Hillside Welcomes Baby Emily, The Newest Member Of The Family!

31st January 2024

Hillside Care Home has introduced Baby Emily, a charming therapy doll, into our community. Much more than just a doll, Emily provides a comforting sense of security, akin to holding a cherished stuffed animal. For those grappling with anxiety or difficulty in social situations, Emily offers a source of companionship and solace.

Recognising the immense value of having Baby Emily, our wellbeing team took the initiative to bring her into the lives of the residents. The anticipation and excitement was palpable as Kate and Jemma, Hillside Care Home's team members, personally introduced Emily to each resident. The love and joy were evident from the moment residents laid eyes on her, and the reactions were memorable for all present.

Popular resident, Joyce, was grateful for the chance to spend time with baby Emily and told Kate: "Baby Emily makes me smile all day."

Connections Created At Hillside Care Home

Residents in our Suffolk care home have formed a deep connection with Emily, showering her with kisses, gently rocking her, and even serenading her with lullabies. Some team members have crafted baby slings to carry her around as per the residents' requests. Baby Emily comes equipped with a box of essentials including feeding items, clothes and diapers. In the lounge, she has a cosy Moses basket where residents enjoy wrapping her in soft blankets and singing her to sleep.

The overwhelmingly positive response to Baby Emily has inspired our wellbeing team to expand our doll family. Plans are underway to introduce a brother and sister for Emily, ensuring even more residents can experience the joy of one-on-one time with these delightful bundles of love. At Hillside Care Home in Sudbury, we are committed to creating an environment that brings comfort, joy and a sense of family to our residents.

Our Friendly Care Home In Suffolk

Hillside Care Home is located in the picturesque village of Great Cornard on the outskirts of Sudbury in Suffolk, and is part of the Caring Homes Group. To find out more about our Home, including our award-winning dementia training, please visit Hillside's homepage. You can also find information on our other care homes, as well as similar articles and celebrations, by exploring our site. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to learn more!

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