• Resthaven Paradise

    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 visiting arrangements for visitors who meet all existing entry requirements. We provided the details of the affected areas to primary contacts by SMS yesterday. 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 times

    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, 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 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.

    Update for Families

    There are several COVID-19 positive residents on site, who are being cared for by specific staff to reduce transmission.

    Residents have been re-tested today and their results are expected within the next 24-48 hours. The next round of testing is 13 January.

    The site is regularly updating primary contacts of positive residents. Thank you for your support.

    Unfortunately there are 10 COVID positive residents at Resthaven Paradise. All residents are stable and their families aware.

    All residents will be retested on 10 January. The site continues to have sufficient staff to meet resident care needs.

    We continue to have senior clinical support available to the site to ensure high standards of resident care and infection control are maintained.

    The site is regularly updating primary contacts of positive residents.

    We have been advised that a resident at Resthaven Paradise has now tested positive for COVID-19. As the resident has been symptomatic, the site has been treated as a potential outbreak by Resthaven staff and all staff have been using particulate filter respirator (N95) masks and full PPE since 28 December 2021.

    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 will be arranged in consultation with SA Health. The site is now closed to visiting and residents are also unable to leave the home.

    We are providing 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, in particular today, whilst staff prepare to manage this situation. We will notify families of test results as they are made available to us, please do not call seeking these.

    We will 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

     

     

    Late on Tuesday, 14 December 2021, SA Health notified Resthaven that a locum doctor who visited to Resthaven Paradise at around 9.30pm on Saturday, 11 December, has subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.

    The doctor was onsite for only eight minutes, and visited one resident, who was double vaccinated. All Resthaven staff and volunteers are also double vaccinated. The doctor wore a mask throughout their entire visit and did not have any physical contact with the resident being reviewed. The resident and one staff member were isolated and tested as a priority. The results of their tests were negative.

    Resthaven’s experienced clinical staff teams, who are skilled in infection control management and processes, continue to monitor the situation closely together with SA Health Communicable Disease Branch.

    Due to the very low exposure risk, visiting will continue at the site aligned with the requirements of the SA Emergency Direction for Residential Aged Care Facilities.

    All staff are fully vaccinated and close to 90% of Resthaven Paradise residents are double vaccinated. We continue to liaise with SA Health Communicable Disease Branch and follow our Infection Control plans.

    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.

    We continue to follow the South Australian Directions, and advice and recommendations given by the Commonwealth Department of Health and the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.