Residents at Country Court Care Homes across the UK were delighted to enjoy the benefits of the easing of visiting restrictions last week. Families were over-joyed to be visiting their loved ones for the first time in many months.
“We had some emotional reunions last week.” Said Lisa Dent, Home Manager at Ruckland Court Care Home in Lincoln “It was wonderful to see our residents reunited with loved ones. This has been a difficult time for all our families, the return of visitors to our home will bring a much-needed boost to well-being”. Visitors to Ruckland Court Care Home commented, “I went home very happy. [It was] so wonderful to see Keith.” another family member said, “We had a lovely visit to see Gordon today, very well organised.”
At Lyncroft Care Home in Wisbech, families expressed their gratitude to the staff for keeping the home Covid-19 free throughout the pandemic. The daughter of one resident commented, “Thanks to everyone for the excellent care and for keeping the home Corona free. Just shows the high standard of care you have.” The son of another resident said, “This is a day I feared may never happen. [I am] so happy to be seeing my mother today, flowers, chocolates and Christmas presents are ready!”
Laura Mills, Customer Relations Manager at Lyncroft Care Home, said, “We’ve seen so many smiles and a few tears of joy today. It’s been absolutely fantastic to welcome visitors back to our home again. Family is what we’re all about here at Lyncroft.”
Country Court is taking a cautious approach to easing visiting restrictions with guidelines in place to ensure everyone is kept safe without reducing the enjoyment of the time families spend together. Visits are currently by appointment only to accommodate all requests, and visitors must have their temperature checked, wear a facemask and complete a ‘Health Passport’. They must also submit a negative test result from a Lateral Flow Test before entering the care home.