Rowland, Roly to his friends, aged 94, was born in Eton, Berks. He is a much-loved resident at Gracewell of Frome care home.
The team at Gracewell of Camberley completed a charity cycle to raise money for the Gracewell Good Samaritan Fund. They raised almost £500 cycling a total distance of 1,600km on a stationary bike they set up in the care home’s bistro.
Gracewell Healthcare prides itself on the industry-leading and personalised services it provides to all of its care home residents across the UK. A vital aspect of the care the organisation provides and one of its key priorities is the exceptional health and nutrition of its community. To understand the people behind Gracewell Healthcare’s expertise, we spoke to Darwin Serrano who is Head of Hospitality at Gracewell of Church Crookham.
The volunteers mentioned below are regular volunteers. They have not been visiting lately due to the Covid-19 lockdown. The team look forward to welcoming them back soon.
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 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.
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.
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We continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis, following public health advice. We've a detailed set of criteria to inform when an individual home can be reopened safely to limited visiting either by families of existing residents or by potential new residents who may want to view one of our homes. The majority of our homes are open for admissions.
As part of our approach to reopening for visitors, we'll be operating in a very different way. To minimise the risk of infection we've produced a safety guide.
We'll continue to follow public health advice to determine when visits will return to normal and will continue to do our best to support residents to keep in touch with loved ones.