Bus Stops can help residents, visitors and carers by creating more meaning in their living environment.
Create a Bus Stop area in your care home:
To create a really purposeful location in your residential care or dementia home, choose a corridor alcove or wider space. Add a bench – and the bus stop sign. Occasionally residents feel they want to leave or ‘go home’ and it may not be safe for the person to leave alone. The bus stop sitting area is an ideal location to divert residents to and distract with conversation and options. Whilst you ‘wait for the bus’ discuss the resident’s requests or needs or where the resident was attempting to go. Offer a cup of tea and an activity or relaxing options and soon, the resident may be happy to continue the day.