Living Well Together
Proactive infection control
We are committed to the wellbeing of our residents and never forget how susceptible they can be to infection. We take a dynamic, risk-based approach in response to any outbreak at a home or within the local community where they are based, working with the relevant local authorities on latest guidance and ensuring proactive communication for all involved.
Over the last few months, we have focused time, investment and energy on an enhanced approach to housekeeping and cleanliness. This long-term approach aims to lower the risk of any virus in our homes and has, and continues to be, a whole team effort to ensure a consistently clean place for all to live, work and visit.
The dedicated Infection Prevention & Control Champion in each home has completed an enhanced training course and has delivered short, informative briefings to all team members in their home. We are further investing for the long term by providing new equipment and shortly each home will receive a new ATP testing kit, which swabs for bacterial presence and will allow team members to measure the levels of cleanliness being achieved as part of an accurate and reliable audit process.