The Croft Arms were launched at Croft Meadow Nursing Home, giving residents the opportunity to enjoy a drink while chatting and playing various pub games with each other.
A mobile bar offers several non-alcoholic drinks. The idea came from an “alcohol-free morning” which had already been tested during a week of hydration in June.
Staff found that by engaging with residents to create the “alcohol-free cocktails,” they were more likely to increase their fluid absorption, which reduced the risk of accidents such as slips, trips and trips. the falls.
The bar was designed by Irene Pudduck, who was the Deputy Home Director before recently moving to another nursing home within the Shaw Healthcare Group. Irene’s husband Ricki designed the bar with donations from Howdens Joinery and local pub owner O’Connors.
Carmen Flueras, Head of Home Services, said: “You can see the faces of the residents light up when the mobile bar pops up.
“Residents love to remember their pub visits or even work there when they were younger – it encourages interaction and everyone has a great time.”
Croft Meadow, operated by Shaw Healthcare, provides nursing and residential care to up to 60 residents, including those with dementia.