We get to know your loved one extremely well. That way, we can ensure we’re enabling them to live a meaningful, fun and fulfilling life.
We care for every resident of The Potteries as an individual, and plan a variety of socially distanced activities and entertainment each week so that there’s something to appeal to them.
Our Lifestyle teams at The Potteries have gone above and beyond to make sure that residents’ lives remain not only as normal as they can, but have spent time both adapting some favourite activities, as well as developing new ones, to ensure everyone can enjoy fun and engaging things to do every day.
We host regular socially distanced quizzes and keep fit sessions, clubs and cookery classes. Residents enjoy getting competitive over mini golf, quoits and giant Scrabble too. Despite social distancing, we support residents to keep active and independent – enjoying lifelong hobbies or trying something new – and even doing light tasks around the home if it gives them a sense of purpose.
Food and friendship
Enjoying great food is an important part of daily life at our Broadstone care home. Residents enjoy making cakes or sampling international foods. Few days go by without a resident or colleague celebrating a birthday: everyone is presented with their own homemade birthday cake made in their favourite flavour.
Every mealtime is a social occasion at The Potteries while maintaining social distancing. Our dining rooms are laid out in a bistro style, with beautifully presented tables. We are also able to offer an enhanced in-room dining service with a wide range of tasty and nutritious meals and snacks for those who prefer, or need, additional distancing. Our chef-led catering team takes pride in producing delicious and nutritious menus designed around your loved one’s tastes and nutritional needs.
A passion for animals
Residents of The Potteries adore animals and we’ve adopted a guinea pig, parakeets – as well as Hudson the cockapoo. He is dedicated to collecting cuddles and strokes from as many residents as possible and has made a huge cute and cuddly difference to residents’ lives.
Make a wish
We have a ‘wishing tree’ in our café where residents can hang written wishes of the things they’d like to do. These can be small or big, but it’s important we grant each one. When a resident wanted to ride a motorbike again, it created a real ‘buzz’ around the home. A local motorcycle club produced a modified Porsche tricycle for the resident to ride in and he had a fantastic time being driven around Broadstone, escorted by club members on their bikes.
We love our local community
Home teams have embraced new technology, helping to keep residents in contact with loved ones, organising virtual entertainment, and even helping to make some new friends in the local community too. The Potteries has been a part of the Broadstone and wider Bournemouth community since 2013. Since then we’ve forged wonderful relationships with local schools, children’s nurseries, charities, churches and performers.
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