Broomfield Residential Care
Since the pandemic began, we have been monitoring closely and responding as required to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all our residents and staff. We keep our plans under continual review following advice of the government and public health authorities.
Our infection control procedures mean that we are continually paying close attention to environmental hygiene and cleanliness.
This page is intended to provide a brief overview of the salient points that are often asked about and reflect our latest Policies & Procedures. Further details are also shared in the monthly newsletter.
This page was last updated on 03/05/2021
We are now able to facilitate viewings in person as well as through an online video platform such as WhatsApp or Zoom. In order to book a viewing, please get in touch with the Home Manager to learn more about how we can safely facilitate this.
We are able to welcoming new residents with advanced planning into the care home. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you are looking for care or need any further help. We have strict protocols for the admission of new residents and this includes testing at the hospital (if arriving from there) and also testing on arrival and regularly once in the care home.
Two Named Visitors
In line with government guidance of 12th April 2021, each resident is permitted to have two named visitor that is able to visit the resident:
Window visits continue to remain available should you wish to avail of this option. Please request a booking for this via the Home Manager and we will be glad to facilitate this.
Use of telephone or video link remains the safest option to stay in touch. We use the Zoom platform to facilitate this. To make a booking for a video call, please contact the Home Manager.
Where there are extenuating circumstances, please do let us know and we will consider these on their own merit e.g. if and on a case by case basis e.g. if a resident is on end of life care. This will be subject to approval from the Director of the care home and require appropriate risk assessments to be in place.
Our residents have undergone being offered both the first and second vaccination dose and we continue to work closely with the health authorities to facilitate vaccinations for new residents.
There are three types of consent forms available depending on the mental capacity of the resident and your legal status in acting for them:
Further details regarding the vaccine are available by visiting: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/. It is worth noting that per the government guidance:
It takes a few weeks for your body to build up protection from the vaccine.
The vaccine has been made available to staff and the vast majority of our staff have now undertaken both their fist and second vaccination.
We carry out monthly testing of all residents and as required in addition to testing carried out by hospitals and other healthcare services.
We carry out twice weekly test of staff using three different forms of test in order to ensure we pickup any signs of Coronavirus at the earliest.
This would be by way of an LFD test onsite at the care home. Where there are exceptional circumstances to test in advance we will happily give consideration to this on a case by case basis reviewing the risk.
Essential Care Giver Testing
This would follow the same protocol as staff testing.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
This includes gloves, aprons, surgical face masks, hand sanatiser and other such consumables. We have continually maintained a healthy supply through our pre-purchasing.
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