What’s New Pussy Cat’- Cat Loving Care Home Resident Enjoys Visit to a Cat Café!

Manton Heights Care Centre in Bedfordshire, are dedicated and committed to making a difference, enabling those living at the home to feel a connection, engagement and a purpose to be a part of life in a supportive community.

The team piece together many fragments of the individual’s life history, their interests, skills and experience in order to create and support a meaningful, engaging and person-centred lifestyle programme. It also supports the team to create meaningful moments and experiences for residents to continue doing things they love.

When the team at the Dementia and Residential home in Bedford discovered resident, Peggy Pearson’s, 93 love of cats and how much she missed having a cat the home, they wanted to somehow support Peggy to still carry on being around her favourite furry friends!

When the team discovered that there was a local ‘Cat Café, they knew that this would be a perfect way of combining Peggy’s love of not only cats but homemade cake! With Peggy’s blessing the team arranged a visit and along with Lisa Dye, Customer Relations Manager and the support of Health Care Assistant Kulthum Lawal a date was booked.

The visit to the ‘Cat Café’ was such a success that Peggy couldn’t wait to tell everyone back at the home about her day out, “It was magical, I loved going to the Café and there were so, so many cats. It was lovely being able to cuddle and stroke them. Also, what was even better is they had lovely cake too!”

Health Care Assistant Kulthum said of the visit, “it’s definitely an unusual idea and I really enjoyed the adventure, but the best bit was seeing Peggy’s face light up being around the cats.”

Customer Relations Manager Lisa Dye said, “Developing person-centred activities has huge benefits to a person’s wellbeing and is something we have always strived to excel at. Memories of the individual’s life, achievements and personal characteristics give value to them and their family by allowing them to make the link between past and present.”

 

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