COVID-19

The health of our residents, their relatives, and our staff members remains our top priority at Bothwell Castle Care Home as we work hard to ensure that we all remain as safe as possible from COVID-19. We continue to follow guidance and legislation as issued by the Government and key sector bodies by keeping our residents, their families, and our staff well-informed at all times.

Despite the challenges we’ve faced as a result of COVID-19, we have endeavoured to implement comprehensive policies and procedures to provide a level of reassurance for all residents and visitors to the home.

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Keeping Safe

Within our home, we continue to use PPE and hand hygiene products and all of our staff adhere to infection prevention and control measures.

We also acknowledge the importance of keeping up to date and complying with official advice and guidance provided by the Health and Social Care Partnerships. We continue to guide our residents and team members in remaining up to date with all available vaccinations and boosters for both COVID-19 and flu and where cases do occur, we have an effective procedure for recording cases and taking appropriate action when necessary to stop the spread of infection.

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Staying Connected

Following on from the effects of COVID-19, we are committed to ensuring that our residents keep connected with their relatives and the local community. We support our residents in taking day trips and overnight stays. To enable this, residents will be required to undertake an individual risk assessment which includes the use of respiratory screening questions upon their return. Although testing and isolation is not required for individuals who temporarily leave the home, to ensure everyone’s safety, we do encourage our residents to keep up with vaccinations.

During times when visiting may be restricted, such as in an outbreak, residents can make use of online devices to video call their friends and family, and stay connected. We understand the importance that human connection and participation in activities provide for our resident’s mental and physical well-being, which is why we support residents in continuing with their hobbies, experiencing new things, and meeting new people.

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