Elder Homes adopts ‘My Life Book’ for residents
Caring Times, October 2012
Elder Homes Group, has introduced the ‘My Life Book’ to all of their homes.
All residents are issued their own, personalised, red bound, life book which features a series of questions about the resident’s life, tastes, likes and dislikes.
The books have been introduced in order to provide mental stimulation, conversation, and personal enjoyment for all residents. Each book aims to help start conversations with everyone who spends time with that resident as well as providing vital personal information about the resident.
The book will be in their bedroom and each time anyone comes into their room, whether it be for a visit or a member of staff to clean the room, the book is there to aid conversation and interaction on an everyday basis.
The book enables the homes to provide and visualise a more personal understanding approach to each and every service user. Family members are encouraged to assist in painting the life story of their loved ones, the book can also be taken as a momentum of their loved one or a copy can be made at any time on request. Elder Homes Group says it constantly looks at ways to improve the lives of its residents.