Nursing Home Lets You ‘Adopt’ A Lonely Grandparent In Isolation
CHD Living, which owns 13 nursing homes around London, are inviting English-speaking people from around the world to apply online and become a virtual volunteer who will engage with their assigned “grandparents” through video calls. The company hopes to keep their residents mentally stimulated during this hard time. A representative for the company explained:
“The nature of care means that we’re looking after some of the most vulnerable members of society at the moment. We are however keen to keep spirits in the homes high and so have been thinking of ways that we can continue to enrich the lives of our residents whilst providing them with stimulation and companionship. It made sense at this time to digitize the Adopt a Grandparent campaign and to recruit further volunteers who might like to help keep our residents company over the coming weeks.”
In an effort to fight the Covid-19 crisis, we’ve added a digital twist to our ‘Adopt a Grandparent’ campaign!
We’re looking for virtual volunteers to get on board and adopt one of our residents. 😊
— CHDLIVING (@CHDliving) March 24, 2020