How Hulton Care Home is Responding to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

As lockdown restrictions are gradually eased across the United Kingdom, safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our residents and teams remains our highest priority. With older people in care homes among the most vulnerable to contracting the COVID-19 virus, we have been taking preventative measures to protect those in our care and employment throughout the pandemic. This has included closing our care homes to all visitors.

Following an increase in the number of cases of COVID-19 in the borough of Oldham and a thorough risk assessment, we have decided to reintroduce visiting restrictions at Hulton Care Home.

For the safety of our residents and dedicated team members, Hulton Care Home will be closed to visitors for the foreseeable future.

This decision will be reviewed on 14th August in-line with the latest government, local authority, and public health guidance, and will be based on a thorough risk assessment.

You can read further information on this decision by clicking here.

HELPING YOU STAY IN TOUCH

Restricted visiting does not mean you have to lose touch. We have contingencies in place to ensure that you can still speak to, and in many cases still see relatives in our care during the outbreak. Through the use of phone and video calls, and where applicable a care home’s social media channels, we will ensure that you remain in contact with loved ones, and they remain in contact with the wider community.

We are also regularly writing to our residents’ relatives to keep them informed of any changes or updates to our plans.

THE STEPS THAT WE ARE TAKING TO PROTECT OUR RESIDENTS AND TEAMS

In addition to closing our home to visitors, we are also committed to:

  • Residents’ checked twice a day for temperature and symptoms.
  • Staff temperature and symptom check each day.
  • Ensuring our care teams are aware of the key symptoms of COVID-19 and how to monitor them in residents and team members.
  • Enforcing thorough hand washing and hand sanitisation station use.
  • Routine deep cleaning.

ADMISSIONS

We will continue to accept new residents into our home to support those in the community who are in need of care.

To safeguard the health and wellbeing of our residents and care teams, we will carry out preadmission assessments remotely by telephone, video call, or email. This is to ensure that any new admissions are safe, appropriate, and do not put our residents and staff at risk.

If you would like to make an enquiry please click here.

WHAT WE WILL DO NEXT

It has always been our view that getting out of lockdown would be more complicated than going into it. Clearly all residents in our homes are highly vulnerable, as are many of their loved ones. We need to ensure that the actions we take do not significantly increase the rate of infections.

We are acting on the advice and guidelines provided by Public Health England, Public Health Wales, and Health Protection Scotland. As the situation changes, we will constantly review and adapt our approach. We will update this page in line with the most current Government information and advice.

FURTHER QUESTIONS

If you have any further questions about our response to COVID-19 or the situation at our home, simply call the Care Home Manager or Person in Charge at the home.

We thank you for your co-operation and for considering the health and wellbeing of our residents at this time.

Useful Links

Want to know more about Covid-19? Please have a look at some of the links below.

Get in touch