Residents at St John’s Care Home celebrated Mother’s Day on Sunday with a special Mother’s Day lunch and afternoon tea complete with Bucks Fizz and cakes. The lunch table was decorated with handmade personal messages created by the care staff at the home.
Stephanie Lamont, Wellbeing Coordinator said, “We asked our families to send in a message for their Mums and Grandmas. Our Activities team then used the messages to make placemats to decorate each person’s place at the tea table, which we read to people individually. We had a lovely celebration, and the residents were delighted with their messages which they’ll be able to keep and reflect on later.”
Residents at St John’s Care Home were also delighted to enjoy the benefits of the easing of visiting restrictions in time for Mother’s Day. 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 Home Manager Jolene Anderson at St John’s Care Home. “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”.
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 the appropriate PPE and complete a ‘Health Passport’. They must also submit a negative test result from a Lateral Flow Test before entering the care home.