Fun activities and variety are the secrets to keeping active and engaged at Mill View care home.
We all need things to look forward to, so we make sure there’s always a buzz in our care home, with different activities taking place. Our activity co-ordinators plan each week’s activities in advance to ensure there’s something to appeal to everyone.
Our diary is always full of different activities for residents to take part in every day – all of them chosen from feedback and suggestions from the residents themselves. These include arts and crafts, reminiscence, exercise classes, games and quizzes.
During COVID, we’ve done our best to keep life as normal as fulfilling for residents as we can. That’s included adapting activities, such as sports and exercise, so it’s socially distanced and safe, and using home tablets to bring entertainment into the home and stay connected by new means. Of course, when the weather’s good, we’ve also been able to enjoy relaxing and playing games outside in the home’s beautiful garden space.
As well as events and activities, many residents enjoy helping out with tasks around the home, often using their experience and knowledge to help the team. This may include assisting the maintenance manager with some DIY, or helping in the garden.
In the mood for food
Meals are a highlight at Mill View and a chance to sit and chat and enjoy generous and delicious meals made from quality ingredients. Our care home's catering team makes a point of sitting with residents on a regular basis to make sure that they’re enjoying the meals and to find out what they’d like more of. Snacks and drinks are available throughout the day for residents.
We’re continuing to grow strong links within East Grinstead and have connections with many voluntary groups and families in the local community to help enrich the lives of our residents and support community carers. We also have links with local healthcare professionals, including GPs, chiropodists and physiotherapists to ensure that residents are as fit and healthy as possible. During COVID, we’ve been able to continue these relationships as well as build new ones, using technology such as tablets as well as traditional methods to keep in touch with loved ones. We’ve even made some new friends in our wonderful community who have supported us during this time.