Healthcare Homes - Barking Hall Infocus Newsletter Issue 5 All the staff here are lovely, warm, friendly and very caring. I enjoyed having my meals prepared for me and generally being cared for. Everyone works very hard to facilitate visits outdoors to ensure residents are not left feeling isolated. My son with his mask was able to visit me in the courtyard outside my room and said that Barking Hall was like being at a rather nice country hotel. It is very well run. I have rediscovered my love of knitting thanks to the lovely activities ladies and am currently busy at home knitting squares for a blanket. Thank you Barking Hall, I hope to return at Christmas, all being well. Mum was always treated with kindness, caring, patience and a sense of humour! Entertainment staff, in particular, have been excellent in enabling me to either FaceTime or speak with her on the phone during these difficult times. All the staff worked very hard to keep her happy and comfortable through this difficult time. We knew she was in safe hands and her final days were made a little bit easier by the staff kindness to Mum and also to me and my family. Thank you, everybody, for your outstanding care and compassion and I’d highly recommend Barking Hall for a relative/friend. Barking Hall, Barking, Near Needham Market, Suffolk, IP6 8HJ Tel: 01449 720793 Barking Hall Part of the Healthcare Homes Group During the past months, all staff have been amazing. It has been a stressful time for everyone, tough on staff all through the home. A huge responsibility. The communication has been clear and reassuring. It is very tough being separated from a family member. It makes you feel stressed, sad, and helpless but the reassurance through Facetime and chats has been fabulous. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. Carehome REVIEWS... My sister-in-law was a resident for the past 2 years. She was very happy and thought of the staff as her family. She joined in all the activities and really loved the days out the staff organised. I and my sister were also made very welcome when we visited, and we cannot praise Barking Hall enough for the care and attention they gave her. My husband was with you for nearly two years until he sadly passed away in February. I cannot praise the staff enough for the care they gave him. They made him smile and laugh while he could and as he always enjoyed his food again this was excellent. Thank you for everything you did for him. Dates for your Diary... Autumn/Winter 2020 Issue 5 • Friday 23rd October 2020 Wear it Pink! • Saturday 24th October 2020 Pub afternoon at BH • Saturday 31st October 2020 Halloween Party • Tuesday 3rd November 2020 Remember the 70’s Fancy Dress • Thursday 19th November 2020 Py jama Day • Friday 4th December 2020 Elf on the shelf • Thursday 17th December 2020 Christmas Jumper day • Thursday 24th December 2020 Christmas Party We are also planning to shave our Deputy Managers head for charity! Relatives, please call our activities team between 09.30 and 10am on weekdays to arrange a POD visit or Face Time call. Our team will be in the office during this time to take calls. After this the team will be with our residents delivering activities or facilitating visits.