Care homes across the country are once again gearing to celebrate connections with their local communities.
Over 2,568 care homes took part in Care Home Open Day 2017, and an even more successful event is expected this year on Saturday April 21.
Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England said: “In this day and age, care homes can and should be the hub of the community.
“We at Care England are keen to support Care Home Open Day 2018 as a means of celebrating the links our members have with their wider communities. We encourage everyone to get involved to make it a day to remember.”
With Care Home Open Day’s emphasis on the importance of connecting with local communities, developing lasting relationships and encouraging intergenerational rapport, the theme for this year will be ‘Linking Communities’.
Care homes are encouraged to celebrate friendships that have developed between residents, families, friends and staff, as well as with their neighbours, to reinforce how they should be an integral part of their local area.
To learn more about the day, please visit the Care Home Open Day website: www.carehomeopenday.org.uk/