People, Rhymer of Words October 3rd was the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Day and the theme of this year’s literacy celebration was ‘Truth.’ Karen... Read more

Undressing the Uniform Debate

In a Nursing Times survey in 2014, almost 60% of staff consulted, indicated that they thought uniforms were an important part of the job. It is, like the uniforms, a... Read more

The 5 pillars of Comfort in Dementia Care

Comfort is defined as A state of physical ease, free from pain or constraint. Comfort is also one of the six emotional and psychological needs highlighted by Professor Tom Kitwood,... Read more

Hatherleigh Nursing Home are Jumping For Dementia

Two of the marketing team from Hatherleigh Nursing Home, in Hawthorn Park, Devon, have just raised around £1000 for the Alzheimer’s Society in two sponsored  parachute jumps. 65% of those... Read more

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Wellbeing at Hatherleigh Nursing Home

Promoting wellbeing and happiness in our home has always been at the heart of Hatherleigh. This Mental Health Awareness Week we are highlighting the importance of focusing on the wellbeing... Read more

A Bard’s View on Dementia

April is Poetry Month, at least in the USA. Over here we tend to join in but maintain our British feeling of literary superiority because our lists of poems and... Read more

Music Therapy at Hatherleigh Nursing Home!

Hatherleigh Nursing Home have been experimenting with different types of music and creative ways to enjoy them this month. In other nursing homes, you might find everyone sat around in... Read more

Devon MP praises local care home

Hatherleigh Nursing Home, a specialist dementia nursing and residential care provider close to the Central Devon town of Okehampton, has been commended by local MP Mel Stride for creating their... Read more

Eggs, Flour and Milk with a Pinch of Hatherleigh

The community once again visited Hatherleigh Nursing Home as it celebrated Pancake Day and the start of lent. Visitors and those who live in the home had the opportunity to... Read more