COVID-19

We are delighted to be able to open our doors to visitors and welcome new residents. 

We fully understand that the outbreak of COVID-19 has had a difficult and overwhelming impact on the lives of everyone. We recognise just how important it is to keep our residents safe and secure and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have followed guidance from the Governments and local agencies to support the wellbeing of our residents, relatives and staff teams.

We will continue to work closely with our staff, residents and their loved ones to support their preferences and should there be any further outbreaks at the home, we will keep you fully updated.

Unrivalled Levels Of Care, Always 

In line with recent Scottish Government guidance effective from September 2022, care homes in Scotland no longer require face masks to be worn during visits due to high vaccination rates and other mitigations against COVID-19 in the social care sector and LFD testing is no longer necessary. Face masks will continue to be provided at the home should it be your preference to continue to wear one and staff will support the preferences of our residents who wish for our staff to wear face masks whilst providing them with care.

We would like to reassure you that we will continue to work closely with our Local Health Protection Teams and will follow their guidance should this decision change. For further information, please click here or contact the Home Manager directly.

Preventative Measures

 

Our outstanding staff have gone above and beyond since the outbreak of COVID-19. A host of additional safety measures at our facilities have been put in place to ensure our residents continue to live their lives as they always have, with minimal inconvenience. All new safety measures are designed to have as little impact upon residents and their day-to-day lives.

 

By making just a few adjustments to our home and the way we operate, we can mitigate the risk of COVID-19 in our community. Our specialists at Bothwell Castle Care Home are prioritising the mental, emotional, and physical health needs of all residents; from staying up-to-date with government regulations to providing advice to all residents and their loved ones.

 

Our Activities Team here at Bothwell Castle is working hard to ensure that an active social life can continue to be enjoyed, while maintaining the highest standards of infection control. Our teams have been able to continue providing exceptional care by utilising Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), screen dividers and sanitisation rooms.

Our Measures Include

Our dedicated staff have gone above and beyond to ensure that residents and their loved ones are as protected against COVID-19 as they can be.

Screen Dividers

Our indoor spaces have been fitted with floor to ceiling screens and intercoms, to provide a safe and secure way to visit your loved ones, while still remaining safe and adhering to government guidelines. Outdoor meeting areas are still available; please get in touch to find out more.

Social Distancing

In accordance with government rules and restrictions, we have implemented social distancing here at Bothwell Castle Care Home. Where possible, residents and employees must keep a distance of at least one metre between them.

PPE

Faces masks will be worn by staff in line with government guidance and our residents and relatives preferences. Staff will continue to wear other PPE such as disposable gloves to ensure that the rate of infection is reduced at Bothwell Castle.

Video Calls

We actively encourage residents and their friends and family to arrange long-distant video calls via the internet. We have invested in the latest video conferencing technology so you can continue your regular visits and be assured you will never miss a moment or a memory.

Santisation

We have installed sanitisation stations and areas throughout Bothwell Castle Care Home. Both residents and visitors are encouraged to regularly use our antibacterial gel.

Secure Premises

Bothwell Castle Care Home is an extremely safe and secure environment; you can be rest assured that all COVID-19 measures are protected, respected and will never be compromised.

Prioritising Health, Safety & Wellbeing 

Residents health, safety and wellbeing is our number one top priority. In response to COVID-19, we have installed a number of precautions designed to reduce infection rates, while ensuring that residents home remains as comfortable and cosy as possible. 

Despite this challenging time, our highly skilled team has worked around-the-clock to be able to offer a range of COVID-19 friendly activities, to keep our residents active and entertained.

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Nurse With Mask On

Keeping Everyone Connected

We understand that human connection and support from loved ones are essential to our residents’ mental and physical wellbeing, so keeping residents and their friends and family connected during these unprecedented times has never been more crucial.

Bothwell Castle Care Home is fully equipped with a variety of online devices to enable our residents to video call their friends and family. Despite the difficulties we’ve faced as a result of COVID-19, we’re working together to overcome them and will continue to ensure everyone has multiple options that ensures they remain as connected as possible to those closest to them.

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Exceeding Expectations at Bothwell Castle Care Home

Our team understands that it’s important to get to know each of our residents and their families on a personal level in order to provide them with the most tailored care possible. We want to create an atmosphere in which individuals feel safe, relaxed and their thoughts and opinions heard. We work as a team at Bothwell Castle to deliver high quality care and support to all of our residents, and in challenging times such as COVID-19, we go above and beyond to ensure we are protecting our residents, keeping them connected and still giving them the fulfilling lifestyle they deserve.

Speak to Us Today 

If you have any questions regarding our COVID-19 procedures or anything else about life at Bothwell Castle Care Home, you can contact us via email at info@bothwellcastle.com or call us on 01698 622 299. Alternatively, you can complete our online Enquiry Form and one of our friendly team members will be in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.