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Covid-19 Precautions

At Bramley Care, the care and safety of all our residents, clients and staff is our absolutely highest priority. With this in mind, we have currently stopped all visits to both Bramley House and The Old Rectory until further notice, so that we can do our utmost to keep our residents safe.

While we fully understand how important it is for our residents to have contact with their families and friends, we are sure you all understand why we have had to take this decision.  Our staff encourage our residents to stay in touch with their loved ones via phone and Skype, giving them whatever technical assistance they may need.  The added benefit of keeping our homes so well protected from the outside is that, inside the homes, our residents can socialise freely with each other, enabling them to stay safe, happy and active, in the environment they know and love.

Inside both Bramley House and The Old Rectory, and on our Bramley Home Care rounds, we are taking every possible precaution to ensure that our residents and clients are kept safe from Covid-19.  Our staff are all fully trained in the necessary precautions that must be taken at all times, and always use the correct Personal Protection Equipment.  Please rest assured that the safety of our residents, clients and staff is always our highest priority, but especially in these challenging times.  For full details of the precautions we take at all times, click here.

Update: 23rd June 2020

The new Garden Meeting Rooms at both Bramley House and The Old Rectory are finished! And don’t they look good! Congratulations to our trusty Maintenance Team for doing such a speedy job. From next Monday onwards, friends and relatives will be able to book a slot to meet up with their loved ones in a safe and secure environment. We’re going to be seeing a lot of smiles.

 

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Update: 8th June 2020

The new garden meeting room at Bramley House is nearly ready to use!

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Update 29th May 2020

Work on the new Garden Meeting Room at The Old Rectory is now underway.  Once the foundations are in place, the rest of it goes up really quickly!

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Update: 26th May 2020

Good news is always worth sharing – our latest round of 124 Covid-19 tests, on all our staff and residents, at both The Old Rectory and Bramley House, has given us a completely clean bill of health. It’s what we expected, but it’s still always reassuring to have it confirmed. Thank you so much to all our wonderful carers, domestics, entertainment staff and chefs, who have done such an amazing job keeping our precious residents safe, well and happy in these challenges times.

And work on our new Garden Meeting Rooms is progressing really well too!

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Update: 22nd May 2020

Work is well underway for the new Garden Meeting Room at Bramley House. It won’t be long now before you can see your loved ones again!

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Update: 20th May 2020

We know how much our residents are missing their loved ones at this difficult time, so Bramley Care have bought two summerhouses, just like the one in the picture, to be used as garden meeting rooms. We are hoping to install them in the gardens at Bramley House and The Old Rectory as soon as possible, to allow friends and family to visit. The garden meeting rooms will be fitted with a glass safety screen in the middle, between the residents and their loved ones, to minimise the risk of our residents contracting the Covid-19 virus. It will just be so lovely for our residents to be able to see their loved ones again! We’ll let everyone know as soon as they are ready for use.

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Precautions at Bramley House & The Old Rectory

  • Our homes are closed for all non-essential visitors until further notice and have been since 5th March 2020.
  • We do not and will not use agency staff.
  • All staff and essential visitors have their temperature checked upon entering the homes using new thermal imaging cameras.

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  • There is a PPE station in the entrance porch for essential visitors.
  • All residents have their temperature checked twice daily.
  • All staff are briefed, on a daily basis, regarding the importance of social distancing, both now and for the foreseeable future.
  • Our staff are wearing face masks at all times and wash or sanitise their hands immediately on entering the homes and before attending to each resident.
  • Additional hand sanitising facilities have been installed around the homes so that they are easily accessible.
  • All goods coming into the homes, such as groceries and deliveries, are thoroughly cleaned when they enter, and are then put aside for at least 48 hours before use.
  • Video links and NHS emails have been put in place to manage residents’ medical needs.
  • Senior staff now complete the District Nurse’s Duties.
  • We have Increased stock of PPE and cleaning materials and continue to purchase and monitor stock levels.
  • Skype calls and telephone calls are available for all residents, so they can stay in touch with their loved ones.
  • We now have a Welfare Station for all staff to change in to and out of their uniforms safely, and all uniforms are now laundered on site.

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  • Our domestic cleaners are now working longer hours, to ensure absolute cleanliness at all times.
  • All staff are fully up to date with Infection Control training, and we have an Infection Control Lead in place.
  • Covid-19 tests have been arranged for all staff and residents to be repeated at least fortnightly.
  • New residents are only admitted from hospital if they have had a negative Covid- 19 test.
  • All new residents are requested to isolate in private bedrooms for 14 days on arrival.
  • Keypad entry locks are being installed on all internal fire doors, although they will only be used if we feel it is necessary to seal off parts of the homes. These door locks will automatically disengage in the event of a fire.
  • We are in the process of building garden rooms at both Bramley House and The Old Rectory, specifically to allow safe visits to individual residents from their loved ones.

Precautions at Bramley Home Care

  • All staff are briefed regarding the importance of social isolating and social distancing, both now and for the foreseeable future.
  • All staff wear face masks at all times.

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  • All staff wash or sanitise their hands immediately on entering each client’s home and before leaving each client’s home.
  • All staff have been provided with disinfectant wipes to clean the interiors of their cars.
  • We have minimised the need for professionals to enter clients’ homes by using alternative measures such as telephone and video calls where possible.
  • All staff check their temperature before starting their daily shift.
  • All clients have their temperature checked daily by Bramley Home Care staff.
  • All staff have a Covid-19 test once a fortnight, subject to availability.
  • We have carers and cars specifically assigned to care for Covid-19 positive clients only, to help prevent cross-contamination.