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COVID19 Updates

8th of August 2022

The Willochra Home is very excited to announce we are now out of lockdown!

*Visiting hours have resumed from 11am – 3pm each day.

*2 visitors per Resident, per day.

*All visitors must be triple vaccinated against COVID19 and have the 2022 Influenza vaccination.

*Vaccination evidence must be emailed through to admin@willochraagedcare.org.au

*Please provide your own Rapid Antigen Test.

*Masks are mandatory.

*If you have any cold/flu like symptoms, please refrain from visiting until you are well again.

Thank you to everyone for your understanding and cooperation.

Visiting our Home

UPDATE: 21st of June 2022

2022 Influenza Vaccinations are now due!

From 10 June 2022, people (other than residents of the residential aged care facility) are not permitted to enter a residential aged care facility unless they have been vaccinated against the 2022 seasonal influenza.

Influenza Vaccination Requirements – The Willochra Home (willochraagedcare.org.au)

Please email your vaccination evidence to admin@willochraagedcare.org.au

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UPDATE: 8th of APRIL 2022

Changes to the visiting hours and requirements:
 
As of the 8th of April we will no longer be in precautionary lockdown.
 
– Visiting hours will be strictly 11am – 3pm only with maximum of 2 visitors per day.
– It will be a requirement that, any visitor to the facility will have to supply and attend to a RAT (Rapid Antigen Test), ONSITE, prior to visiting and the proof needs to be shown to the RN on duty to gain entry.
– Residents who leave the facility, will be required to take a RAT (Rapid Antigen Test), on return to the facility and 72 hours post return and also have 4 hourly vitals attended.
– All staff are now testing with RAT (Rapid Antigen Tests), prior to commencement of all shifts regardless of where they work in the facility.
 
We are also asking that all visitor’s understand and respect this decision, and abide with the above without annoyance.
 
Please remain safe and well through this difficult time of the unawareness.
 
Kind regards
Leonie Gibbons
Residential Care Manager
 

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The Willochra Home welcomes all family and friends into our Home, but please be mindful that if you have any signs or symptoms of the cold or flu, to delay your visit to us until you are well. The health and safety of our Residents is paramount.

We ask all of our visitors to sign in correctly to protect both our Residents and Staff.

Please enter through Reception in the main building – there is a bell on the door which you are to ring, and a staff member will then welcome you in. Everyone is to complete the COVID19 screening process which includes checking in with our QR Code, having your temperature taken, signing our updated COVID19 Declaration Form, and providing us with your current FluVax certificate, and evidence that you have received all COVID19 Vaccinations (Dose 1, 2 and Booster).

If you meet all the requirements on the COVID19 Declaration form, and have been able to provide us with the appropriate documentation, you will be granted entry into our Home. If you do not meet the requirements, unfortunately you will not be granted entry into our Home, and we will kindly ask for you to leave the premises until you are able to provide us with the appropriate documentation.

If your loved one is in Rosier Cottage, after signing in at reception in the main building, please walk around the path and over to the cottage.

Masks must be worn at all times when visiting The Willochra Home.

Hand hygiene must be attended to upon entering.

The Willochra Home thanks everybody for their understanding and cooperation during this difficult time of COVID19, and the changes to entry into Aged Care Facilities.

Please email your current FluVax and evidence that you are vaccinated with the all COVID19 vaccinations, to administration@willochraagedcare.org.au or wardclerk@willochraagedcare.org.au

A Christian-faith based community service of the Anglican Diocese of Willochra, affiliated with Anglicare Willochra

The community service of Willochra Home is motivated by Christian principles and values expressed in the words and life of the Jesus. It believes in the value of all people as made in the image of God and loved by God. We aim to show the same love and compassion expressed in the words of Jesus, “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you made me welcome, naked and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me… whenever you did this to one of the least of my brothers and sisters, you did it to me.” (Matthew 25)

We aim to provide citizens with accommodation, facilities and services that:

  • Promotes dignity in their lives.
  • Encourages good family relationships, companionship and promotes caring-personal relationships.
  • Promotes an awareness of the value of aged people.
  • Caters for short and long term needs.
  • Promotes a supportive environment for staff in which they can function fully as role models, teachers and mentors.
  • Staff work together to provide optimal service for residents using their knowledge.