A new innovation at a Balhousie care home is providing reassurance to residents during lockdown.

Staff at Balhousie Care’s Luncarty care home have adopted special lanyards so that residents can still see their smiles while they wear masks during the outbreak.

A Balhousie spokesperson said: “Appreciating that it must be strange and unfamiliar for residents to see people’s faces covered with masks, the team has begun wearing special lanyards featuring their smiling faces to provide reassurance to residents.

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“The lanyards have been very positively received by their residents and the team hope that the simple idea will be one that other homes will be able to use as well.”

Balhousie Luncarty is one of 25 homes at Balhousie Care Group, one of Scotland’s leading providers of residential care, with homes across the north east of Scotland, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Tayside, Fife and Falkirk.

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