Shoreham care home delighted to welcome back visitors
Every resident at a Shoreham care home has this week nominated a friend or relative for regular visits – and for one it has meant seeing her husband face-to-face for the first time in more than a year.
New rules came into effect on Monday, under the government’s Covid-19 restrictions, and now care home residents are allowed one named visitor.
At Kingsland House care home, it has meant Gwen has finally been able to see her husband Roger in person again. He was overwhelmed and said it was so lovely to be able to visit her again.
Rapid lateral flow tests are being used and visitors must wear appropriate PPE during visits.
Karen Williams, general manager, said: “It is wonderful to be able to see the residents with their loved ones once again, it brings a little normality back to Kingsland House, it’s an emotional time.”
Kingsland House provides nursing care, residential care, respite care and dementia care. As restrictions begin to lift, the home has been thinking about others who have been working hard during the pandemic and residents were asked to choose who they would like to send a treat to.
Firefighters at Shoreham Fire Station were selected to receive homemade cakes.
Karen said: “In these unprecedented times, ensuring residents feel engaged and connected within our local community is more important than ever. Our residents really enjoyed sending the fire brigade a treat.”
The home has also recently appointed a new deputy manager, Saiyi Clark, who will assist in overseeing the running of the 69-bed home. She was previously working at Kingsland House as a registered nurse.
Karen said: “I am delighted that Saiji is now working as the deputy manager at Kingsland House, and I am looking forward to working closely with Saiji and continuing to provide high quality care.”