Several residents from across the group enjoyed another annual holiday to Ross-on-Wye this year.
This time away from the home is invaluable to those residents suffering with dementia. They can reap the benefits of fresh air, a change in scenery and the reminiscence of past holidays.
Residents enjoyed walks to Symonds Yat, swimming, hotel entertainment and much more. Physical activities are proven to have a significant impact on the well being of people with dementia, and there was a 3 course meal waiting at the hotel each evening to compensate for all that exercise!
The week long holiday offered a person centred approach, aiming to meet the needs of each individual. Whilst some residents enjoyed the gardens of the hotel and the hotel entertainment, others preferred to take full advantage of the trips and activities in the local areas.
We hope this holiday break helps residents to gain further confidence and independence by making decisions outside the care home setting.
We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the staff who volunteered to support the residents on holiday this year.
A note from some friends we made on holiday at Merton House Hotel:
While on holiday at Merton House, we had the pleasure of meeting several patients from JW Care Group. They were having a lovely holiday and had several carers with them who gave the very best of care. Nothing was too much trouble and all care was given with the greatest of love and patience. These carers deserve praise where it is due and we felt we had to put this in writing.