Residents at Muriel Street care home live each day in the way they want, taking part in activities or outings, or helping around the home.
We know that when people are engaged in activities and experiences that relate to their interests and hobbies, they are happier and more fulfilled. We therefore create activity programmes that are tailored to residents' interests and wishes, from arts and crafts to quizzes, music, reminiscence and gentle exercise. We always make sure residents have one-to-one time with colleagues if that’s what they prefer, or if they’re being nursed in bed. No one misses out.
Some of the people we care for like to play a part around the home. They do routine tasks that they've done for many years, such as baking cakes or laying the tables for meal times. Of course, with COVID, some of the activities may look a little different and all are socially distanced, but we’ve been able to work to run favourite things to do, and even think up some new ones.
A strong sense of community
We’re an established home, so we’ve built strong ties with local groups, schools and businesses. We hold regular coffee mornings at the home and residents are often popping out for coffee or breakfast at a favourite café or restaurant.
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.