We deliver person-centred care, so your loved one is supported to take control of decisions about how they want to live each day.
This applies to the care they receive at Laurel Dene, through to the activities and experiences they enjoy each day.
Enjoying a meaningful lifestyle
We believe that residents are happiest when they're doing activities they enjoy in an environment where they feel supported and cared for. We call this ‘meaningful lifestyles’ and it underpins everything we do. Our lifestyle team provides a range of activities that are based around the interests of residents. We do anything from quizzes to arts and crafts, musical entertainment to baking and reminiscence. We also get out and about whenever possible for pub lunches or some fresh air in one of the local parks.
Having a purpose
If residents like to feel useful, they're welcome to help around the home and garden. Your loved one can water the plants or lay the tables for lunch, if that’s what they enjoy. Some residents love helping in the garden, growing vegetables or keeping everywhere looking fantastic.
Some residents love getting involved in a project together. We've learnt about local history with the help of the team from the local library, and we've put on a theatrical show and made lots of colourful costumes. Each of our projects lasts for one or two months and at the end we always hold an event where friends and loved ones of residents – as well as people from the local community – come along to find out what we’ve been up to.
A sense of community
We try to think of everything at Laurel Dene, so a hairdresser pops in several times a week. We also understand the importance of faith to some of our residents, so representatives from local places of worship hold services here. We also have strong links with nearby schools and colleges. The students come to do work experience or pop in to chat to residents. We also hold coffee mornings where we open our doors to friends from the local area.