News From Swimbridge House Nursing Home

Dementia Action Week

Art work for #DementiaActionWeek with the forget me not flower.

Trips in the Bus

Fun in the bus!

A trip to Arlington Court

We have recently been on a trip to Arlington court

Cupcakes and Biscuits

We’ve had fun making Cupcakes and Biscuits this week.

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day – A day celebrating love!

Pancake day and finger painting

Pancake day and finger painting fun at Swimbridge House!

A Trip to Instow

We love a trip to Instow and our residents enjoyed some fresh sea air!

Out and about in January 2024!

Lots of fun in 2024! Skittles Tournaments and out for Coffee + Cake!

Thank you 2023

Happy new year to all our residents, staff and families near and far

Christmas Day!

What an amazing Christmas Day everyone had at Swimbridge House Nursing Home

Wear your Christmas jumper to work day!

Today has been wear your Christmas jumper to work day!

Preparing for Christmas

We’ve had a really busy few weeks at Swimbridge House Nursing Home, with lots of activities both in Swimbridge House and trips out. 

The Start of December 2023

What a start to December … we’ve not stopped!

November Fun

We’ve been having fun in November at Swimbridge House Nursing Home

Peter and Rusty

Peter and rusty came to visit us for a sing song!

Flower Arranging

We’ve had a flower arranging morning at Swimbridge House.

Preparing for Halloween

Arts and crafts for Halloween

Fluff Fluff

Our dear Fluff Fluff has sadly been put to rest yesterday morning. She was 22 years old and has been with us for many years. We will miss her dearly. She was very much part of our home. RIP Fluff

American Day and Lantern Decorations In September

Swimbridge House Nursing Home had an American theme morning.

10 Years at Swimbridge House

10 years of operation at Swimbridge Nursing Home

Our Summer Fete

Our annual summer fete was a successful event with lots of music, dancing, and enjoying cream teas! As always, the raffle was a big success and almost £400 was raised for the residents fund. Well done to Lauren for all her hard work and dedication in the organising of the fate!

Podcast Feature – Gyles Brandreth on dementia and poetry

Podcast Feature – Gyles Brandreth on dementia and poetry Co-hosts Jill Rennie and Sue Learner talk to Gyles Brandreth about his new book ‘Dancing by the Light of the Moon’ where he not only discusses his passion for poetry but how learning poetry can be good for all and help delay the onset of dementia. […]

The right time to move into Swimbridge Nursing Home?

When is the right time for someone to move into the Swimbridge Nursing Home? The choice to move into the Swimbridge Nursing Homee is rarely easy and the decision tends to be made by a family member or loved one who has found the fulltime job of caring has become overwhelming and all-consuming. It is important […]

Managing Diabetes in Older People

In our care home we treat several residents for diabetes, both Type 1 and Type 2. Diabetes is more common in older people and this is partly because old age can mean the body does not produce enough insulin or becomes increasingly insulin resistant, so cannot process sugars into glucose as effectively. However, we make […]

June Activities at Swimbridge Nursing House

Hello and welcome to our new blog! This is our way of making sure we share all the wonderful things happening at Swimbridge House Nursing Home, which is a 44-bed nursing home with a very homely atmosphere and plenty of personal attention. The home is situated in North-Devon just outside the village of Swimbridge in [...]

National Carers Week 2023

National Carers Week at Swimbridge House.  This week is National Carers week (5-11th June) and we’re proud to work with many carers who help to look after their family members and loved ones.  Carers Week is an annual campaign which raises awareness of caring, highlights the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they […]

Kings Coronation Celebration

We followed the coronation on the TV, surrounded by lots of flag waving and buntings in the home!

First summer Fayre in three years!

Due to the pandemic, it has been 3 years since we opened our doors for the last time for a summer fayre, but on Saturday July 30th, we invited families, friends and other local guests for our summer fayre. There was plenty of fun activities on offer, including cake and craft stalls run by family […]

Adding a new wing to Swimbridge House Nursing Home

Swimbridge House Nursing Home have recently completed an extension for fifteen additional residents.