It’s been a tumultuous year for the entire population caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, but for care home residents, it’s been the most tragic. Here we discuss how keeping care home residents safe post Covid-19 is paramount.
For the vulnerable who often have impaired mental capacity, we can only imagine how traumatic and bewildering the last 12 months has been.
As we now know, we’re all simply going to have to live with the virus going forward, but it’s vitally important to keep our care home residents as safe as possible because they’re the very ones that are most susceptible to the illness.
With that in mind, as an industry, we’re making strides to adapt existing care homes to ensure their safety in these extraordinary times.
The objective of these adaptations are to enable both individual and cohort isolation should an infection arise.
Prevention is better than cure in all cases, but with Covid-19 in care homes, we’re looking at what we do and how we can keep people safe.
Some care homes may require temporary or even portable screens, whilst other may opt for permanent or semi permanent screens. Whichever type of screen is appropriate, it shouldn’t restrict mobility or impede emergency exits. The choice of screen is dependent on the needs of the care home in order to carry out the best care for their residents.
It’s more important than ever to ensure that the most vulnerable in society are kept safe and comfortable. And this includes the staff that provide their care and their visitors who provide comfort.
We are King Builders, working in the healthcare sector for over 40 years. If you’d like to know more about what we do, then give us a call on 01452 526 631 or take a look at our website www.kingbuildersglosltd.co.uk