At West Eaton we recognise that the transition from home to a care home is a big challenge for both our clients and their families as established roles, routines and habits are lost. The Activity Co-ordinator routinely adapts the programme in response to the wishes and needs of individuals.
What is a meaningful activity?
- Provide joy to the people living within a home environment
- Provide the residents with a sense of well-being
- Provide residents with a choice and variety of activities to engage in
- Enable residents to join in and belong to something worthwhile
- Provide a sense of belonging
- Engage all residents living with Dementia no matter what stage individuals are experiencing
- Encourage togetherness
- Encourage intergenerational contact
- Provide stimulation through body language, conversation and actions
- Provide a sense of community
At West Eaton we achieve the above through activities that are educational, encourage reminisce, socialising and moving. Our residents enjoy the following activities:
- Reading aloud
- Holding hands
- Holy Communion
- Cheese and Cider and listening to records afternoon
- Real life experiences – outings / shopping and visiting places like The Courtyard.
- Music experiences that include singers and Beat It.
- Arts and Crafts
Giving people a variety of activities enables them to make a choice as to whether or not they want to get involved, listening to residents also give them the power to make those choices therefore fulfilling their well-being. Everyone likes to be listened to.