Musical therapy and other nursing home activities at Stanfield Nursing Home

With over thirty years’ of experience providing high quality care to residents, here at Stanfield Nursing we are always implementing new strategies such as great nursing home activities into our care plans. We are always open to new ways to increase the quality of life for our residents and make their time with us even more special. The move to a residential care home is naturally a daunting prospect to begin with, but our dedicated and compassionate team will go above and beyond to make the process as simple and smooth as it can be for both the resident and their family. The transitioning process can be tough for everyone which is why we strive to make Stanfield Nursing Home a welcoming place to call ‘home’. Once the initial move has taken place, we want to make sure that our residents begin to settle into life at Stanfield at a natural pace.

 

Great nursing home activities at Stanfield

We have learnt over the years that the provision of great nursing home activities is a fantastic way to encourage residents to socialise and integrate with each other and this often leads to newly formed friendships and bonds. We host a wide range of activities throughout the entire year here at Stanfield, and we like to make sure that there is always at least one aspect of the activity that will appeal to each individual resident. From summer fetes to local library trips, we work hard to keep residents engaged with their hobbies and interests and will happily support them engaging in new ones too. Taking part in these types of enjoyable activities ensures that a person’s sensory, emotional and cognitive senses remain stimulated and creates a sense of community at Stanfield – factors which are extremely important for an individual’s well-being. One particularly successful activity which we like to encourage residents to take part in, is musical therapy.

 

Musical therapy with residents

All of our activities for nursing home residents are designed to support and enhance the social, emotional and physical well-being of the residents and musical therapy does all of that and more. We are visited by musicians who take time to chat to residents and create a form of music called a sound portrait. Making a sound portrait involves the musician sitting in front of the resident and instead of painting a portrait, plays a portrait - playing an improvised piece of music which the musician feels reflects the resident’s character. This form of musical therapy offers a sense of excitement and spontaneity to the resident, and provides them with the opportunity to hear and watch a fantastic piece of music being played that is exclusively tailored to them – a rare opportunity to find. Hearing and interpreting music uses and stimulates a part of the brain that can improve mental well-being and is incredibly uplifting for residents.

 

Get in touch with Stanfield

If you would like more information on our great nursing home activities here at Stanfield Nursing Home, visit our website or call 01905 420 459 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.

If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on the summer fete at our Worcestershire nursing home.

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