Following on from the impact that COVID-19 has had and continues to have, we are committed to ensuring that our residents keep connected with their family members and the local community. We support our residents in leaving our care home for day trips and overnight stays. To enable this, residents will be required to undertake an individual risk assessment which includes the use of respiratory screening questions upon returning to the home. It is not necessary for testing and isolation for residents who temporarily leave the home but to ensure everyone’s safety, we do encourage them to keep up with vaccinations for day trips and overnight stays.
During times when visiting may be restricted, such as in an outbreak, we offer a variety of electronic devices to enable our residents to video call their loved ones, and stay connected. We understand the importance that human connection and participation in activities provide for mental and physical wellbeing, which is why we go above and beyond to support residents in continuing with their hobbies, experiencing new interests, and meeting new people.