• Resthaven Malvern

    Resthaven has been notified that several residents at Resthaven Malvern 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. To keep our community informed, we will maintain regular communication via text message.

    Visiting is limited to those known as Partners in Care and named visitors. Prior to visiting, we suggest either confirming visiting arrangements with the primary contact or calling the site for clarification.

    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.

    If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, are unvaccinated for 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.

    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 very pleased to advise there are currently no positive residents on site, and the COVID-19 outbreak is declared resolved. Residents are now free to move about the site and have visitors.

    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.

    We have reviewed our current restrictions in line with the new SA Health advice and are pleased to advise we are able to ease some restrictions.

    Residents in areas not affected by the outbreak are now 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.

    For residents in unaffected areas, we are now able to recommence some interim visiting arrangements for visitors who meet all existing entry requirements. We provided the details of the affected areas to primary contacts by SMS. Prior to visiting, we suggest either confirming visiting arrangements with the primary contact or calling the site for clarification.

    Unfortunately, as the site is still considered an outbreak site, residents are unable to leave the site. We are awaiting testing results before easing any further restrictions.

    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, Resthaven has been notified that a resident has returned a positive COVID-19 result. The resident has minimal symptoms and will be looked after by dedicated staff to reduce the risk of transmission.

    The COVID-19 Outbreak Management Plan has been re-activated and the site is classed again as a COVID-19 Outbreak Site. The site is closed to general visiting as directed by SA Health, and residents are unable to leave the home, until all residents can be tested.

    All residents will be tested and are required to remain in their rooms with additional support at this time. Residents are being monitored regularly, with additional personal protective equipment in use.

    The primary contact for each resident will receive regular communication by SMS. Primary resident contacts are to notify other family members and friends. Where a resident is identified as a close contact, we will advise primary contacts directly, and will notify them of test results as they are made available to us.

    We ask for your support by limiting your contact with the site, in particular today, whilst staff are managing this situation.

    Resthaven appreciates your understanding and support during this difficult time.

    Unfortunately, we have been notified that a fully vaccinated staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing is underway. Under the new SA Health guidelines, the site is now considered a COVID-19 Exposure Site.

    Whilst there are no restrictions to resident movement or changes to current visiting, residents in the affected areas will need to be tested.

    To keep our community informed, we will maintain regular communication via text message.

    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.

    As there are 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 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 have reviewed our current restrictions in line with the new SA Health advice and are pleased to advise we are able to ease some restrictions. Residents are now free to move about the site, enjoying both the indoor and outdoor areas, and practising COVID-19 friendly behaviours such as physical distancing and hand hygiene.

    We can now recommence some visiting arrangements from 1pm on Saturday 15 January, 2022 for visitors who meet all existing entry requirements.

    Unfortunately, as the site is still considered an 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.

    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, but unfortunately at this stage, the site is still considered a prescribed outbreak site and remains under current restrictions. The primary contact for each resident will receive regular communication by SMS. Primary contacts are to notify other family members and friends.

    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.

    We appreciate your understanding and support during this difficult time.

     

    Unfortunately we have been advised that a personal carer who worked at Resthaven Malvern on 2 January 2022 and 3 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 opened to visitors yesterday.

    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 Malvern staff and volunteers, and 90% 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.

    We have been informed that a housekeeping staff member who worked across the site for a shift from 7.00am to 1.45pm on Tuesday 21 December, and between 7.00am and 7.15pm on Wednesday 22 December, has now tested positive for COVID-19.

    As a result we have initiated our COVID-19 outbreak management plan, all residents will remain in their rooms with additional PPE in place and regular monitoring. Testing of all residents is being arranged. Visiting is not permitted at this time and residents are also unable to leave the facility.

    We will provide regular communication to families by SMS and where a resident is identified as a close contact we will advise you directly. We ask your support by limiting your contact with the site and, in particular today, whilst we are ensuring staff prepare to manage the situation. We will notify you of test results as they are made available to us, please do not call seeking these.

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

    Resthaven appreciates your understanding and support during this difficult time.

    More information is available at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDpositive. For the latest public advice, call the SA Health Information line: 1800 253 787