Published: 14:49, 02 September 2020
| Updated: 09:39, 22 September 2020
Moving a loved one into a care home is a big step and the impact of coronavirus has understandably made families even more anxious.
But trusted and established care homes like Chaucer House have implemented the right kind of measures and procedures to ensure their residents and staff members stay as safe as possible during these extraordinary times.
In fact, Chaucer House in Canterbury have gone that extra mile to arrange additional attention and comforts for all new residents at no extra cost. New arrivals at Chaucer House can also stay the first night FOR FREE.
“Finding the right care home for a loved one can be a daunting task and we completely understand people’s concerns during these difficult times,” said Gina Small who is Head of Care Homes at Avante Care and Support - a charity supporting over a thousand elderly people through their home care services as well as registered nursing and dementia care homes such as Chaucer House.
“Alongside the necessary measures to protect residents and staff, there is now a temporary requirement for all care homes to care for new admissions in isolation.
“Yet even with this new requirement, we ensure that Covid-19 doesn’t alienate any of our new residents and they are instead made to feel that they are part of a community where everyone has a vibrant and fulfilling life.”
This includes regular fresh cut flowers, hair and nail treatments, sweet treats, favourite films with popcorn, personalised food requests, daily newspapers and magazines delivered as well as scheduled activities.
Meanwhile friends and loved ones can remain in close contact with residents using scheduled daily video calls and scheduled visits.
“Our residents can take advantage of these extra comforts as much or as little as they wish,” continued Gina.
“Here at Chaucer House, we can give everyone peace of mind during these challenging times. Your loved one will be part of a safe, welcoming and caring environment.”
Residential, nursing and dementia care
Chaucer House provides residential, nursing and dementia care for 60 residents and places the health and wellbeing of its residents at the heart of everything they do.
Chaucer House’s modern design offers its residents well-equipped, bright lounges and en-suite bedrooms to support person centred care so they can enjoy activities and make friends.
At the heart of the home is Avante Care and Support’s Philosophy of Care, the Eden Alternative, where the team of qualified and attentive staff encourage social interaction, engagement and work towards the eradication of loneliness and boredom.
There is also focus on the individual needs of the residents as well as great facilities including a beauty salon where residents can treat themselves to a new hair style or beauty treatment, a cinema room for residents and their families to enjoy a movie as well as a playroom with toys for younger visitors.
A communal computer is available for residents and visitors along with a quaint courtyard garden. A minibus is also on hand for day trips.
As well as a flexible day care service, Chaucer House offers a respite care service allowing a crucial break for carers, for just a few hours or for several weeks.
This allows family carers the chance to go on holiday or simply have some well-earned time off.
For more information about Chaucer House, visit the official website by clicking here , telephone 01227 671985 or email email@example.com.
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