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Well being and activities

At Field House, we are passionate about supporting residents to manage their health and wellbeing and be active and happy. We want to make sure the daily lives of our residents are as comfortable and fulfilling as possible and ensure that they get the most out of life. We offer a wide variety of daily activities including activities and games designed for those with Dementia.

Residents will lead a happy and satisfied life here at Field House.

We work with our residents to ensure they maintain positive and provide activities that provide entertainment, pleasure and fulfilment. These can be social and stimulating activities, encouraging them to continue or to take up new hobbies, to arranging events that encompass not only residents and staff, but also family members.

We adapt to our residents’ hobbies, likes and interests and find fresh and exciting ways to incorporate these into the daily routine. We believe this to be the best way to help residents settle in at Field House and to feel at home.

Resident Activities

Activities and games are not just led by our full-time activities coordinators – we engage residents by asking them (and families and friends) about their likes, hobbies and interests. Wherever possible we will involve them in day to day activities in the home, for example, folding laundry, simple food preparation etc. Whether it is gardening, animals, cooking or arts and crafts, we try and find something for everyone to do and to put smiles on faces.

Reliving memories

Part and parcel of creating a comfortable home for our residents, is supporting residents to share with us their memories of their past. This helps them connect with our staff and other residents, and also allows them to express their personalities. Divulging little anecdotes and stories also enables residents to feel more relaxed, as though Field House is a home from home.

We have created games, such as ‘What is in the box?’ which entails a suitcase full of memorabilia, designed to trigger memory and stimulate residents’ thought processes. Numerous studies show that memory retention is aided by such methods, helping residents remain much more self-reliant.

Our stimulating activities and games are not just led by staff – we engage residents by asking them about their likes, hobbies and interests, so that we can involve them with tasks for the whole house, and residents’ relatives and friends who visit us.

Personalised Care Plans and Healthcare

Every resident is treated as an individual and all care plans are very different. We are sympathetic and sensitive to different requirements and needs, and tailor the care to suit each person. Writing a very detailed and personalised care plan requires much input from the resident and from family and friends.

We review all care plans at least monthly and more frequently if a resident’s needs change, and the profiles we create for each resident are a holistic view of the individual, allowing for rounded, personal care.

Field House also receives regular visits from the local General Practitioner (GP), as many residents are unable to leave the premises to attend medical appointments. We monitor the health and wellbeing of each resident very carefully and will call the doctor whenever necessary.

Additionally, if in consultation with the GP we believe that a resident could benefit from the input of another health service professional e.g. a dietician, occupational therapist, optician etc we will seek an immediate referral. District nurses support the GP and visit Field House at least once a day.

Whilst we encourage independence among our residents, we also ensure the highest levels of safety and hygiene at all times. We allow residents to do as much as they are physically able, but we are there to support and aid them when tasks become difficult.

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