'Life Stories', an initiative by Unilever Food Solutions, has been launched with the aim of improving the quality of life and well-being of those living in residential care.
It plans on monitoring and maintaining the cognitive health within the nursing home community by encouraging them to journal and share their lives with others through fun and engaging activities such as aquapaints, a historic trivia quiz, game ideas, nostalgic adverts from iconic Unilever food brands, as well as case study challenges to encourage residents to recall happy early and mid-life memories.
Chief Exectuive of Nursing Homes Ireland, Tadhg Daly believes that the initiative is a positive tool that will add to the creative engagement that is within nursing homes, stating "We’re delighted to see Unilever Food Solutions providing a resource that will prove engaging, educational and also fun for residents in nursing home care."
"Creative activity and reminiscence therapy are pivotal within nursing homes to assist the physical and cognitive wellbeing of persons living within them. I commend and congratulate Unilever Food Solutions for developing this resource that will complement the holistic care provided within the home from home settings that are nursing homes."
Customer Director of Unilever Food Solutions, Jim Reeves commented: "We’re really proud of Life Stories but most of all we’re proud of what it’s trying to achieve. We’ve worked closely with our partners, to help design a resource pack that can not only help nursing staff monitor their resident’s health, but can hopefully trigger happy memories that residents can share together and enjoy."
Unilever’s Business Development Chef, Mark McCarthy has also developed a n array of scrumptious and nutritional recipe ideas for chefs working in nursing homes. The recipes add a new twist to some of Ireland’s most traditional and dearest dishes, such as; Irish Stew, Lamb Chops with Parsley Sauce and Irish Whiskey Cake.
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