Keeping Loved Ones Connected

Posted by McKenzie | 17 Apr 2020

We share with you the amazing initiatives our homes are taking in keeping residents & families connected

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If you’re part of our Facebook community, you will see the many ways in which our Lifestyle Teams bring our residents and families together. We have especially seen how creative and compassionate our staff are during recent times where they have adapted and stepped outside the square to help our families stay connected with their loved ones while keeping residents safe and happy.

We have provided a menu of ways for families to stay in touch through video and messaging services and our teams have truly gone above and beyond. 

One of our Lifestyle Coordinators at The Ormsby (Buderim) took residents on a ‘Virtual Scenic Trip’ around the local area, take a look here.

Our amazing team at Seabrook (Deception Bay) have been filming clips of residents sending messages to their families and other homes are taking the time to text photo’s through to family members so they can see what their loved one is up to. These are such great ways to keep families visually connected on both sides.

It is important to keep residents connected to their local community. Across many of our homes, the relationship they have built with local schools has continued, with students sending in drawings and letters to all the residents. It has been such a beautiful display of community support.

Our staff are also doing what they can to keep up with routine. At Seaton Place (Cleveland) the wonderful team have arranged for 1:1 Music Therapy weekly via skype for their residents as well as regular services with their local church via YouTube.

Residents are also giving back where they can, with The Ashley’s Lifestyle Team assisting with making washable masks for the local hospitals.

These are just a few of many acts we have been seeing around our homes and it doesn't stop with our Lifestyle Teams, all staff members are getting involved in any way they can. Thank you to our wonderful staff for the amazing work you do in going above and beyond for our residents.