Shoreham care home travels through time

A Shoreham care home is travelling through time with its residents and staff by hosting a series of themed events.

Cavell House has organised events dedicated to the 1920s and 40s through music, outfits and entertainment, including singers inspired by the various decades.

The themed parties have been very popular with both residents and staff with the care home planning to organise further events dedicated to the 1950s and 60s.

Nikki Stevenson, home manager at Cavell House, said: “I think it is important to think outside of the box when it comes to organising events and different activities for our residents.

“Our staff are good at coming up with new, exciting ideas and this particular project has been very popular with everyone involved, as it has allowed our residents to take a trip down memory lane.”

Cavell House was rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) at its last inspection.

Ms Stevenson said: “Some of our residents live with Dementia and can become distressed quite easily. Music and nostalgia have been shown to have a dramatic effect and has proven to sooth and stimulate those living with the condition, so these events can really make a difference.

“We have enjoyed revisiting the past so much that we are going to use various decades as themes for the different corridors to make it a permanent feature of our home. That way, our staff, residents and visiting families and friends will be able to enjoy a blast from the past whenever they like.”


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