Watching children play gives care home residents a sense of well-being


Front water feature Pirate Ship play area in front of the Sun RoomN. Notaro Homes Ltd,  the company behind the new 88 bed Dementia nursing home in Bridgwater have been thinking of ways to keep their younger visitors entertained whilst visiting elderly relatives.

“From our experience, people love watching children play, it can help promote a sense of well-being  and happiness in those living with Dementia, it was important for our home to offer something for our younger visitors to enjoy, so we have introduced a play area.” said Nunzio Notaro, Managing Director.

 When designing the gardens and play area, Notaro Care Homes carefully considered the needs of their residents and young visitors, so have fitted  ‘Dementia friendly’ rubber paths.

 The company decided on a colourful blue pirate ship, as we know people living with Dementia respond well to bold colours.  The pirate ship includes slides, climbing net and wall and is sure to be a hit.  The pirate ship has been built alongside the sun room, so residents can sit and watch the children play in a safe and fun environment.

Being  a family business, Notaro believe family should be at the heart of everything they do, this is what led to building the children’s play area.

 The home, which opens in October has been busily recruiting over the past 4 weeks and continues to be busy receiving lots of applications from across Bridgwater for a variety of positions, but there is still a need to recruit further registered nurses.  Colourful banners, advertising for super heroes have been dotted around the town to attract candidates, but with a UK shortage, this has been providing a bit of a challenge.

“We have a number of nurses recruited and ready to start”, says Stephanie Fry, Recruitment Manager “but we need more.”

 The home will offer a beautiful place to work, with all the latest in care home technology along with the benefit of working for a company who truly care and invest in their staff.

 Those interested should get in touch with Stephanie to see why Notaro have become an employer of choice in the region.



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