• Resthaven Aberfoyle Park

    Resthaven is pleased to advise that the site is not currently restricting visitors. Primary resident contacts are notified of any exposures or outbreaks at the site. Prior to visiting, we suggest either confirming visiting arrangements with the primary resident contact or calling the site for clarification on the day to confirm. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

    Resthaven has been notified that several fully vaccinated staff members and one resident at Resthaven Aberfoyle Park have tested positive for COVID-19.

    Unfortunately, the site is now considered an outbreak site.

    As a result, we have initiated our COVID-19 outbreak management plan. Contact tracing is underway. To keep our community informed, we will maintain regular communication via text message.

    Residents in the affected area will be unable to receive visitors or leave that area. We have sent the details of the affected area to primary contacts via text message.

    Residents in areas that are not affected by the outbreak continue to be free to move about the site, enjoying both the indoor and outdoor areas, and practicing COVID-19 friendly behaviours such as physical distancing and hand hygiene.

    Whilst South Australia continues to have a high level of community transmission of COVID-19, please ensure you sign in using the QR code and electronic visitor management system on entry via the main doors, and allow time for this process.

    Prior to visiting, we suggest either confirming visiting arrangements with the primary contact or calling the site for clarification.

    If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, or are deemed a close contact of a positive case, you are not permitted to enter.

    We continue to liaise with SA Health and the Australian Department of Health and will update the website with the latest information as soon as possible.

    Resthaven is pleased to advise that the site is not currently restricting visitors. Primary resident contacts are notified of any exposures or outbreaks at the site. Prior to visiting, we suggest either confirming visiting arrangements with the primary resident contact or calling the site for clarification on the day to confirm. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

    We are pleased to announce that, effective Friday 11 March, normal visiting arrangements have been reinstated at all Resthaven residential aged care homes.

    Residents are free to move around the site. Due to the high numbers of community transmission of COVID-19 in South Australia, the interim visiting arrangements will remain in place at this time.

    Visiting

    Monday to Friday: 10am until 12 noon, and 2pm until 4pm.

    Weekends and public holidays: 1pm until 5pm.

    Whilst South Australia continues to have a high level of community transmission of COVID-19, visiting hours and times will be restricted to one visit by a maximum of two people, per resident, per day.

    Please ensure you sign in using the QR code and electronic visitor management system. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, or are deemed a close contact of a positive case, you are not permitted to enter. Please also be aware that all visitors to an aged care facility are now required to have a COVID-19 Booster Vaccination when eligible. Please show your evidence of your booster vaccination on entry so it can be uploaded to the Visitor Management System.

    Whilst there is significantly high numbers of COVID-19 transmission in South Australia, SA Government and SA Health are asking people to limit unnecessary time in the community. In the interest of keeping our vulnerable community safe, we support this approach and strongly discourage all residents from leaving the site.

    We continue to liaise with SA Health and the Australian Department of Health, and thank our site communities for their ongoing patience and cooperation.

    Unfortunately, Resthaven has been notified that one staff member at Resthaven Aberfoyle Park has tested positive to COVID-19. No close contacts have been identified.

    Under the SA Health guidelines, the site is considered a COVID-19 Exposure Site, and some residents are being tested as a precautionary measure.

    The primary contact for each resident will receive regular communication via text message.

    Residents are free to move about the site, and interim visiting arrangements will continue for visitors who meet all existing entry requirements.

    We are very pleased to advise all residents tested have now returned negative results and the COVID-19 exposure is declared resolved. Residents are now free to move about the site and have visitors.

    Due to the high numbers of community transmission of COVID-19 in South Australia, the interim visiting arrangements will remain in place at this time.

    Unfortunately, Resthaven has been notified that a delivery driver that visited the site has tested positive to COVID-19.

    Under the SA Health Guidelines, the site is considered a COVID-19 Exposure Site, and some residents are being tested as a precautionary measure.

    The primary contact for each resident will receive regular communication via text message.

    Residents are free to move about the site, and we have recommenced some visiting arrangements for visitors who meet all existing entry requirements.

    We are very pleased to advise all residents tested have now returned negative results and the outbreak is declared resolved. Residents are now free to move about the site.

    We take the opportunity to thank residents and families for their support and messages of appreciation during these challenging times. We would also like to acknowledge our staff who have worked tirelessly through these outbreaks ensuring our residents are well looked after and kept safe.

    Due to the high numbers of community transmission of COVID-19 in South Australia, the interim visiting arrangements will remain in place at this time.

    Visiting

    Monday to Friday: 10am until 12 noon, and 2pm until 4pm.

    Weekends and public holidays: 1pm until 5pm.

    Whilst South Australia continues to have a high level of community transmission of COVID-19, visiting hours and times will be restricted to one visit by a maximum of two people, per resident, per day.

    Please ensure you sign in using the QR code and electronic visitor management system. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, or are deemed a close contact of a positive case, you are not permitted to enter.

