Making Easter in Residential Care Special

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If you have a loved one in residential care, or if you are in residential care yourself, you have probably thought about making holidays and special occasions days to remember. There are no shortage of ways to make Christmas special and memorable, but a lot of people find themselves stumped when it comes to Easter and the long weekend. Luckily, we are here to help. At Lidder Care, we know all there is to know about making Easter in residential care special.

 

How to Make Easter Special For Loved Ones in Residential Care

 

Plan a Visit or Catch Up

At the moment, planning an in person visit is difficult due to lockdown restrictions and social distancing. However, that won’t always be the case. It’s always a good idea to visit loved ones in residential care on a special occasion or holiday and it’s a day for everyone to look forward to. If you are unable to visit in person, consider organising a video call or telephone call instead. Don’t let the distance stop you from catching up and spending time together.

Organise Easter Activities

More often than not, you will find that the residential care home itself will organise an Easter activity or two. However, you may want to go one step further and organise something yourself. The activity you choose will depend on what your loved one likes to do, but Easter crafts are a good place to start. If you are thinking about organising an Easter activity for someone in residential care, speak to the care home team for assistance.

Send a Card or Gift

Who doesn’t like to receive cards and gifts in the post? Sending a card or gift not only shows that you are thinking of them, but it’s a sure fire way to put a smile on someone’s face. You could send drawings from grandchildren, cakes you have baked, an Easter card or an Easter themed present.

 

At Lidder Care, we do everything we can to ensure special occasions are marked and celebrated in residential care, and Easter is no exception. Not only do we acknowledge Easter and the long weekend, but we make the day special in any way that we can. To find out more about Lidder Care and the service we provide, get in touch with our helpful team