Covid-19 updates - Keeping our people safe
Throughout this Covid-19 pandemic, our primary priority has been the continued safety of all our people: residents, workforce and our relatives. We have worked tirelessly to follow guidance and implement a number of additional safety measures to ensure the health and wellbeing of each individual.
It’s also been vitally important to us that all our people remained well informed and updated on what was happening within our homes. We aimed to alleviate fear and create a sense of control and calm within our communities. To achieve this we implemented the following:
- Twice weekly communications to relatives and staff with open and honest information
- Created secure relatives groups to ensure residents remained connected to their loves ones
- Each home received tablets to carry out regular FaceTimes with loved ones
Physical and emotional wellbeing
During this time, we also understood the heightened importance of the physical and emotional wellbeing of our residents and our workforce. We continue to work closely with our care and activities teams to deliver 1:1 personalised care for residents as well as more social activities outdoors and maintaining social distancing. Activities are by no means the same as they used to be, however, we are exercising our creative skills to develop new and innovate ways for staying active and fulfilled.
Additionally, we have introduced our Employee Assistance Programme which aims to support our workforce through difficult times.
We believe that before the pandemic we were a strong organisation filled with knowledgeable, caring and compassionate people. However, we were nothing compared to who we are now. Our people are incredible and inspirational in equal measures, our team spirit and solid values are truer now more than ever before and we stand strong as a solid family unit, knowing that together, we can face any challenge ahead.
Our future at Renaissance care is exciting, we have lots to look forward to as we continue to invest in our people and our environments. Our vision hasn’t changed, it’s simply made our desire to deliver exceptional care even greater.
Visiting our homes
Welcoming loved ones back into our homes has been the long-term goal for all our care homes. Our homes are places of love and happiness, this is created by the people within them, that’s inclusive of our residents, their loved ones and our amazing workforce.
August 2021 update
With the move beyond level zero across Scotland, we are delighted to support enhanced visiting to resemble more a sense of normality and promote meaningful moments for all our residents across all our homes. Although guidance may vary slightly for each Public Health area, we are encouraging the following (in line with government guidance):
- We encourage family and friends to visit as often as they wish
- There is no time restriction to the length of your visit
- Visits take place in residents bedroom, unsupervised with hand holding and hugging allowed
- You can spend time out in the garden with your loved one or alternatively, head out for outings if you wish – please let the home know if you intend to leave the home
- A Lateral Flow Test (LFT) is required. This can either be conducted upon arrival to the home of if you are able, this can be taken at home on the day of your visit – please simply show your negative result upon your arrival
- Face masks are required while walking through communal areas – these are available at each entrance
- Please sign in/out for every visit
- Additional cleaning will take place throughout the day within all care homes
- Social distancing is now reduced but should be followed where appropriate
- Hand hygiene stations available throughout our buildings
We are 100% driven by health, wellbeing and care and understand the importance of people spending quality time together. We will balance this with ensuring we make these experiences as safe and fulfilling as possible. The measures we have in place to protect all our people are robust and consistent. They work in conjunction with everyone doing their bit to adhering to the measures in place and we are grateful for the support from all our people in following this guidance.