There have been many reasons to celebrate in our home recently. Firstly, we welcomed our new manager and celebrated the 20th anniversary of Milkwood Care with a fireworks display and cakes. We have rebranded The Mountains nursing home and it is now named ‘Mynyddoed’ and we are looking forward to seeing the new signage. Staff…

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On 8th June we had visitors from OM Interactive to visit and they gave us an interactive board demonstration. The board was great; the residents and staff played together on the interactive board and it created many good ways to start conversations as it had questionnaire games and colouring games with pictures from the 1960s,…

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A circus themed activity group session was held at The Mountains. Everyone was encouraged to hold onto a parachute and work together to roll the ball around inside it. We also had some fun with silly hats and wigs, balloon swatting, and we watched some plate spinning. The session brought people together, interacting and having fun…

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The Mountains had a great time at this year’s ‘beach’ themed summer fête! The home was decorated in all things beachy, a BBQ was held in the garden (which was cooked very well by manager Stephanie and care assistant Chris), Musicare provided the entertainment and of course, a raffle was held.

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Complementary therapy sessions are enjoyed throughout out all our homes. The article below focuses on Natasha, who is welcomed with open arms to The Mountains. About Natasha: Natasha is a VTC qualified sports and massage therapist, she also has a Diploma in Health and Social Care which makes her suitable for therapy in a care…

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Written by Marie So many people over the years have asked me about the history of The Mountains nursing home and after working 10 years in the care home, I have picked up little details here and there. I thought it would be interesting for our staff members and visitors to get a little background…

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Here at The Mountains, we have started a regular weekly activity in the Garden Room. The session, led by Louise Money, a trained Dance and Movement Therapist, and supported by the staff members, is especially for the residents living with the advanced stages of dementia. The Garden Room is kept calm and quiet, allowing the…

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Written by Hannah and Blodwen’s family Blodwen Jenkins Blodwen was born in March 1923 which makes her 95 this year! Blodwen lived in Aberaman then moved to Cwmdare with her husband David. She worked for Hitachi in a factory in Hirwaun. She then went on to have her children, Anne, Gillian and David, with her…

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