COVID-19

Although we at Oakdene Care Home understand the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on everyone’s lives, we are also excited to begin the process of returning to normalcy. 

The health of our residents, visitors, and employees will continue to remain a major focus here at Oakdene Care Home. Although globally the approach to COVID-19 has changed somewhat significantly, we will endeavour to ensure our home remains as safe as possible. COVID-19 has had a negative influence on care homes across the United Kingdom, thus we will continue to make every effort to keep everyone in our home healthy and safe at all times.

Always Holding Our Residents’ Health To The Highest Standard

In line with recent Government recommendations effective from April 2022, care homes in England no longer have restrictions as to the numbers of visits per resident though we ask that you make arrangements in advance of your visit to ensure safe visiting practices can be maintained. LFT testing is no longer mandatory, though to protect the safety and wellbeing of our residents and teams, we would appreciate your support in continuing to do so. Appropriate guidance for using PPE must be followed whilst visiting.

At any time, the COVID-19 regulations and guidance from the Government, National and Local Healthcare Agencies may change. For further information, please click here or contact the Home Manager directly.

Precautionary Measures

The health, safety, and well-being of our residents and team members will continue to be a major priority for us, whether we’re faced with a pandemic or otherwise. We’ve taken their safety incredibly seriously; in fact, we have made a conscious effort to install a variety of safeguarding tools at our residences since the pandemic began, to ensure that our residents may continue to live mostly unaffected, or with minimal inconvenience. We were able to limit COVID-19 transmission in our home by making simple changes to our daily practices that protected lots of people in the long run.

Our caring staff at Oakdene Care Home will continue to go above and beyond to ensure our residents’ general well-being, from complying to regulatory standards from the government to helping residents and their loved ones throughout unavoidable and difficult times. To allow residents to continue with their hobbies, our Activity Coordinators have developed the highest standard of infection prevention throughout all home activities. This means that our residents can get back to doing the things they love, and do so a lot sooner.

Implemented Precautionary Measures

Our dedicated team at Oakdene Care Home has worked thoroughly and continuously to ensure that our residents and visitors are as safe as possible from COVID-19, and to ensure the risk of infection is always at a minimum.

Screen Dividers

We have ensured that there is always plenty of meeting space outside, but there are also rooms with screens and intercoms where loved ones may visit residents in a more protected manner.

Social Distancing

To limit the potential of the virus spreading, social distancing is implemented throughout our home. When possible, residents and workers are encouraged to have a minimum space between them of one metre.

PPE

Every member of staff wears personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times, including face masks, aprons, and disposable gloves, in compliance with government rules, to keep infection rates to a low.

Remote Visits

We can set up internet video conferencing tools for our residents and their family members or loved ones to communicate. We’ve invested in cutting-edge technology to ensure that no moments go missing and that no one ever feels too far away.

Santisation

We encourage residents and guests to use the many hand-washing stations located throughout the facility on a frequent basis. They are often installed in locations where physical contact is most likely to occur.

Secure Premises

Oakdene Care Home will continue to be a safe and comfortable environment for all of our residents to call home, and for their friends and family to visit. We do this by adhering to all COVID-19 safety standards.

Keeping Your Health, Safety, and Well-Being Maintained

Our primary focus will always be to keep the residents of Oakdene Care Home safe and healthy. We will take all of the necessary efforts we need to in order to reduce infection rates while maintaining a welcoming and pleasant environment at Oakdene Care Home. During times when visits outside the home are limited, you can rest assured that our professional Activities Coordinators provide a range of activities to constantly keep our residents occupied and utterly engaged with their surroundings.

Remaining In Contact With Those You Love

It’s never been more essential to stay in touch with those closest to you. We believe that our residents’ general well-being depends on them feeling loved and supported by their friends and family. Even if, due to distance and other circumstances, a loved one can’t be with one of our residents in person, it’s still important to feel that connection. That’s why we have a variety of devices that have strong internet connections so that all of our residents have the opportunity to communicate with their loved ones online.

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A Safe Place Our Residents Love To Call Home

Providing high-quality services and facilities for each and every one of our residents here at Oakdene Care Home is key to ensuring they continue to live life the way that they want to. It’s our mission to make sure that Oakdene Care Home meets and exceeds our residents’ expectations, and ensures they receive the luxury, individualised treatment that they deserve. Every single day, we aim to offer brand new daily activities for our residents to try, as well as a vast array of in-house amenities and opportunities to excel no matter their situation in life. We encourage our residents to take a step back, relax, and rest easy in the knowledge that the incredible team here at Oakdene Care Home will always put them first.

Have A Question? Let Us Know

If you still have some unanswered questions surrounding what life at Oakdene Care Home is like, then please feel free to let us know. We’ll endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can. Send us an email at info@oakdenecare.co.uk, or give us a call on 01202 813722. We’d love to hear from you. We also recommend you fill out our Enquiry Form. A member of our friendly and qualified team will be more than happy to address your concern.