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Nursing Home Activities for Brightened Daily Life

In the realm of eldercare, activities for nursing homes play a pivotal role in enriching the lives of residents and cultivating a strong sense of community. We understand the significance of providing diverse and stimulating activities tailored to the needs and interests of our elderly residents. These activities are not just mere pastimes; they serve as essential tools in enhancing their quality of life and fostering a vibrant,
supportive environment.

The Benefits

Engaging activities are more than just a source of entertainment; they are vital for promoting physical, mental, and emotional well-being among residents. Research has shown that participation in activities for elderly in nursing homes can lead to improved cognitive function, reduced feelings of isolation and depression, enhanced social connections, and increased overall satisfaction with life.

Furthermore, these activities serve as opportunities for residents to maintain their independence, boost their self-esteem, and explore new interests or hobbies. By offering a variety of stimulating experiences, we empower our residents to lead fulfilling lives and maintain a sense of purpose and belonging.

Example of Activities
We take pride in curating a diverse range of activities that cater to the unique preferences and abilities of our residents. From physical exercises and art therapy sessions to musical performances and gardening clubs, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

For those who enjoy staying active, we organise regular activities for nursing homes such as yoga classes, tai chi sessions, and nature walks to promote physical fitness and mobility. These activities not only contribute to improved physical health but also provide opportunities
for social interaction and camaraderie.

For residents with a creative flair, our art and craft workshops offer a chance to express themselves artistically and unleash their imagination. Whether it’s painting, pottery, or knitting, these activities encourage self-expression and allow residents to tap into their creative potential.

Music therapy is another popular option among our residents, with live performances, sing-along sessions, and music appreciation classes
being regular features in our activity calendar. Music has a profound effect on mood and emotional well-being, and our residents often find solace and joy in the melodies that fill our halls.

In conclusion, activities for elderly in nursing homes are essential for promoting a high quality of life and building a strong sense of community among residents. By providing diverse and engaging activities, we not only enhance their physical, mental, and emotional well being but also create opportunities for meaningful social connections and personal growth. At Woodrose Healthcare, we are committed to
enriching the lives of our residents through thoughtfully curated activities that inspire, uplift, and empower them to live life to the fullest.

If you are looking for a reputable nursing home, then look no further! Get in touch today to discover why we are the best choice for your
loved ones.

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A new age of eldercare: Assisted living centres breaking negative stigmas of retirement homes

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Discover the new age of eldercare as highlighted in this insightful article by Malay Mail. Assisted living centers, like Woodrose, are breaking negative stigmas associated with retirement homes.

Explore the positive impact and progressive approach to eldercare.

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Coping With Arthritis

Patient Story (extracted from Arthritis Foundation Malaysia website):

[Chow Ah Yee looks healthy for a 83-year-old woman. Yet, she dares not leave her home these days for fear that she may fall or faint while outside. Ever since she has been diagnosed with osteoporosis a few years ago, she has been careful not to over-exert herself for fear of fracturing herself… Since then, she has had to modify her lifestyle. Unable to stand or sit for long hours, she has learnt to slow down her pace and allow her daughters to care for her.]

You may identify with the situation above or know someone who does.  In fact, one in three Malaysians over the age of 55 suffers from osteoarthritis. Arthritis is the inflammation of the joints. The other types are rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Although arthritis is more common among the elderly, it does not discriminate and may develop in younger adults and children. Hence, at Woodrose, we not only provide elderly care services but also assistance for all those with this condition. 

The symptoms of arthritis are joint pain, restrictions in movement, as well as swelling. 

Although arthritis is a condition without a cure, the good news is there are steps that one can take to manage symptoms better and reduce the negative impact on one’s life. Other than the options of medication or surgery, our assisted living facilities provide a suitable environment for residents to maintain a balance of healthy weight as well as a diet to reduce inflammation and improve the joints. At our residential care homes, among the many services that we provide are physiotherapy and physical therapy for residents who have conditions such as arthritis. Hence, through our premium care services, we strive to help all our residents to have a good quality of life, and one which is meaningful as well.

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The Environment And Healthy Ageing

Undoubtedly, one of the aspects determining the quality of life for seniors is their environment.

Some of the common environmental factors which may impact their quality of life are housing (comfort, size, overall satisfaction with living space), facilities, residents (interactions, behaviour), nuisance (social insecurity), as well as the neighbourhood. 

Considering these factors, the quality and accessibility of the environment in which an older person lives can have a significant impact on how active they are in society. The more active they are, the more they age healthily and have fulfilling lives. 

Additionally, adaptations inside and outside the home may not only reduce accidents but also assist residents to live independently and enjoy a higher quality of life.

