2020 has brought with it, a fair amount of challenges that have affected the population on a global scale. The elderly and vulnerable within social care, being such a high percentage of the UKs demographic, have seen additional struggles with both the isolation and the increased risk of contracting the Covid-19 virus.
Working closely with all of our local governing bodies and suppliers we have ensured that we always have an adequate stock of full PPE available to us at all times, and by following the regular updates and bulletins provided we are able to keep our residents and their families abreast of the situation as they develop.
We have been providing regular testing to both our residents and staff; the later of which have been diligent with their PPE usage during their personal lives as well as at work to minimise the threat of introducing the virus into our home.
Visiting / Contact
Faced with the challenges brought on by the pandemic, Burford Nursing Home was quick to realise that in order to cope with the ever changing situations and pressures, we would need to be flexible and adaptable at all times.
We embraced the lockdown restrictions whole heartedly, and made our best efforts to ensure that our residents were able to maintain contact with their loved ones at all times.
We introduced a mobile device allowing for such facilities as WhatsApp, Zoom, Skype, and many more.
When weather permitted, all our residents and their loved ones were offered adequate time to enjoy physical visits within the comfort of our landscaped rear garden, observing social distancing and correct PPE at all times.
With the inevitably of cold, wet weather approaching; we have built a wonderfully spacious wooden lodge that has the luxury of heating, electricity and lighting. It is comfortably furnished and with the addition of protective screens, ensures that all its users are safe as possible during their visits to our home.
Keeping spirits high during this time is paramount at Burford Nursing Home. To allow our residents the opportunity to enjoy their regular exercise classes and musical sessions, we are in the process of constructing a protective cubicle that will allow for these activities to continue during the worsening weather. We intend to use floor to ceiling plastic partitions that shall be used to separate a small area of our dining room that will only be accessible from outside, ensuring that our residents will be able to see and hear the entertainers without coming into any physical contact or risk of airborne particles. This space shall be thoroughly deep cleaned and disinfected after each use and will not be used for any other purpose so as to minimise the amount of individuals using it.