Chatsworth Lodge Welcome Back Visitors

29 March 2021 News

Chatsworth Lodge care home in Chesterfield has opened its doors again to welcome family back into the home.

Due to easing of restrictions, Orchard’s policy regarding visiting and testing protocols has updated and this has been supported by recent feedback from relatives and external partners.

Peter Jones was one of the first visitors in the home to spend quality time with his friend, Michael Skinner and commented “what a wonderful reception and thank you for the gifts. I am so looking forward to spending time with Michael after a whole year of lockdown, we have so much to catch up on.”

A designated visitor is now able to arrange a pre-booked appointment to visit their loved one using the same-day LFD (Lateral flow antigen) test method only. This change in policy enables these homes to increase face-to-face visits 7 days a week.

Visitors can book appointments via the home’s administrator and are asked to arrive on-site 30 minutes before their visit to take the lateral test, complete a health declaration and apply PPE. For those that wish to take an optional PCR test, they can do so by contacting the home prior to their scheduled visit and staff will facilitate the test.

Home Manager, Michelle Rose, said “it was such a touching moment when Michael saw Peter, it is a memory I will treasure forever.”

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