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26th Oct, 2021

Bromsgrove care home residents make messages and rainbows to their loved ones

RAINBOWS and messages to families have been posted on the windows of a Bromsgrove care home by residents to let their families know they are alright during the coronavirus pandemic.

The idea at Breme Care Home came from activities co-ordinator Helen O’Driscoll after those living there became concerned about relatives worrying about them.

One reads: “I’m OK. Don’t worry about me” and another states: “We’re being more than cared for here.”

Relatives get to see the messages when they swing by to drop off essential items.

Helen said: “All of them have been missing their families as they can’t have any visits at the moment.

“We have had plenty of Facetime and Skype video calls and phone conversations to keep them in touch.

“We have also been responding to some lovely letters from local schoolchildren.”

Other activities have included Wheelchair Hungry Hippos where the residents compete against each other, using brooms to hook balls to their side.

And one of the staff members has been curling residents’ hairs on their day off as the hairdresser is unable to visit during the crisis.

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