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Staff at our Braintree care home have been issued with special badges asking people to keep their distance – to help protect vulnerable residents from the coronavirus. Read More
The health, safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff team are always our top priorities. We have therefore put in place robust and comprehensive contingency plans to prepare for, and respond to, the coronavirus outbreak in the UK. Our plans will be kept under regular review and updated as advised by the Government, Public Health England and associated advisory bodies. Read More
Activities Manager Jo Whitehouse has won a prestigious national award for her work providing a fun, creative and varied programme of activities to enhance the lives of care home residents in Braintree.
We are pleased to confirm that we are open to admissions to support frail and vulnerable people who need nursing or residential care, whether coming from their own home or a hospital setting.
All our rooms are spacious, with the vast majority benefitting from well-appointed ensuite shower facilities.
To ensure that new admissions are supported in a way that protects people, we are taking extra precautions at this time as follows:
• We have added some questions about a person’s Covid-19 status to our pre-admission assessment. This is to understand if there has been any potential contact with the virus, if the person has had Covid-19, or if they have any symptoms
• We will insist that any prospective resident coming to us from hospital has been tested for Covid-19 as close as possible to their date of admission to the home. If the test is positive the admission will be delayed for a minimum of 7 days from the onset of symptoms
• Until such time as we can conduct viewings in person, we can provide Skype tours of the homes or, if preferred, photographs of available rooms
• New residents will receive all care and support in their own rooms for at least 14 days after arrival. This is because the current guidance tells us that a person can have the virus for up to 14 days before they show symptoms
• We check all residents temperatures twice a day. This is in addition to monitoring general health and well-being including lung health
Please note that visiting is currently only permitted in very limited circumstances. We are using various technologies to help friends and family stay in touch, including Skype and telephone.
We are in the process of establishing screened areas for visiting, and we will use these areas to reopen for visiting as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.
For further details about our approach to the pandemic, or to make an enquiry, please see below or contact us direct either by phone or email.
With best wishes from the New Deanery team