Covid Safe Visits at Riverside

Covid Safe Visits at Riverside

At Riverside we have set up one of our bright, airy and spacious rooms to be a safe environment for visitors to come and finally see their relatives and friends. It is a comfortable space with a protective screen but still allowing for a good old catch up and natter.


The last few months have been exceptionally tough for most, and it is a delight to watch residents being reunited with their loved ones in a safe and protected way. We strongly believe that it is a huge benefit and so very important to our residents with Dementia and other such challenges to maintain as much family contact as possible. These visits not only prompt discussion of fond memories but also boost mental health. It is inevitable in this climate that we all have our down days, however seeing the smiles on our residents faces as their husband, wife, son, daughter or best friend walks through the door validates the importance of staying connected.


It is also a delight for staff members to see familiar faces once again, we look forward to seeing more of you once this challenging period is over. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank families for their support and understanding during what has been a difficult and unprecedented time.

Added: 13th October 2020

Testimonials

Thank you so very much for all you did for Mum.  You took such great care of her and we are so grateful to you all.

E, L and C, Relatives

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My husband has been in Riverside Nursing Home in Sherborne for five months now. He took a few weeks to settle down in his new surroundings at first but now has got to know the Staff. The Nurses, Carers, the Chef, all have been so kind, respectful, most of all understanding the needs of not only the residents but their families. Only recently we enjoyed an outing to Weymouth organised by the Activities Co-ordinator. Matron Judith Maidment waved us off as our special coach left Riverside. Thank you all

PW, Wife

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I wanted to thank you and all your staff for the care and kindness you showed my father during his final weeks and days with you.  I can honestly say that it felt that you had all become part of the family.

ED, Daughter

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The kindness you all showed us as a family meant so much in such sad and stressful times.  Thank you

ED, Daughter

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My family and friends will not forget the kindness, caring, love and support you gave to all of us from the minute T arrived at Riverside.

PW, Relative

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Words are never enough sometimes, but the hugs, smiles and laughs worked every time.  In other words 'you cared'.

PW, Relative

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Thank you for arranging such a very enjoyable lunch for D on his 92nd birthday.

DH, Wife

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Please thank all the staff, we will never forget you all for making P's last weeks so comfortable for him and bearable for us.  You are fortunate to have such a wonderful team of caring professionals at Riverside.  We cannot thank you enough.

WS, Relative

Contact Us

Riverside Nursing Home
Westbury
Sherborne
Dorset, DT9 3QZ

01935 812046

care@riversidenursinghome.co.uk