Loafing around at Belmont

The residents at Belmont House in Sutton, Surrey have been enjoying a regular baking club at the home.

The residents gather in the activities room twice a week, to enjoy baking sessions with the help of the activities coordinator. Normally they look through some recipes and see what they would like to make, this week they chose to make cheese & fruit scones and some poppy bread.

Traditional occupational therapies have been known for years to relieve many symptoms of depression and anxiety. Physical activities will help keep our body healthy which in turn can help combat depression and anxiety through the production and release of various endorphins.

Baking can be helpful in relieving the symptoms of anxiety and depression by combining the physical and mental benefits. The stimulation of all the senses; touch, smell, sight, sound and taste are all complimented in these activities. The feel of the flour and dough, sound of the blender, smell of the baking, sound of a blender and the final tasting! Kneading a batch of bread dough for 10/15 minutes can take away a lot of frustration and negative feeling, the weighing of the ingredients, the repetitive motions and the feeling of being in control could help keep calm and level anxiety feelings.

At the end of the session everyone had a chance to indulge in the backed goodies which in itself lifted the spirits of the residents involved as they watched everyone enjoying their hard work. I have to say the cheese scones smelt lovely as I walked along the corridor.

 

Belmont House provides specialist residential, nursing and dementia care in a purpose built environment.

If you would like to find out more about life at Belmont House and the care we offer, or to request a meeting with our Home Manager, please contact us on 0808 223 5419 or belmont@CaringHomes.org.

Belmont House Nursing Home

Home Manager

Arthur Tanare

Address

75 Worcester Road,
Sutton,
Surrey,
SM2 6ND

Contact
0808 223 5407
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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