Residents at Country Court Care & Nursing Homes across the UK have been making the most of the easing of visiting restrictions this week. Whilst some people have rushed to the pub or the shops, care home residents have been looking forward to seeing more of their families, especially the youngest members. Following the Government's announcement of changes to guidance on care home visits, which came into effect from Monday 12th April, Country Court Care Homes have been working hard to provide the best possible experience for families and residents. The guidance now allows two visitors per session, plus toddlers and babies, which will not count towards the allocated numbers.
“I know how many of our residents have been looking forward to meeting their Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren, so we are delighted that this is now possible.” Said Alykhan Kachra Co-CEO. “Visiting is a central part of life in our care homes and crucial for the health, wellbeing and quality of life of our residents.”
Life is slowly and cautiously returning to normal for care home residents who are looking forward to making the most of the summer sunshine. Country Court in Bloom, the annual gardening competition for care homes in the Country Court group, launched this month and will see people enjoying a wide range of interesting and engaging activities over the summer.
Residents at Oakview Lodge Care Home in Welwyn Garden City have been planting seeds and enjoying garden-themed crafts including decorating pebbles to brighten up their garden. “We’ve got plenty of keen gardeners here at Oakview Lodge.” Said Wellbeing Coordinator, Rachel Davies. “We like to spend as much time as possible outdoors and they have lots of ideas about what they want to enter for the competition over the summer. We can’t wait to show their families what they’ve been enjoying when they come to visit.”