Eastridge Manor – Sensory room
Eastridge Manor has set up a sensory room on the Blue Cedars lounge. This has been running for several weeks now and has proved very popular with the residents and is something the home staff are planning on expanding upon in the coming months.
The sensory room is predominantly for residents who have more complex communication needs, and who find it challenging to join in with the every day activities on offer. However, everyone is welcome and encouraged to enjoy the facilities.
Sensory items include water bubble light tubes, light globes, colour changing scent diffusers, ceiling light projectors, and relaxation music.
The idea is that it helps to relax residents, offering them a calm yet stimulating environment.
Residents are also offered hand massages when in the room and the sensory objects can also be taken to residents bedrooms for those who are unable to leave their rooms or prefer to spend time in their own space.
Sessions in the sensory room take place a minimum of 3 days per week and usually last throughout the entire morning or afternoon, so there are plenty of opportunities for residents to benefit from this area.