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Mountbatten Nursing Home

Our community

Our lovely home is very much part of the local community. Whether it’s between our residents and their families, or connecting with schools or local businesses, community is an important part of Mountbatten life.

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Schools, colleges and local community

Wherever possible we get involved in local community events such as collecting gifts for underprivileged children in the Taunton area at Christmas.

We have established links with Trull Primary School who send Christmas cards and poems to our residents each year. They also send us a DVD of their annual nativity play which is something many of our residents’ love to watch in the run up to Christmas.

Norton Fitzwarren Primary School pupils also make and send us a Christmas wreath which is always proudly displayed as part of our Christmas decorations.

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We are also delighted to receive recordings from music students at our neighbouring private school, Queen’s College, – many times it’s a song or piece that our residents will remember from their younger years and so it’s something they can sing along with too.

It’s not only the younger children however, we also welcome Queen’s students who are working on their Duke of Edinburgh award volunteering section – they join us for invaluable work experience, building their own skills and abilities while enabling our residents to engage with young people too.

Outside of any social distancing restrictions, we welcome pupils and teachers from local schools to visit us to take part in a range of activities with our residents. Singing carols, arts and crafts, talks or simply just spending time chatting with residents can bring a real sense of energy, joy, and shared experience to the home.

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Ensuring our residents stay connected with their loved ones both near and far is paramount. As well as encouraging visiting at any time, we subscribe to the service, an app that enables family to send paper-based photo messages to loved ones in care homes for free.

The service proved especially valuable during COVID lockdowns when visiting was suspended. It is also helpful for relatives that do not live locally but want to keep their loved one up to date with family news.

Whether it’s a family get together, a happy memory or just the latest updates from grandchildren, Familigrams are a source of real pleasure to our residents. Here’s what a resident’s daughter says about her experience of using Familigram:

“We love sending Mum a Familigram – it keeps us in touch with her when we can’t be there and means we can send her photos of our visits together, and things that are happening in the family. Of course, it was invaluable in lockdown when we were unable to visit Mum in person, and due to her living with dementia, phone or video calls were not really an option. The lovely staff at Mountbatten have stuck some of her favourite Familigrams on Mum’s wall right next to her bed so she can continue to look at them. It’s a really visual way of keeping our faces known to Mum, and in these uncertain times, that’s so important.”

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How Familigram works

The good news is it’s really simple and best of all it’s free to use!

You can send a Familigram using their app (IOS and Android), or you can just use their website too. Once you’re there, all you need do is select Mountbatten from the list of care homes, add your loved one’s name as the recipient and the photo and message you wish to send.

Photos can be uploaded straight from your phone’s cameral reel, from your computer, or a number of file storage services including Google Drive, OneDrive, Google Photos, Dropbox etc. You can also add photos from your Facebook or Instagram accounts.

Once you’ve uploaded the image, just add your name and email and hit send. That’s it! Mountbatten will receive the Familigram the next morning, around 8am, and the sender will receive a copy via email too.