Meaningful and fulfilling activities
At every stage in life, maintaining your physical and mental health is important. We believe the key to this is to keep your mind, body, and soul stimulated and engaged every day, and this is a fundamental element of how we operate our homes.
In every home in our group, we have a dedicated activities co-ordinator who, in conjunction with the wishes of the residents, creates a varied program of activities and celebrations. We encourage everyone to participate and join in the fun and comradery that these events can bring. We like to welcome new residents to our activity programme by incorporating their favourite activities, expanding our selection for all the community to enjoy. Designed to engage our residents both physically and mentally, our activity programmes are also a source of great fun and help residents to live life to the fullest.
Most activities take place indoors. However, when the weather permits, we take maximum advantage of our lovely outdoor patio areas and adjoining gardens and also arrange local and national trips.
No barriers to activity
For every resident, in every setting, be it residential, nursing, or those living with dementia, everyone receives support to be active mentally and physically to enhance their experience while they are staying us. We recognise that independent activity, hobbies, and day-to-day chores boost an individuals’ self-confidence. We appreciate individual needs and understand their capabilities as part of our person-centred care, as a result; we can be the support they need at the time that they need it.
Dedicated Activity Coordinators
Our activity coordinators establish the kind of activities that our residents enjoy and the frequency that maintains engagement, some are scheduled so that a routine can be established, and others are organised and promoted so that our residents can look forward to a special occasion together. The coordinators will also discover what additional events and activities each resident would like to see included in the calendar and where feasible, incorporate those ideas into something all residents can engage with. Resident’s birthdays and special milestones are also celebrated together.
We support our residents to maintain an active, healthy life within the home and the local community by having strong links with local groups. These links are designed to promote socialisation, mobility, interaction, independence, and self-confidence and to positively influence their health and well-being.
Activities for residents living with dementia
For residents who live with dementia or require support with their mental health, speech therapies are just one way in which we can provide support. Other mediums such as touch, sense, colours, music, animal interaction, and activities that encourage reminiscence memory can stimulate mental agility and provide positive outcomes for our residents.