Good physical care is fundamental and must be delivered with sensitivity but it is paramount that we all experience emotional fulfilment in feeling loved, included, useful and happy, free to express our emotions without restriction.
Boredom is replaced with meaningful activity, domestic activities and buzz; there is rummage and clutter for people to explore and they are encouraged to experience their reality in activity related to past employment.
Residents live in an environment that is ‘ordinary’, one to which they can easily adjust, and respond to the present.
Sensory calming and stimulating approaches are used and matched to time of day, and the use of dolls, soft toys and pet therapy has been equally successful in providing comfort and a sense of nurturing.
Our varied activities programme encourages residents to pursue hobbies and interests which means residents can live life to the full at Cholwell House. We enjoy close connections with the community, including an intergenerational project with the local primary school and monthly church services conducted by the minister of Midsomer Norton Methodist Church.