14 cooking and kitchen activity ideas for care home residents

Whether it’s guess the food, sandwich making or polishing
cutlery, there are lots of cooking-related activities that you can do to
keep people living in a care home engaged and happy

The kitchen is often seen as the heart of the home, so it can be
difficult for people with dementia to arrive in a care home where they
have little or nothing to do with cooking or spending time in a kitchen.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t still get them involved in related
activities. They can be a powerful reminiscence tool and a way of
establishing identity, while helping them to feel productive and
purposeful. Take a look at the ideas for activity inspiration…


Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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