At Stanfield Nursing Home, our duty of care to residents and staff is the highest priority. Especially during times such as the pandemic.
Below we detail a few coronavirus updates related to health and changes we have made to Stanfield going forward.
Good News at Stanfield with Negative Covid Tests
As per Government regulations we received Covid-19 testing kits for the whole home – residents and staff alike. As we care for vulnerable people this was essential to all.
There are two different types of tests:
- One is able to determine whether you currently have coronavirus
- One is able to detect whether you have specific antibodies present in your blood. These antibodies can also indicate whether you have previously contracted the virus.
We are pleased to announce that our home-wide testing all came back negative!
Our team at Stanfield are extremely proud to continue to uphold the best possible care for all residents. One of our many coronavirus updates to maintain good health includes increased hygiene regulations with our Glitterbug machine. We use this to ensure the correct hand-washing techniques whilst also making hand-washing more fun for all!
Regular GP Consultations
Many companies in different sectors have had to drastically change the way they operate their business as part of their coronavirus updates. Supermarkets have social distancing queues, checkouts and a limited capacity in-store. With hairdressers reopening they will be implementing social distancing and regular cleaning after each client.
Here at Stanfield Nursing Home, we have closed our doors to family visitors and entertainers and have increased Infection Prevention and Control measures.
To continue monitoring people’s health and update our coronavirus measures, we stay in regular contact with GP surgeries. They have started using Microsoft Teams to complete remote video consultations.
We have minimised face-to-face visits to reduce the risk to those we care for. Therefore, the use of this technology enables us to continue giving the support residents require from the primary health sector in a safe and secure manner.
Virtual consultations have proved beneficial for all with regular health updates during the coronavirus pandemic. This has been very useful for our nursing home in the current lockdown situation.
Dr Maggie Keeble
Dr Maggie Keeble, a lead clinician for older people, has been a GP in Worcester for 20 years. As a care home GP, she provides general medical services for a local practice to five care homes and endeavours to make Worcestershire a great place to live in later life.
Under the circumstances of Covid-19, she has been hosting weekly countywide Zoom Care Home meetings. In these, she updates people with the latest government and local guidance. Around 150 people have been logging on each time to listen and ask questions. This has been very helpful to our home in terms of discussing best practices and learning from others.
Contacting Stanfield Nursing Home
If you want to find out more information about our nursing home in Worcester, please visit our website today. Alternatively, you can call 01905 420 459 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team. You can also check out our social media for daily updates.
If you have found this useful, you may wish to read our blog on Supporting Families and Loved Ones During the Pandemic