Residents stay in touch despite Coronavirus restrictions

23rd March 2020

Residents, loved ones and friends have been finding ways to keep in touch while Coronavirus visiting restrictions are in place at care homes.

At Wickmeads care home in Tuckton, resident Gillian Ponsford was given a boost when her family dropped off some presents on Mother’s Day.

Sticking to strict visitor restrictions to keep everyone safe, her family dropped off flowers outside the care home, while her Granddaughter held up a handmade banner saying: “We love you Grandma.”

Residents at Elizabeth House in Poole received letters from the children of Trafalgar School in Portsmouth. The children wanted to do something to make the residents smile after hearing they couldn’t have visitors. The residents loved reading the letters and hearing all about what the children wanted to do when they left school.

There were also lots of flowers and cards at Dorset House care home in Poole and Buxton House in Weymouth, while residents at Beauchamp House care home near Taunton showed they were thinking of their loved ones outside the care home.

Residents at Talbot View in Bournemouth, and at other Care South residential homes, have also been keeping in touch online. Residents have been using tablets and laptops in the care homes to video call their loved ones.