1 December 2016
Hallmark Care Homes to make residents’ wishes come true
Residents across the Hallmark family of homes will write their hearts desire on a star this December and enter our Christmas wish-granting competition.
Over 1000 residents with residential, dementia, nursing and young-physically disabled care needs will be encouraged to participate in Hallmark Care Homes’ company-wide event, called Lucky Star.
Lucky Star, which is now in its second year, is a festive competition that runs from December 1st – January 6th and encourages residents to make a wish however big or small and then display it on a Christmas tree within the home.
Each resident will have assistance to make a wish from the home’s nominated fairy godmother who will dress up and positively engage with the residents around Christmas time.
In the New Year, Hallmark Care Homes Managing Director, Avnish Goyal will review the wishes and will make at least two wishes come true from each of our 15 homes across England and Wales.
Wishes that were granted from last year’s competition include; reuniting a resident with his teenage sweetheart after 20 years apart and taking a resident to celebrate her 95th birthday at The Ritz.
Managing Director of Hallmark Care Homes, Avnish Goyal said: “We decided to launch this competition, because we wanted to give our residents an opportunity to have something or do something they thought they’d never get a chance to do again. It could be anything from seeing their favourite show in the West End to visiting their place of birth or a long lost relative. It also a great reminiscence activity, particularly for our residents who live with dementia.
“All of our resident’s get Christmas presents from Hallmark on Christmas Day, but by getting to know what they would really like to do or have, gives us an opportunity to truly enhance their happiness and make a difference.
“We hope by making some of these wishes come true, we can expand on our current relationship-centred care approach and show how much we care.”
Admiral Court, our care home in Essex is one of the homes taking part and the home’s Customer Relationship Manager, Kelly Adams is helping to co-ordinate the resident’s wishes. Kelly said: “We are very excited to make some of these wishes come true for our residents. Last year when we encouraged our residents to think of a wish, we found out some great things about them, which we would never have known.
“Whatever wishes we cannot grant, we will take a note of and look at making the wish come true either on the residents’ birthday or Pay It Forward Day in April, which encourages individuals to take part in a random act of kindness.”
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