Moving into a care home may be one of the hardest decisions a family ever makes. It could also be one of the best. Our job is to make sure that your (or your loved one’s) new home is as enjoyable, as beautiful, and as full of laughter as all the homes you’ve ever loved.
That means providing the individual care that each resident needs, including Alzheimer’s and dementia care. It also means recognising the unique personality and interests of every resident.
COVID-19 Visiting Update
Our primary concern is balancing the welfare needs of our residents with reducing the risk of infection to our staff and resident group, we will, therefore, always err on the side of caution.
On 23 November 2020 the Government issued a new Winter Plan, which sets out their plans for allowing visitors into care homes. It is reliant on introducing the Lateral Flow Tests (Rapid testing) for Care Home staff, residents’ and relatives. The intention of the Government plan, to be rolled out before Christmas, is to test staff and relatives twice a week and residents’ once a week. As a smaller provider, we are likely to receive the tests later than others.
The Government states that they are "distributing rapid (lateral flow) tests to care homes across the country to be used for visitors. Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered care homes will receive these tests during December and have sufficient quantities to test up to 2 visitors per resident, twice a week by Christmas. Visitors will need to arrange visiting with the care home in advance, and will need to be mindful of the additional workload for the care home and that the care home will need to make their own assessments and may develop further policies to ensure the safety of the residents they care for and their staff." Read it in full here
As soon as we have more information on when we will receive the tests we will update residents' families and ensure that visiting can take place in a Covid-free safe environment.
Thank you for your continued support during these past difficult months.
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Black Country Care is registered with and regulated by the CQC - Care Quality Commission. The CQC are the independent regulator of health and social care in England. Our Provider ID with the CQC is: 1-101614940.