SA Residential Care Home COVID-READY Status
Phase 2 Prevention Plan
The following Residential Care homes are currently operating under our Phase 2 COVID-19 Prevention Plan;
- Bellevue Court Residential Care - Diamond, Emerald and Ruby wings, TCP and CAP services
- Bucklands Residential Care - Hill and Tolley wings
- Fullarton Residential Care
- McCracken Views Residential Care
- Oakfield Lodge Residential Care
- Sandpiper Lodge Residential Care
- The Lodge Lourdes Valley Residential Care
Key measures from our Phase 2 Plan include the following:
- All visits are restricted apart from those in end-of-life situations or families providing care and pre-approved by the Residential Services Manager;and social visits in our gardens, with a maximum of two visitors wearing masks.
- Any approved visitors must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
- All visits must be requested in advance via email. Email addresses can be found here;
- Online or window visits are available.
Resident social outings are also strongly discouraged at this time as this is not the environment where vulnerable older residents are safe in the community. It is important to note that high-quality services will continue to be provided to residents within our homes and if we can keep COVID-19 out, then activities within the home can remain largely as normal.
Phase 3 Outbreak Management Plan
The following Residential Care homes are currently operating under our Phase 3 COVID-19 Outbreak Management Plan;
- Carmelite Residential Care
- Bellevue Court Residential Care - Sapphire wing,
- Bucklands Residential Care - Weigall, Boral, Keane and Morish wings
- John Paul II Residential Care
- Labrina Village Residential Care
- Lourdes Valley Care Awaiting Placement service
- Mt Carmel Residential Care
- Oaklands Park Lodge Residential Care
- Onkaparinga Lodge Residential Care
- The Philip Kennedy Centre Residential Care
- The Pines Lodge Residential Care - Moreton Bay
- West Beach Residential Care
Key measures from our Phase 3 Plan include the following:
- Visits for compassionate, end-of-life or family providing care (with RSM approval, N95 mask & shield) only
- All new resident admissions are suspended
- Non-essential contractors are not permitted
- Isolation / quarantine measures and COVID-19 testing of residents & staff as directed by health authorities
In line with the latest directions from the NT Chief Health Officer (CHO), all people arriving in the NT from interstate must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival in the NT.
Travellers are also required to have a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) within 3 days after arriving in the NT and another test on Day 6 after arriving in the NT. As proof, you will be required to take a photo of the RAT test results, the packaging displaying the batch number and a document identifying yourself.
At Pearl Supported Care, all visitors who have travelled from interstate must present evidence of negative results from all of these tests prior to visiting and a negative RAT test on the day of their visit.
You may enter within the 7 day period for compassionate reasons or if your loved one is undergoing end stage palliative care only. You will need to contact the Residential Site Manager in advance under these circumstances.
We have also decided that residents cannot visit interstate travellers outside Pearl Supported Care within that 7 day period due to the heightened risk until negative test results have been returned.
Other protocols currently in place at Pearl Supported Care under our Phase 1 Safeguarding Plan include the following:
- Residents may have visits from 1 nominated visitor;
- All visits must be pre-booked & held in resident rooms or outdoor areas;
- All visitors must check-in using the Territory Check In App (or paper form alternative);
- All visitors must be vaccinated against 2021 seasonal influenza and fully vaccinated against COVID-19;
- All visitors must wear a surgical face mask at all times while on-site;
- Entry is not permitted for anyone who has a temperature higher than 37.5 degrees, any symptoms of respiratory illness, or anyone who has been in contact with a person with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or who is in quarantine or awaiting a COVID-19 test result;
- We are also strongly discouraging resident outings at this time.