Edgehill Care Home welcomes visits under new Covid guidelines
Published: Tuesday 9th March 2021
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Edgehill Care Home welcomed its first visitors under new Covid guidance for care and nursing homes on 8 March.
Among the first residents to welcome a visitor was Edna Donnelly who met daughter Sue Willis.
Edna has her own part of the garden at Edgehill, our care home in Swindon that she likes to spend time in, and the pair have been out together doing some gardening during the visit.
It’s just amazing to be able to come and in spend time with Mum. It feels like Christmas!
Edgehill Care Home in Liden, Swindon is Covid free, continues to carry out regular testing and is accepting new residents.
Residents and care home workers are looking forward to receiving more regular visits now that Government lockdown restrictions have started to ease.
Lisa Edwards, Registered Manager of Edgehill Care Home said:
I am delighted that we have got to the point of hosting regular visits with less restrictions; and being able to welcome new residents and provide them with high quality support and specialist care.
“The whole team at Edgehill Care Home has pulled together with residents and their families after what has been a hard year all round, and we now have the prospect of some brighter days ahead.
Operators Agincare, one of the country’s largest independent care providers, has welcomed the Government’s announcement to ease visit restrictions.
Agincare Care Homes Chief Operating Officer Tim Buckley said:
It’s exciting to have got to the point of hosting regular indoor visits where residents and family members can spend valuable time together, and I hope that this is just the start of visits becoming easier and easier to accommodate in coming weeks and months.
We know just how treasured visits are by our residents, their loved ones and our care home teams. We have already been facilitating safe visits wherever possible during the pandemic, even before the latest Government announcement.
The vaccination roll-out of residents at our Edgehill Care Home is very pleasing, with any remaining residents and staff being vaccinated as soon as they are able.
Edgehill Care Home in Liden, Swindon, provides high quality and affordable residential, respite and palliative care for people aged 65+ with dementia or serious mental health care needs.
It has a wealth of specialist experience of caring for people with mixed dementia, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies.
The home is close to local amenities such as shops, library and community centre, and includes comfortable lounges, conservatory and mature gardens with a full daily programme of activities.