The College of Occupational Therapists is hosting an open day for anyone wanting to know more about activities in care homes.
Making the decision to enter a care home is difficult for everyone. If this decision is for yourself or are loved one you can be overwhelmed with guilt and uncertainty. Choosing the right care home is another challenge and knowing exactly what to look for can be very confusing. The College of Occupational Therapists, the professional body for occupational therapy suggests you consider the activities programme in a care home. Activities are important to a person sense of self worth and wellbeing. It gives them purpose and meaning. Care homes should keep all their residents active, and it is the responsibility of every member of staff to include activities in the lives of the residents.
There are many benefits of activity for residents of care homes. By carrying on activities they are able to retain muscle strength and mobility, their immune system is stronger and they are more alert. Activities can range from organising events to tidying up an area.
During the open day there will be informal 45-minute workshops run by Karin Tancock, the author of Activities in Care Home toolkit.
The workshops will take place at 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm.
If the times of the workshop are not convenient, you can still visit the college for a one to one meeting with an experienced occupational therapists who will be happy to answer your questions any time.
To find out more visit or contact Vandita Chisholm, Marketing manager, 0207 450 2361, [email protected]
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