Fruity Friday at Abbeycrest

The chefs at Abbeycrest Nursing Home in Sonning Common have created a colourful treat for the residents today.

Hydration is extremely important for everyone, but the elderly are vulnerable to dehydration due to physiological changes in the ageing process, which can be complicated by health both mental and physical.

Age-related changes include a reduced sensation of thirst, and this may be more pronounced in those with Alzheimer’s disease or in those that have suffered a stroke. This indicates that thirst in older people may not be relied on as an indicator of dehydration.

Caring Homes Fruity Friday has seen the chefs at Abbeycrest creating colourful feasts to overcome barriers to drinking and the reduction in thirst of some residents.

At Abbeycrest we provide specialist residential, nursing and dementia care in a purpose built environment. We continuously improve the lives of our residents through offering wide ranging services, activities and events, both in and outside of the home involving members of our local community as often as possible.

If you would like to find out more about life at Abbeycrest please contact us on 0808 223 5350 or abbeycrest@caringhomes.org.

Abbeycrest

Home Manager

Sonia Da Silva

Address

Essex Way ,
Kennylands Road,
Sonning Common,
Berkshire,
RG4 9RG

Contact
0808 223 5350
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
To Whom it may concern,

RE: A message from the CEO and Clinical Director

At Caring Homes we are following the latest Government advice and stopping visitors to all our homes, except for essential visits by healthcare professionals who will be required to adhere to strict protocols.

We understand that this may be very difficult for families but we are clear in our duty to ensure we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our Residents and Colleagues as our top priority.

We want you to know that you can contact your loved ones through calls, emails, video and social media and we will support our Residents to view any messages you send over. We are confident that the teams in our homes are doing all they can to ensure that life remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. There will be a full programme of activities delivered by our in-house health and wellbeing teams.

We hope you will understand and support these actions and any further subsequent measures we might need to put in place.

Yours sincerely

Paul Jeffery – Chief Executive Officer

Frank Cummins – Clinical Director