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Ten Top Tips for Christmas


  1. Join in “Care homes 4 Christmas” by thinking how your home might be able to provide support to isolated older people in the community over the Christmas period.
  2. Bring residents, staff and relatives together to share Christmas memories.
  3. Explore with residents what Christmas rituals and activities they would like to have in the home.
  4. Create an internal post box for residents, relatives and staff to send cards and presents to one another.
  5. Meet with family and friends to identify presents for residents that will really make a difference.
  6. Welcome volunteers into the home to help with fun activities.
  7. Have a list of out-of-hours chemists to hand!
  8. Recognise that there may be spouses, family or friends of former residents who have died who might be on their own and would really appreciate hearing from you
  9. Offer flexibility with Christmas rotas to your hard-pressed staff if you can.
  10. Explore in a New Year’s discussion group with residents, staff and their families what they might want from your care home in 2013.

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