Lilian Faithfull Care has taken decisive early action at all stages through the Covid-19 pandemic to protect our residents and teams. In this dynamic situation our proactive measures are regularly reviewed and carefully balanced with residents’ overall mental well-being. Constant vigilance through every aspect of the running of our homes is ensuring we remain a safe ‘home for life’.
We are working in close partnership with Public Health England and Gloucestershire County Council, and our early action has meant we have often been ahead of government guidance.
We were privileged to be at the forefront of the vaccination roll-out. Thanks to strong relationships with all our PPE suppliers we have not suffered any shortages and have a robust testing regime for residents and staff. We have invested in new equipment, such as automatic hand sanitisers, UV light and anti-viral fogging machines to strengthen cleaning regimes. We have invested in technology increasing the number of iPads and similar devices to enable more virtual visits. We have safe arrangements for visiting within the homes, and for trips outside. There are special arrangements for visiting those receiving end of life care. We have a Covid-19 secure admissions procedure to enable us to welcome new residents to our homes.
We are grateful to our local communities, schools and other organisations who are continuing to support with virtual links as well as letters, postcards and pictures and we know much more is planned; this means so much to our residents and staff alike.