Bupa Care Home Brings Residents Closer To Nature With Indoor Sensory Garden

BupaA Bupa Care Home has brought the joy of being in a garden to residents unable to go outside with an indoor sensory garden.

Staff at Bupa Queensmount Care Home transformed an unused walker by decorating it with artificial grass and filling with herbs, such as basil, mint, chive and lavender –which is then enjoyed by resident’s in the comfort of their bedrooms.

Flora and fauna are also transported around, so residents are able to experience the real smell and feel of a garden in full bloom.

Mrs Chubb, a resident at Queensmount Care Home said: “What a fantastic idea – I haven’t been out in the garden for such a long time now and all the lovely smells remind me of my childhood when I lived on the farm.”

Senior Activities Co-Ordinator at Queensmount Care Home, Erika Assi said that the care home team came up with the idea after a gardening competition between several local Bupa Care Homes. She added:

“The mobile garden trolley is proving to be very popular with the residents. We want to help our residents feel they are not isolated – even from the simple pleasures of a vibrant garden. It’s lovely to see how a little piece of the outdoors can bring so much joy”

 

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