Colleagues at The Old Vicarage care home in Leigh, Dorset have all received a special gesture of thanks from the residents who live at the home. Every member of staff was presented with a treat box by residents, which had been put together by local lady Abby Dare of ‘Ab Fab Cakes’, containing delicious sweet treats to enjoy.
The gift boxes were funded by residents and their families, Healthcare Homes and also the home manager Molly Burrows. Residents presented a personalised box to their key worker to say thank you for everything they have done to keep people safe during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The team has worked tirelessly to keep residents happy and well during lockdown, when they have been unable to see friends and family. They have created innovative ways of keeping everyone entertained and busy, such as helping residents create their own herb garden, using Virtual Reality headsets to ‘visit’ different places and also setting up a pen pal programme with local children.
Home Manager Molly Burrows explains, “It was so wonderful to help our residents say thank you to our team in a very special way. The treat boxes were our way of saying just how grateful we are to the whole team for working so hard to care for our residents. They have all gone above and beyond every day, and the residents, their families and I, are incredibly proud of them all. It was a very emotional but happy day at our lovely home.”
The Old Vicarage, which provides residential care for up to 41 people, is part of the Healthcare Homes Group. It is based in Leigh, near Sherborne. For more information on the range of services provided, call 01935 873033 or visit www.healthcarehomes.co.uk.