Fun, independence and meaningful experiences are always on the menu
Whatever our age, each of us wants to be able to choose what we do, and when we do it. These things are particularly vital when a person moves into a care home. Studies have shown that enabling older people to maintain their independence and take part in meaningful tasks helps to promote their mental and physical health and wellbeing. When a person is able to do things they enjoy in an environment where they feel valued, they will feel secure, happy and fulfilled.
A range of choices, every day
Our tailored care and lifestyle plans are central to enabling your loved one to maintain their independence and purpose. Perhaps they were proud of their home, garden or allotment for many years, or they used to love DIY – whatever their skills and interests, our team supports them to enjoy rewarding tasks around the home.
Residents are encouraged to socialise within small, socially distanced groups so they can do as much or as little as they wish: if your loved one prefers group activities, like music and reminiscence sessions or art classes – our lifestyle team ensure there’s always something to interest them. We also understand that some people prefer one-to-one time, so we support them to do whatever they like, whether that be, simply having a cup of tea and a chat in the privacy of their room or having a stroll in the garden.
Time to dine
Despite social distancing, meal times are always a social event in themselves at our home in Sidcup. Our chef-led catering team serve up tasty, tempting and nutritious dishes made from fresh ingredients. As well as catering for all tastes, diets and cultural requirements, they create something special at any time on request. What’s more, drinks and snacks are available at any time, day and night. Residents enjoy getting together in our attractive dining rooms. Alternatively, in-room dining is available if your loved one would prefer, or need, additional distancing.