Dementia Services News

Players from Hull Kingston Rovers recently visited a Hica care home to help residents try out the latest virtual reality technology.


Staff go above and beyond with fundraising efforts

Posted by admin on August 29, 2018

Care workers come together and walk to great lengths as part of a campaign to provide care home residents with the highest quality of life.


Hica care home recognised as ‘outstanding’

Posted by admin on August 16, 2018


Hica invests in learning and development

Posted by admin on August 15, 2018

The Hica Group has appointed a new learning and development manager as part of its ongoing commitment to invest in its workforce.


All aboard: seaside tour with a difference

Posted by admin on August 4, 2018

The Lodge has treated some of its residents to a sightseeing tour with a difference.


Residents go ‘way back’ with virtual reality app

Posted by admin on June 13, 2018

Residents at The Lodge have been using ‘The Wayback’ app, which has been specifically designed to help people with dementia recall key events.


Buckshaw Retirement Village celebrated the 10-year milestone by inviting staff, residents and families to attend a party in The Grange.


The Hica Group has hit the right notes with care home residents after investing in a music therapy initiative.


Taking care to marathon lengths

Posted by admin on April 23, 2018



Buckshaw Residents celebrate fundraising success

Posted by admin on February 13, 2018


Volunteers support dementia friendly Market Square

Posted by admin on February 13, 2018


Miss Chorley opens festive Christmas market

Posted by admin on December 22, 2017



Concert hits the high notes with dementia residents

Posted by admin on December 12, 2017



Blooming marvellous competition win for Hull care home

Posted by admin on October 26, 2017


Glamourous ball marks silver anniversary of Hica

Posted by admin on October 16, 2017




Staff go the extra mile for fundraising

Posted by admin on September 14, 2017


The Lodge opens pet shop for residents

Posted by admin on August 14, 2017





The Grange supports mental health awareness week

Posted by admin on May 12, 2017



Week of foodie fun kicks off across Hica

Posted by admin on March 13, 2017



Musicians treat residents to festive show

Posted by admin on December 22, 2016

Residents at The Lodge were treated to a special festive surprise by two professional musicians.


Buckshaw Retirement Village gets in the festive spirit

Posted by admin on December 6, 2016

Shoppers and local families started the festive season with the annual Christmas Fete at Buckshaw Retirement Village


Festive fete brings community together

Posted by admin on November 24, 2016

Christmas shoppers and local families have been invited to a festive afternoon at Buckshaw Retirement Village, Chorley, on Saturday November 26, from 1-4pm.


MacMillan Coffee Morning at The Lodge

Posted by admin on October 4, 2016


Management restructure at Hica

Posted by admin on September 7, 2016



Influential care home celebrates gold anniversary

Posted by admin on May 24, 2016


Triple celebration at The Lodge

Posted by admin on May 13, 2016




Stepping Out for Charity

Posted by admin on October 23, 2015

A sponsored walk organised by The Lodge at Buckshaw Retirement Village has raised over £350 for Alzheimer’s Disease and the Buckshaw Residents’ Fund.


New Appointment

Posted by admin on October 23, 2015

The Lodge is delighted to announce that it is expanding to meet demand. A new £1million extension is coupled with the appointment of Debbie McCabe as Registered Manager.


Lodge Staff Win at North West Care Awards

Posted by admin on October 23, 2015

Two members of staff at The Lodge dementia care facility at Chorley have won top accolades in the Great North West Care Awards, a scheme which celebrates excellence in social care and pays tribute to those who work in the sector throughout England.


Friends and Family Summer BBQ at the Lodge

Posted by admin on October 23, 2015

On Saturday 26th July the Market Square this time plays host to the Friends and Family Summer Barbeque with a suitable summery Hawaiian theme.


Staff at pioneering specialist dementia care village, The Lodge, at Buckshaw Retirement Village in Chorley are celebrating having gained another prestigious accolade.


Open University Chooses The Lodge As Case Study

Posted by admin on October 23, 2015

After gaining a number of prestigious awards for its design, The Lodge, the pioneering dementia care facility at Buckshaw Retirement Village near Chorley, has gained a further accolade – it has been chosen by the Open University to be a case study for students throughout the world who are taking a specialist dementia care course.