Moving on Up! Welcome to the new floor of Pennine View

Pennine View in Accrington, is preparing to welcome new residents back to their top floor after extensive renovations.

The care home has this week cut the red ribbon and officially re-entered the 3rd floor of the home into service. The new floor features 13 newly decorated ensuite bedrooms, a large TV lounge, hair salon and bright dining hall.

A modern dining hall with wooden padded chairs, round tables with pink table cloths. The walls are decorated with framed pictures and there are flower arrangements on tables

A care home lounge with a beautiful flower arrangement on a coffee table and TV on the wallA young female carer helps an elderly woman during meal time at a care home

 

 

 

 

 

Pennine View offers residential care for individuals 65 and over living with mild and moderate dementia. The home scores 9.5 on Carehome.co.uk and has a CQC rating of Good in all categories.

Since purchasing Pennine View in 2021, the 3rd floor has been closed to residents. The Dovehaven team have been working tirelessly over the past eighteen months to fully rejuvenate the space. All thirteen of the ensuite bedrooms have been redecorated, as well as the hair salon, lounge and dining hall all receiving a fresh lick of paint, new fixtures, furnishing and finishing touches.

The opening of the floor marks the end of a period of change for the home. Pennine View welcomed the new registered home manager, Emma Willoughby in Month, Year. Since joining, the home has gone from strength to strength, receiving a CQC rating of Good in May, 2023. When the home welcomes the first residents back to the floor, it will signal the beginning of a new chapter for Pennine View.

A bright bedroom with a single bed, armchair and bedside tableA group of elderly residents doing armchair exercises led by a carer

A hair salon with floral wallpaper and blue salon chairs

 

 

 

 

 

Located in Accrington, the home is at the heart of the community and has many strong links with local businesses, schools and shops. Residents at Pennine View often enjoy visits from local nurseries and other youth groups, where they play games, do crafts and garden (weather permitting!).

The new floor will prepare and serve the same great menu that the home is known for, including old favourites like pies, roasts and sticky toffee pudding. Created by our in house chefs, meals are always packed with quality, seasonal and nutritious ingredients. With the reassurance that dietitians oversee the menu preparation, we guarantee our meals are as nourishing as they are appealing and delicious.

If you know someone struggling with the effects of dementia, who you believe would benefit from calling Pennine View home, do not hesitate to get in touch!

The festive feast: Christmas Dinner at Dovehaven Care Homes

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas week quickly approaches, Dovehaven Care Homes is gearing up to create a Christmas Dinner dining experience that will make the holidays truly special for our residents. Behind the scenes in each of our kitchen’s, Dovehaven Care Homes partners with Apetito. The renowned catering company is the sister company of Wiltshire Farm Foods. This collaboration ensures that our residents receive meals of the utmost quality, prepared with precision and care. Apetito’s dedication to freshness and flavour aligns perfectly with our mission to offer delectable and nutritious meals to our cherished residents.

What’s on the menu?

Christmas Day Extravaganza:

On Christmas Day, our residents will be treated to a feast fit for royalty. The festivities kick off with a velvety Butternut Squash Soup, setting the tone for an indulgent meal. For the main course, residents can choose between the traditional Roast Turkey or the savory Roast Beef, accompanied by all the trimmings that make this season special. To cap off the celebration, dessert options include the classic Christmas Pudding with custard or a tempting Sherry Trifle.

 

Boxing Day Bliss:

Boxing Day continues the culinary journey with a delightful Pea and Ham Soup as the starter. The main course options include the succulent Wiltshire Ham with Orange and Cranberries or the flavourful Roast Lamb in Gravy. The festive spirit continues with dessert choices that include a Festive Fruit Crumble or a refreshing Lemon and Orange Sponge.

 

 

 

Welcoming the New Year in Style:

As we welcome the New Year, our residents will be treated to a sophisticated menu featuring Red Pepper and Tomato Soup as the starter. The main course options include Premium Roast Beef or Pork with Sage Stuffing, promising a delightful start to the year. For dessert, residents can indulge in the decadence of Tiramisu or the warm comfort of Mincemeat Crumble Sponge.

 

 

 

Thanking Dovehaven’s little helpers

Behind the deliciousness of every dish is the hardworking kitchen staff at Dovehaven Care Homes. Throughout Christmas, these dedicated individuals will be on shift. It is their hard work that ensures that every meal is prepared with love and Care. Their commitment to excellence ensures that residents receive not just a meal but an experience that warms the heart. However, our ongoing commitment to creating magical moments extends beyond the dining table. Our compassionate team of carers will be working tirelessly over the Holidays, providing top notch care, quality entertainment and making sure that every resident and their families have a carefree and joyous Christmas and New Year.

The team at Cedar Garden Care Home in Preston dressed up as Elves for this year’s Elf Day 2023

Share Your Experience:

Christmas dinner at Dovehaven is at the heart of our celebrations. While our staff continue to provide the highest quality care to our residents, we want to ask you to share your experiences with Dovehaven Care Homes over on Carehome.co.uk. To stay updated on all the Dovehaven festivities, follow us on social media including Facebook, Instagram and our new Dovehaven Tik Tok account!

Wishing you a joyous and delicious holiday season with your loved ones at Dovehaven!