Moving into a care home can be a concern for some people. However, what many people don't realise is that it can give you a second lease of life. There are often activities for you to do on a regular basis that can be tailored to your care needs.
Here at Four Seasons our care teams work hard to understand your needs whilst getting to know you on a personal level. This enables us to personalise activities which has a positive impact on our residents' lives.
A recent example of this has happened at Sunbridge Care Home in Edmonton.
Richard - a resident at the home who lives with Dementia - was a former cabinet maker before retiring and moving into the home and had a love of puzzles. After talking to the team he was surprised with a puzzle that featured old tools of his trade.
Deepak Luckhun, Home Manager, said: “We know it’s important to give our residents a sense of well-being. Giving Richard this puzzle is one simple way we can enhance his experience with us and make a difference to his daily life. By tailoring activities like this based on our resident's life story it emphasises that we're here for you, and will listen to what your wants and wishes are.
"The team here at Sunbridge have recently undertaken the Dementia Care Framework accreditation Programme, which is our brand new approach of caring for people with dementia based on their experiences. The Programme actively encourages and provides the team with the tools to delve into the life stories of the residents. As you can see with Richard, this has worked well as we've provided him with an activity that he really enjoys. Well done team!”
Date published: 15 September 2017