Life in a care home - 100 Voices 

We want to know what life is like for people who live in care homes in Lincolnshire.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on care home residents and on their friends and families.

Our Healthwatch wants to hear about your experiences and challenges and what life is like now.

What you tell us will be shared with our local councils and the NHS to help improve care services across Lincolnshire.

It will also guide our staff and volunteers visiting some care homes over the next few months.

The information you give us is confidential and anonymised before we share it.  Your personal information is never included in our survey reports.

We are running this survey in conjunction with Healthwatch Peterborough and Cambridgeshire and we will compare the experience's with our neighbouring Healthwatch

Survey closes 21st Dec 2021

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* 1. Are you filling in this survey for yourself or for someone else?

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* 2. Which care home are you talking about? Please tell us the name of the care home and the town/district where this is located.

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* 3. Overall, how happy are you with care in this home at the moment?

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* 4. How have your feelings about the care home changed, if at all in the last 12months?

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* 5. Are you currently able to stay in touch with friends or family/the person in the care home?

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* 6. How easy or difficult has it been to find information about visiting the home and COVID-19 testing requirements in the last 12 months?

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* 7. Has the care home told you about its visiting policy and involved you in decisions about visiting (if necessary)?

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* 8. How is the named visitor scheme working for you?

Since March 2021 every care home resident can have a ‘named visitor’ who can come to the care home for regular visits. The limit on numbers was lifted in August 21.

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* 9. Have you or the person you're talking about had access to other healthcare when needed in the last 12 months?

  Always Mostly Sometimes No Not sure Not applicable
GP
Optician
Dentist
Audiologist (hearing check)
Chiropodist

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* 10. Have you/the person you are talking about been discharged from hospital to the care home during the last 12 months?

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* 11. We would like to understand what life feels like now compared to before the COVID-19 pandemic.

How does it currently feel to live in a care home - are there things that you miss, has the care you receive been effected or have you seen improvements (maybe you feel safer because of increased protection), good or bad let us know.

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* 12. If you look after someone who moves into a care home it does not necessarily mean that you stop being a carer, how has this affected you over the last 12 months?

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* 13. Is there anything else that you want to tell us about care in this home?

You can add more detail or tell us anything else about life at the care home and how it’s changed in the last 12 months. This could be things like food and drink; socialising with other residents; activities and outdoor visits. Tell us below.

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* 14. Do you want someone from our Healthwatch to contact you?

About you

This will help us make sure that we are hearing from lots of different people from across Lincolnshire. It will be treated confidentially in line with our privacy statement.

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* 15. Where do you live?

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* 16. Please tell us which age category you fall into:

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* 17. Gender

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* 18. Do you consider yourself to be a carer, have a disability or a long-term health condition? (Please select all that apply):

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* 19. How would you describe your ethnicity?

Thank you for completing this questionnaire for more information contact info@healthwatchlincolnshire.co.uk

Healthwatch Lincolnshire is an independent local organisation giving everyone a chance to "speak up" about their local health and social care services. Tell us about your health and social care service:

You SPEAK
We LISTEN
We ACT
Together change happens


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