Activities can provide an improved quality of life through physical exercise, mental stimulation and social interaction, to enrich one's life and well-being. Salvete Care Home has a proactive program of activities and entertainment organised within the Home as well as at external venues. Our Testimonials section highlights the quality of services that we provide.
Residents are supported in continuing their hobbies and interests and if they wish, they can take part in the various In-house activities and entertainment provided. Residents are also enabled to feel part of the community through visits to local social and public events.
Our activities coordinator plans a variety of activities and pursuits throughout the week that involve both individual and group participation. In-house activities include arts and crafts, pottery, gardening, manicures and massage, quizzes, bingo club, jigsaws, painting, card & board games, music, reading, ball games, puzzles, movie sessions, reminiscing and a Nintendo Wii with various video games.
For residents with dementia we ensure that their care plan has unique activities and exercises tailored according to their social history. This enables them to engage with the environment, Home and Staff throughout the day with positive interaction and stimulation that helps maximise their abilities. We encourage and promote training in Dementia care for all our Staff, as part of their induction process.
We have regular external events and entertainment planned on a monthly basis. These include taking residents to shows, exhibitions, festivals, shopping, plays, tea parties, Summer and Autumn fetes and even pub lunches. The Home also has regular visits throughout the year from various vocalists, musicians, actors and artists who entertain the residents with their distinct styles of music, comedy, singing and dancing. Residents have also enjoyed the company of animals and birds that have visited the Home through various organisations.
In addition, the staff at Salvete Care Home put on numerous seasonal events and activities through the year celebrating key events such as Christmas, New Year, Easter, St David's Day, St Patrick's Day, Chinese New Year, Valentine Day, and Guy Fawkes night, amongst others. A number of themed occasions are also organised throughout the year such as Mexican, Hawaiian, and 60’s parties. We always celebrate residents birthdays with cakes, food and music.
Additional physical activities and mental stimulation exercises are provided through an external company that delivers custom-made and researched motivational activity programmes for those residents who wish to take part. A mobile Library visits every month to provide new books and magazines to cater for residents interests. Local priests regularly visit the Home to provide communion services and meet any other spiritual requirements of the residents.
Salvete Care Home, 15/17 Rothsay Place, Bedford, MK40 3PX
Tel: 01234 261991