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Keep up to date with everything that’s going on across all our care homes as well as the latest healthcare news.

  • 4 Jun

    2019

    Our First Robocat

    Posted by Lillyburn Care Home

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    At Pacific Care, we are always trying out innovative ideas in the provision of care. Today we welcomed a new member to our team – a robotic cat!

    Robotic animals respond to petting and hugging, much like real cats, without the special need for care or feeding, offering a rich and comforting experience.

    Our cat has soft fur, life like meows and soothing purrs.  He even rolls on his back to have his tummy tickled.

    The robopet will initially be used during structured one to one sessions within our dementia units.  We are looking forward to seeing the reactions from our residents!

    We asked the children from Craighead Nursery to come up with a fitting name for our new friend and they decided on the name 'Fluffy'.

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Pacific Care

Pacific Care Suspends Visiting to Care Homes March 2020

As part of our preventative Coronavirus preparations, Pacific Care has suspended visiting to our care homes.

Managing Director, Brendan Brawley said, “Our residents wellbeing is of paramount importance to us, so we have implemented a package of measures to protect our vulnerable residents. We have liaised with all residents and their families and they are supportive of the measures we are putting in place to protect their loved ones. These are preventative measures only and we are following guidance from the NHS.

We have not taken this decision lightly and appreciate this may cause some discomfort, but we feel it is sensible to take these precautionary measures at this time.”

Additional employee health and hygiene protocols are now in place and any non-essential visitors to the care home are now suspended. Residents and their families have been notified and understand the exceptional conditions of the current environment. Provisions have been put in place to ensure family members have regular contact with their loved ones through phone calls, FaceTime and Skype.

Best Wishes,
Brendan Brawley
Managing Director