Cherry Holt : 01777 710347

Branthwaite :  01777 706720

e :

Activities at Branthwaite Care Home

Therapeutic and Social Activities are a principal part of life at Branthwaite.

There is a full time activity coordinator and all care staff are trained in the importance of activity and meaningful occupation. Branthwaite offers a wide range of activities designed to encourage the service user to keep mobile and most importantly take an interest in life. Staff encourage and help service users to pursue their hobbies and interests.

Activities and positive interaction are paramount to service users with Dementia. A full detailed life history is taken and a life story book is created in order for the care team to truly know the service user. This includes all details about their life, past occupation and hobbies they have enjoyed. From this activities are organised to cater for the individual.

The essence of providing positive interaction and activity directly relates to the service users emotional well-being which in turn can have positive effects on their physical well-being. Life memory boxes are created for each service user for the service users, relatives and staff to use these as means of interaction and also as keep sakes to foster feelings of security and warmth. Little memory boxes which are personal boxes kept in the service users room are also created to allow service users to keep what they have made in the home during activities and also small objects that are particular precious to them, for example a photograph or small ornament.

The weekly activity plan details group activities such as quizzes, bingo, arts and crafts and holistic therapies and also one to one activities for service users such as music, reading, board games and manicures are also available in the service users own room.

People’s religious and cultural needs are respected and supported and ministers from a wide range of denominations regularly visit the home.

The home also organises regular fayres and special themed days such as Dignity Action day where entertainment and pampering sessions take place for service users to enjoy.