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Care Home Resident Thanks Carers and Nurses After Receiving Covid-19 Vaccine

Published: Thursday 4th February 2021

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Betty Allen, who has lived at Mountview care home in Rothley since October last year, was eagerly waiting for the vaccination day to arrive and expressed her thanks through an emotional letter. She wrote, ‘I would like to give the biggest thank you to the Mountview care team and to the nurses who came to give us our Covid-19 jabs. The dedication and compassion you have all displayed during the pandemic is nothing short of amazing.’
 
Betty also offered advice to anybody who may be feeling down during the lockdown, she said, ‘If anybody is feeling blue, I would suggest singing along to ‘I Will Survive’ by Gloria Gaynor. It is the perfect song to give you the strength to carry on!’.
 
Staff and residents at Mountview recently received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford.  The home arranged for each resident to pair up with a staff member whilst having their injections to offer additional support as the team of Registered Nurses from NAME Medical Centre came to carry out the vaccinations.
Betty continued:  'The Mountview team have really gone above and beyond to support us in every way and the nurses who came to give us the vaccine were lovely! I am so pleased we have all received the first dose, I look forward to having a big party once things return to normal!’.
 
Mountview General Manager, Selina Leone, said, ‘The past year has been a real challenge for everyone, but we have always had faith that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and the availability of a vaccine has been our continued hope that we will return to normal. Betty’s letter was extremely heartfelt and was an emotional read for our care team.  It means a lot to have such recognition from our residents and it solidifies how much of a family we really are. Once everyone had a chance to read the letter, we passed it on to the team at () to give them a positive boost for all of their hard work’. 
 
Mountview care home, operated by Ideal Carehomes, provides 24-hour residential and dementia care,offering high-quality personalised care on an inclusive fee basis. The home is currently welcoming new residents for short and long term placements and loved ones are able to visit in dedicated Covid-safe social rooms (subject to current guidelines). Upon moving into Mountview, the team will facilitate organising a Covid-19 vaccination on your behalf. For more information about Mountview, contact Selina Leone on 0116 303 3303 or visit www.idealcarehomes.co.uk