A New Year a New Visitor Cabin
In December 2020 Avante Care & Support proudly launched their new visitor cabins across all 10 of their care homes across Kent, Bexley and Greenwich, so that residents can meet safely with family members despite the coronavirus outbreak. This has meant families are able to keep in contact with loved ones until actual physical contact is possible once again.
Fitted out with comfortable chairs and decorated with pictures, the cabins will support families to visit loved ones in a safe and welcoming environment. The cabins have separate entrances for the resident and visitor and all furniture and the inside of the structure is thoroughly cleaned after each visit.
When the new visitor cabins opened in December families were keen to make use of the new visiting facility and immediately booked visiting times to see their loved ones. The cabins have been warmly welcomed by everyone and staff have been inundated with positive messages and feedback about the new visiting facilities.
One family member from Court Regis commented on social media "This is amazing, well done for keeping the show on the road and the innovation to keep people together".
Other comments included, "What a brilliant idea. Emotional needs are just as important. Your team should be so proud of themselves!" and "The compassion your home has shown to the service users is out of this world. To me that’s caring for people above and beyond. We need more places like this. Well done."
Avante is delighted to now be able to offer families the opportunity to visit their loved ones, admittedly we know it’s not the same as physical contact but the cabins now allow families to see their loved one’s face to face through a bespoke screen in a safe, warm and welcoming environment.
All of the cabins are heated, and have a fitted sink with hot and cold water for hand washing, as well as hand sanitiser and all necessary PPE available for use.