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Karen 7th Dec 2020 Activity Professional
Hello to all! Still in lockdown mode and it has been a challenge to motivate my residents in Personal Care. We are unable to have communal activities at this time. Since becoming a member of Golden Carers , I can say how grateful I am for the wonderful activities that are shared! Residents love doing the puzzles, crafts and trivia. We will be making the Abayomi Dolls soon. What a great project! Thank you. Grace and Peace everyone.
Susan 9th Dec 2020 Activity Director
Hi Karen
Thank you for being a loyal member of golden carers
As far as personal care goes all are responsible for motivating residents
Food or some other kind of treat is always a good motivator
Again thanks for sharing and for being a member
Talita 14th Dec 2020
Thank you so much for your feedback Karen, we appreciate it so much! All the best to you x
Karen 31st Dec 2020 Activity Professional
Hello to everyone. I need some help! We remain in lockdown. I have several residents who are Roman Catholics and they have not received the Eucharist since March. They watch Mass on TV and do a spiritual communion. How can I receive the Host to bring my resident ( a retired Deacon) and his wife? No priest or Eucharistic minister can enter the building. Trying to follow Catholic protocol and get the host. Any ideas? I’m Catholic as well. Suggestions? Thanku!
Solange 1st Jan 2021 Diversional Therapist
Hi Karen, yes, it is very distressing for residents but 'lockdown' is for their own protection. The new year is here and perhaps we see the restriction easing soon. Meanwhile, patience and understanding are needed. Try to console residents, and empathize with their feelings.
Karen 3rd Jan 2021 Activity Professional
Hello all. Thank you Solange for your message. After some research, I learned that celebrating Communion by oneself is done. Some religious stores sell Consecrated Hosts as well. Because of Covid the church has loosened up on protocol. A deacon will be bringing the Consecrated host to outside patio and handing the Pyx to the nurse. The nurse will then bring it to the resident who is a deacon. He can give himself communion and his wife. Only because of Covid he is allowed and also a Non-Catholic can carry the Consecrated Host. I agree with being supportive and understanding. Happy New Year!
Susan 4th Jan 2021 Activity Director
Thank you for the information and Karen
I am glad it worked out for you
Diane 5th Jan 2021 Facilitator
Hi Karen,
Perhaps your parish priest can be of help. If he knows you well enough, perhaps he would allow you to bring the Eucharist to the Deacon and his wife. Worth a try

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