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Care Home Activities for Engagement and Wellbeing

At B&M Care we recognise that for a person to lead a fulfilling lifestyle, they need to be offered a variety of meaningful engagement opportunities, and activities that are specific to them – that reflect their preferences, culture, social interests, and pastimes.

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Types of Activities On Offer in B&M Care Homes

Engagement and activities vary in frequency, type, and how they are delivered. At B&M Care homes, our activities are inspired by preferences or social interests.

Carried out in both one-to-one and group settings, typical care home activities and include:

  • Arts & crafts
  • Live entertainment
  • Music therapy
  • Pet therapy
  • Reminiscence projects
  • Themed events
  • Trips out to the local community
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B&M carer and resident reading a book

Dementia-Specific Engagement

Engagement is absolutely essential for any individual living with dementia.

The most important aspect of this approach is to actively target a person’s dementia, as well as their symptoms, through engagement and care home activities that have positive and meaningful outcomes.

Dementia-specific engagement looks and feels inherently different to that carried out in a residential care setting: the focus here is to improve cognition, communication and coordination through activity that stimulates the senses, and focuses on enjoyment rather than achievement.

We facilitate this in our dedicated dementia suites. These environments celebrate life and those who live there: from handmade displays to bygone memorabilia, tools such as these are effective in encouraging an individual to pause and engage with their environment.

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Cottages

A number of our homes have had cottages installed in their respective outdoor living spaces, built by our very own B&M Care Chairman Bill Hughes. Framed by thatched roofing and a white picket fence, each cottage references a ‘crofters design’ commonly seen across our Chairman’s Galway homeland in Ireland.

Offering visitors an opportunity to step back into tradition, once inside, the cottage plays host to, as coined by Chesham Bois Manor Care Home, “a cosy feeling perfect for whiling away an afternoon”.

Used for both visiting loved ones and engagement alike, each cottage is fitted with a:

  • Nostalgic interior
  • Faux log burner
  • Flat-screen television
  • Surround-sound music system
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Reminiscence Museum

Our unique Reminiscence Museum offers residents the immersive opportunity to look back and remember the past. 

Open to residents visiting the adjacent Hideaway, the display includes a number of interesting antiques:

  • Classic cars
  • Cameras
  • Tools
  • Toys
  • Graphic prints
  • Cash register, complete with notes and coinage

The museum includes a technology area, boasting among other exhibits a 1950s radio and an 8-track speaker system. There are also projectors that document film through the ages.

Contact Us

To find out more about care home activities, engagement and wellbeing at B&M Care Homes, contact us today.