Residents stay busy and active in the challenging times
Keate House residents have been using their creativity to find lots of ways to communicate with family, friends and neighbours during the visitor restrictions to the home.
They have been busy drawing colourful rainbows and banners for the windows to thank NHS staff, Carers and key workers, as well as joining in with the first ‘clap for NHS staff’ on Thursday 26th March.
Residents and staff have also enjoyed the spell of lovely sunshine in the garden, taking regular walks whilst remembering also to keep their social distance from others in the home. Art activities, films, bingo and sing- a-longs are just some more ways that everyone’s spirits have been kept positive.
The Staff have also very much appreciated all the lovely generous gifts they have received from the families over the last few days and offer their grateful thanks for being remembered and appreciated.
Care Home Manager Diane Clarkson commented: “Our amazing Care team is working very hard to keep day to day life as normal as possible for all our residents, with social interaction, daily activities and entertainment being an important focus for us. Residents are making regular telephone and video calls as well as emails and letters, to stay in touch with their loved ones. I cannot thank all our residents, families and staff enough for the way the team has worked together to ensure everyone remains happy safe and well during these unprecedented times.”
To keep in touch, Keate House’s Facebook page and Web News page will have regular updates and pictures of activities in the home.