Visiting your grandparents in a care home, you want to make sure that you are as safe as possible at every stage. Therefore, it is important to make sure that you are sticking to all the recently implemented rules to make sure that you and our loved one are safe. In this article, we will be providing you with a short guide on how to visit your grandparents in their new care homes.
Make Sure You Are At A Safe Distance
When visiting a loved one, particularly during the time of a pandemic, it is important to make sure that you are maintaining a safe distance at all times. With a recommended 2-metre social distancing restriction in place, you can visit your loved one as long as you maintain this safe distancing. Whether this is inside or outside, you can visit their care home with ease.
Ensure You Make Sure It Is Planned In Advance
In addition to social distancing, it is important to make sure that you are planning in advance. With several of the care homes Abingdon has to offer and several others in the UK, having restrictions on visiting that require you to book in advance, it is vital that you are following these rules and allowing yourself to work these visits into your routine as much as possible. Though this may not always be possible due to several changes in restrictions throughout the course of the year, it is important to make sure your booking visits in advance.
Factor In Travelling Time
Another element you should consider when looking to visit a loved one is travelling time. Whether it is a 15 mins walk from your house or an hour care journey, there are several different options out there at this time. This will allow you and your family members to make sure that you are spending the maximum amount of time with one another whilst allowing time for you to get you’re your appointment. Though this will take time to organise, this will enable you to be safe when visiting your loved one or will it benefit you in the long term.
Be In Line With Covid-19 Restrictions.
Visiting a loved one in a care home has been made increasingly more difficult in 2020 and 2021 as a result of the ongoing pandemic. Although there is light at the end of the tunnel in the form of a vaccine, the implementation of restrictions as well as lockdown measures has meant that many are unable to visit their loved ones at this time. Though this will all change with time, it is important to make sure that you are following the rules and respecting not only the government guidelines but guidelines that are set by the care homes themselves.
Regardless of whether your loved one has been in a care home for a significant amount of time or they moved in at the beginning of 2020, it is important to make sure that you are visiting them as safely as possible.