How Living in a Care Home Can Improve Health and Wellbeing

If you are worried about your loved one’s happiness or feel they need some extra day to day support, a care home can offer an array of benefits to both physical health and mental wellbeing. From combatting loneliness to providing a stable routine, our private care homes in Dorset and Hampshire ensure your loved one is well looked after. Living in a care home might seem like a daunting thought to your loved one, however it can provide them with a fantastic quality of life whilst maintaining their independence. Here are a few reasons how life in a care home can improve health and wellbeing:

Combat loneliness

According to Age UK, 1.4 million older people in England experience chronic loneliness. Elderly people who live alone are especially likely to experience feeling of loneliness. Living in a care home can help ease feelings of loneliness, with plenty of opportunities to make new friends and interact with residents who have similar interests. Our compassionate staff provide enjoyable activities to encourage interaction between residents, as well as wellbeing support should they need it. At Encore, our care homes have a real community feel where staff and residents feel happy and have a fantastic relationship between one another.

A diverse routine tailored to their needs

If your loved one loses motivation to engage in their usual routinely habits, a residential care home can provide them with the structure they need. Whilst a day to day routine in a care home can offer residents the feeling of more purpose, we are passionate that every individual has a routine that works for them. We are very flexible and can tailor your loved one’s routine to their individual needs and preferences. This includes anything from a television program they particularly enjoy to a preferred time to eat.

Our dedicated Wellbeing Managers also ensure that your loved one has something to look forward to each day; two days at our care homes are never the same! We host regular activities and sessions where residents can get stuck into their favourite hobby, whether that be gardening, music or arts and crafts. These care home activities act as a great mood booster amongst our residents and staff.

Daily home-cooked meals

It can be both upsetting and worrying to realise that your loved one has lost the ability to cook sufficiently for themselves in their own home. At one of our care homes near you, rest assured that your loved one will eat a balanced, nutritious diet with home-cooked meals prepared every day. We use fresh, tasty ingredients to help your loved one enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Our chefs are aware of any dietary requirements and preferences they may have, so they can continue to enjoy their favourite meals within our care homes.

A mix of quiet and social settings

Life at a care home means your loved one can make the most of both quiet and social environments. We understand that they might thrive from social interaction or prefer regular alone time. Our care homes have furnished social areas where residents can spend time chatting, enjoying hobbies, and making new friends. However, residents are also welcome to relax in their private rooms or in our quieter, cosy lounge areas.

For more information about how living in a care home can improve health and wellbeing, get in touch with our care home in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch or Southampton. Your local care home team will be more than happy to assist you. Arrange a virtual tour with us today.