Although many people are staying at home longer, there is evidence to show that some of the factors that are linked to declining health and depression include loneliness and isolation. Our residential communities focus on maintaining lifestyle choices and empowering people to enjoy stimulating and fulfilling lives with discreet and sensitive care and support to retain their choices, personal preferences and independence. Our thriving residential communities enable residents to sustain and build new friendships and relationships both within and outside of the care community. This enables residents to continue hobbies and pastimes they have previously enjoyed and to sample new opportunities and experiences within an inclusive community setting.
Our Residential Care
Before coming to live at a Hallmark care home, every resident completes ‘About Me’, a booklet that gives us a great insight into their history, hobbies, likes and dislikes. Our residents tell us it’s an enjoyable trip down memory lane to fill out – and for our care team it’s an important first step towards building a strong, supportive relationship. It also helps our experienced care team to develop a care plan that meets the needs and wishes of each individual.
Feeling lonely and isolated can lead to depression and a decline in health, so while all residents have their privacy, we put a sense of community and stimulation at the heart of all our care plans.
Lifestyle and Activities
It is important to us that residents can continue to enjoy the activities and lifestyle that they always have and have the opportunity to experience new activities and interests with the support of our inclusive community setting.
Our homes offer a wide variety of activities, clubs and lifestyle choices that are tailored to individual needs and residents are free to choose as many as they wish.
Our Lifestyles Team ensure that regular favourites are punctuated with new experiences, so throughout the week there are always things to do. Activities can vary from a relaxing afternoon tea and arts and crafts to gardening, cooking, exercise classes and outings to local places of interest.
For five years running, Hallmark Care homes have won the prestigious Pinders Healthcare Design award for ‘Best Care Home’. Most of our homes offer a range of beautifully designed facilities including a state-of-the-art cinema, hair and nail salon and relaxing therapy room. Some even have a corner shop, so that residents can continue their everyday routines in familiar settings. Residents and their family and friends can also enjoy fresh coffee and homemade cakes in one of our friendly, vibrant café’s.
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