Gracewell of Bookham organised a drive-through visit for residents, so they could safely see their families and friends.
Terry Medley is the Resident Ambassador at Gracewell of Bookham. He acts as a voice for residents, representing their views and offering feedback and advice to the team.
Sandra Edgington moved into Gracewell of Edgbaston on the 19 March, just before the UK’s nationwide lockdown to tackle Covid-19 commenced.
As we celebrate Nurses Day 2020, we spoke to Annie Webber, Senior Director of Care and Quality at Gracewell Healthcare, about her nursing career.
As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Allied Victory in Europe, Joan Johnson, a resident at Gracewell of Bookham, has shared her experience of the Second World War.
Residents at Gracewell of Weymouth, the largest care home in Weymouth, have been busy making bunting in preparation for the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Lily is not able to visit the home currently, but she is hugely missed by residents and the team. They wanted to share the below piece about Lily and how amazing she is.
Joan and Max Fullbrook, are both residents at Gracewell of Church Crookham. Max lives in the Memory Care Neighbourhood, and Joan lives in the Assisted Living Neighbourhood. As they have varying care needs they are having to live in isolation from one another in different parts of the care home throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.
As our residents are all particularly vulnerable to the COVID-19 infection, we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend all visits from relatives and friends, unless in exceptional circumstances. We do not take this decision lightly; reducing visitors into our homes will help protect the health and safety of residents which is our priority. Visits from healthcare professionals and for matters relating to health and safety continue with appropriate precautions.
Our intention is to follow public health advice to determine when visits will return to normal. We will continue to do our best to support residents to keep in touch with loved ones via other methods, such as phone and video calls, letters or emails in the short term.