Residents at Lakeview Lodge Care Home in Bletchley, Milton Keynes 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 Clare Hedge, Home Manager at Lakeview Lodge 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”.
Jenny Bell was delighted to visit her mother, Rosemary Sullivan who has lived at Lakeview Lodge for two years. “It’s wonderful to spend time with Mum again. The visiting has been very well organised.” Said Jenny. “It has been such a long time” added Rosemary.
Tammy Raymen, Wellbeing Coordinator at Lakeview Lodge, 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 Lakeview.”
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.