Care Home Social Media - keeping in touch and staying connected

Three students supported us by searching, viewing and commenting on how local care homes were using social media to support residents and their relatives and friends to stay connected, when they could not physically visit each other.
Carer and older person looking at a phone together, smiling

Care Homes closed their doors to visitors to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading to residents and staff. Residents and their relatives and friends were suddenly disconnected and unable to see each other.

We are motivated to work with our care home community and health and care system to better understand the impact this had and what support is needed going forward. We start this with shining a spotlight on some of the good practice we found.

This short document outlines some of the things our volunteers observed and found.


Care Home Social Media - Sep 20

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