Posted on: 15.10.2019

Preventing Loneliness and Isolation at our Care Homes

Earlier this month The Silver Line charity which offers a national 24 hour helpline giving emotional support and friendship for older people announced that it is joining forces with Age UK to meet the increasing demands for its services. They state that 225,000 older people often go a whole week without speaking to anyone. This is very detrimental to their health and well being with loneliness and isolation playing a big part in the development of depression, cardiovascular disease, increased stress, and the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease, the most common form of dementia.

A Packed Monthly Activity Schedule for Hilton House

Common definitions of loneliness often describe it as a situation of solitude or being alone, but loneliness is a really a state of mind. Someone can be surrounded by people but feel alone and disconnected inside. This might be caused by a change of location or bereavement.

To avoid this situation the team at Hilton House all make a big effort to create a sense of community and connection. Having a programme of regular activities and events for residents to participate in fosters friendships and encourages conversations. We have themed meals, games and exercising, creative activities, musical performances from singers and local school choirs. With visits to local events and church services and partnerships with local colleges to help the next generation of carers gain valuable experience. Every effort is made to make connections between people, which benefits individual and collective health and well being.

Find out more about Hilton House in Stoke on Trent

Would you like to find out more about life at our care homes in Stoke on Trent? You can request a brochure from us, or ask a question. Our team will be happy to answer your questions regarding care provision including dementia care. Please contact us today.

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