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The importance of care home activities

As a nursing home dedicated to providing outstanding care, we are always looking for new ways to increase quality of life for those who stay with us. Be it room decor, food or activities, we aim to contribute as best we can to helping improve daily life. Having tailored and appropriate activities to do in a care home is one of the most efficient and enjoyable ways to inject engagement and entertainment into people’s lives. This is one of the many ways we achieve a person-centred ethos in our Worcester care home. This approach to care is invaluable when keeping in mind the dignity, needs, and respect of residents. Consideration of people’s capabilities and interests is one of the first steps to understanding the importance of care home activities.

Moving to a nursing home can sometimes leave people feeling isolated at first. This is why our compassionate staff work hard to ensure this feeling does not last. Their dedicated efforts are most important when planning these activities to do in a care home. By holding these events we can encourage residents to socialise with each other, forming new friendships and bonds with a range of people in the home. We host these activities everyday all year round so no one misses out and there are always things to do. When planning these activities we keep in mind any particular interests or passions that our residents have already, whilst implementing new things to give people the opportunity to pick up new hobbies! Taking part in our care home activities is incredibly important to stimulate people’s cognitive, sensory and emotional senses – three aspects that are extremely important for an individual’s well-being.

Ideas and planning at Stanfield Nursing Home

We see the involvement in planning for the people we support and their families critical for success. Every month our Stanfield activities team creates an activities calendar which we distribute around the home so that everyone is able to view the day-today rota. We include weekly visitors to play music to our residents so that they relax and sing-a-long to classics and personal favourites.

There are certain activities which are often repeated weekly due to high interest and the greater benefits they offer people. Musical therapy is one of the most common and most important activities to do in a care home. It provides a natural medium for which residents can reminisce about times gone by to improve mental well-being. Another must-have approach to activities in nursing homes is cognitive stimulation. This can be constructed in many forms to suit the individual differences between homes. People may prefer daily crosswords and other such word puzzles to tap into memory stores and connections in the brain. Board games are a fun and popular way to generate a natural challenge to the mind with strategy and competition. There are many ways in which mental, physical, and spiritual benefits to residents can be achieved through fun and laughter! Each month we also arrange themed arts and crafts sessions to give people a chance to express themselves and create decorations for the home and their rooms. This month we have planned tissue paper flowers, expressive art, making mosaic pictures and designing hearts for our Sweetheart Tree in the Oak Lounge.

Contacting Stanfield Nursing Home

If you are interested in finding out more information on activities to do in a care home then head to our website today. Alternatively, you can visit our social media for daily updates on activities in our home or call 01905 420 459 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.