Welcome to All Care Aged Care Coronavirus (COVID-19) information page. Here you will find information about the COVID-19 pandemic,
how we are responding to it, and what you need to do as a community member of the All Care Aged Care community.
Current Update: 25/07/2023
Dear Family & Friends,
We are pleased to say that we are returning to more flexible visiting arrangements.
- Visitors are able to attend at any time. We do still encourage visitors to attend between 9:30-5pm were possible.
2. RAT tests are no longer mandatory. However are available on entry.
3. Please remember to not attend the home if you are unwell in anyway.
COVID-19 is a growing global pandemic. Our Board, Executive and Management continue to closely monitor the situation,
including the latest updates from the Australian Government, industry groups and health experts. Our Executive Team is responding to the
emerging changes including developing a protocol for visitors to our home.
Please be assured that we are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and will continue to review these temporary but critical arrangements.
As always, protecting our residents is our highest priority and we thank you for your understanding and support of the measures we are taking.
Our compassionate staff members are working together to ensure the best quality care is provided to residents.
If you are a family member or resident representative, we ask that any questions or concerns be communicated to our CEO Neil Pahuja on (08) 8321 0100.
Our staff members are also taking the following steps to ensure the health and safety of our residents;
- Completing mandatory training on COVID-19 and infection prevention and control
- Undertaking Daily RAT Tests
- Practicing social distancing where possible.
- Delivering gift packs dropped off by families.
- Cleaning of common areas multiple times a day.
- Facilitating as many phone calls for residents everyday as possible.
- All staff have are strongly encouraged to undergo Flu-Vaccination and COVID-19 Vaccination
Additionally, although we will maintain our high standards of care and services, we will be making some modifications to our home’s events and
activities. We understand that some activities will be missed by our residents; however we believe these steps are required at this time to lower the
risk of potential exposure or transmission.
Please be assured that we are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and are planning for any further escalation, should it be required.
What is COVID-19?
According to the World Health Organization, Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans,
several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory
Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). COVID-19 is the most recently discovered coronavirus.
The World Health Organization advises that the most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhoea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually.
Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing
special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with
underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.
The All Care Aged Care Board, Executive and management team are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and are leading a range of planning and
preparedness activities including;
- Reviewing and updating our Pandemic Prevention & Management Plan and Procedure
- Redoubling of our standard hand-hygiene and infection control and prevention protocols
- Rolling out training and updates to all staff, specific to COVID-19
- Assessing and preparing for any disruption to supply of items such as food or medical consumables
- Introducing new requirements and restrictions on staff returning from travel, and on visitors to our Residential Care home
These activities are helping to ensure that our organisation is well prepared to respond to COVID-19, and minimise any impact it may have on our provision of
high-quality services to our clients and residents.
What people need to do
The Australian Government Department of Health has provided a range of advice to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in the Australian community, and help
protect vulnerable people.
You can access the latest information on travel restrictions and other COVID-19 advice from the Department of Health.
We are asking all of our clients, residents and visitors to our facility to notify us if they meet any of the current travel restriction criteria, if they have been in contact
with a confirmed case of COVID-19, and/or if they are being tested or treated for COVID-19, by calling 8321 0100.
The Department has also advised that practising good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene is the best defence against most viruses. You should:
- wash your hands frequently with soap and water, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet
- cover your cough and sneeze, dispose of tissues, and use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- and if unwell, avoid contact with others (touching, kissing, hugging, and other intimate contact)
It is important to remember that most people displaying symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or tiredness are likely suffering with a cold or other respiratory
hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450. If you have concerns about your health, please speak to a doctor.
If you have any questions, or would like further information about All Care Aged Care’s response to the COVID-19 situation, please call our facility.
Should you have any queries as to resident outings, visiting our facility or any other matter please contact me on 8321 0100 to discuss your concerns.