Good News in Testing Updates
As per Government regulations Stanfield Nursing Care Home were able to receive 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 different types of tests, ones which determine whether you currently have coronavirus, or ones that detect whether you have specific antibodies present in your blood which indicate whether you have previously contracted the virus. 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 changes include 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!
Many companies in different sectors have had to drastically change the way they operate their business. 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 Care Home we have closed our doors to our family visitors and entertainers with increased frequency and range of Infection Prevention and Control measures we apply throughout the day.
As their response to these dynamic times, GP surgeries have started using Microsoft Teams to complete remote video consultations. Face to face visits have been kept to an absolute minimum to reduce the risk to our residents. The use of technology enables those we care for to continue receiving the support they require from the primary health sector in a safe and secure manner. Virtual consultations have proved beneficial for all concerned. You can use a phone, laptop, or tablet and no plug-ins, downloads, or apps have to be installed. The service does not store any confidential information and clinical anonymity is maintained. This highly benefits our nursing home in the current lockdown situation by providing access to services whilst staying at home.
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 which 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.
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