In home pubs and internal entertainment boosted morale for care home residents
During the pandemic, care home residents were particularly affected after having to close their doors to visitors. This meant limited contact from families, loved ones and external entertainers! As a result, many care homes had to look internally for entertainment.
Across our Springfield homes, our activities and wellbeing teams worked tirelessly to provide exciting activities and opportunities around the clock. We are very fortunate that our purpose-built homes have been designed to provide exceptional facilities. With spas, saunas, gyms, cinemas, pubs and much much more, residents are always spoilt for choice.
Recent research, carried out by carehome.co.uk, found that 53% of care staff said that “the wellbeing of residents was boosted when they socialised in the home’s” with 20% of care staff saying their homes pub was used on a daily basis.
These in-home facilities have proven to improve residents’ mental health, especially for residents with reduced mobility who may be unable to visit external amenities. Considering this research, carehome.co.uk have encouraged care homes that do not currently have a pub, to consider introducing one.
Mayfield View Home Manager, Katie Cliff, said “having our very own pub, Mayfield Arms, has been excellent for our residents, especially to increase social interactions whilst visitations weren’t always available. Our pub has always been a great place for residents to gather especially during lockdown. We introduced more themed nights, quizzes and pub lunches which really helped to boost morale across the home. We also focused on improving our activities programme and made use of all the amazing facilities that we are very fortunate to have.”
Mayfield Arms Bar at Mayfield View