Calderdale Retreat does not currently have any covid positive cases,
Our admission procedures have been amended to keep all current residents safe.
1. Where possible anyone being admitted should be tested 24 hrs prior to admission.
2. On admission the resident will be taken to their room and kept under strict isolation and observation for 14 days.
3. The resident will undergo our basic screening and infection control procedures such as temperature monitoring, all clothes laundered and any belongings disinfected.
Our stringent standards of infection control practices include
1. Temperature screening for all staff and visitors
2. Supervised hand washing
3. Daily deep clean and sanitation programme.
4. Staff grouped to certain work areas.
5. Isolation areas
6. No agency staff
7. Provision of comprehensive PPE items
STAFFING AND PPE
We have maintained a safe and effective level of staffing throughout the outbreak period. This was achieved, as it always is, by the team coming together and putting in those extra hours.
This teamwork also helped to avoid the use of any agency staff.
We have had a sufficient supply of PPE from the very outset. In order to provide our staff with the best possible protection to stop the spread of the virus we have regular deliveries of all items via our trusted supplier sources which includes:
Full body hooded Gowns
COVID TRAINING AND TESTING
In addition to our regular training programme for our staff which includes Infection Control, every single member of our team has undergone specific training on Covid 19 which covers the following:
Signs & Symptoms
How the virus spreads
As soon as the Covid Testing Portal for care homes went live we began accessing it; testing both residents and staff.
We continue to follow a programme of periodic testing with the aim of proactively managing any potential outbreaks.
We take staff temps once daily prior to them starting shift and we take resident temps and SAT levels 3 x daily, alongside medication rounds.
DOCTOR AND HEALTH VISITS
With the restrictions in place on face to face visits from health professionals, GPs and other clinicians are carrying out assessments virtually over video calls.
Other non-essential in person health visits are still not allowed.
It is so sad to see our residents being kept apart from those who are important to them.
Calderdale Retreat took the very early decision to close its doors to anyone but staff and anything but pure essentials. This was to protect everyone from the virus.
We now have come up with a safe way of bringing our residents, their families and friends back together again.
Our Covid Secure Visiting Room is available for pre-booked appointments whatever the weather!