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The events of the last year were certainly unexpected. Many of us welcomed in the year of 2020, and we couldn’t begin to imagine what the year had in store. A year later, we mark the National Day of Reflection.


The past year has brought a lot of unexpected changes to our routines. Your mental health matters and it’s become more important than ever to take care of yourself. This includes being aware of low moods and finding ways to combat this and look after your mental health. Especially for older people who may be unable to see family members, feeling worried or low can be quite common. We’ve taken a look at some advice from Age UK on ways to stay positive and we think this is particularly important whilst we are in lockdown.


For some of the elderly, it is already sometimes difficult to get out and about. We have always enjoyed taking our residents out for walks and hosting events to keep them active. With a third lockdown and continuing risks, we can’t get out and about as much as we’d want to. However, we’ve found this advice from the NHS to be extremely helpful with examples of low impact exercises. This means that you can keep your body moving even when you can’t get out as much.


Care home visiting pods have brought a sigh of relief amidst uncertain times. It has been a difficult year for most of us, having not been able to see loved ones and socialise with friends. At Sydenham House we chose to remain closed to all visitors to keep our residents safe. We are very proud that we have managed to stay Covid-free throughout and strive to remain so.

 

This year has been tough on everyone, with lockdowns and the Tier system restricting who we can see and visit. Care homes have been severely affected, with residents and their families not able to see each other. Social changes such as these can affect the mental health of residents but thankfully with the technological wonders that we now have access to, it has been possible to keep family members in touch with their loved ones in a way that can still be beneficial for everyone.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING VISITORS

IMPORTANT – Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, we are taking extra precautions to protect our very vulnerable residents. The following applies to everyone intending to visit Sydenham House:

-      Taking advice from the local health authority, Sydenham House is now CLOSED to ALL visitors.
-      Should you have any concerns regarding one of our residents, please call us on 01594 517015. 
-      The closure of Sydenham House will be reviewed daily dependant on the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak.


Thank you all for your cooperation during this time. Please let us know if you have any questions.


Lyn Nussey