As a care organisation that is committed to effectively responding to matters that may affect the safety and wellbeing of the people that use our service, we have found it necessary to implement some safety control measures.
The intended aim is not to create panic within the care community, but to act sensibly and with necessary precaution.
Some of the key control measures implemented in all our Langdale Care Homes are:
- Coronavirus: Public Information signage has been placed near the main entrance advising everyone of how one can help to contain the spread of any germs/viruses.
- Frequent hand washing (within set time periods) for all staff providing personal care
- Additional hours of cleaning and provisions to ensure all areas of the home are disinfected.
- Visiting only kept to ‘essential’. Any visitors that have ‘flu like’ symptoms MUST NOT come to the home and are advised to stay home, isolate themselves and call 111 for further advice.
- Any staff that have travelled abroad (to any country) and exhibit the symptoms listed below will need to remain at home, in isolation for a minimum period of 14 days. Depending on the situation after the minimum time period has elapsed, further medical evidence may be necessary before they are cleared to return to work.
- If any of our residents display any signs of cold or flu, they will be isolated within their rooms and advise sought from the local GP for the next steps to take. These steps will be taken in the best interest of all the residents, staff and visitors alike.
As defined by the World Health Organisation, COVID-19 (the current coronavirus epidemic) is a strain from a large family of viruses that had not been previously identified in humans.
Some of the common symptoms may include:
- Cough/Sore Throat
- Difficulty breathing
Whilst majority of the cases appear mild, some cases result in more severe symptoms, particularly in people with weakened immune systems, older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions, such as (but not limited to) diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.
This information and further details regarding COVID-19 are widely available. Please ensure you source your information from reputable sources, such as the WHO, Gov.uk, NHS to name a few.
We would appreciate your co-operation and vigilance in this prevalent matter.