Guysfield’s fun at the farm

The residents of Guysfield Care Home in Letchworth really enjoyed a trip to Standalone farm in Letchworth Garden City.

Five residents were accompanied by four members of staff including our care homes manager. They were also joined by two of the resident’s relatives, who kindly volunteered for the day.

The residents were really excited leading up towards the day and discussed what animals they would love to see. On the day they were raring to go. Whilst enjoying the journey in the minibus, there was a lot of chatter between the residents about the sights on the way. There was also lots of singing and laughter. They were all looking forward to the farm.

On arrival the residents were given a wristband each. Everyone discussed what we were going to see first. Chicks it was! They walked around slowly, learning animal’s names and what they were currently doing. For example, one chicken seemed to be digging a hole to escape!

Everyone was able to see the rabbits, pigs, cows, goats, donkeys and even stroke the horses.
When they finished they enjoyed a wonderful time in the cafe, indulging in tea and cakes. After a lovely rest and chatter they made their way round the gift shop.

On returning home they were still full of enthusiasm about their trip out and couldn’t wait to share all their experiences with fellow residents back at Guysfield.

One resident commented: “It was a great day and I thoroughly enjoyed it”. Another resident mentioned  “I really, really enjoyed it and I liked being able to look in the gift shop. Will we be going again?”  A residents family member also said, “Many thanks for the trip your team organised for the residents today. They all enjoyed it enormously. I know a lot of work goes into organising these things, but it is well worth the effort when you see what it meant to those who went on the trip.”

Outings for the residents are very beneficial to body and mind. Gentle exercise helps the residents feel happy and motivated. Being on a farm and having a connection with the nature can also enhance verbal expressions in people who have dementia.

The Guysfield Activity Co-ordinators have planned more trips in the near future including outings to garden centres, museums and hopefully another trip to the farm or a zoo.

At Guysfield Residential Home in Letchworth we provide residential and dementia care for up to 49 elderly people. You can find us in the beautiful conservation village of Willian, just south of Letchworth Garden City, in Hertfordshire.

If you would like to find out more about life at Guysfield and the care we offer or to request a show round or a meeting with our Home Manager please contact us on 0808 223 5509 or manager.guysfield@caringhomes.org

 

Guysfield

Home Manager

Pawel Michalewicz

Address

Willian Road,
Willian,
Letchworth,
Hertfordshire,
SG6 2AB

Contact
0808 223 5509
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