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Nescafe brings care homes together through people’s love of coffee

17th Oct 2023 - 09:15
Coffee is more than a ritual for many Brits, with Nescafé ‘quietly transforming’ the way residents and staff experience life in independent care homes.

A spokesperson for Nescafé said: “In a place where companionship and resident’s wellbeing are all important, and rising costs and pressures are mounting, the comfort and connection that a good quality mug of coffee can provide is needed now more than ever.”

Coming together over coffee

According to Age UK research 41% of elderly people feel out of touch with modern life. This can create a sense of loneliness, especially in care homes where residents are away from family and friends.

A Nescafé coffee break provides a chance for them to come together, share stories and build connections with other residents. With 50% of Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation enjoying coffee multiple times a day, it’s an integral part of their daily routines and provides regular social opportunities.

This translates to staff too, with 52% of workers struggling with mental health partly due to a lack of connection with co-workers. A Nescafé coffee break not only offers comfort in the moments staff need it most, but a chance to support and bond with co-workers during those much-needed breaks.

More than a beverage

Coffee moments help to create a real sense of belonging. Creating and strengthening ties between residents, family and co-workers in independent care homes. Regular breaks facilitate these moments of socialisation and offering a variety of options, including coffee, decaffeinated coffee and other hot or cold drinks also gives residents lots of opportunity for refreshment.

A catalyst for connection

According to the Statista Global Consumer Survey, coffee is the UK’s new favourite beverage, and is a ‘real catalyst’ for community in independent care homes.

Coffee breaks throughout the day give those moments that support the wellbeing of residents and staff alike. In this environment, it creates a warm and inclusive community within the care home that makes it feel like a real home.

Written by
Edward Waddell