While many people will be focused on the festivity and fun of the Christmas holidays, others will be concerned with a friend or relative who is moving into a care home this winter.
Moving into a residential or nursing home is a big change for all involved and can be quite a stressful experience. While name labels might not be at the top of your list of things to think about, they are a small purchase that can prove to be a big help in making sure that things go as smoothly as possible.
Care homes make extensive use of shared facilities and spaces; from the kitchens and laundries to the gardens and common rooms, the staff and residents (and their visitors) will be using and living in shared spaces, which means that it is entirely possible that clothing, bedding, and personal items may become mixed up or even go missing entirely.
When moving into care, having their own belongings around them can be a great source of comfort to residents, which can make it all the more distressing if these items go missing. This can also cause great stress for their friends and families, and can take up a great deal of time and effort on the part of the staff, who end up wasting their valuable time hunting down missing items, instead of spending time with their residents.
Here at Label Planet, we offer two kinds of name labels that can be of assistance in a care home environment:
STIKINS ® name labels: a smooth, flexible vinyl material with an extremely strong adhesive; these stick on name labels simply peel off their backing sheet and can be applied to both clothing and bedding (apply to the wash care label only) and to any personal items that a resident wishes to keep with them (for example, books and photo albums).
TRONS ® name transfers: these iron-on labels bond and fuse into fabrics to create a permanent name label on any fabric item, including clothing and bedding.
While residents or friends and relatives of residents can order name labels themselves, we are also happy to deal with nursing and residential care homes directly – we will offer a 10% discount to homes who order directly from us on behalf of their residents.