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St John's Court Visitors Pod Has Arrived!

St. John's Court Visiting Pod is ready to receive visitors! 

Visitors will now be able to safely meet with their loved ones without having to go into the home. Situated outside of the home these pods will enable residents to receive visits within a warm and safe environment. Our pods are comfortably furnished and provide a secure screen to ensure that the risk of infection to residents is reduced as much as possible. We ask all residents and their visitors to remain vigilant and continue to adhere to the Government guidelines around hand sanitising, PPE and social distancing whilst using these pods. Please see our COVID guidelines on our menu page                                                                                                             

To book at visit you will be required to contact the home direct, you will also be given more information regarding the visiting process.

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Visitors Pods Are On Their Way!

At Amica Care Trust, we will soon be allowing nominated visitors to meet safely and comfortably with their loved ones via specially designed ‘Visitor Pods’.   Whilst we have encouraged garden visits, window visits and specially arranged visits when one of our residents has been unwell, this improves opportunities for families of our residents.

We have recognised both the sadness and distress that has been experienced by families since the start of this pandemic, particularly as Amica Care Trust took the decision to close their Homes earlier than the Government advised, to help ensure their residents remained safe and well.

We understand the importance of opening up our Care Homes to visitors as this supports our care, knowing that family members can be a huge part of the care team, as well as supporting the wellbeing of our residents, emotionally, physically and for improvement in their mental health.  That is why we are so pleased about this new development of creating ‘Visitor Pods’ in our Homes.  Each Home is unique in its layout, and of course the needs of our residents vary, so we have given a great deal of thought to come up with the best solutions locally.

Visitor Pods have been created at each Home and the Home will use an appointment system, whilst ensuring a member of the care team is always on hand to support where required.   Both sides of the Pods will be deep cleaned between each visit – hence the importance of having staggered appointments.

Our residents are very excited about seeing their families safely within the Pod and our team is so happy about this too.

One of our residents said “I can’t wait to see my son again, especially so near to Christmas. It will be wonderful”.

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Housman Court Winners of our Christmas Decoration Competition 2020!

Many Congratulations to Housman Court on Winning this years Christmas Decoration Competition! Well done to all the homes, and to their Activity Teams who helped our residents create such beautiful, imaginative decorations for their homes

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Countdown to Christmas in our Homes - 2020!

The residents have been busy preparing their homes for Christmas Day.  Along with the traditional baubles, the residents have been busy making their own decorations - helped by our amazing Activity Teams.

The residents have also helped to bake their own Christmas Cakes - a piece of which will be saved for the 'Taste Committee' (aka Head Office Staff), who will pronounce the winner in January. 

Our judges had a wonderful few days visiting all the homes and were delighted by the stunning Christmas displays. They were also treated to a Nativity play, starring the residents, and sang along to the carols. 

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Exmouth House Newsletter November 2020

Click the Read More button below to see all our Activities and News for Exmouth House in Exmouth for November 2020

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Housman Court Care Home Enjoy a Day Out

Keeping busy stimulates the brains of people living in a care home whilst boosting a sense of usefulness and accomplishment.  For this reason, Housman Court has always offered satisfying activities both inside and outside the home. 

Our team at Housman Court were aware that their residents were missing their regular trips so we put our thinking caps on and arranged a couple of trips out in a mini bus to the Severn Valley Railway where we had their own beautiful carriage for the day.

Please click the Read More button to hear more about their day. 

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Our Resident celebrating 100 years

It was Irene’s 100th Birthday and we celebrated this special occasion in style at Exmouth House in Exmouth.

Please click on Read More to hear about Irene's special day

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Housman Court - Halloween Party

We invite, encourage and assist our residents in many varied activities.  Clearly it has been challenging this year as we have been unable to have external entertainers, but we have never let that prevent our goal of ensuring our residents live a useful and varied life at Housman Court. Please click on the Read More button below:

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Asda donation to Housman Court

What a fabulous day we had at Housman Court Care Home when Mr Plaza, the Manager at the Asda Superstore on Market Street in Bromsgrove, delivered the most wonderful Food Hamper our team and our residents had ever seen. Please click on the Read More button below

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The Orchards Crewkerne Newsletter November 2020

Please Click the Read More button to see the latest news and events from The Orchards Care Home in Crewkerne

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