We believe in creating meaningful experiences for our residents and day club members, focusing on what they can do, rather than what they can’t.
Our lifestyle team organises regular social distanced activities that are based around residents’ interests and hobbies. These include crafts, quizzes, gentle exercise and film shows. Many residents enjoy exploring the different parts of the home in their own time – and there’s plenty to discover, including a pets’ corner, a nursery and a beach area. Our stringent cleaning protocols ensure high traffic areas in the home are disinfected on a regular basis, and there are hand sanitising stations located throughout the home.
A UK first
If Broadwater Lodge residents say they want something, we’ll go to any length to deliver it. Which is why we recently became the first care home in the UK with its own farm. Animal therapy and pets are popular with so many of our residents that we opted to create our own smallholding in the gardens. We have a couple of pigs and goats, a rabbit, guinea pigs and chickens which residents love stroking, feeding and generally caring for. All residents are encouraged to socialise within small, socially distanced groups within the home and garden where they are welcome to relax or join in with an activity.
Enjoying good food
Despite social distancing, mealtimes are always a highlight of each day at Broadwater Lodge. There is always a choice of dishes, and our chef knows residents’ individual dietary needs as well as their preferences and will rustle up something for your loved one if they fancy something that isn’t on the menu. Our team supports residents to eat as independently as possible, using our bespoke dementia-friendly crockery and cutlery, however we always provide discreet help where needed. We also offer in-room dining for residents who may prefer to or need additional distancing.