Dorothy Boughey is a founding resident at Gracewell of Bookham. She lives in one of the Independent Living Cottages at the 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 of Church Crookham recently hosted a drive-through visit event for residents and their families. The team at the care home carefully planned the visit so everyone involved could maintain a safe social distance and comply with government guidelines.
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.
Ann Clack has been an Activities Coordinator at Gracewell of Bookham care home since February 2020.
Gracewell of Sway recently hosted a drive-through visit event for residents and their families. The team at the care home carefully planned the visit so everyone involved could maintain a safe social distance and comply with government guidelines.
Jackie Pool, world-renowned dementia specialist and Director of Memory Care at Gracewell Healthcare outlines measures that can be put in place to help safeguard a person living with dementia during this pandemic:
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.
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.