COVID-19

The health of our residents, their visitors and our staff is our main priority at Haddington Care Home as we ensure that we all remain as safe as possible from the risks of COVID-19. We continue to follow guidance and legislation as issued by the Government and key sector bodies as we commit to keeping our residents, their families, and our staff updated.

Despite the challenges we’ve faced as a result of COVID-19, our team has worked hard to implement safety policies and procedures that provide reassurance for all residents and visitors to the home.

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Our COVID-19 Approach

In line with recent Scottish Government guidance effective from September 2022, care homes in Scotland no longer require face masks to be worn during visits due to high vaccination rates and other mitigations against COVID-19 in the social care sector and LFD testing is no longer necessary. Face masks will continue to be provided at the home should it be your preference to continue to wear one and staff will support the preferences of our residents who wish for our staff to wear face masks whilst providing them with care.

We would like to reassure you that we will continue to work closely with our Local Health Protection Teams and will follow their guidance should this decision change. For further information, please click here or contact the Home Manager directly.

Keeping Safe

Within our home, we continue to use PPE and hand hygiene products and our care teams follow infection prevention and control measures.

We also understand the importance of keeping up to date and adhering to official advice and guidance provided by the Health and Social Care Partnerships. We continue to advise that our residents and team members continue with their vaccinations and boosters for both COVID-19 and flu and where cases do occur, we have a system in place for recording cases and taking appropriate action to keep any cases contained where possible.

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Staying Connected

Following on from the impact that COVID-19 has had and continues to have, we are committed to ensuring that our residents keep connected with their family members and the local community. We support our residents in leaving our care home for day trips and overnight stays. To enable this, residents will be required to undertake an individual risk assessment which includes the use of respiratory screening questions upon returning to the home. It is not necessary for testing and isolation for residents who temporarily leave the home but to ensure everyone’s safety, we do encourage them to keep up with vaccinations for day trips and overnight stays.

During times when visiting may be restricted, such as in an outbreak, we offer a variety of electronic devices to enable our residents to video call their loved ones, and stay connected. We understand the importance that human connection and participation in activities provide for mental and physical wellbeing, which is why we go above and beyond to support residents in continuing with their hobbies, experiencing new interests, and meeting new people.

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Contact Us

Haddington Care Home
Mill Wynd
Haddington
EH41 4FG

01620 674880info@haddingtoncarehome.co.ukBook a TourDownload a Brochure

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