Every B&M Care Home has an activity organiser on their care team, to provide a full calendar of meaningful and relevant activities and social events. All homes are members of NAPA (National Association of Providers of Activities for older people) and most have taken part in NAPA training programmes. At B&M Care we encourage our residents to enjoy the outdoors by providing stimulating and interesting grounds, gardens and patio areas. We have incorporated log cabins and greenhouses for gardening clubs and pathways and raised planting beds at many of our homes.
This page talks about the benefits of a constructive activities programme for the elderly and is aimed at carers. For further ideas on activities download our Activity Ideas list.
Group Activities for the elderly
Orientation with the elderly
Social Activities for the elderly
Inactivity = Stiffness = Loss of appetite and sleep = Tiredness and apathy = Inactivity
We must remember that out of a twenty-four hour day the majority of it for the elderly in some residential care homes could be sitting with nothing to do. Therefore a constructive activity programme is important for the well being of the resident. Happy, contented residents make happy contended carers and families. One important thing to remember before embarking on any programme is to know the persons individual needs.