Social distancing doesn�t mean being socially distant

    Haslington Lodge care home in Greenhithe has developed a creative  solution to allow friends and family to ‘look in’ and meet face and face  to catch up.

    Called the Looking Window it is just that, a large ground floor  window perfect for face-to-face meetings with the safety of glass  between those that are meeting.

    Adam Hutchison, managing director at Haslington Lodge says: “Our  residents have been able to stay in touch with family and friends via  technology such as Zoom, email and telephone, but nothing quiet replaces  that face to face human contact.

    “For the residents and staff this has been the perfect solution to  allow those connections, relationships, and friendships to blossom once  more, and all in a safe and secure environment.”

    Taking into consideration, and abiding by, the current government  social distancing requirements the Looking Window operates on a booking  rota where time slots are booked and allocated for residents and  relatives to meet.

    Belmont Healthcare offers multiple forms of long, short, respite or  day care for those in need, specialising in Dementia, Parkinson’s and  Specialist Elderly Support situated in delightful settings around the UK.

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