How we keep our nursing home residents safe

World Day for Safety and Health at Work is celebrated every April 28th. It’s a day dedicated to the importance of a safe and healthy working environment for all involved.   This year, we thought we’d mark the occasion by considering the vital policies, procedures, and everyday actions we use to protect and enhance the safety […]

8 special Mother’s Day gifts and activities for seniors

As we get older, Mother’s Day can take on extra significance.  While it remains a chance to celebrate mothers and motherhood, it’s also a time to strengthen maternal bonds and reflect on one of our longest-lasting relationships — especially if your mother or grandmother is now living in a nursing home.  In this post, we […]

How to talk to your loved one about their funeral wishes

In our previous blog post, we talked about the benefits of pre-planning a funeral with your loved one.  In this post, we share some tips on how to raise the subject of funeral plans and wishes compassionately and suggest a few questions you may want to ask.  4 things to consider before talking about your […]

What are the benefits of pre-planning a funeral with your loved one?

Talking with a loved one about their funeral plans can be a difficult conversation to have at any time, but it’s something we recommend you do sooner rather than later.   If arrangements are left until after the fact, you might find yourself faced with several difficult questions, and the one person who could have answered […]

Things to do in York this Christmas with older family members

We may be biased, but we think York is one of the Christmasiest cities in the UK. With its cobblestoned streets and old-fashioned shopfronts, it’s like stepping back in time — especially during the winter months. Lights twinkle, markets pop up, and the city buzzes with anticipation.  And given it sits only 15 minutes north […]

The importance of external visitors and activities for care home residents

Here at Fulford, like many nursing homes across the country, we actively encourage external visitors to regularly visit their loved ones — while also promoting a year-round calendar of social activities. The result is increased morale and improved mental and physical well-being among residents. In this short post, we explore the benefits of visiting loved […]

What to know about wills & wishes in a care home

Before you enter a nursing home, it’s a good idea to plan ahead and write down your wishes related to your health, well-being, and future care. Doing so can make things easier for you and your loved ones — especially if you become seriously ill and can longer make or communicate your own decisions.  Typically, […]

Celebrating another 100th birthday — and it’s becoming more common!

In 1911, only 107 people reached the age of 100 in the UK. In 2020, that number skyrocketed to 15,120 — and it’s estimated that one in three babies born today will live to see their one-hundredth birthdays. Yet, while it’s becoming more and more common for people to celebrate the milestone, it’s always exciting […]

7 senior-friendly activities in and around York

As the oldest family-run nursing home in York, we’re deeply proud of our roots and our city. And while many of our residents are local to the area, some have relocated from further afield to be closer to family.   That’s why we love to get out and explore York and its surrounding areas with our […]