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Borough care residents keep in touch

May 7, 2020

Borough Care, a not-for-profit provider of care for older people in Stockport, is just one of hundreds of providers helping residents and their families stay in touch, as the country continues in lock-down due to Covid-19.

Besides connecting via telephone and video call, residents and their families are also sharing messages with their families via social media, with Borough Care putting photos of residents with their messages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Some family members have visited to wave through the window to their loved one, while others have sent cards, flowers and gifts to show they care.

Borough Care chief executive Dr Mark Ward said providers were aware how hard it is for families to be separated from their loved ones during this difficult time.

“Staff at all our homes are making sure there are lots of opportunities for residents and their families to see and hear each other remotely,” said Dr Ward.

“Our staff are working tirelessly to ensure residents are supported, both emotionally and physically, while families are unable to visit during the Covid-19 pandemic. We have received some lovely messages from families, who appreciate being able to keep in contact with their loved ones during this difficult time.”

Vincent Hankey, a resident at Lisburne Court in Offerton, let’s his family know he’s doing just fine!

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