HC-One care homes have opened their doors to welcome entertainers back to the outdoor areas of homes to provide laughter and joy to Residents and Colleagues. With celebrations held at Murrayfield House in Edinburgh and Worsley Lodge and Barton Brook in Manchester, Residents and Colleagues alike had a wonderful time with the entertainers who visited.
Outdoor entertainers are now permitted to visit care home grounds such as the garden or car park, while complying with all Government guidelines and social distancing measures. Strict infection control measures are always followed, and entertainers receive a negative LFD result on the day of the event.
In Edinburgh, Residents at Murrayfield House Care Home were pleased to welcome their first live entertainer to the home after over a year of COVID-19 restrictions.
Colleagues arranged a COVID-19 safe visit from a singer, Jack High, who performed outside in the home’s grounds as Residents watched from their rooms or socially distanced in communal areas.
Jack performed a variety of classic hits, which got Residents singing and dancing. Everyone agreed that it was wonderful to hear live music again and waved thank you to Jack after his performance.
Murrayfield House’s Home Manager, Mandy Cooper said:
“Thank you so much to Jack High for his incredible show, after over a year it was a very special moment for everyone at Murrayfield House.”
Residents and Colleagues at Worsley Lodge Care Home, in Manchester, had a lovely day celebrating Pride whilst also welcoming back their first musician in the garden, Susie B.
Everyone started the day with a vintage lunch, including finger sandwiches and a selection of cakes. A range of musical instruments were provided to Residents such as blow up guitars, trombones, microphones and tambourines, to join in with the musical performance.
The songs were flowing, and Residents were up dancing, along with Colleagues who were able to join in the fun, including administrator, Julie, who was named ‘Rock Queen’. Afterwards a selection of drinks and a rainbow cake were served.
Home Manager at Worsley Lodge Care Home, Anne Bannon, commented:
“Everyone had a fantastic day and Residents said they cannot wait for our next party and entertainer.”
In Manchester at Barton Brook Care Home, the Residents had the pleasure of listening to an outdoor singer.
Colette Todd sang and Residents and Colleagues had a wonderful time, whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines.
The Residents loved her, commenting that they thought she was fantastic. Watching the performance from the garden, Residents enjoyed the sunshine and were dressed up in their summer attire.
Colleagues joined in too and other Residents had their patio doors open so everyone could hear her sing from their rooms.
Andrea Stevens, Receptionist at Barton Brook Care Home, remarked:
“It was a lovely afternoon and it went swimmingly. We are excited to be able to do this more often as and when restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so.”