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Sep 9, 2020 neil Blog, How Are We Doing?
Our Residents – Dorothy
Dorothy Nixon has alzheimer’s and vascular dementia and because of her condition it was becoming unsafe for her to remain in her own home, so she stayed at Roseleigh for a short while to be assessed and eventually moved in full-time. Read More
Sep 9, 2020 neil Blog, How Are We Doing?
Our Residents – Barry McQuade
Denise McQuade's husband Barry has dementia with Lewy bodies. She tried to keep him at home as long as possible but he started getting lost whilst going out for walks, leaving the gas cooker on and generally getting confused, so that led her to choose Roseleigh to care for him. Read More
Sep 9, 2020 neil Blog, How Are We Doing?
Our residents – Shirley Donachie
When residents come to live with us at Longlands, we encourage them to bring their own furnishings and decorate their room as they would in their own homes and  Shirley Donachie has taken this to a whole new level! Read More
Sep 9, 2020 neil Blog
Longlands People – Emma
We were more than happy to raise our glasses to Emma McGee on completion of 20 years’ service with us recently. And to say ‘cheers’ for all her hard work over the years, we presented her with an engraved pint glass. Read More
Sep 9, 2020 neil Blog, How Are We Doing?
Our Residents – Muriel Coombes
Carole Norris, whose mum Muriel Coombes, is a resident at Roseleigh, said: “Mum has Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia and was becoming agitated and could no longer cope in her own home so she went into Roseleigh for a respite stay and assessment. Read More
Aug 7, 2020 neil Blog
Roseleigh People – Nicola Savage
When Nicola Savage began working at Roseleigh her daughter Lydia was not even a glint in her eye and 20 years later, they are now both here. Nicola is our longest serving members of staff, having started at Roseleigh when we first opened in 2000. Read More
Aug 7, 2020 neil Blog
Roseleigh People – Megan Thomson
When Megan Thomson decided she wanted to work in residential care, there was only one home for her – the one her late granddad lived in. That was three years ago, and Megan is now one of our Senior Care Assistants at Roseleigh, with aspirations to go further. Read More
Aug 7, 2020 neil Blog
Roseleigh People – Christine Donnelly
Christine Donnelly’s job is important at any time, but it became even more important during the Covid-19 lock-down. As our housekeeper, Christine, and her team of five assistants, is responsible for ensuring that Roseleigh is clean, tidy, and safe for residents and staff. Read More
Aug 7, 2020 neil Blog
John Dawson
1997 was quite a year. Tony Blair’s Labour government swept to power, Titanic became one of the biggest-grossing films of all time, Princess Diana was killed in a car accident and an unknown author called JK Rowling released a book about a boy wizard called Harry Potter – whatever happened to that? It was also the year that John started working at Longlands, and how lucky we were. Read More
Aug 7, 2020 neil Blog
The best things come in threes
They say the best things come in threes and we have the perfect example at Longlands – namely Jackie Bainbridge, Vera Fairless and Irene Howlett. Read More
Aug 7, 2020 neil Blog, How Are We Doing?, Testimonials
Our Residents – Vera Fairless
Stuart Fairless, whose mum Vera, is a resident at Longlands, said: “Mum had started falling over regularly in her own home and we knew we had to find a care home for her when she fell three times in one day. Read More
Aug 7, 2020 neil Blog, How Are We Doing?, Testimonials
Our residents – Jackie Bainbridge
Sally Cowley, whose mum Jackie Bainbridge, is a resident at Longlands, said: “We live in Ingleby Barwick and when we were looking for a home for mum, we initially thought it would better to have her closer to us, but once we saw Longlands, we knew it was the place for her. Read More
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