Here at Coverage Care Services we know that it’s the million and one little things that we do that make our residents’ lives better.
‘The Little Things in Life’ is a new online campaign to highlight the many ways in which staff go out of their way to help our residents really feel at home.
From a chat over a cup of tea to reading a favourite story, there are numerous small ways that carers make sure residents can retain their individuality, enjoy favourite hobbies and reduce stress.
Debbie Price, chief executive of Coverage Care, said: “Moving into residential or nursing care is a major life change, so it’s important that our residents feel at home with us.
“Our residents are individuals, with very different needs, backgrounds and life experiences, and we are committed to giving each one the personalised care and attention they need to be comfortable and happy.
“Research has shown that even a simple cup of tea and a chat can improve mental health and making time for ‘the little things in life’ is why our staff are so good at what they do.
“Residents with dementia can benefit enormously from activities which help them remember who they are. That might mean spending time reminiscing over old photo albums, listening to some favourite music or reading a treasured story from their past.
“Doing a jigsaw can also help improve focus and cognitive ability, or carers might spend time supporting a resident to do some drawing, painting their nails or a craft that they find enjoyable. For some, their daily trip to a café or even the pub might be that important little detail that makes life fun!
“The key to all these things is time, and we make sure our staff have the time that each person needs. We offer homes, not hospitals, and we want residents to be able to think of our staff as their friends.
“We choose and train our staff very carefully to make sure everyone in the team really understands the value of the little things in life.”
Debbie added: “We are always keen to hear from people who would like to join our team. You don’t need qualifications or experience as we offer a full and ongoing training programme, but you do need to be caring, empathetic and willing to do all the little things that can make someone’s life better.”
You can follow ‘The Little Things in Life’ campaign on our social media channels Facebook and X and we will continue to keep you updated here on our website too.