Borough Care, the largest not-for-profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, is helping residents and their families stay in touch, as the country continues in lockdown due to coronavirus (Covid 19).
Borough Care is helping keep residents and their families connected via telephone and video call. Residents are also sharing messages with their families via social media, with Borough Care putting photos of residents with their messages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Some family members have visited to wave through the window to their loved one, while others have sent cards, flowers and gifts to show they care.
Dr Mark Ward, CEO at Borough Care, says: “We understand how hard it is for families to be separated from their loved ones during this difficult time. Staff at all our homes are making sure there are lots of opportunities for residents and their families to see and hear each other remotely. Our staff are working tirelessly to ensure residents are supported, both emotionally and physically, while families are unable to visit during the coronavirus pandemic. We have received some lovely messages from families, who appreciate being able to keep in contact with their loved ones during this difficult time.”