We are delighted to have reunited our residents with their first designated visitors inside our care home in line with the most recent government guidance.
From 12th April 2021, our visiting arrangements may expand to allow each resident to choose up to two designated visitors to visit them regularly indoors. The term ‘designated visitor’ means that it must be the same two people or person visiting.
We have carried out dynamic risk assessments and reviewed our visiting policy in accordance with the new guidance. Each resident has their own individualised visiting plan and we continue to encourage close family members to be involved in the development of this.
We understand how difficult the decision to name designated visitors may be and we have been supporting our residents in any way we can. Where a resident is unable to make this decision for themselves, we have been working with family members and friends to make a best interest decision on their behalf.
The home manager has contacted key family members with details of the new visiting arrangements, advising the booking process, the types of visit available and infection control procedures visitors will need to follow. This includes information on the lateral flow tests that nominated visitors will be required to take.
For the most up-to-date visiting arrangements please contact the home manager.