Life at Glais House is centred very much around the people who live here. Some love to take part in social activities, some prefer their peace and quiet and some like a bit of both.
In the mood for fun?
There is always plenty going on, which we encourage residents to participate in, although of course, they are free to do so as much as they wish.
Glais House has a dedicated activity coordinator who ensures our residents can, if they wish, participate in daily social activities and entertainment, and that they’re occupied with interests that they like, which are easily available to them.
We offer a full activities programme based on large, small and one to one activities designed specifically to meet the needs of our client group. These include:
Daily games and activity sessions:
- Music for health
- Games such as scrabble, bingo, cards and dominoes
- Exercise classes
- Reminiscence sessions and memory boxes
- Seasonally themed activities
Celebration events through the year include:
- Mother’s Day / Father’s Day
- St David’s Day / Saints’ Days
- The Queen’s Birthday
- Birthdays and special anniversaries
We keep in regular contact with relatives throughout the year and welcome contributions and ideas in planning individual social programmes. Relatives are encouraged to visit whenever they wish and can telephone regularly for updates.
The phone and internet system at Glais House is wireless – so residents are able to speak to their friends and relatives in the comfort and privacy of their own rooms.
In the mood for quality relaxation and contemplation?
We are conscious that many people enjoy watching television or just having thinking time and are sensitive to the needs of those who choose not to join in group activity.
If residents choose to stay in their room, wander through the home or visit the administration office, then that is what they can do. With safety aspects in mind the kitchen and laundry are places we discourage visits to but otherwise residents exercise choice and control over their day to day activities.
Residents can relax in our spa baths and listen to their favourite music if they want a change of pace.
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Link with outside activities and networks
The home has a policy of actively promoting the maintenance of service users’ normal social networks and social activities. The service user’s care plan includes a facility for recording the life history, social networks and contacts, and preferences for activities and hobbies in order that staff are aware of these and the service user is offered access to those networks and activities which are appropriate and desired. The policy of the home is that activities and networking support are a part of normal daily living and support for access will be available at all times.
Residents are free to follow the religion of their choice. Ministers visit the home regularly and offer communion.
Considerable comfort is often gained from faith in declining years, even with people who have had little to do with their faith since their childhood. The home will facilitate the observance of those religious festivals that are appropriate to the faith of the residents living in the home.
The observance of religious rituals to be carried out prior and post death is assured.
Cultural and religious requirements of each resident are included in their individual care plan.