Celebrating Christmas with activities in our Worcester care home was a little different last year. We had to adapt our usual plans to adhere to social distancing and infection prevention. We also had to shut our doors to the regular visitors of family, friends and entertainment.
With Covid-19 restrictions relaxing, we’ve returned to a degree of normality. However, that’s not to say Covid-19 is over. There are still processes and regulations that we have followed to ensure the continued health and safety of those we care for.
Decorating Our Care Home With Christmas Decorations
Our Christmas-themed activities started in early December with decorating the home!
The decorations we used were a mix of ones that staff brought in, ones bought for the home and ones made by people we care for.
Homemade decorations included:
- Painted baubles
- Christmas cards
- Paper-crafted Christmas trees
Similar to last year, we put up decorations around the home in places that are generally out of reach. This is to prevent people from passing infections through touch.
If you’ve been to visit Stanfield recently, you might have noticed a Christmas tree in practically every main room! And that’s not even including mini trees and decorations in people’s personal rooms.
The Memory Tree in the Oak Sitting Room has also been given a makeover!
Related: Can a Tree Help People’s Memory?
Visiting Our Worcester Care Home at Christmas
Most of our care home activities take place in the Oak Sitting Room. Families and friends of those we care for are warmly invited to come and join in any or all of the events they wish to do so. We would be delighted to have you here.
This is one of the biggest changes we’ve seen since Covid restrictions have lifted. Visitors are coming to our Worcester nursing home more freely and visiting at all hours of the day.
We still ask that people wear face masks when in public areas of the home. However, they are free to remove them when spending private time with their loved ones in their rooms.
Richard White, our care home director, has really missed seeing everyone around the home. It’s a wonderful Christmas feeling and especially nice going into the new year.
Elderly Care for Your Loved Ones
If you want to learn more about the daily care home activities we plan at Stanfield Nursing Home, please visit our website today. Alternatively, you can call 01905 420 459 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team. You can also check out our social media for daily updates.
If you have found this useful, you may wish to read our blog on our Coronavirus Activities.