Being told you’ve tested positive for the virus can be a very worrying time; we spoke to some of our residents who have recovered from COVID-19 and here’s what they had to say.
I’m looking forward to having my hair done and then going for a walk in my wheelchair and going to shop for clothes. I suddenly realised that probably no-one attended my husbands’ grave so I phoned up my son who lives quite near; he phoned me to say that he’s tidied it all up and he’s going to the garden centre to get some fresh flowers to put on there.”
The lockdown has also been difficult for families and friends of loved ones in our homes who have, until recently, been unable to visit. Here’s what some of them had to say on the independent review website - carehome.co.uk
My Mother has been in Hartsholme House for a couple of years now and we are continually impressed by the care and kindness of the staff, who clearly know the residents well. With the current news headlines full of gloom and doom about care homes, I was relieved to hear that Hartsholme House is coping and has PPE. Although my Mother now has to stay in her room, I was assured a member of staff finds time to sit with her while she has a drink, etc to ensure she still has contact with people.
As we can't get to the beach at the moment.
The beach came to Bemerton Lodge! We played sounds from the seaside, sang songs and felt the sand running between our fingers. 🏖
Being told you’ve tested positive for the virus can be a very worrying time
“I can’t thank the carers enough. They were marvellous. Now that I’ve recovered from Covid-19, I want to go dancing.”
Margaret was a dancing teacher so when she’s up and about she’s promised to show her carers some dance moves. We can’t wait to see these, Margaret.
Residents enjoy a virtual safari
Residents at Goodson Lodge recently enjoyed no less than three virtual safaris, courtesy of world-famous Longleat. They all agreed how great is was to be able to watch the animals!