Each care routine will be individual to the specific care home resident, so it is important to begin with a thorough assessment of their care needs and preferences. The findings will form the basis of a comprehensive care routine plan that incorporates the person’s care needs from waking up in the morning to going to bed at night. The plan can be evaluated at any point and adjusted and modified according to the residents’ needs.
Help the person get up in the morning, get dressed and ready for the day. Serve them breakfast and provide general assistance, support with medication and friendly company during the day. This could include external activities, such as shopping, visiting a nearby attraction or going on a picnic. At the end of the day, serve the evening meal and help the person get ready for bed.
An important part of providing care for care home residents is recognising the advantages of creating and sticking to a routine. The management of routines can help to lower stress, especially in people requiring additional support with their medical or social care.