At Silver Oaks, we understand that our boutique, care home is our residents’ home too and we make every effort to ensure your loved ones are looked after and made to feel at home.
This is especially important during the winter season, when the temperature drops and the environment outside gets a lot harsher. Here’s how Silver Oaks takes care of your loved one during the colder months:
A lively, inside environment
We see our home as a happy and lively place,providing a caring home for residents and encouraging them to maintain their independence for as long as possible. Thus, providing peace of mind to families,friends and loved ones. During the winter months, the inside becomes a really important place for the residents that reside with us. It’s a lot more difficult for residents to go outside because of the icy weather and the hazards it brings.
However, inside we’ve got plenty to entertain our residents if they do not fancy bracing the chill outside in the garden. At Silver Oaks, we have a quiet room, for those who want some time to relax and unwind away from the noise, a TV lounge, to watch all the residents’ favourites,and a dining room for everyone to come together to enjoy the day’s scrumptious dishes…and the yummy cakes for dessert!
Battling the winter blues
The wintertime can be a lot more melancholic than the other seasons. It’s a time of both happiness and sadness as Christmas and the New Year approach. At Silver Oaks, we host an arrange of daily activities for the residents. Activities may simply be dedicated chat or something a little more exciting. Whichever activities we hold, our kind-hearted and thoughtful activities coordinator Julie has a great sense of what will make each residents life more fulfilled, respecting privacy,promoting independence and trying her best to make the day to day more enjoyable as the challenges of the colder weather fight on.
Check in on your loved ones
The dreariness of the colder weather means people can do with an extra boost in their day. Our carers are always available for a chat, but think about arranging a visit to see your loved one and spending a few hours catching up with them. It’s lovely to see your loved one in such a safe and friendly space, that promotes their independence and happiness. You can hear about the daily fresh cakes they’ve had and the activities they’ve taken part in, and if you pop in on a Friday, there’s always fish for dinner!
The Silver Oaks way
Our care home has the latest technology, so our residents can feel comfortable. Our carers are always on hand to help residents if they need it. Our carers aid with any needs throughout the day such as visiting the toilet, accessing snacks and drinks. Fluid intake is always encouraged throughout the day as some may forget to do so and the cold weather can be especially distracting.
Although the nights are getting darker and the weather outside may be getting frightful, Silver Oaks remains a warm, loving home for our residents.
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We spoke to our carers about what their life is like working at Silver Oaks, and what their day looks like from the minute they begin, to the second they finish up for the night.
Everyone is welcome to join us in our beautiful garden on Saturday 4th August. There will be live entertainment, including a theatre production, local craft stalls, games, hot food, raffle, tombola, drinks and delicious homemade cakes. We will be collecting for a chosen charity TBC.