Joy for care home residents with gift of tablet

The Mount care home in Aylsham was given a free Samsung galaxy tablet by the Round Table. This pictu

The Mount care home in Aylsham was given a free Samsung galaxy tablet by the Round Table. This picture shows the team celebrating their first Good CQC report in years in 2019. Picture: Stuart Anderson - Credit: Archant

Care home residents can now Skype and FaceTime with their families, thanks to the gift of a Samsung galaxy tablet.

Karen Powley, registered manager at the Mount care home in Aylsham, holding the Samsung galaxy table

Karen Powley, registered manager at the Mount care home in Aylsham, holding the Samsung galaxy tablet. Picture: supplied by Karen Rowley - Credit: Archant

Karen Powley, manager at the Mount in Aylsham, said it had raised everyone’s mood during the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic.

She said: “The home is on lockdown so our residents are not seeing their families.

“I was absolutely delighted when I was asked if we would like a free tablet so that our residents can keep in touch with their families.

“Our residents are delighted they can finally see their relatives again. It might only be on a screen but it has raised the mood of individuals.


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“I would like to say a big thank you to Aylsham Round Table members, without whom we wouldn’t have this great opportunity.”

MORE: Coronavirus: Digital school lets children work from homeThe Mount is a 22-bedroom all-male residential home that cares for people with mental health conditions, dementia and physical disabilities .

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