COVID 19 INFORMATION
We will regularly update this page to include our latest information on visiting, testing, vaccinations and general Covid-19 related announcements as well as our Infection Control Measures which we are working closely with authorities to ensure we have the very highest standards in the care industry.
At Aura Care Living, we are doing everything in our power to protect both the mental and physical health of our residents during the Covid-19 crisis. This has included creating our wishing tree (link to wishing tree page) which has provided hope and excitement during a more stressful period. We also have extensive activities which we consistently are developing with our expert Activities Team in order to ensure all residents feel loved, entertained and stay mentally agile.
We are lucky to say that each of our homes have ensured that every resident has been vaccinated and each member of staff provided with a vaccination. This has meant that we have been able to remain covid-19 free in both of our locations.
Despite having vaccinations, our Infect Control Measures are still extremely high in order to ensure that we fully protect all residents.
As soon as we receive updated guidance from local authorities and the government, we shall update this page and our visiting policies.
INFECTION CONTROL ASSURANCE
| Covid Free
Correct and Ample PPE
| Hand Hygiene
Strict Cleaning Procedures
Safe Admissions Wing
Vaccinations have been a key aspect to fighting Covid-19 and its mutations. While our infection control measures have been a key to stopping the transmission of Covid-19 into our homes, we have ensured that our residents and staff have been quickly vaccinated in order to protect them as quickly as possible. In order to learn more about vaccinations in the individual homes, please speak to your care home manager or contact us here.
Due to the Government deciding to lockdown the UK on 19th December 2020, the Government updated its Visiting Guidance for Care Homes. This has meant that we can no longer accept visits for residents. This has since been slightly amended to allow for one nominated visitor per resident. This visitor must complete a Rapid test prior to meeting with their loved one. They will then have a 30 minute meaningful visit in a designated “safe” room. In this time, full ppe must be worn (gloves, apron and mask).
We are still offering window visits to our residents and aiding all residents in completing video calls using skype, whatsapp, facetime and zoom.
We test our residents and staff weekly. The aim of regular testing is to minimise the risk of infection while remaining vigilant at all times. While we update our site regularly, it is always advised to speak to your Home Manager for the latest information regarding visits and procedures.
Currently, we require our staff to complete two rapid tests completed each week and one lab test per week. Prior to entering the building, all staff members are temperature checked. We require our staff to wear the correct PPE when administering care and masks are worn at all times.
Residents are tested once monthly with a lab test.
We admit new residents in our Homes when it is safe to do so. When joining Aura Care Living, new residents must complete a negative covid test prior to moving in. At this stage, they will move into a safe admission suite where they will stay for 14 days. These suites have ensuite bathrooms, wifi, TV and all the other amenities available to the rest of the home. The isolation period for such residents can be reduced to 10 days if the following criteria are met:
- The resident has a swab for covid-19 within a 48 hour of admission with a negative result
- There is confirmation from a medical professional that a resident has been isolated for at least a seven day period while in hospital
- A further swab test is gained for the resident three days after admission and the result of negative. On the final day of isolation, a negative test is obtained via Lateral Flow Testing.
Please discuss with your Home Manager any further questions regarding our admissions procedures during this time.