“We are extremely pleased to be able to open our doors again, families are as much a part of our home as our residents”. Said Nogi John, Home Manager at Ashwood Care & Nursing Home. “It’s been very emotional to see residents’ faces light up as they see family members after so long. We know how important it is for our residents to see loved ones and this is a real boost for everyone”.
There were many touching reunions at the homes as residents were able to see their loved ones for the first time in over four months. One of the first visitors through the door was Margaret Whittington who came to see her mother Joan who is 100 years old and lives at St John’s Care Home in Spalding “Mum’s face was beaming as the staff bought her into the café, she was so surprised to see me. We shared a nice cup of tea and had a natter. Mum is looking very well and had a good laugh with us! It’s so great to be able to see her again”.
Country Court, who had already put comprehensive guidelines for families in place before the government guidelines were announced, are asking families to comply with stringent health and safety measures to keep people safe. Each care home has put together comprehensive information for visitors to help them understand the new procedures and feel at ease when they visit. All visitors will be required to wear face masks for garden visits and full PPE for indoor visits, every visitor is required to pass through a thermal imaging machine to check their temperature on arrival.
Operations Director, Helen Richmond added; “All Country Court Care and Nursing Homes remain Covid-19 free at this time and all of the measures we have implemented for these visits are designed to keep it that way. This means that visits will be different from before, but we are sure that people will understand why. These visits have been able to happen because of the hard work of all our homes to keep residents safe and it has been amazing to see how much it means to everyone”.