SmartSpaces work with St Teresa’s Care Home and Opens ‘Garden Room’ To Support Covid-Safe Visiting

St Teresa’s care home in Wimbledon, which provides high quality nursing & residential care to up to 28 people, is proudly announcing the opening of its temporary ‘garden visiting room’. SmartSpaces are proud to work with the Care Home to provide this much needed family support for both the residents and family members. SmartSpaces offers a bespoke design service for their garden rooms so made sure the design meets all the requirements.

The purpose-built wooden cabin is situated in the communal garden at the Home and provides a safe space for relatives to visit residents whilst Covid-19 continues to pose a risk. SmartSpaces designed this build to have a seperate access for the resident and also for the family members.

The Home has implemented a wide range of health and safety measures since the pandemic outbreak was declared, which has involved stopping all external visits from the beginning of lockdown, to limited, socially distant visits wearing PPE.

The team has been keen to find a way to make visiting more comfortable for residents and their loved ones so has created the temporary garden room. SmartSpaces designed a bespoke space which was both suitable for the residents and family in this testing time. Equipped with a Perspex screen to separate visitors from residents, an intercom to make communicating easyandthe room enables loved ones to get together without increased worry. The room is well insulated andappropriately heated.

Home Manager Chris Glynn said; “At a time of great uncertainty we all look to our families for support and lockdown has prevented this personal contact. Technical solutions only have a moderate benefit for our Residents, so we needed something that would provide a more personal experience for Residents & families, plus a solution to an ever changing set of rules.

With Smartspaces we were able to design a bespoke space that addressed the unique needs of a Covid secure visit. Visits are now safely conducted in a warm and comfortable environment, that allow Residents & families to relax, enjoying their time together. It has made the world of difference to our Residents & families, a visible difference to their well-being.”

For more information on how SmartSpaces can create a covid safe visiting room, get in touch www.smartspaces.co.uk<https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.smartspaces.co.uk%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cm.donkin%40youweagency.com%7C4519447c6c954835e14f08d875c83bab%7C1096527bfe7949489d78ee7532aac70d%7C0%7C0%7C637388850150584486%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=cES2zYRSXzzC2xmRVloJyQZCRfooMqeVus9WFGvzrjI%3D&reserved=0> or info@smartspaces.co.uk.  0800 6345223

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