Essex care home resident enjoys many activities thanks to support from care team


A resident at a HC-One care home who is registered blind has been enjoying one of her favourite pastimes once again thanks to the support of wellbeing coordinators.


Audrey, aged 73, moved into Oaklands Care Home in the Dunton Hills area of Laindon in the past few months and was encouraged by staff to participate in a wide range of activity sessions with other residents, including Bingo.


Juliana Inegbese, HC-One Care Home Manager, commented: “Audrey’s blindness came on all of a sudden and caused her a lot of anxiety so she needed a lot of reassurance from staff when joining in on activities.


“We’ve really noticed a difference in Audrey since she started getting involved in games and its clear to see that she has a real competitive streak as she’s always delighted when she wins a game!”


Oaklands runs a varied schedule of activities each week to ensure that all residents’ interests and hobbies are catered for.

The home supports a number of residents with sight or hearing impairments and offers personalised care plans to suit the individual’s likes and dislikes, ensuring that her life at the home is an enjoyable one. 


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