We support everyone in the development of their particular skills whatever they may be. Individual support is given to enable communication and self-expression through practical, artistic and musical talent.
Residents frequently enjoy outings to the cinema, theatres, National Trust properties and other places of interest. We offer weekly external sessions in local towns of swimming, sports, gym, sailing, horse riding, college and dance.
In house we offer pottery, literacy, painting,craft, furniture restoration, music as therapy, cooking, gardening, and many more. All sessions are with experienced and dedicated staff.
Holidays play a big part in our residents life, whether it is an activity based holiday, spa break, quiet country cottage or a holiday to the seaside each resident’s individual needs are taken into consideration.
From our sensory areas which can be tailored to the needs of each resident to our new ‘Memory Lane’, we explore all avenues to ensure all needs are met.
All of our residents have access to sensory equipment that can be used in fixed areas of our facility and some of which is transportable so that it can be utilised by residents in their own personal space. We have also included sensory planting into our garden area which is fully accessible to all.
Solden Hill House has a Holistic Therapist qualified in Aromatherapy massage, Indian head massage and Acupressure to name but a few. The psychological and physical benefits of aromatherapy have long been known to enhance physical and emotional wellbeing, reducing stress, boosting the immune system and improving muscle tone etc.
Based off site, residents attend a weekly animal therapy session. They interact with horses, goats, chickens, sheep and dogs. An informal group session residents learn how to communicate with the animals which can change their behavioural traits.
We also have horses on site and are planning to add to chickens to our family of animals in the near future.
A ‘Memory Lane’ will soon be added as taking a trip down memory lane could be the key to keeping dementia at bay, researchers have claimed. While a medical cure is still a way off facilities such as ours are investing in nostalgia in a bid to boost memory and help current surroundings seem less confusing.