THE WORLD'S FIRST ISLAMIC NURSING HOME WITH INTER GENERATIONAL CARE
Specialist residential nursing care and support for the elderly and an integrated nursery for the toddlers of today.
A place for care, prayer and community
Inaya Care offers specialist residential care and support for the elderly and, a nursery for the toddlers of today.
Our holistic approach supports people’s mental, physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Our on-site nursery gives children under five a safe, friendly environment to learn through play.
Several times a week, the elderly residents mix with the children, creating a family feel in the home. Joining the generations in such a way has surprising benefits for everyone, increasing the health of the elderly and boosting the development of the young.
By bringing together Islamic principles and the newest discoveries on wellbeing, we make people’s lives healthier and happier through our work.
Inaya Care is nestled in a quiet part of Tooting, South London. Decorated with soft wooden furnishings, modern technology and comfy couches, it’s a warm, welcoming atmosphere to enjoy life; a far cry from the cold clinical atmosphere most people imagine when they picture a care home.
Founded on Islamic principles, creating a supportive environment that encourages residents to practice their faith. Here’s how we make our home favourable to Islamic practices:
Each person has unique needs. So we tailor everything to those needs. We offer warmhearted residential, nursing and dementia care within the community.
And, due to a special relationship with St George’s hospital, located only a stone’s throw away, their training staff visit the care home to work as professional volunteers. So, each person gets more professional care than other care homes. It’s about supporting each person as if they were our own family.
INTER-GEN / INTEGRATED
What are the benefits of an
intergenerational care home?
Twice a week, our residents join the children from our on-site nursery as part of our intergenerational program.
This has never been done before in the Islamic community. However, the far-reaching benefits of intergenerational care are long-established.
Children make the elderly happier and healthier
When the wisdom of age meets the innocence of youth, magic happens.
Regular interaction with children is proven to significantly improve the wellbeing of elderly care home residents.
Many care homes in the country face an ongoing struggle to combat loneliness and depression. Mixing with nursery children is one of the key ways to lift the spirits of the elderly. It’s a feeling of family.
Filled with the laughter and play of nursery children, our home has a much lighter atmosphere than more traditional care homes. A strong sense of community is created, dramatically reducing feelings of isolation.
By helping young people learn and grow, some residents find greater meaning in their lives. Others are reminded of their own childhood or their own children. For them, it’s a chance to reminisce.
Children bring joy to the residents. They do not judge or hold any preconceptions about the elderly. The residents feel it. The children’s interest validates them. They cannot get that same feeling from professionals or family members.
A toddler’s natural vulnerability motivates residents to want to help the child. In that moment, they forget about their own aches and pains. They cease to be the object of care.
It’s better for kids, too.
Intergenerational care is great for child development. It boosts language development, improves confidence, promotes independence and helps young people develop a healthy respect for their elders.