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.
At The Grange Care Home in Newport near Saffron Walden residents were given a taste of fun times ahead this summer as staff bought the seaside to the care home. Residents enjoyed a full day of sensory activities complete with sounds of the ocean and a taste of mocktails from the Tiki Bar. A trip to the seaside would not have been complete without a fish and chip lunch followed by ice cream from Gino & Giuseppe’s ice cream parlour courtesy of Georgina and Daniel from the catering team.
“Residents had a wonderful day, they loved seeing all the staff dressed up and the home decorated with seaside theme memorabilia.” said Home Manager, Hayley Smith “As always here at The Grange, there was a wonderfully vibrant atmosphere, our residents have received a real boost with the easing of visiting restrictions and the promise of a great summer ahead.”