Chelmer Valley Care Home has travelled back in time and created a tropical paradise following recent work by the staff to its environment.
The home welcomed members of the community and Councillor Geof Garwood, Broomfield Parish Council’s Vice-Chairman, to the home as it celebrated developments in a number of communal areas at the home, which will benefit its residents further.
The care home has created a ‘Reminiscence Room’ which features memorabilia from the 1930s and 1940s, including nostalgic newspapers and records, typewriters and posters.
A new indoor garden area has also been formed, featuring a new bench and plants, and, in addition, the residents have a new beach setting complete with shells, sand and decorative anchors, so that all residents are able to enjoy the garden and beach even on the wettest days.
Sharon Daley, Peripatetic Manager at Chelmer Valley Care Home, said: “The home looks fantastic following this latest improvements, which will continue to support our residents’ caring needs. The refurbishment will allow our residents to relive fond memories from their childhoods in our new Reminiscence Room, in particular, as well as relax in calming environments in the indoor garden and beach areas.
“I would like to thank Councillor Garwood for officially launching our new facilities and his visit was thoroughly enjoyed by our residents. We have a comprehensive activities schedule for our residents, which has been bolstered by the new areas. It is an exciting time for everyone here at the home.”
Chelmer Valley Care Home provides nursing and residential care, as well as palliative, dementia and respite care, for up to 140 elderly residents.