Clothes horse /Clothes Maiden and laundry prompts can help residents in care homes maintain skills – an important part of helping people to stay involved in everyday life when in residential care.
Prompt meaningful conversations, provide a sense of mastery, help to calm agitations and assist blood flow.
Benefits to carers:
Packages are ‘Ready to Go’ – ‘Ready to Use’ are cost effective and can save you time – Clothes Horse / Clothes Maiden package includes:
Wooden Clothes Maiden [Clothes Horse]
Assortment of coloured T towels, and cloths to sort and fold – plus handkerchiefs or socks. Some people with dementia often engage in repeated behaviour – folding may help calm agitation
Carbolic soap – using the senses – the strong smell of carbolic soap often triggers memories and stories
A selection of cleaning brushes – differing textures often help people remember objects
Wooden dolly pegs – always a favourite for prompting stories from daily life
Bucket – [metal in cream or silver colour]
Plus more tactile items
Replica Memorabilia – Photographs – Nostalgic Postcards
[all in PVC press-stud wallet].
Conversation Prompt Card
* Please note – items may differ slightly but will always equal same quantity, value and high quality.