This is a general notice page for families, visitors, employees, and business partners regarding current Coronavirus information that relate to Fairlea Aged Care Facilities.
With the progression of the coronavirus outbreak, we want to reassure you that our residents, relatives, and staff’s interests remain our top priority.
We have therefore implemented a number of precautionary measures in response to the situation.
1. Voluntary Self-Isolation- Whilst the department of Health has not instructed aged care homes to go into self-isolation, we have opted to go into voluntary self-isolation. So, what does this mean for residents, families and friends? We are not stopping families and friends from visiting but strongly discourage all visits unless absolutely necessary.
2. This is particularly relevant if you are regularly exposed to a crowd of people which puts you at a higher risk of exposure to viruses.
3. All social events whereby external sources of infections can be brought into the facility, eg. visiting groups, performance groups, bus trips etc. will be suspended until further notice.
4. We will not be hosting any students on placement.
5. All staff have been issued with standard infection control personal protective equipment while caring for residents to minimize the risk of cross contamination.
6. We have canvassed our staff to look after themselves and stay well so that they can continue to come into work to look after our residents.
7. All staff have been strongly advised not to attend events of a crowded nature.
8. In the event a resident has to go to hospital or social leave, on their return, they will be required to stay inside their rooms for a minimum of fourteen (14) days and to avoid socializing with anyone else.
9. In the event a staff member is exposed to the virus (confirmed case) they will be asked to stop coming in to work until a quarantine period is served.
10. We have also ensured we have a strong staffing pool to ensure residents’ care does not get interrupted.
11. All visitors, families and friends will be required to have 2020 Flu Vaccine once it become available in April. We will ask you to show a letter from your doctor or health practitioner providing proof approve of vaccination when you enter the facility on, or after 1st May 2020.
12. We ask that all visitors must supply and wear their own masks. Due the current stock shortage, our priority is to ensure that our residents and staff have the health and safety equipment required on hand.
14. We require ALL visitors to complete the following Self Declaration Form and email it to the Facility Director PRIOR to entering any of our nursing homes.
15. We ask you to observe the Special restrictions remain in place for aged care facilities to protect older Australians:
Please do not hesitate to contact the Facility Directors should you require more information or if you would like to discuss further:
@Penshurst: Xue Yan – 0428 311 361
@Harris Park: Diana Gan- 0467 909 911
We thank you for your cooperation and understanding that during this difficult period.