The Way They Were
Let me share a very excellent idea for those moving into a residential care setting, ensure the person displays in their room photos of when they were ‘in their prime’, engaged in leisure or family activities. Not just to remind them of the ‘good ‘ole’ days but it serve’s to change the care staff’s perceptions of the person they are looking after.
Like all splendid idea’s it’s so simple and blindingly obvious! I shall certainly be recommending this idea to everyone I speak to that has a loved one in, or going into, a residential care setting.
No matter how good the records of a residents past are, seeing photographs of the younger person must serve not only to provide an insight into that person but also as a reminder that, if blessed with long life, we too shall be a young person in an older body!