Stimulation for residents is key to improving their mental health and wellbeing. Having quality one-to-one time with a visitor gives someone that individual attention they need to be able to talk about how they are feeling and to understanding what they may want or need at that time. I am able to offer a befriending service to residents seeing people individually in their own room, talking and listening to them, and offering support to the staff by being able to help with minor requests of passing things, organizing drinks etc. I can also make staff aware of any needs the residents may have whilst I am there.
Alternatively I am able to visit residents in the day room to initiate conversation, encourage singing sessions, or just play a game with some of the residents to encourage socialization. This may be valuable during times of staff holidays or sickness, when staff can get overstretched in providing personal care to their residents.
If this service would be of interest, please contact me so that I can come in and discuss your requirements further.
£20 per hour.