Guysfield’s Trip out to the Garden Centre

The residents of Guysfield Care Home in Letchworth really enjoyed a trip to Bickerdikes Garden Centre.

Five residents were accompanied by two Team Leaders, one Domestic Assistant and the Home Manager. They were also joined by three resident’s relatives as volunteers for the day. The residents were really excited on the day, enjoying the journey in the minibus. There was much chatter and laughter between the residents about the journey and the sights on the way, looking forward to the Garden Centre.

On arrival the residents were assisted to have a look inside as well as outside the Garden Centre. Some of the residents mentioned that: “we booked the weather again for the day” as it was a lovely, sunny afternoon. Residents looked at an extensive choice of plants and flowers as well as a selection of pots and containers from around the world, refreshing memories about gardening for some of the residents.

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 and after that made their way slowly back to the minibus to come home. On returning home they were still full of enthusiasm about their trip out and shared all their experiences with fellow residents who didn’t want to go. One resident commented: “It was a wonderful outing and I loved it.” One relative also said: “It’s good for the residents to go out, it does them good!”

Guysfield Care Home Visit Garden CentreGuysfield Care Home Residents Visit Garden CentreGuysfield Residential Home Visit Cafe at Garden Centre

Outings for the residents, especially those with dementia, are very beneficial to body and mind. New scenery and also the exercise, both help the residents keep an active social life which is key to helping someone with dementia feel happy and motivated. Everyone needs a sense of purpose and to enjoy themselves during the day.
The home’s Manager and Activity Team at Guysfield have planned more trips in the near future.

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 email manager.guysfield@caringhomes.org

Guysfield Residential Home

Home Manager

Regina Mparutsa

Address

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

Contact
0808 223 5509
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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