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CARE HOME VISITING POD – A CASE STUDY

Cube Modular brings Worcester Lodge Care Home’s residents and families together with a flat-packed FP10D care home visiting pod.

THE BRIEF

In December 2020, Cube provided Worcester Lodge Care Home, part of the Osborne Care Community, with a dedicated care home visiting pod. With the advent of the pandemic, visits were initially taking place in a dedicated room which meant that visitors had to pass through the main care home building. As government guidance on visiting changed the home felt that the risk posed by visitors coming into the building was unjustified and alternative arrangements needed to be explored.

CLIENT: Osborne Care Community

VENUE: Worcester Lodge Care Home, Somerset

PRODUCT SUPPLIED: FP10D (flat-packed care home visiting pod)

INSTALLATION DATE: 11th December 2020

Cube Modular’s visiting pods offered the perfect solution:

  • Visits take place in a dedicated external building, so visitors do not need to enter the care home itself
  • The care home could furnish the pod themselves and make it personal, comfortable and homely
  • The size of the pod is generous
  • It was very easy to have it installed in the car park
  • Wheelchair ramps made access easy for residents

We were also selected as the chosen supplier due to the fact that Osborne Care Community were enamoured with Cube’s company ethos, our pricing was attractive and offering a short lead time meant that the pod would be in place in time for the busy Christmas period.

WHAT WE SUPPLIED:

CARE HOME VISITING POD, MODEL FP10D (WF)

INTERNAL DIMENSIONS: 5844 mm x 2225mm x 2300mm

EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS: 6058mm x 2438mm x 2591mm

DOOR DIMENSIONS: 760mm (w) x 2100mm (h)
Maximum opening width 735mm

NUMBER OF DOORS: 2

WINDOWS: Two 800mm x 1000mm uPVC double glazed ‘tilt & turn’ inwardly opening windows with manual internal sun shutters

INTERNAL SCREEN: Fixed aluminium frame with 5mm perspex

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION: two double power sockets, led ceiling light, ceiling mounted RCD, external 32amp three pin commando socket (32amp single phase connector from mains supply supplied by client)

HEATING: Two 1.5kw wall mounted heaters

INTERCOM SYSTEM: Speaker and microphone system with volume control

ACCESS RAMPS: Two metal checkerplate ramps

FLOOR COVERING: Grey carpet tiles throughout 

THE RESULT 

During these challenging times, it has been very important for Worcester Lodge to find a solution where families could be connected and reunited in a safe, secure and risk-mitigating way. Cube’s care home visiting pod has been extremely well received by staff, residents and visitors alike. On the home’s private Facebook page for relatives of residents, many have expressed their delight and gratitude by posting thank you messages and sharing photographs with the group.

Joshua Slator, Director at Osborne Care Community, shared with us the following story:

Janet Cover, whose husband Tony is a resident a Worcester Lodge, said that visiting the pod for the first time was lovely and she cried happy tears. “It was wonderful”, she said “so much better than a window visit.” Tony was also very comfortable and very happy to see Jan. Janet can’t thank Worcester Lodge enough for all the care the home is giving to her husband.

“The FP10D pod has been an incredible addition to the home to allow safe and secure visits for families. It is spacious, easy to get up and running and to kit out with our own furniture to make it homely. Without doubt it has made a difference to people’s lives in the run up to Christmas. The intercom is easy to use and clear for people to hear. The ramps make access simple. Could not be happier!”
Joshua Slator, Director, The Osborne Care Community

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