Agincare Homes Chief Operating Officer Tim Buckley said:
We know just how important activities, events and celebrations are to making sure that all our residents are happy, active and stimulated in body and mind to live life to the full.
That’s never been more the case than during the Covid pandemic when, as much as restrictions allowed, we made sure day-to-day events, activities and celebrations kept coming thick and fast.
Our care teams love to get involved too, and every home has an activities co-ordinator whose job it is to make sure activities go with a swing.
Activities vary at every care home, some have regular coffee mornings, others have Ladies’ nights and Men’s outings, but our co-ordinators are always happy to take new suggestions on board too.
We aim to make sure residents have plenty of choice and freedom, so as well as organised events there’s plenty of opportunity to join in with quieter pastimes like arts and crafts, puzzles, flower arranging or even a spot of gardening or cooking.
All of our homes sport spacious communal lounges to relax in with friends, whilst some even enjoy their own licensed bar or minibus for trips to the shops, garden centre or lunch out on a lovely sunny day.
We like our homes to be part and parcel of the local community, and many enjoy close ties with churches, community groups and schools – with pupils making and sending in cards to residents during the pandemic.
And it’s not all activities and no visits during the pandemic. Our teams have been keeping the busy social life going and facilitating safe visits all at the same time – we know just how important both are to the well-being of our residents.
Our aim is to ensure everyone in our care homes receives high quality care, and enjoys a happy and full life.