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Czajka Care Group celebrates successful summer

Czajka Care Group celebrates successful summer

We have spent the summer celebrating many successes, milestones and events across our five nursing and care homes, where we care for 160 older people. 

 

The family run care group also cares for people aged between 18 and 65, with a variety of disabilities including brain injuries and amputees, as well as people who have MS, Motor Neuron Disease, Huntington’s and Epilepsy, at its specialist nursing home, Staveley Birk Leas.

Konrad Czajka, Managing Director of Czajka Care Group, said: “This summer has been action-packed as usual, with summer fairs, bowling competitions, a host of fund-raising activities and lots of inspirational visitors and excursions.

“We have welcomed friendly lamas and reptiles to our homes, which was a hugely exciting experience for our residents, and we also had regular visits from Betty, the ‘Pets As Therapy’ Whippet, and will soon be taking delivery of a robotic dementia friendly puppy.

“We’ve also had some memorable musical events, with live performances from harpists, ukulele players, opera singers and choirs. One of our most popular music sessions is with talented harpist, Rebecca Penkett, who always creates a soothing atmosphere and lets residents try their hand at the harp.

“Many of our residents have celebrated big birthdays this summer, and we now care for a number of centenarians. We always celebrate in style, with parties, gifts, flowers and a cake and host family members and friends. Our busy summer fairs across our homes have also been a real highlight. With families and friends of our residents and staff, as well as people from the local community, all gathering together to take part in the fun and games. With live music, there was plenty of dancing, and our video of 100 year old Katy, having a really good rock n’ roll boogie, proved to be a huge hit on social media with over 2,200 views!

“For the last 36-years we have been at the forefront of West Yorkshire’s care industry and continuously invest in our homes and services, which means our residents can access the very best levels of care. The flexibility and types of care on offer means that we can provide everything from ad hoc respite care, short breaks and day care, through to more full time care, intensive nursing and palliative care.”

All Czajka Care Group’s homes are surrounded by stunning gardens and grounds, and offer easy access to the wider local community too. Konrad added: “Due to their excellent locations, our residents can go to church, visit the local shops, pubs and cafes, as well as enjoy lots of organised outings and excursions, which include everything from visits to the theatre, cinema and seaside, as well as boat trips, and even accompanied holidays as far afield as America.

“Closer to home, in Nab Wood, Fairmount, Brookfield and Staveley Birkleas residents all benefit from the extensive leisure facilities at our Clubhouse at Fairmount Park. With a beautiful, heated indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and steam room as well as a popular putting and bowling green, gym, restaurant and bar, it’s the ideal place for residents to relax and socialise.

“At Steeton, we have a thriving retirement community with 14 homes for the over 55’s as well as a highly regarded nursing home with an inclusive and varied community spirit. It’s the same at Fairmount Park where we also have a range of first-class retirement apartments and houses.”

Due to the popularity of its homes, Czajka Care Group has just launched its biggest recruitment drive in its 36-year history and is planning to create 30 new jobs before the end of the year including care workers and chefs, as well as registered nurses.

Konrad concludes: “We already employ a 350-strong team but are keen to find even more high-calibre team members. We are an award winning care group with the Gold Standard Framework accreditation, the Investors In People accreditation, and impressive infection and food hygiene ratings. All of this combines to make our homes extremely well run and great places to live and work.”

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Food hampers, chocolate treats and break time snacks from Greggs, Prep N Go, Morrisons, Dominos and local plumber James Holden, have all been gratefully received and eagerly consumed over the last few weeks! 

 

 

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The letters and artwork we have received from children at Thackley Primary School, Crossley Hall Primary School and the grandchildren of our residents and children and grandchildren of our staff has really bought a smile to so many faces. The bright and positive pieces of artwork have been lovingly made into inspirational displays taking pride of place in all five of our homes. They act as a constant reminder of the support we have.

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