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QME Care in Kelso balances Infection Control and Resident Wellbeing by putting together a Fashion Show!

The devastating impact of the pandemic on care homes throughout Scotland has raised many questions on the mental health of Residents. Something that QME Care has remained mindful of since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak in March 2020.

Throughout the pandemic QME Care has focused on resident wellbeing by ensuring that all visits have gone ahead in a safe and controlled environment. In addition to this, regular weekly activity schedules have been in place to ensure that person centred care has been at the top of the priority list.

Last week QME Care facilitated a spectacular Fashion Show featuring a range of stylish looks including 1940’s high fashion, swinging sixties, beautiful bridal fashion and some disco dancing classics, with the aim of residents being able to relive some of their longest memories.

Staff at QME Care were in the Fashion Show themselves, taking care of hair and makeup, arranging the set and showing off the beautiful range of clothing.

QME Care’s Registered Manager, Karen Ballard said “It’s been a delight to see the smiles on the faces of our residents, alongside the reminiscing of memories from their lives in an earlier time. We have remained a Covid free home throughout the entire pandemic, all whilst focusing on resident wellbeing. We take a person-centred approach and plan to introduce more themed weeks alongside individual person-centred Activity Plans for residents as Covid restrictions ease further.”