The health and wellbeing of residents living in a residential care home is something that should always be a number one priority. Care home residents are at the very heart of a care home, and should be presented with an array of opportunities to try new things, continue hobbies, socialise and be active. Wellbeing coordinators are essential to have in a care home as they’re put in place to ensure that residents are holistically cared for and making the most of every day.
The role of a wellbeing coordinator is one that often gets compared to an activities coordinator, and although some responsibilities may overlap and both roles require the individual to be dedicated to making the lives of residents better, an activities coordinator’s focus is more on the organisation of events and excursions for the residents to take part in.
Both roles require someone who is person-centred, passionate about their position, and willing to go above and beyond to ensure that care home residents are always receiving the care they deserve. A wellbeing coordinator role is one that is constant and always puts the happiness, comfort and safety of their residents first.
The importance of wellbeing in a care home cannot be understated and is something that should be focused on very much. There are constantly new caring techniques being discussed, tried, and tested to ensure that all care home residents get the very best care that’s been tailored to best suit their needs.
Wellbeing coordinators help people who live in care homes live the life they choose. They help create a relaxed home environment for every one of their residents and ensure that the standards that the residents set for their care and lifestyles are consistently met. These talented and dedicated team members help in a variety of ways, and in ways that vary from individual to individual such as:
A big part of fulfilling the role of a wellbeing coordinator is the ability to consistently maintain the medical wellbeing of the residents. From identifying when additional support is needed, to medication management and general health care, the importance of administering the perfect level of medical attention cannot be overlooked.
A key role of being a wellbeing coordinator is being able to physically support residents as they go about their daily lives. People living in care sometimes need that little bit of extra physical support, whether that’s with taking a stroll around the garden or simply helping with moving between the rooms around the home.
Mental health is something that’s incredibly important to take care of, no matter how old you are. As a wellbeing coordinator, you’re expected to look after residents and make sure they never feel afraid to communicate how they feel. People of an older generation sometimes struggle with stigmas surrounding mental health, making emotional development crucial to the entire caring process.
Social care is a huge part of being a wellbeing coordinator. Everybody is different, meaning that some residents will thrive in a more social setting, whereas some will prefer the comfort of their own company. Helping residents gain the confidence to make new friends and socialise with the people around them is essential to their individual emotional growth.
Those who live in care homes have made that decision due to either wanting the company of others or for the around-the-clock assistance with daily tasks, personal care, and medical support. The key to being an excellent wellbeing coordinator is the ability to understand their residents and be able to empathise with them on a deep and emotional level. Older people can often face feelings of confusion and disorientation, making a familiar face essential to have around the home.
The wellbeing of our residents is of utmost priority to us as well as making sure they're living their life to the fullest in a safe and comfortable environment. Our approach to the care we give our residents is second to none, and high-quality support is what we strive for in everything we do. Our care home in Troon, Queens View Harbour, is one where you’ll always be made to feel at home.
Our devoted, kind, and knowledgeable team takes great pride in offering a person-centred that respects the confidentiality and dignity of all of our residents and their loved ones. Working together with residents and their families, we may adapt the care provided as needed as individual needs vary over time. All of this occurs in a secure, safe, and welcoming setting where all of your needs are satisfied.
You can phone us at 01292 435 971 or email email@example.com if you have any questions about our care home services and policies, or if you’re simply interested in learning more about our approach to wellbeing. If your question is not urgent, please feel free to fill out our Enquiry Form, and someone from our team will get back to you as soon as possible.