Vaccinations milestone reached at Crouched Friars Residential Home

We are overjoyed to announce that here at Crouched Friars Residential Home, our residents and staff have received both doses of their COVID-19 vaccinations.

Marking a crucial milestone in the fight against the pandemic, Crouched Friars Residential Home was visited by two general practitioners, who immunised residents and staff with the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Paulina Eagle, Home Manager at Crouched Friars, commented:

“This past year has been so difficult for us all, so I am beyond happy and relieved to share that we have now reached this huge milestone for our home.

“Since March, we have been gradually been able to reunite residents with their loved ones which has been truly amazing but now having our second vaccinations definitely adds towards getting back to some normality.”

Following the recent Government guidance regarding visiting rules, our home continues to follow strict safety procedures and are now allowing Residents to nominate two family members or friends to make repeated visits to the home.

Visiting is taking place either in the dedicated COVID-secure visiting area behind the screen, indoors in resident bedrooms or if weather permits, family and friends are able to sit outside and enjoy the spring sunshine in our garden.

Testing is only required if visitors decide to visit in the bedroom and will be asked by a member of staff to do a COVID test on the day of the visit. 

At Crouched Friars, we are pleased to be still welcoming new residents to the home and have specific procedures in place in order to do so. We continue to support families who are looking for care for a loved one, whilst minimising the risk for residents and staff.

Crouched Friars Residential Home is a specialist home with a team of dedicated care staff who provide around the clock dementia and residential care for residents.

For more information on Crouched Friars, or to take a look around the home, please call 01206 572647 or visit www.crouchedfriars.co.uk. 

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