Three tips to get the best from your move to Brookholme Care Home
It comes as no surprise that moving to a care home can be a daunting experience for new residents. Switching from the familiarity of your home environment to new surroundings is often overwhelming.
The good news is that living in a care home can be just as rewarding as living alone, and sometimes even more so. We make it our job to help new residents see the benefits from the move, and how it may improve their lives.
When someone decides to move to Brookholme Care Home in Chesterfield, we set to work ensuring that each new resident feels welcome and can enjoy a home-from-home environment. Our team of staff makes sure that we are on hand to provide advice so that every new resident gets the best from their move.
Here are our top three tips for getting the most from your move:
1. Get familiar with Brookholme Care Home
One of the most concerning aspects of a house move for a new care home resident is the move itself. Sorting through your possessions and choosing what to take with you can be upsetting.
We encourage new residents at Brookholme to bring their own keepsakes and furniture so that they can quickly personalise their surroundings. This can help their room at Brookholme to feel like home.
Our bedrooms at Brookholme are individually decorated single rooms and each has en suite facilities. Much like your own home, this space is yours and allows you privacy and peace, should you desire it.
Rooms are fully furnished and equipped with everything you might want in your own lounge at home – including a TV point and internet access.
This combination of comfortable facilities, coupled with your own belongings, can help Brookholme to feel like your home.
2. Keep to your routine
Whether we like to eat our breakfast at a particular time or watch a particular television programme, we all have our own routines.
At Brookholme, our team will work with you to keep your routine the way you like it.
Our mealtimes are movable so and while we keep to an approximate timetable, other timings and routines can be accommodated.
An alternative menu is always available, and snacks and drinks are provided at any time of day or night.
At Brookholme, we work with you to ensure that you keep to a routine that you’re comfortable with.
3. Stay active at Brookholme
The thought of giving up favourite pastimes and activities can be unsettling. Especially for those residents who have led an active life prior to coming to our home.
Brookholme runs a busy schedule of activities. Our activities team holds daily sessions including arts, baking, crafts, keep fit classes, writing, music, and pampering.
And our activities coordinators always take an individual’s abilities and interests into account when conducting an activity. We respect that some residents don’t like taking part, or be able to participate, in an activity, therefore there is never any pressure to partake.
One of our most popular activities is to go out of the home and explore the local area around our care home in Chesterfield. We like to meet with residents from other care homes and we regularly hold events to celebrate the seasons and special occasions.
If you have hobbies, interests, and friendships outside of our care home, we do all we can to ensure that these can continue.
Brookholme Care Home is a well-established, friendly, and welcoming care home in Chesterfield. If there is anything we can do to make your transition to our home easier, please let us know and we will do all we can to accommodate your wishes.
Brookholme Care Home in Chesterfield is a thriving, family-run home. If you would like to know more about our care home, please call us on 01246 569662 or email email@example.com