COVID-19

The health, safety, and well-being of our residents, their families, and our staff are our top priorities. Our continual commitment to everyone in the Haddington Care Home community is to keep them secure from both internal and external influences to the greatest extent possible.

The COVID-19 pandemic, as we all know, has had a catastrophic and at times overwhelming influence on everyone’s lives. We recognise the importance of keeping our residents comfortable in all possible situations, and we prioritise their health and well-being in everything we do.

Here for You During Difficult Times

While providing a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere for both residents and staff, we have maintained and will continue to maintain the highest levels of safety, hygiene, and regulatory compliance. Although prevention is still a top concern of ours, any actions taken should have little, if any, impact on our exceptional care and service.

It is important that meaningful contact is supported and maintained for residents. There are no limits on how often residents can receive visitors but it must remain safe and manageable for the care home staff and residents themselves and we ask that these are pre-booked. Anyone who visits a care home should take a LFD test, you will be asked to show proof of the recent negative LFD test before visiting. This includes family, friends, children over the age of 12 and visiting professionals. You may take the test at home before you visit or the home can help you to carry out the test when you arrive.

A Fluid Resistant Surgical Mask (FRSM) must be worn wherever possible, and Infection Prevention and Control measures should be followed as instructed by care home staff. Residents, family, and friends are able to plan outings or activities from the care home and are able to do by working together with the care home to arrange.

For prospective residents, to have a tour of the home, it is necessary for this to be pre-booked and for evidence of a negative LFT test to be presented prior to entering the home. This applies to all guests within your party.

At any time, the COVID-19 regulations and guidance from the Government, National and Local Healthcare Agencies may change. For further information, please click here or contact the Home Manager directly.

Safety Precautions

 

Our devoted team has gone above and beyond since the beginning of COVID-19 to guarantee that everyone in our home is safe. Many new safety precautions have been put in place to ensure that our residents may go about their daily lives as usual with minimal inconvenience.

 

By making a few modifications to our home and how we function, we can help reduce the risk of COVID-19 in our community. Our specialised team at Haddington Care Home continues to prioritise the mental, emotional, and physical health needs of every individual, while adhering to government regulations, and giving guidance and support to all residents and their loved ones.

Our Safety Precautions Include

Our dedicated team works extremely hard to ensure that our residents as well as those closest to them are protected from COVID-19 as much as possible. The safety precautions we have put in place are as follows:

Screen Dividers

To keep guests and residents safe while adhering to government regulations, many of our rooms have floor-to-ceiling screens and intercoms. Some outdoor meeting spaces are still available; please contact us for additional information.

Social Distancing

Staff and residents are encouraged to keep a one metre distance where possible, which is in accordance with government guidelines.

PPE

To reduce transmission, our employees use personal protective equipment (PPE) such as aprons, face masks, and disposable gloves on a daily basis. All of the PPE we employ is in compliance with government and local authority laws.

Remote Visits

Residents can use online video call apps to communicate with friends and relatives. We’ve invested in cutting-edge technology to ensure that no key moments are missed.

Santisation

Sanitation stations have been placed throughout our building, and residents and visitors are encouraged to use our antibacterial gel as often as possible.

Secure Premises

Residents and their families can be confident that the Haddington Care Home is a very safe and secure care facility that adheres to all COVID-19 safety procedures at all times.

Keeping a Sense of Normalcy

We’ve implemented a number of procedures as a result of COVID-19 to reduce infection rates while making our house as comfortable as possible. Despite the challenges that our hard-working team faces during these extraordinary times, they go above and beyond to provide a range of COVID-19 friendly activities to keep our residents active and entertained, as we want nothing more than to keep their spirits high.

Making Sure Residents Keep Connected With Loved Ones

We recognise the importance of human interaction and support from family and friends for residents’ mental health, and so keeping residents and their loved ones connected during these unknown times has never been more important. Our home is equipped with a variety of technologies that allow our residents to communicate with their friends and family whenever they wish. Whatever challenges we may face as a result of COVID-19, we’ll keep working together to overcome them.

Life As You Envision It

Our goal is to provide great care and assistance to all of our residents, regardless of their circumstances, and in times like these, we strive to ensure that everyone is protected and may continue to live the full lives they deserve each and every day. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the many amenities available throughout our charming home, as well as our activity coordinators’ action-packed activity programme. Our residents are at the centre of everything we do, and our staff works tirelessly to make sure that they are happy during their stay.

Talk to a Member of Our Team

Our staff is available to answer any queries you may have concerning life at Haddington Care Home or our COVID-19 safety procedures. To get in touch, call 01620 674880 or email info@haddingtoncarehome.co.uk. You may also submit an online Enquiry Form and a member of our staff will respond as soon as they can.