Here at Lovett Care, we know how important it is to give your loved one a space that they can truly call their own. Bringing personal items into the home is a great way to help them feel right at home. At Charlotte House, we have a number of great features that they can enjoy to help them feel right at home.
The easiest way to turn your loved one's room into a space that they call him is to bring in a collection of momentos. From photos of friends and family are a great way for them to see the faces they love every day, along with showing them off to other residents!
Bringing in trinkets from their own homes, past holidays or even something from their family can help to give their room a touch of home.
Tastes Of Home
Your loved ones will be used to helping themselves to a range of treats while they are in their own home. So when they move into a residential home, they might be missing out on those little tastes of home. To help them adjust, you can bring in treats and goodies that they would usually enjoy. We often have families delivering boxes of love on a weekly basis. Sometimes this is a box of biscuits, a collection of cakes, or even some cheeky sweets!
Please remember, if your loved one is on a particular diet for health reasons, as much as we love them to enjoy foods they love, please bear this in mind. It may be that they are brought in in moderation, or that you find an alternative that suits the diet.
Many residents have a range of hobbies that they enjoyed in their own homes. Bringing these into their new home can help them to relax a little more. For some this could be a word search or sudoku book, for others, this may be a good book or two.
We even have some lovely residents who love nothing more than to spend time with their knitting needles! So make sure they have plenty of wool to hand. You might even get a new jumper out of it!
We have an increasing number of residents who are requesting music in their rooms, so why not consider bringing in a portable music player?
Here at Charlotte House, we have daily activities that help your loved ones to feel right at home. From a touch of sport to get them up and moving, and even interacting with other residents, to quiz time where they can challenge other residents to a "know it all" crown!
Added Extras At Charlotte House
At Charlotte House, we have a number of little added extras that you might not find in some other residential homes. Just a few little things that help keep your loved ones feeling like they're right at home.
No more waiting to get booked in at the hairdressers, your loved one can get pampered right here in Charlotte House with our very own hairdressing salon.
Or they can sit back and relax in the cinema room and enjoy a selection of older films, cult classics, or even the latest blockbusters depending on what takes their fancy!
We have a number of lounge spaces so your loved ones can swap and choose where they go and whose company they can enjoy! If you are interested in learning more about your loved one moving into residential care at Charlotte House
, or you have any questions on how you can help them settle into their new home, please get in touch
with our friendly team today who will be happy to help. You can also head over to the Lovett Care Knowledge Hub
where we have answers to a range of frequently asked questions.