How to Make Your Care Home Fun

Simple Activities for People of All Abilities

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As we grow older, our need to be engaged in interesting activities does not diminish and is vital to our quality of life. How to Make Your Care Home Fun examines the need for activities for elderly people in care and offers a practical programme of entertaining activities that can be used in nursing and residential homes, day centres, rehabilitation centres and hospices.

As well as suggesting a programme of activities for older people in care homes including arts and crafts, role-playing, gardening and cooking, it also takes the stance that 'activity nursing' should be integral to all personal care plans and not simply regarded as an add on to medical care. The author also examines how care homes are run and regulated in the light of recent legislation and considers the services provided by care homes and areas of potential deficiency. The book offers a wide selection of activities that can be used with people of all abilities and have greatly improved quality of life for elderly people in care.

Highlighting the value of nursing that caters for an individual's physical, mental and emotional needs, this book is an ideal resource for care home professionals and anyone who is responsible for the well-being of elderly people in care.

£14.99
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Press reviews for: How to Make Your Care Home Fun

dementia

I would certainly recommend this book a a resource within the care home as it would inspire an understanding of how simple activities are so important to the wellbeing of residents whithin the care home.

Signpost

... this is a most certainly recommended book and ideal resource for any care providers needing some fresh insight and inspiration, especially those whose role it is to provide activities in a day care or residential setting. The book acts as a comprehensive guide to help make a care home fun and stimulating, and it has successfull highlighted the value of a quality of nursing whih aims to provide for an individual's physical, mental and emotional needs and overall quality of life.

Plus Quarterly Magazine of Christian Council on Ageing

This is a thoroughly practical handbook in paperback format - full of a variety of stimulating activities to use with a range of residents. This is a helpful tool in the work of meaningful care and continuing stimulus for our older citizens and one that care home staff will find to be a valuable asset. I warmly commend it.

Nursing Standard

This pithy, readable book suggests ideas for everyday activities to enhance the wellbeing and quality of life of older people who live in care homes.

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