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Mindfulness for the Elderly

Mindfulness

In a busy world it can often be difficult to find some quiet time to ourselves. Here at Beechtree we run to a different time, a time which promotes and nurtures a space where we can practise this worthwhile tradition of Mindfulness Meditation.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the practice of sitting down daily in a quiet place and holding our awareness of the present moment. Yes it is that straight forward! Mindfulness is not religious. It is a form of ...

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What is an Advocate?

What is an Advocate?

Have you ever thought about becoming an advocate? Are you wondering what is involved in being an advocate and what responsibility might go with it? In this blog I hope to answer a few of the questions in relation to becoming a volunteer advocate in a Nursing Home.

The word advocate literally means “a person who puts a case on someone else’s behalf”. While there are many elderly people in Nursing homes who have families and friends ...

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News from April

Beechtree had a busy and fun April. We’ve had some great afternoons with live music like Celtic View, Aidan Flynn, Peter & Niamh, Billy McGee, Martin Carrick, Brian Carey and for the first time The Divil and the Damsal played for us. All were great fun and brought lots of dancing to Beechtree.

Our trusty Minibus brought us on a couple of road trips this month. A very memorable afternoon was spent in the Guinness Storehouse where the ...

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Beechtree’s Mural

For anyone who has been to Beechtree Nursing home you may have noticed the beautiful Mural painted on the front of the original Murragh House. I myself have often wondered what the painting depicts so I set on a path of finding out who painted it and the story behind it.

We contacted Cllr. David O’ Connor who is also an avid local historian and he kindly contacted the Pentony family who originally lived in ...

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What is The Fair Deal?

The Fair deal-Help!
At a time when stress can already be high the idea of having a loved one entering a nursing home can seem even harder by the daunting task of applying for the fair deal. When people begin to discuss this process it can be easy to get distracted by hearsay and what other people have heard. We hope this short instruction on the Fair Deal process may eliminate some of the stress and leave you with more ...

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What is Dementia?

What is Dementia?

There are lots of questions surrounding Dementia. What is it? How do I know if I have it? What is Alzheimer’s? What can I do if I think I have dementia?
It’s a scary word and people often think a dark future lies ahead. In this blog I hope to answer some of these questions you might have and provide some help as to who you can turn to for help if Dementia is affecting your life. I ...

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What is Holistic Care for the elderly?

We often hear the phrase “Holistic care”, what is Holistic care and how do we incorporate Holistic care into our Nursing home  Holistic Care can be defined as “ Dealing with or treating the whole of something or someone and not just a part”

There are many ways to incorporate holistic care into the day to day routine of providing care.

A choice of fresh and healthy food for our Residents, At Beechtree our ethos around food has always been to provide ...

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The Importance of Touch

From the moment we come into this world we long for touch, we thrive and grow when we are held close by our loved ones. This basic and essential need does not lessen as we get older, but often times the opportunities to have someone hold your hand, touch your face or give you a hug are fewer and fewer. Why is this?

It can happen for many reasons.  While it is second nature for parents to hug their children when ...

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Beechtree Nursing home & Christmas puddings – Keeping traditions alive

Keeping traditions alive, is this important in the times we live in? In a consumer driven economy where convenience is the motivating factor for so much, where do some of our older traditions fit in.

Beechtree Nursing Home feels keeping old traditions alive and active keeps our residents connected with the life they had growing up, stirring fond memories and nurturing a sense of well being. As we grow older keeping those connections with our younger days become even more important.

This ...

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