Getting to know each new resident like they’re one of our own family is the key to delivering quality, personalised care.
Our ‘outstanding’ CQC report mentions how we encourage residents to take part in stimulating activities of their choice, and how these positively impact their wellbeing. That approach comes from our passion for helping residents to enjoy fulfilling experiences every day – what we call ‘meaningful lifestyles’. Whether your loved one likes to help out around the home, prefers socially distanced group activities, or even if they enjoy having one-to-one time with carers, we support them to do whatever they wish.
A resident-led approach
What’s key is that the activities we organise at Cleves Place are decided by residents. Some are even led by residents who have a passion or hobby they want to share. Residents tell us what they want to do, and we make it happen. When residents said they wanted to develop the gardens and add a sensory garden, we contacted the local agricultural college for help.
Meaningful moments every day
Residents at Cleves Place are encouraged to mix in small socially distanced groups, to relax how they wish or to engage in the busy lifestyle programme. Our regular socially distanced group activities include baking sessions, games, exercise and music classes. However, many of the most meaningful interactions for residents come from those times when colleagues sit down for some one-to-one time with them. It’s these little moments that help people to relax and feel cared for.
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Cooking up a treat
We all love tasty, fresh food, and meal times at Cleves Place are relaxed, social occasions. We have an experienced head chef who takes pride in preparing delicious and nutritious dishes. Food is attractively served and there’s always plenty of choice. Residents are welcome to enjoy their meals in the communal dining areas, however enhanced in-room dining options are available for those who prefer, or need, additional distancing.
Residents with dementia can find it hard to sit down for any length of time, so we give them finger foods to snack on as they walk around. If a resident prefers stronger tastes, we’ll adapt dishes for them. If others need to have their food fortified with extra calories to maintain their weight, no problem.