Care homes help Northampton’s post-Covid
recovery
As Northampton emerges from pandemic restrictions it is time to let the care home sector help
individuals and families return to a healthy, active lifestyle. Everyone has had their own challenges
recently but most care homes are now clear of Covid-19 and local people can confidently seek a
home offering personalised permanent or respite care.
Care homes offer delicious food, stabilising ongoing health conditions, reviewing medication, and
daily activities and social contact to boost emotional wellbeing. They also reduce risks in an
individual’s own home, such as falls, poor diet, dehydration and not medicating on time. Respite
care can benefit whole families as they return to work, and plan future holidays knowing their
relative will be well looked after.
Bogdan Gancean, Manager of Brampton View Care Home, says, ‘We have been fortunate none of
our residents had Covid-19 and life here continued fairly normally with daily activities, and
celebrations such as VE Day. We are now welcoming new permanent and respite residents, and
their families can help them settle in and continue visiting. Our first post-Covid visit was to David
by his two sons, which was very emotional, and it was also David’s birthday.”
Here are some sources of support for individuals or those caring for a loved one.
Age UK Advice Line, offers weekly phone calls: 0800 055 6112 or www.ageuk.org.uk
Music for Dementia radio station: www.musicfordementia.org.uk
Alzheimer’s Society: 0333 150 3456 or www.alzheimers.org.uk
Parkinson’s UK, Northampton, Daventry & Towcester: sambapam1@hotmail.co.uk or 01604
626181
Samaritans – someone to talk to, day or night: www.samaritans.org or freephone 116 123
Golden Carers – activities for people caring for the elderly: www.goldencarers.com (fee £39.95).