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Posted on: 15.05.2018

Promoting Mental Health at Our Care Homes

At our care homes in Stoke on Trent, the mental health of our residents is just as important as physical well being. This month’s Mental Health Awareness Week highlights the importance of not overlooking stress and the health of our minds and the state of our emotions. Moving to a care home can potentially be a stressful time for an elderly loved one and their family. It is a big change, especially if a person has lived for many decades in their own home. Therefore, every effort is made to make the transition as smooth as possible and ensuring a warm welcome so that they settle in quickly to relieve any stress and anxiety. We also take into account any age-related conditions they may have, such as dementia, so that each resident receives the best care possible.

Ensuring Good Mental Health

The sense of community which we foster in our care homes has many uses and benefits. It is essential that no one feels isolated or worried as this can lead to anxiety and depression. We take time to understand our residents within each of our homes and each resident will have a dedicated care plan.

A wide range of activities is scheduled to encourage social interaction, including exercise, creativity, singing, and themed communal meals. Feeling part of a community and having activities and events to look forward to promotes a sense of well being, and raises self-esteem by encouraging friendships and connections. By having trips out to local gardens or the theatre and visiting local school choirs performing, or visitors with animals, residents still feel part of the wider world. We strive to make life stimulating and enjoyable for everyone because it promotes a sense of positivity which is good for mental health and wellbeing.

Discover More About Life in Our Care Homes

If you have an elderly relative or friend who is considering moving to one of the care homes in Stoke on Trent. Please contact us to discuss your requirements further and find out more about our services.