Activities at Stanfield Nursing Home, Worcester
Stanfield Nursing Home in Worcester experienced another engaging month full of activities going on during May.
At Stanfield we encourage our residents to stay active and stimulated. It is important to us that residents continue hobbies and pass-times they enjoyed when in their own home. Whether this is helping in the garden, doing a puzzle, or reading a book we always strive to cater to these preferences to make our home inclusive and compassionate. Additionally we have our scheduled daily activities which we offer to all residents at different times and often in different rooms to increase variety in environment and scenery.
Here are some examples of the varied activities:
- Mind stimulating Quizzes
- Sing Song Friday
- Chair based exercises with Terry
- Film time with afternoon tea and cake
- Gardening (sowing flower seeds and gentle weeding)
- Arts and Crafts
- Story Time
- Yoga Style exercise
- Ball Games
We have a team of wonderful visiting entertainers, and through the means of music, whether it be singing or playing instruments, the residents (and our staff) have fun, sing, smile and laugh.
Spring Bank Holiday Special Menu
Whenever there are special days or national holidays our professional onsite chef and his team prepare unique and tasty meals that differ from our usual menu. These are traditionally roasts using locally sourced meat and vegetables that are prepared in our own kitchen.
On Bank Holiday Monday our resident chefs prepared a meal of roast lamb glazed with redcurrant and rosemary mint sauce / chestnut and courgette loaf served with ratatouille with 3 types of potatoes and vegetables. This was followed by a raspberry and cherry panna cotta.
Examples of our usual menu selection include occasional fish options, a selection of soups, casseroles, and sandwiches for a lighter alternative.
Other Celebrated Days in May
International Nurses Day 12th May
A high five to all our nurses, nursing assistants, and staff here at Stanfield Nursing Home! International Nurses Day is a day celebrated globally on Florence Nightingale’s birthday to recognise the contributions of all nurses with their time and dedication to improving the lives of others.
One that is honoured differently in each country, the UK choose to commemorate this day with a service held at Westminster Abbey in London. During this service a lamp from the Nurses’ Chapel in the Abbey is passed from nurse to nurse to symbolise the passing of knowledge from one nurse to another. Additionally, on the Sunday after Florence Nightingale’s birthday another service is held at St Margaret’s Church, where Nightingale is buried.
Dementia Action Week 20th – 26th May
This year the Alzheimer’s Society focused on the theme of #AskUsAnything and it involved engaging in conversation with people affected by dementia. Watch what happens when kids interview people with dementia here.
The Alzheimer’s Society also invited people with dementia to take over their social media and answer questions to find other ways to start conversations where people may not necessarily have access. Find out here what they had to say.
They also provided useful tips on how to start these conversations, understanding that it can sometimes be difficult to know what to say. These included advice from dementia sufferers, such as:
‘A simple ‘hello’, ask about the weather,
anything that you feel comfortable with.’
‘Just be yourself and yes, we will make
mistakes but it’s ok to laugh along with us.’
Contacting Stanfield Nursing Home
If you are interested in finding out more information about our Worcester Nursing Home Activities that we arrange monthly then head to our website today. Alternatively, you can call 01905 420 459 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.
You can also read our recent Blog on April Activities at Stanfield.