Congratulations to Wellbeing Coordinator Audrey Love from Hillview Court Care Home who has been selected as a finalist at the Scottish Care Home Awards 2022.
Nominated by Home Manager Laura Davidson for the Meaningful Activity Award, which recognises the individual who has shown creativity, commitment, and achievement in the provision of meaningful activity programmes.
Hillview Court is home to residents with a range of needs across seven units. For some, their needs arise from long term conditions such as, learning disabilities, autism, mental health needs and people living with an acquired brain injury or dementia.
Home manager Laura said, “Audrey has consistently looked for new ways to ensure residents are included in activities and independence is maximised. While needs may be very different, Audrey uses her passion and commitment to people having vibrant life in a similar way across all the client groups. She puts the person in the centre of all the activities, understanding there might need to be tweaks to agreed programmes or bespoke activities for one person.”
Audrey encourages her colleagues to think about how their role contributes to meaningful activities, for example involving the chef in preparing afternoon teas with the residents, staff using personal care time to indulge in luxury bathing/spa experience.
Residents always comment on how much they enjoy the activities Audrey has planned, and families as well as the local community look forward to the larger scale events. The recent Summer Festival saw multi-generational activities, such as a beach event for children and grandchildren, cream tea, games and quizzes and music from all decades.
An initiative with the charity Cycling without Age has seen residents enjoy the local countryside through trips on rickshaws. Using the journeys, Audrey creates conversations between residents over a cup of tea engaging the residents with others in the home as well as family.
Audrey has had a huge impact on the Home with her ideas and plans for meaningful activities for residents. Excellent at encouraging and engaging staff in activities to have the best outcomes for residents, she gets to know the residents, their loved ones and anyone else who is important in their lives. She uses this information to understand who they were before the journey in to care provision and to help put together a programme of support in relation to activities which reflects their needs and wishes.
Taking place at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow, the Scottish Care Home Awards will be held on Friday 18th November.
Wishing you the best of luck Audrey!