    Whilst there is significantly high numbers of COVID-19 transmission in South Australia, SA Government and SA Health are asking people to limit unnecessary time in the community. In the interest of keeping our vulnerable community safe, we support this approach and strongly discourage all residents from leaving the site.

    We are pleased to advise that SA Health have updated their guidelines for Residential Aged Care sites in managing COVID-19 Outbreaks.

    Previously if there was a single positive case of COVID-19 in a staff member or visitor, the site was considered to be in a declared outbreak. This definition has now changed to a COVID-19 Exposure site. A COVID-19 Outbreak site is now defined as two or more positive staff members who were diagnosed at the same time, or, one positive resident.

    As a result we have reviewed our current restrictions in line with this new advice. Residents are now free to move about the site, and we are able to recommence some visiting arrangements for visitors who meet all existing entry requirements.

    Unfortunately, as the site is still considered a prescribed outbreak site, residents are unable to leave the site.

    We continue to liaise with SA Health and the Australian Department of Health and will update the website with the latest information as soon as possible.

    Visiting

    Monday to Friday: 10am until 12 noon, and 2pm until 4pm.

    Weekends and public holidays: 1pm until 5pm.

    Whilst South Australia continues to have a high level of community transmission of COVID-19, visiting hours and times will be restricted to one visit by a maximum of two people, per resident, per day.

    Please ensure you sign in using the QR code and electronic visitor management system. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, or are deemed a close contact of a positive case, you are not permitted to enter.

    Unfortunately we have been advised that a staff member who worked at Resthaven Aberfoyle Park on 4 January 2022 and 5 January 2022, has returned a positive COVID-19 result.

    Contact tracing is underway, testing of residents deemed close contacts is being arranged, and we will notify primary contacts of the results as soon as possible.

    As a result we have, once again, initiated our COVID-19 outbreak management plan. All residents are required to remain in their rooms with additional PPE in place, extra support and regular monitoring. The site is now closed to visiting and residents are unable to leave the facility.

    We are working closely with SA Health and following their direction and the Emergency Management (RACF) direction. We understand this is a very disappointing result given the site only recently opened to visitors.

    We appreciate your support at this difficult time, and ask you to limit contact with the site, in particular today, whilst staff prepare to manage this situation.

    All Resthaven Aberfoyle Park staff and volunteers, and 96% of residents are fully vaccinated, and some residents have received a booster vaccine.

    We continue to liaise with SA Health and the Australian Department of Health and will update the website with the latest information as soon as possible.

    More information is available at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDpositive

    For the latest public advice, call the SA Health Coronavirus Information line 1800 253 787

    We are pleased to advise that all Day 13 COVID-19 tests have now returned negative results, and we are able to recommence some visiting from 10am today for visitors who meet all existing entry requirements.

    However, whilst South Australia continues to have a high level of community transmission of COVID-19, visiting hours and times will be restricted to one visit by a maximum of two people, per resident, per day.

    Visiting times are now as follows:

    Monday to Friday 10am until 12 noon, and 2pm until 4pm

    Weekends and public holidays from 1pm until 5pm

    Alternative ways to connect with your family member through video or telephone calls can be arranged. Please contact the site directly and speak with the Lifestyle Coordinator to make a booking.

    Residents are free to move around the facility, with social distancing enforced. We strongly encourage residents not to leave the site, due to the risk of exposure in the community. However, if a resident does go out, they should wear a mask at all times, ensure to practice social distancing and regular use of hand sanitiser.

    Resthaven has appreciated the lovely messages of support from families and friends over the last two weeks. Thank you.

    On 23 December 2021, Resthaven was notified that a fully vaccinated staff member who worked one shift between 7.00am and 1.30pm at Resthaven Aberfoyle Park on Monday, 20 December, has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member wore a mask throughout their entire shift and is now in isolation.

    The Resthaven COVID-19 Outbreak Management Plan has been activated. Entry and exit to the site is restricted and will remain so until we are notified otherwise by SA Health.

    All close contacts have been identified, and were tested and are in isolation. Full personal protective equipment is in use and residents are in their rooms to minimise contact.

    Today, we received advice that of those residents and staff who were tested and whose results we have received, all have returned negative test results. We are yet to receive results for all residents on the site and await further testing and advice from SA Health. We continue to liaise with SA Health and the Australian Department of Health and will update the website with the information as soon as possible. The key contact for each resident will be notified of any updates via text message. It is their responsibility to notify other family members and friends. Please minimise phone calls and contact to the site.

    All Resthaven Aberfoyle Park staff and 95% of residents are fully vaccinated, and some residents have received a booster vaccine.

    Resthaven’s experienced clinical staff teams, who are skilled in infection control management and processes, are monitoring the situation closely together with SA Health.

    Our focus is on protecting the health and wellbeing of our residents and clients, along with employees and volunteers, and their families. We will keep our community informed about the situation.

    More information is available at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDpositive

    For the latest public advice, call SA Health Information line 1800 253 787