Meet our Activities Coordinator, Maria Wells
I have been at Derham House since 2014 and have subsequently gained a lot of experience and knowledge in the care sector.
Working here has been a wonderful experience; the staff are very welcoming.
My previous roles have included a Care Assistant, but I am now an Activities Coordinator – a position that I fully enjoy. I love spending time with residents and ensuring that they are happy.
Activities at our home
We understand that the people we support have passions and interests that could be difficult to pursue after moving into a care home – but that doesn’t mean we don’t encourage them to try! Some hobbies can define a person, so our Activities Coordinators are dedicated to ensuring that everyone we support is able to do what makes them happy to the best of their abilities. Social events are organised with individual tastes in mind and with the idea that residents have the opportunity to try new and exciting things.
Life at Derham House Care Home
Garden Visits Continue!
We have been continuing to have families and friends of our residents visit them in our lovely gardens. It has been a little bit colder this week so we have been supplying blankets to make sure that everybody keeps toasty and warm!
Despite the weather not being brilliant this week, we brought sunshine to Derham House with an amazing Hawaiian Day! The staff dressed up in classic 'Hula' outfits and decorated the home with blow up palm trees, parrots, dolphins and many flowers!! We then took round mocktails, cocktails and a range of tropical fruits! We had a brilliantly fun day of music, dancing and great food and drinks!
Tasty Afternoon Tea
We enjoyed an afternoon tea with some delicious scones made by our brilliant chef! They were enjoyed by everybody whilst taking some shade from the hot afternoon sun.
Happy Reunion as Distanced Garden Visits Return
We are delighted to say that we are now offering socially distanced visits for relatives of our residents within our garden space. This has already made such a difference to our residents and given everybody a big boost!!
To protect our residents we have had to carefully arrange the visits with social distancing and thorough cleaning between each visit. If you are a relative, please get in touch with our team to arrange your visit.
New Technology for our Residents!
We are very excited to let you know that we have got some new technology for our residents at Derham House! We have got some 'Echo Dot's', so that residents can request music as they please or simply ask Alexa any questions that they may have!! It has been great fun teaching our residents how to use the new goodies!
Happy Father's Day from all of us at Derham House Care Home! We celebrated by gifting all of our male residents a card and a present. Our residents were also showered with cards and gifts from their families!
Continuing Life Enrichment
During this unprecedented time, we have a number of measures in place to ensure residents remain engaged, connected and socially active.
Church of England Service
Here at Derham House already we have a catholic service and holy communion available every other Sunday.
We have arranged for a Church of England service to take place in our garden room…