Have your say on visiting Cambridgeshire care homes
Visiting restrictions to care homes have been lifted in updated Government guidance. But is this making a difference for local families getting to see their loved ones?
Healthwatch Cambridgeshire is running a survey and wants to hear from residents and their friends and relatives about life in local care homes.
So far, survey feedback has shown a mixed picture, especially around visiting. Some families have been happy with visiting arrangements – and many other aspects of care.
However, others have said that trying to become an “essential care giver” for their loved one - as laid out in the guidance – has been difficult or is just not recognised.
Now, new guidance from the Government has removed limits on visitors and underlines the importance of essential visitors for every resident.
And Healthwatch wants to hear how things are changing at local care homes and if residents are getting the vital care and companionship visits.
Share your care home experiences too!
From communications and visiting restrictions to Covid testing and end of life care – Healthwatch wants to hear care home experiences.
Give your feedback in the online survey and help local health and care services prepare better for the future.
Take part at https://www.healthwatchcambridgeshire.co.uk/care-home-survey
Not online? Call 0330 355 1285, text 0752 0635 176 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a paper questionnaire and freepost envelope.