Family relationships and friendships are important in contributing to the well-being and happiness of all people. Moving into a personal care home does not change the need for relationships, but can change the way you relate to someone and what his or her needs are.
Making visits meaningful and pleasurable means that you are more likely to want to return. Visits mean so much to Residents. They tell us:
- it demonstrates that someone still cares;
- they are valued as a person;
- breaks the monotony, as there is often little communication between Residents;
- that being involved in ordinary conversation is stimulating for them - and even gives them something to boast about.