It is known that good health is associated with access to green areas and the time spent outdoors. Although older people may have physical difficulties, they often wish to be more active and mobile. Hence at Woodrose, we provide opportunities for our residents to participate in a wide range of activities from gardening, arts and crafts, baking and religious teachings to regular day trips. 

We know that each resident is unique. Therefore, we provide individual care and support while activities are catered to each one’s needs and preferences. We ensure that comfortable settings and a warm ambience are made available, especially for the ease and accessibility of all of our residents.

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Around-the-clock Ambulance Services for our Elders

The Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care Group continues to advocate a better quality of life of Malaysians through its many initiatives under RSD Cares umbrella.

Motivated by their philosophy of ‘People Caring for People’, RSDH Group reaffirms its commitment to social responsibility via their three key pillars, Caring for our People, Caring for our Planet, and Caring for our community.

Staying ahead of the Group, Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) rolled out a dedicated programme for the elderly this year, under the RSD Cares’ pillar of Caring for our community. Woodrose Senior Residences is proud and honoured to be selected to pioneer this initiative. SJMC provided free eye screenings and around-the-clock ambulance services for our elders.


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Sambutan Bulan Ramadhan

In conjunction with the beginning of the fasting month “Bulan Ramadhan” Woodrose Senior Residences organised a gathering for the staff and residents to mark this auspicious day on our calendar.

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Woodrose; Shariah-compliant facilities

Our facilities are unique in its’ offering of healthcare services based on Shariah principles that completely accommodate our elder residents’ physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Woodrose Senior Residences establishments continue to strive to provide the best in quality elder care that is imbued with Islamic values in every facet of our caregiving service.

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Women and Ageing 

As one approaches their golden years, it is desirable to make the most out of their lives. For women especially, it is more about being happy and healthy rather than just trying to get rid of wrinkles. Here are some tips for women, in particular, to help them live their lives to the fullest:

A healthy lifestyle; the basics:

  • Exercise and watch your diet
  • Take supplements of B6 and B12
  • Drink enough water
  • Get enough sleep
  • Keep your mind active

Maintain a positive attitude; this will make the difference:

  • Surround yourself with loved ones. This will keep you cheerful and give you a sense of belonging.
  • Do things that make you happy. Discover what you like doing and do it.
  • Smile and laugh more

Physical appearance; looking pleasant is always a plus:

  • Don’t forget to take care of your skin – develop a skincare routine
  • Take care of your eyes by using eye cream or eye gel
  • If you wear make-up, less is best
  • Dress your age 

As one goes through the natural process of ageing, it is ever more important to have a well-balanced and fulfilling life. Thus, at Woodrose Senior Residences, we help elders to have meaningful lives through our quality services and facilities.

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Why elderly homes are great for seniors to get together

When one thinks of elderly homes, one usually thinks of days where seniors would have idle time on their hands. The thought of two seniors finding love between each other may seem like a distant reality to some. Remarkably for two seniors at a private nursing home, love managed to find its way for them.

The conotations of days where seniors would remain idle and lonesome while staying in an elderly home may be a thing of the past. These days, seniors at elderly homes can connect with people of their generation who may share similar experiences and engage in social interactions which may be beneficial for their overall wellbeing.

While social media may be ubiquitous in today’s society, the elderly generation comes from an era where personal interaction was more prevalent than today’s social media interactions which lacks the human touch. Bonding together over a simple lunch affair with people of a similar generation may be a great way to forge close companionships.

Multiple studies have also shown that elders who regularly and routinely engage with people, whether it is having a social gathering, an intellectual discourse or just having a friendly chatter may be conducive for their overall mental health and wellbeing. Thus, it would stand to reason that an elderly home would make for a perfect place for seniors to socialise and mingle with one another.

Which is where elderly homes such as Woodrose comes in, where we not only provide care for your aging loved ones but also a great place for seniors to socialise and mingle to boost their health and wellbeing.

At Woodrose, it’s our responsibility to ensure that all Elders under our charge are well-cared for physically and mentally. Contact us at +6012-7098102 to find out more about the extensive services and facilities offered at Woodrose Senior Residences

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What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is a specialised segment of medical care for people with serious illnesses. A team of Medical Practitioners trained in palliative care provide an extra layer of support based on the needs of the patient and not the prognosis. It is an appropriate type of care at any age and stage of serious illness, and it can be dispensed along with curative treatment.

At Woodrose, we also specialise in providing palliative care to our Elders. Our professional and experienced carers work together with our Medical Practitioners to focus on providing the best services for improving the quality of life for each of our Elder residents in our homes.

Interested to know more? Contact us today at 012-709 8102 and book a free consultation. We are more than happy to guide you through our packages.

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