Belleville Lodge goes Skype

Posted on April 1st, by editor in CT Extra. No Comments

Belleville Lodge care home in Edinburgh, part of the Mansfield group, has set up Skype, a software application which enables residents to make video calls over the internet.

Manager Margaret russell said the system had been very easy to set up.
“All you need is a computer with a video camera and the person you are calling needs the same,” said Ms Russell.
“Once you download Skype on to your computer you are able to make a video call and it’s free. At Belleville Lodge the owner has provided a computer for our residents’ use.
“We have servarl residents who use this service and are delighted wioth it. Mrs Collee is pictured here making a video call to her daughter who lives in Australia. She is amazed she can see her daughter’s face and is able to chat to her as if she was sitting next to her.
“I think this is a great idea for residents in care homes and it has greatly expanded our communication links with family and friends.”

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