Our wonderful staff at Laurel Lodge, lead by home manager Danielle Bullent have implemented a box of comforting items that will provide a little warmth to the families and friends of our residents on end-of-life care.
When your loved one is on end-of-life care it can be a lot to deal with emotionally, and having the support of your relatives carers is something we strive for. We never want any of our residents' friends or families to feel alone in that situation, and we wanted to do a little something to show that we care.
The box is full of snacky treats, blankets, tissues, movies and activities which can be done in a resident’s room such as word searches and crosswords. It’s a little thing but something we hope shows that we are always there to talk, as you are a part of our extended family and we never want you to feel isolated or alone.
We have had overwhelmingly positive responses from the local community since implementing this initiative and eventually, we would like to see this being transferred to more of our homes.