Birthdays, Wartime Stories and When Is It Time to Consider a Care Home?

Birthdays, Wartime Stories and When is it Time to Consider a Care Home?

Welcome to the 3rd episode of our ‘Featherton House Cares’ video series. Through these videos, we will help you get to know our beautiful village-based care home in Deddington, Oxfordshire, and the people that make it such a great place to live.

This time, the focus is on meeting our residents, celebrating a big birthday, and hearing one of their incredible stories. We will also use our expert knowledge to help you decide when it is time to consider a care home.

Celebrating a Landmark Birthday

With visiting restrictions still in place, we were even more determined to make Featherton House resident Joan Hearmon’s 100th birthday extra special. Our team love to pull out all of the stops for our residents birthdays, just as they would for their own families. In this video, you will see how we made sure Joan celebrated in style with her Featherton House friends, and how she still got to see her family on her special day.

When is it Time to Consider a Care Home?

When searching for care, this is one of the biggest questions you will face. There are many different types of care home, and each care home has its own individual features, services, and specialisms. Our interim home manager Agi Rygala will use her experience in the care sector to help you decide when the time is right to consider a care home, and which type of care would best suit your needs.

Discovering Our Residents’ Stories

It’s not just our delightful building that is full of character and wonderful stories, our residents our too. We think of our residents like family, and we love to hear their fascinating stories from years gone by. It is wonderful seeing them light up as they remember places, people, and events that played a big part in their lives. Reminiscing about the past has great benefits for the elderly and they certainly know how to tell a good story! On the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, the Deddington branch of the Royal British Legion sent Special Edition RBL VE75 brooches for us to present to two of our residents in recognition of their service during the Second World War. One of them, Edna Sewell has been sharing her story. You can watch a bit of Edna’s fascinating story in this video.

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