Covid-19 free home
22 January 2021 Update
We have had our first round of Covid-19 vaccines for both clients and staff. The current lockdown again limits visiting for relatives and plans for construction and improvement works. We have been able to install new flooring in the main lounge recently, which looks great and assists to keep our residents comfortable and safe.
We have been using Lateral Flow Test devices for a few weeks to enable closer contact visiting (self administered nose and throat swab which takes 30 mins to complete).
Since the new lockdown 06/01/2021 we are advised to return to visiting behind screening. West View therefore remains open to visits by relatives by prior arrangement, please contact us by telephone or email to arrange your visit.
Visitors will be asked to enter a temporary pod, which is a larger screened area utilising plastic material on a timber frame, this provides social distancing and a sneeze screen but also enables visitors to be closer than the 2m social distancing rule, which assists with communication.
For clients at the end of life or, with long term serious illness we are able to arrange room visits with full PPE however, we will need you to take a Lateral Flow test first.
Please call the home for more details, keep an eye on our Facebook page or, ask for your email to be added to our relatives and friends email distribution list where updates are posted when necessary.
These are ways in which you can help us maintain a quality of life for residents over the coming days.
Please avoid telephone calls at busy times such as early morning, lunch and early evening.
Try and call residents own dedicated line when they are likely to be in their rooms. (If you don't know the number or extension number we can email it to you).
Make use of social media and platforms such as Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp, Team or Zoom to have real time interactions with your loved ones. (Contact us with your preference of platform and weekly slot)
Send messages by email and include picture or video clips, which we can share. (We will try and reply)
Use our Facebook page to send encouragement and to see our residents enjoying the regular activities programme.
Only visit when necessary with the appropriate pre-booking and observe our PPE and social distancing policy.
The residents are occupied and generally very happy, we continue to be creative to ensure that quality of life in the home remains high.
We continue to email our residents relatives and friends on regular basis with a short newsletter.