Engagement & Wellbeing
The need for an individual to engage within meaningful occupation is innate and an approach instilled across the group. B&M Care recognises that for a person to lead a fulfilling lifestyle, they need to participate in a programme of engagement that is relevant to them, as well as their life roles, culture, and social interests.
In line with the group’s Rose Model of Dementia Care, and as a result of fostering a vision that looks at the ‘whole person’, B&M Care offers individuals the opportunity to participate in an enriching lifestyle programme that focuses on engagement that positively impacts a person’s health & wellbeing.
Typical engagement includes: art and craft initiatives; music therapy workshops; pet therapy classes; and reminiscence projects – all of which are carried out in both group and one-to-one settings.
In addition to the above, each B&M Care Home facilitates a relationship with its respective community through a number of visitation programmes, which include: garden centres, museums, football clubs, and cafes and restaurants. And as part of B&M Care’s commitment to stimulating “non-familial interactions” on an intergenerational spectrum, many homes have relationships with local schools and nurseries.
B&M Care’s The Hideaway is a unique concept that offers visiting residents a “home away from a care home”.
Through surrounding nature and a warm, welcoming environment, The Hideaway provides opportunities for calm, relaxation, and meaningful recreation through extensive and tastefully adapted facilities.
Overlooking an abundance of green space, The Hideaway offers a multi-faceted agenda with ‘everything under one roof’: lounge and breakout areas complete with authentic wood burning fireplaces; a fully-equipped kitchen suitable for both cooking and baking; dining, craft and games rooms; and extensive grounds complete with a dedicated greenhouse and a large raised gardening bed.
In addition, The Hideaway benefits from an astroturf sports lawn suitable for year-round pursuits which, in the near future, will see B&M Care host in-house tournaments, such as bowling and croquet, and invite local sports clubs to use for residents to subsequently watch courtesy of on-pitch seating around the sides.
Residents are transported to The Hideaway using B&M Care’s fleet of minibuses that operate across the group.
At present, The Hideaway is currently being fitted with a workshop for residents to pursue hands-on pastimes such as woodwork, carpentry and joinery.
The Hideaway adheres to all Covid-19 protocols set out across the group to ensure a safe environment that mitigates any risk to staff and residents. All visits are limited to one home at any one time, inclusive of social distancing, PPE, and appropriate infection control procedures.