Updated November 2023
DEVONSHIRE DURING COVID
The Devonshire but will continue to require all visitors to follow our infection control protocols to ensure the health of our Residents.
Please call for the most up to date information.
Respite Support for Family Carers
We are providing respite relief for families struggling with the care of a loved one living with dementia during Covid, so that family carers can take a much needed break without any worry. Minimum stay is two weeks. Call Care Manager Smith on 020 8949 0818 to discuss possibilities, alternatives and your safety concerns.
FAMILY COMMUNICATION AND VISITS
We have helped our Residents to keep in touch with their family and loved ones via Skype, WhatsApp and video calls. Our annual reviews with families have taken place via Zoom.
We have had regular weekly contact with families and are at the end of the telephone line for any daily concerns.
Visiting in person is being revised regularly in line with government guidelines.
With flu season upon us and spikes in Covid happening from time to time, we continue to proceed with caution. Families and visitors are kindly requested to refrain from visiting if they have flu or any of the known symptoms of Covid.
We encourage hand washing and the use of gel regularly.
All staff and residents have had a flu and Covid vaccination, and daily temperatures are monitored. Testing is recommended when there are symptoms.
Arrange a visit
You will be required to wear a mask – for your own safety and the safety of our Residents and Staff. You will be escorted through the process by a senior member of staff or member of the Management Team.
2023 Residents' Advocates Meetings are scheduled for:
- 23rd February 2023, 2-4pm on Zoom
- 25th May 2023, 2-4pm on Zoom
- 24th August 2023, 2-4pm on Zoom
- 23rd November 2023, 2-4pm on Zoom
Please call Jola on 020 8949 0818 to receive your Zoom link.
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WEDNESDAY COFFEE MORNING AND SINGING GROUP
We're delighted that our Free Singing & Coffee mornings have returned, perking up the community every Wednesday from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Please call Jola on 020 8949 0818 to find out more and register.
The Day Centre services is open again. We offer this exclusive service seven days a week, from 9am to 5pm daily for a minimum of four hours.
Our new HELPLINE
We are proud to say we have now launched our advice and support helpline for families struggling with the care of their loved ones living with dementia during the Covid-19 pandemic.
If you’re struggling with care – call the Devonshire Dementia Help & Support Line. Available weekdays 9am to 5pm.
FRESH AIR DRIVES
We are following government guidelines and when we can we are encouraging all Residents to participate in a fresh air drive.
For more information on Covid and Dementia visit the Alzheimer’s Society.