Client Success Story: James
James started his Placement at Wheatlands Barchester Care Home to assist the Activities Manager, with entertaining the residents. This involves different planned activities from one day to the next.
James has settled in extremely well and residents enjoy seeing him and his happy smiling face.
During lunch time James sits and eats with the residents and keeps them company, while eating.
James is good chatting with residents. He is approachable and is engaging well with residents. He is able to continue with a conversation by asking follow up questions.
James likes talking with residents, especially if they are chatty. His Manager, Claire said:
“James has dealt with new situations well, he seems relaxed and happy”.
One thing that James is brilliant at is remembering names – there are a lot of residents and he knows many of their names, as well as staff names.
James has been involved in some craft activities. He has joined in with quizzing and board games.
James loves helping with the sitting keep-fit and exercise to music, which are great fun.
There are church services at Wheatlands and James helps the residents find the hymns in the books.
Claire said: “There is lots of variety at Wheatlands and James copes very well with this.”