Glam squad helps Edinburgh care home residents’ achieve post-lockdown ‘glow ups’

Residents at Cramond Residence have been able to get their hair styled and their nails done ahead of their first post-lockdown outing.

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 12:30 pm

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The salon has been closed for the duration of the pandemic with care staff stepping in to give residents their regular cut and blow dry.

Now reinstated, residents are able to enjoy a full pampering session for the first time since lockdown began.

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Residents at Cramond care home have been able to get their hair styled ahead of first outing since lockdown.

Manicures, haircuts and restyles are all on offer alongside holistic therapy sessions including Reiki, Reflexology and hand massages.

Head lifestyle co-ordinator at the care home, Lisa Sohn said residents are excited to be able to refresh their look before group activities start in the care home.

She said: “The salon has been out of operation since the start of the pandemic, so you can imagine the excitement of residents when we were able to reopen.

“It’s great to see residents back in the salon getting the VIP treatment and are very much enjoying the post-lockdown glow up.”

Ms Sohn added that staff have worked hard throughout the pandemic maintaining their 74 resident’s pampering regimes.

She said: “Care staff at the home pulled together throughout lockdown to give residents manicures and trims.”

For the duration of lockdown, residents at Cramond Residence were confined to the nine individual houses within the home.

Activities Coordinators based at the care home used technology to keep residents connected while adhering to social distancing rules.

With restrictions lifted, the home is now fully connected again, with residents enjoying a variety of activities together.

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