At Beechgrove Care Home it is our top priority to make sure that everyone within our home is safe from the risks of COVID-19. We continue to follow guidance and legislation as issued by the Government and key sector bodies and we are committed to keeping our residents, their families, and our staff well-informed at all times.

Despite the results of COVID-19, we have worked hard to implement policies and procedures that provide a level of reassurance for all residents and visitors to the home.

Our COVID-19 Approach

Care homes in England can make risk-based decisions as to whether face masks are required to be worn. Following a risk assessment, our care home has made the decision to remove the universal wearing of masks. It is a personal choice whether visitors still wish to wear a mask and people receiving care can ask staff to wear face masks; our staff will continue to work in whichever way makes our residents most comfortable.

We continue to no longer have restrictions as to the number of visits per resident though we ask that you make arrangements in advance of your visit to ensure safe visiting practices can be maintained. LFT testing is no longer required, though to protect the safety and wellbeing of our residents and teams, we will still be screening visitors via our screening record.

At any time, the decision to not wear face masks can be changed as determined by the Home Manager, company, local or national healthcare agencies. COVID-19 regulations and guidance from the Government, National, and Local Healthcare Agencies may also change. For further information, please click here or contact the Home Manager directly.

Keeping Safe

At Beechgrove Care Home, we make sure we have a supply of PPE and hand hygiene products and that all team members follow the infection prevention and control measures we have put in place.

Additionally, we keep up to date and in compliance with official advice and guidance provided by the Government, Department of Health, and the local NHS Trust. We recommend that everyone in our home remain up to date with all available vaccinations and boosters for both COVID-19 and flu and where cases do occur, we have an effective system for recording cases and taking appropriate action to keep them as contained as possible.

Staying Connected

Following on from COVID-19, we are dedicated to ensuring that our home keeps connected with their families and members of our local community. We support our residents in being able to leave our care home for day trips and overnight stays. To enable this, residents will be required to undertake an assessment which includes screening questions when they return. At present, there are no requirements for testing and isolation for residents who temporarily leave the home but to ensure everyone’s safety we do encourage residents to be vaccinated for day trips and overnight stays.

If there is a time when visits may be difficult, we offer a variety of online devices to enable our residents to video call their loved ones to remain connected. We understand the importance that human connection and participation in activities have on our resident’s mental and physical well-being, which is why we go above and beyond to support residents in continuing with their hobbies, pursuing new interests, and meeting new people.