Caring Homes first Wellbeing Day success
Other activities across the homes on Caring Homes Wellbeing Day included picnics, barbecues, afternoon tea, discussions on themes of peace, happiness and friendship, mindfulness breathing exercises, a ‘White, white wedding’ event and an Abba themed day.
“Everyone involved in planning our Wellbeing Day is delighted with how it went, a real success,” said Melissa. “We now plan to make it an annual event.”
Caring Homes has increased the use of technology across the company since the outbreak of coronavirus to enhance activities and wellbeing for residents. Homes have been provided with additional smartphones allowing for more WhatsApp and Skype connectivity with relatives outside of the home. In addition, all homes now have SMART TV connectivity enabling virtual and digital activities to take place. Some of the activities taking place across our homes include: armchair travel, virtual church services, virtual pet shows and virtual concerts such as Andrea Bocelli’s Music for Hope.
All homes receive Caring Homes Wellbeing Communication Packs with plenty of access to suggested resources for activities in isolation, following social distancing measures and also offering 1:1 personalised wellbeing support. Included in the packs are activities beneficial to those living with dementia and those in self-isolation.