Thoughtful residents from a local care home have been looking back on their lives and sharing their valuable advice with future generations.
As part of an ongoing initiative, residents from Red Roofs Residential Care Home have been reminiscing, discussing and sharing experiences, memories and life events. Each resident provided their own unique insight. John’s advice is “smile and the world smiles back”, Evelyn’s guidance is “always do what you think is right, not what others say” and Shirley says, “don’t drink too much!”.
As part of Red Homes’ commitment to person-centred care, every resident has a detailed history of their lives and background, meaning Red Homes’ carers can give personalised care, tailored to every resident’s circumstances. These personal histories inspired this heart-warming and enlightening initiative, leading to an even greater understanding of each resident’s background and life history, as well as bringing families, residents and carers together to enjoy and reminisce.
Trish Smith, General Manager at Red Roofs Residential Care Home, said: “Our residents have really bonded over their shared life experiences and, in some cases, become even closer after learning things about their close friends that they didn’t already know. The wisdom of our elderly generation is invaluable; who better to give life advice than those who have lived theirs to the full? Our residents are grateful to have the opportunity to share their experiences and lessons learned with younger generations.”
Trish continued: “It’s so rewarding to see our residents coming together to discuss their histories, and to receive such valuable feedback from our colleagues, residents and their families. We look forward to hearing more of their stories and keeping these conversations flowing.”