Residents are overjoyed at The Manor care home in Taunton, as Barchester Healthcare has implemented a visiting suite for residents to continue to spend time with their loved ones for the winter season in addition to the outdoor visiting that has been on offer for those able for many months.
Balancing resident wellbeing and safety is at the forefront of Barchester Healthcare’s thinking and they understand how important it is for residents and their family and friends to be able to spend time together in the safest way possible.
The visiting suite has been designed with both comfort and safety in mind, and has been recently adapted from a room which is easily accessible internally by residents and externally by visitors.
The room has an intercom system fitted so residents can clearly communicate, and engage in conversation, whilst being able to see their friends and family through a Perspex glass divider fitted for safety to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Infection control protocols and safe social distancing are in place for every visit, including a hand sanitizer station before entry. Cleaning at The Manor care home will take place after each visit to ensure chairs, seats, hard surfaces including windowsills, and the Perspex glass divider are wiped down appropriately.
Carla Bowman, General Manager at the home tells Tone News:
The visiting suite has been a much welcomed development for our residents at The Manor to continue to receive much looked forward to visits from their loved ones, as the weather changes.
Alongside the continued offer of outdoor visiting, the visiting suite visits are well organised, and a lot of safety measures have been put in place to keep everyone safe. It was wonderful to see how happy it made the residents and their relatives in a warm and cosy environment.
We are welcoming new residents into our homes to ensure that we are there for those that need care and support, and have a very clear admission policy and infection control protocols that must be met. Please do give us a call on 01823 336633 if you are looking for care or need any further help.
The Manor Care Home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering high-quality care across its care homes and hospitals. The Manor provides nursing care, residential care & respite care.