What is Stimulake at Lakeside?
At Lakeside care home we are using Sensory stimulation every day in our home, we do this by using a range of materials and activities that can help awaken your loved one’s senses.
This technique is especially beneficial for people who have memory-related conditions such as dementia, or people regaining their abilities after a stroke.
Sensory therapy uses everyday objects and gentle activities to help to trigger memories and lessen the feeling of isolation and can be calming and enjoyable for elderly people.
At Lakeside we are using many different ways to stimulate residents, these include-
- Sensory therapy
- Reminiscence therapy
- Reminiscence sights and sounds
- Massage and treatments in our wellness room
- crafts and games
- Hobbies and pastimes
- Outdoor activities and exercise
- Pet Therapy
Sensory stimulation could be something as simple as talking about where you grew up, what your childhood was like or taking a step further and revisiting an area, this week Winnie who is a resident at Lakeside care home spoke fondly about her memories of growing up in the local Wigan area, Ash our Activities and Wellness co-ordinator decided to take Winnie on a trip to re-visit the area where she was born in 1925.
The sights, sounds and smells of the local area, brought back so many memories that sparked many conversations throughout the afternoon, including how Winnie and her siblings had to use an outdoor WC which would have been very cold in Winter.
Lakeside Therapy Room
Here at Lakeside care home we benefit from a Therapy room, giving residents the opportunity for an activity that is free from cognitive demands enabling them to feel relaxed and entertained.
What our residents say
Louis say’s ” The activities have proved to be an outstanding success, not only have they improved my life, but also the people surrounding me.
One of the many things I have gained is making friends and social interaction. I look forward to going to the activity room and participating in various activities. We are always doing something different and create an atmosphere of pleasure, smiles and laughter.
Ash our Activities Co-Ordinator is continuously thriving to improve the quality of our lives externally and internally.
Derek say’s “I feel that the activities at Lakeside have gone a long way in improving both my general and mental health.”
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