It is said that the first four weeks of a resident settling into an aged care environment are always the hardest. There may not only be anxiety around the unknown, but the change in environment can also contribute to feelings of loss, uncertainty or confusion for some.
Recognising this, the staff at Paling Court recently put on a special morning tea to welcome new residents to their facility. All of the new residents enjoyed tea and some sweet treats, and also had the opportunity to meet some of Paling Court’s existing residents. It was beautiful weather, and the fresh air and the view from the balcony was very much enjoyed by all at the table.
We are very much looking forward to including the new residents in all the great activities and outings that the Leisure and Lifestyle team work so hard in pulling together each month.