During the COVID-19 crisis, we are sending out FREE Daily Stimulation Kits, specially designed to help all residents affected by lockdown and in-room isolation. The kits include a bank of quizzes, games and puzzles for residents to do in their rooms, a collection of one-to-one activities suitable for enjoying in a small space (ie a bedroom), and a library of one-to-one activities specifically created for people living with late-stage dementia.
We are also helping residents and their families by making our App available to relatives and friends to maintain that vital connection with the outside world.
At Sunrise Senior Living and Gracewell Healthcare, the activities teams have been using Daily Stimulation Kits from The Daily Sparkle to reach residents who are self-isolating in their rooms or can’t partake in daily activities. The kits – which were created as a response to the isolation brought on by COVID-19 and are provided free to all subscribers – include a bank of quizzes, games and puzzles, for those who are capable of doing activities by themselves, as well as a library of one-to-one activities specifically created for people living with late-stage dementia.
We have also made The Daily Sparkle magazine and newspapers available to residents’ families and friends, via email or a digital app, to encourage enjoyable phone or video calls with loved ones.
Jackie Pool, director of Memory Care at Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare, says: “The Daily Sparkle is just brilliant. We have recently implemented the use of their Daily Stimulation Kit, and the resources support residents to remain engaged, entertained and stimulated, especially if they are self-isolating in their rooms or can’t partake in daily activities.
“It is also extremely important to us that our residents connect with their friends and families as much as they can during this period, and we have rolled out the Daily Stimulation Kit App to families and loved ones of residents this week, which has been a huge hit. We are encouraging families to read the same Daily Sparkle items that residents will read so that they can discuss the topics with them when they catch up via phone or video call. This will enable more meaningful and enjoyable topics of conversation. We are so grateful to The Daily Sparkle team – their tools are hugely beneficial generally, but even more in this current climate.”
Find out full details of our COVID-19 response and free resources here.