Our environment can significantly impact our overall wellbeing and happiness. This concept becomes even more critical when considering care home settings, where residents may face challenges including cognitive decline, mobility restrictions, or sensory sensitivities.
By turning a bedroom in a care home into a sensory sanctuary, we can promote a sense of security, safety, and comfort, thereby enhancing overall wellbeing and happiness.
Incorporating a variety of textures can turn simple touch into a soothing sensory experience. Soft-touch bedding, plush rugs, or smooth wooden surfaces not only provide sensory stimulation but also add to the overall aesthetics. High-quality fabrics can make the bedding inviting and comforting, thus promoting restful sleep.
Turning a care home bedroom into a sensory sanctuary goes beyond comfort. It’s about promoting a sense of security, independence, and familiarity, thereby enhancing overall wellbeing and happiness. It’s a demonstration of person-centred care, acknowledging and respecting the individual needs and preferences of each resident.