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”.