Timken Grange reunites residents and loved ones in new ‘social distancing’ room
This week, Timken Grange opened their new ‘social distancing’ room to allow our residents to safely be reunited with their family members again. The garden room, which has an external door leading to the grounds of the home, has been divided down the middle and will be fitted with a Perspex screen. Due to current shortages, the staff are currently waiting for the Perspex to arrive, but, in the meantime, are improvising with secure plastic sheeting to ensure there is no delay in our residents being reunited with their loved ones.
The room was officially opened this week, to the delight of our residents who were overwhelmed with happiness to see their loved ones once again.
One of our much-loved residents, Mary Hewitt, said, “It was lovely to see my family and made me much happier. After months of only seeing them via FaceTime, it was lovely to see them in person. The staff have been very good whilst this horrible virus has been going on. We are so lucky to have this opportunity here at Timken Grange.”
Home Manager, Isobel Scott added, “It has been heart-warming to watch residents reunite with family and friends after so many weeks. Whilst we have tried to fill this void with high spirited activities and facetime meetings, the role of friends and families is hugely important to our ethos here at Timken Grange and we have all really missed their visits. We would like to thank everyone for their kind words and patience during these unprecedented times.”