Donations to Stanfield Nursing Home
Around five and a half years ago, the grandchildren of one of our residents raised money for the nursing home by doing a skydive. With ours and many other families’ encouragement and sponsorship, they raised a large sum of money which was donated for the benefit of the residents. Since then, various people have also donated to benefit the dementia support we offer our residents in various ways. Due to having an individualised philosophy of care, it was a large responsibility for us to provide something that would benefit all residents appropriately.
The individual behind the idea of a water feature
Here at Stanfield Nursing Home we are always doing our best to cater our care to those who live here. A special example of this is the very reason Stanfield’s new fountain came to exist. We cared for Guy’s mother alongside her husband for a number of years. As Guy’s mother was nearing the end of her life, she made a special request. Of the various places around our home, she most enjoyed spending time reflecting in our sensory garden. She believed a water feature would benefit the garden with the familiarity in the sound and motion of the water, and left a generous donation towards this request in her will.
You can see more on Guy’s story here – https://youtu.be/23OXTg-NZXw
The Reveal of our Fountain
Stanfield Nursing Home recently held a function to unveil the new water feature in our enclosed sensory garden. This celebration took place to recognise and thank past and present families and residents who have donated to our nursing home, primarily for the interest of our residents.
As a home we continuously seek to update our dementia support and cater our home to suit our residents and changing society. Over the years we save up many donations to ensure spending on services and features that benefit not only our residents, but also the character of our home and effectiveness of our staff. This time, we focused on a request made by a former resident at the end of their life who wanted to leave a large donation for all the residents who came after her in the form of a water feature.
This celebration was a very special day for bringing everyone together, including current residents and their families as well as former families. A staggering one hundred guests were welcomed into our home which is a real compliment to the team here at Stanfield, knowing that families feel comfortable coming back and engaging with everyone again.
Find out more on our fountain video – https://youtu.be/dCgIPByGzxk
Hearing from the Families
One of the family members who donated, Stella, whose mother and mother-in-law were cared for at Stanfield Nursing Home. Her story involved a long search for a suitable care home for her mother-in-law but, in her opinion, nothing lived up to Stanfield where her mother was already staying. Stanfield will always hold an important place in Stella’s heart as our team managed to keep everybody’s spirits up through the end of life journey with what she described as ‘the magic of Stanfield’. She, among many others, believe the water fountain is fun and an importantly worthwhile aesthetic for residents that provides an added dimension to our outside environment.
See Stella’s story – https://youtu.be/-WaY1zZ8eOM
Deborah’s father stayed with us for a number of years and always supported the home with her mother. Deborah joined our occasion to celebrate the generous donations and reunion of many families again. She expressed how wonderful and lucky it was to have Stanfield Nursing Home supporting her and her father as an estimated one week turned into seven years of his life.
See Deborah’s story – https://youtu.be/IfTFMIB1lTQ
Thank you for the donations to benefit our residents
We would like to thank the many families who joined us on this special day and to those who kindly donated to helping our cause. Importantly, we will continue to update and tailor our home and activities to the interests of our residents to ensure their stay is as enjoyable as possible.
Contacting Stanfield Nursing Home
If you are interested in finding out more information about the features of our home and our dementia support, then head to our website today. Alternatively, you can call 01905 420 459 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.