Resthaven CEO, Richard Hearn, reassures the public that Resthaven is taking important and significant measures to ensure the safety of the older people whom Resthaven supports, in the face of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
‘A precaution we are taking is to postpone planned events and limit on site and external gatherings until further notice in all our residential and community services. This includes a number of 85th anniversary celebrations.
‘We will advise residents and clients about the latest government directives. This includes restrictions on visiting and activities to residential sites, and how different types of home care services that we provide in people’s homes and service locations may be impacted.
Richard says, ‘Older people with chronic conditions and frailty are amongst the most vulnerable to this virus.’
‘Our focus is on protecting the health and wellbeing of our residents and clients, along with employees and volunteers, and their families.’
‘Resthaven is closely monitoring developments, and following advice from the Department of Health in relation to our interactions with those older people who live in our residential aged care homes, and those receiving community services in their own homes.’
For the latest public advice, call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080, or visit https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert