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Czajka Care Group resident Peggy Brayshaw enjoys a ‘virtual visit’

A West Yorkshire care company has invested in the latest technology and introduced a new virtual visiting system that is proving popular with residents and their families. 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Czajka Care Group has followed government guidelines and restricted all non-essential visitors to its five nursing and care homes.  

All of the homes already benefit from high speed WiFi enabling residents to use the internet to stay in touch with family and friends via social media and Skype, but newly introduced tablets mean even more residents can chat with their families and friends using Facetime, WhatsApp and other apps, whilst visits are restricted. 

Konrad Czajka, Managing Director of Czajka Care Group, said: “To minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19, and to ensure that we follow the most recent Government guidelines, we have of course restricted all non-essential visitors to our homes. In order to reduce the impact on our residents and their families, technology is allowing us to overcome this temporary change, with the use of Facetime, Skype calls and social media all playing their part in keeping everyone connected. 

“We have found that our residents are very open to the whole experience and with the help of our wonderful team of carers and activity co-ordinators we are able to schedule virtual visits for our residents with their families and friends.  The virtual visits have been a big hit with our residents, who are aged between 18 and over 100 years old, and we are also continuing to use Alexa and other devices to access news, music and talking books for them too.” 


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