Live-in carer hosts Zoom bingo party for client’s 94th birthday

Vikki from Ashridge Home Care

How Ashridge Home Care amazing carers are adapting during these unprecedented times.

While many of us have had to make changes to our everyday life because of Covid-19, some of us have had an extra challenge; looking after our  elderly vulnerable loved ones .

The family of 94 year-old woman has praised a live-in care worker from Ashridge Home Care for going the extra mile for their loved during the lockdown.

The care worker, named Vikki, is currently isolating with her client to protect her from coronavirus and has been making a special effort to lift her spirits while she is unable to see friends and family.

For her client’s 94th birthday, she hosted a traditional afternoon tea and a round of bingo over Zoom. Friends and family from Buckinghamshire, Oxford and Cumbria joined in the virtual party, including her children and grandchildren.

Praising Vikki, the family said: “She is by a country mile the best carer we’ve had for Mum. We’ve discussed this and come up with the following points about Vikki: cheerful, enthusiastic, proactive and energetic. She has high standards, provides stimulating conversation and is a good judge of how much to encourage Mum to do things.”

Vikki joined the provider 15 months ago and was matched with her client in her first week.

Trudi Scrivener, owner of Ashridge Home Care commented: “Vikki’s client had lost her husband a couple of years previously and had since had a terrible time with other caregivers.  They both now thrive on their relationship and Vikki ensures her client still lives an intellectually challenging life.

“In the current climate, they are still able to go for their once daily exercise for a good dose of Vitamin D, love to do the crossword in the Telegraph together and have been taking advantage of the free museum tours that are currently available, as well as streaming live musical theatre and playing stimulating games, such as Rummikub and Scrabble.”

We are so privileged to have so many incredible carers who provide the care our clients need every day. We have the capacity to provide healthy, skilled, conscientious and friendly carers to deliver a safe one-to-one care to vulnerable and elderly individuals in the comfort of their own home.