Welfare and Wellbeing at Wessex Care
By making welfare one of the cornerstones of our care, we’ve been acknowledged by social and dementia care specialists as setting a standard to which everyone should aspire.
In fact, each of our care homes has its own dedicated welfare assistant, who takes the time to learn about each individual’s needs and then puts together a programme of activities that is not only fun, but also provides the mental, physical and social stimulation that every older person enjoys.
Alive, Imagine This and Teacher Creatures are just three of the organisations we work with to add still further interest and variety to people’s lives.
We now incorporate ipad technology across the services for welfare support, cognitive stimulation, reminisce support and to enable residents and their families to create an illustrated history of their life and times. We also use it extensively for training.
As well as the activities in each care home, our residents also benefit from our links with the local community – entering garden and scarecrow competitions, taking part in silk painting and wool spinning during Salisbury’s Art Festival and becoming involved with the nearby River Bourne Community Farm as well.
Now add trips to the cinema, Wilton Shopping Village, Salisbury Playhouse and much more besides, and you start to see it’s welfare in its most diverse and enjoyable form. The perfect blend of pleasure, opportunity and even a little challenge – and just one more reason why our residents live life to the full.