Updated August 2022
DEVONSHIRE DURING COVID
We welcome the lifting of restrictions of visitors to 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.
ADMISSIONS DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC
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 DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC
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 also at the end of the telephone line for any daily concerns.
Visiting in person is being revised regularly in line with government guidelines.
Arrange a visit
We are following government guidelines, when possible we are doing showarounds cautiously in full PPE. You will be asked to enter the home via the Day Centre. Your temperature will be checked and you will be asked a few questions regarding whether you have travelled abroad, or have symptoms. Covid lateral flow test will be carried out before entering the care home. You will be asked to go through our decontamination process. You will be required to leave all your personal belongings and outer wear in this area and put on full personal protective equipment that we provide – mask, gloves, shoe covers and apron – 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.
2022 Residents' Advocates Meetings are scheduled for:
- 25th March 2022, 2-4pm on Zoom
- 1st July 2022,2-4pm on Zoom
- 21st September 2022, 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
After two years of complying with Covid 19 safety measures and our team adhering to fluctuating safety protocols, 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 reopened on the 4th of April. 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 during Covid-19 pandemic – 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.