Barchester Healthcare has implemented a visiting suite at Chorleywood Beaumont for residents to continue to spend time with their loved ones during colder months.
This is in addition to the outdoor visiting that has been on offer for those able for many months.
The room guarantees both safety and comfort, and it is accessible internally by residents and externally by visitors.
It is similar to a living room and it has an intercom system fitted so residents can clearly communicate, whilst being able to see their friends and family through a Perspex glass divider fitted to keep everyone safe from COVID-19.
Infection control protocols and safe social distancing are in place for every visit, including a hand sanitizer station before entry.
Cleaning at Chorleywood Beaumont care home will take place after each visit to ensure chairs, seats, hard surfaces including windowsills, and the Perspex glass divider are wiped down appropriately.
Diana Nica, general manager at the home, said: “The visiting suite has been a much welcomed development for our residents at Chorleywood Beaumont to continue to receive much looked forward to visits from their loved ones, as the weather changes.
“The visiting suite visits are well organised, and a lot of safety measures have been put in place to keep everyone safe. It was wonderful to see how happy it made the residents and their relatives in a warm and cosy environment.”
Chorleywood Beaumont is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering high-quality care across its care homes and hospitals.