Rosemary Lodge Care Home

Covid19 Plan

Objective:

Staff, Residents, Visitors and prospective clients need to feel confident when visiting. These are the measures we’ve put in place for your safety and peace of mind. 

What we do for Staff:

  • Every day on entering the building before the start of a shift, staff are temperature checked and the details recorded.
  • Masks are compulsory and staff are required to wash hands and sanitise frequently.
  • Plenty of Full PPE equipment is available for use
  • Testing has been carried out on all staff, no positive results

What we do for Residents:

  • Residents are encouraged to wash hands and sanitise frequently
  • Dining is staggered into two sittings, to ensure that Social Distancing is maintained
  • Residents may prefer to take breakfast or lunch in their room if they wish
  • Social Distancing guidelines have been put in place in the communal lounges
  • All Residents have been tested, no positives
  • Plenty of test kits available for use and results are within 48 hours or less
  • All corridors/communal rooms are professionally Environmentally cleaned every  6 weeks.
  • Our Domestic Team during their regular cleaning programme also carry out full clean and daily sanitise handles, surfaces and areas of risk

What we do for Visitors:

  • Visitors are only allowed on an appointment basis, to ensure social distance guidelines are followed
  • With the introduction of a safe Visitors Pod, we welcome visitors to phone into the office and book an appointment when wishing to visit a relative.
  • Maximum x3 visits per day permitted, limited to x2 visitors at any one time.
  • Visitors will be required to take a Lateral Flow Test (Rapid Covid Test ) before entering the Pod. This is easily done whilst in the car, please allow an extra 40 minutes before the allotted appointment time to accommodate the test.
  • There is a 30-minute wait before the results and based on a Negative test visitors will then be allowed access to the Pod.
  • The Pod is sanitised/fogged after each visit with a minimum of 1 hour in-between visits for extra protection.
  • Amanda our Activities coordinator can also arrange a Face time get together with your loved one to keep in touch.

What we do for Prospective clients:

  • If you wish to view the Home whilst we are not currently accepting personal visits, we can arrange a video tour using FaceTime. At the same time, we are then on hand to answer any questions during the online tour
  • Residents who are due to move into the Home and concerned about being self-isolated on arrival can be reassured that this won’t be the case, as Jane Evans the Care Manager will visit you at your home 2-3 days before admission (in full PPE) to conduct the test. If the test results are negative then you can move in without any need for any further Isolation.
  • Only the current Social Distancing guidelines and hygiene protocols will apply