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Wednesday, 04 July 2012
YELVERTON NURSING HOME
The Yelverton Nursing and Residential Home held their own Jubilee party on bank holiday Monday. The residents enjoyed a lovely ‘street party style’ buffet prepared by the kitchen staff and some lovely jubilee cupcakes made by one of our own care staff and also enjoyed a selection of wines and soft drinks. The residents had been involved through the last resident’s meeting with the menu for the buffet. The ‘Queen’ made an appearance, even though it was only a life size cut out of the Queen supplied by another carer and all the residents had their photo taken with ‘the Queen’. In the afternoon the home showed two films, one was a documentary on the Queen and the last 60 years and the other was the film named ‘The Queen’ with Helen Mirren. We had kindly been invited to The Rock Inn the following day for a Jubilee cream tea however the weather made it impossible for us to attend. The residents who had planned to go were disappointed but opted for remaining in the home and staying dry! We are now planning our annual Cheese and Wine party for August and in the meantime our other activities continue within the home. Social activities are an important part of our home life at The Yelverton.
An Advance Decision is more commonly known as a ‘Living Will’ and allows you to make decisions in advance regarding what medical treatment you would or would not like to receive should you lose the mental capacity to make the decision in the future. In particular, an Advance Decision allows you to specify whether you wish to receive life sustaining treatment or not and in what circumstances your Advance Decision is to take effect. You can also state whether anyone is to be consulted about what treatment you receive and whether they are to take part in the decision making process. This is particularly significant if the person you would like to be involved in any such decision is not considered to be your ‘next of kin’. An Advance Decision does not take effect whilst you have the mental capacity to make the decision yourself and it can be revoked during your lifetime but otherwise it will die with you on your death. As Advance Decisions are so important there are strict conditions which must be adhered to in order for it to be valid. It is therefore important that when making an Advance Decision, you not only discuss it with your family and your doctor but also a member of the legal profession. If you have any queries regarding this article please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mrs Sophia Pettit Legal Executive & Member of Solicitors For the Elderly Ann Pointer Solicitors 26 Kings Street Tavistock Devon PL19 0DT TEL: 01822 614882
HOME HEARING CARE
New help for Hearing Loss The newest range of Phonak (Swiss) hearing aids include invisible aids and more traditional shapes, and also include wireless aids to help those with one very deaf ear. To bring back some hearing from the deaf side Phonak’s CROS includes a wireless transmitter on the bad ear and a matching discreet hearing aid/receiver on the other. The system is available in mini behind ear shape in various colours, or in matching small in the ear aids moulded individually. Phonak aids and those from the other top manufacturers are available from Tavistock based Home Hearing Care (Devon & Cornwall) – 0800 111 4855 - either by home visit or at Tavyside Health Centre.
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