COVID-19 Update 10 January 2022

January 2022

Tabeel Aged Care, Laidley

Today we can report two residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

In total, 29 staff and 22 residents have tested positive to COVID-19 since 27 December.

I’m pleased to advise that seven staff members are now out of isolation today and returned to work, which is great news for everyone.

Chappie Shirl has asked us to share these comforting words with you all today:

Isaiah 34.1:

I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises.

Prayer;

Gracious Father we know we go through hard times, and none more than now with COVID. May we remind ourselves that you constantly remain the same. And in the midst of this crisis we can rise above it and still praise you as you as you never leave us. We give thanks for staff returning to Tabeel and for all staff who are working long and arduous hours; we pray for and ask for your continued blessing on all staff, families and residents. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN

 

Zion Aged Care, Nundah

Overnight, another two of our staff members have returned positive COVID-19 results. We have no more positive resident results.

In total, we now have ten staff and two residents who have tested positive to COVID-19 since 31 December. All staff and residents are doing well.

Residents can now leave their rooms and get out and about in their designated living areas. Our Lifestyle Team continues to keep residents engaged, with today’s activities including trivia and “find the object” pictures in residents’ rooms, as well as socially distant “dancing and exercise with ABBA” and sing-a-longs in communal areas.

All residents and staff will be PCR tested again on Wednesday.

 

Immanuel Gardens Aged Care, Buderim

There has been no additional positive COVID-19 test results overnight. That means the total number of staff testing positive to COVID-19 remains at four. No residents have tested positive.

 The Terrace will be open to visitors from Tuesday 11 January. If you are planning a visit to the Vista, please remember to wear a surgical mask. Up to two people can at one time in your loved one’s room between 9am and 12pm. Visits are limited to 1 hour.

The Vista continues to be open to visitors. If you are planning a visit to the Vista, please remember to wear a surgical mask. Up to two people can visit at one time in your loved one’s room between 9am and 12pm. Visits are limited to 1 hour.

 

Orana Aged Care, Kingaroy

All residents have now been tested for COVID-19 and we have no new cases in either our residents or staff.

Our total positive cases remain at one staff member and no residents since 7 January.

All residents can now get out and about into their designated living areas in a socially distant manner. Pastor Michael will also be holding small services for residents in small, socially distanced groups.

On the advice of the Public Health Unit (PHU), we remain closed to visitors.

 

St Paul’s Aged Care, Caboolture

One staff member has tested positive overnight. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases is four staff. There are no positive residents or residents with COVID-19 symptoms.

Lifestyle staff kept residents engaged with games and one-on-one chats.

Thank you for your understanding and support as we continue to implement our Outbreak Management Plan and St Paul’s remains in lockdown.

 

Trinder Park Aged Care, Woodridge

Another two residents and two staff have tested positive to COVID-19 overnight. This brings the total to 27 positive staff and 15 positive residents since 25 December.

13 of the positive residents are being cared for and remain onsite, currently experiencing only mild symptoms.

We look forward to welcoming back some staff this week who have been cleared to return to work. It will be good to have these familiar faces back on deck.

Melaleuca, Lilly Pilly and the Nursing Home remain locked down, in accordance with Public Health Unit guidance. Karri Court, Rosewood and the Hostel remain open to two visitors at a time from 9am to 12pm daily.

Our staff continue to support our residents to connect and engage. Over the weekend, we held a chapel service for residents not in locked-down areas. This week, our Lifestyle Team and physiotherapists will focus on helping our residents get up and about and active with supervised walks and activities, particularly for those who previously tested positive.

 

Northridge Salem Aged Care, Toowoomba

One additional staff member has tested positive to COVID-19. This means there is a total of three positive residents and three positive staff members since 5 January.

Two of the residents are being treated in hospital and the resident at Northridge Salem has mild symptoms.

Technology is really proving our friend in these times. Chaplain Gillian has been chatting to residents via Facetime and we can help family and friends to do the same. Please get in touch with us and we will help to organise a phone call or Facetime with your loved one.

We have also organised activities such as crafts, talking and reminiscing and other happenings to keep residents engaged.

We will continue to be guided by the Public Health Unit and work closely with relevant commonwealth agencies to contain and manage the situation.

 

St Andrew’s Aged Care, Tallebudgera

Two staff members have today tested positive for COVID-19.

Our team is prepared and are now implementing our Outbreak Management Plan. As a precautionary measure, the Public Health Unit (PHU) has locked down St Andrews to all visitors until further notice and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has been upgraded for all staff.

All residents and staff will be tested as soon as possible. I will advise when we know more. We will keep you updated as to when the tests are being conducted and when results are known.

We will continue to be guided by the local PHU and work closely with relevant Government agencies to contain and manage the situation.

Keeping our staff, residents and families informed in a timely manner is a priority and our COVID-19 Response Communication Plan has been enacted. We will provide you with updates either by SMS, phone calls or email. My commitment to you is to update you every day while we are in this situation. We will deliver updates either by SMS, phone calls or email. As the primary contact receiving this information, could you please share with other family and friends as appropriate.

Should we receive advice that your loved one tests positive, rest assured we will personally call you immediately.

Please be aware if our office telephones become overwhelmed with enquiries, we will establish a temporary 24/7 overflow contact centre to ensure your calls are always answered. This centre will be able to receive your call and answer most of your general queries. Should you need more personal information on how your loved one is going they will be able to take a message and ensure someone calls you back.

If required, we may phone you to provide a timely update. This may come from a number you do not recognise.

 

Contacting COVID impacted sites

Please continue to phone the service directly. However, please be aware should our office telephones be overwhelmed with enquiries, we have established a temporary 24/7 overflow contact centre to ensure your calls are always answered. This centre will be able to receive your call and answer most of your general queries. Should you need more personal information on how your loved one is going they will be able to take a message and ensure someone calls you back.

If required, we may phone nominated contacts to provide a timely update. This may come from a number you do not recognise.

 

All other aged care Lutheran Services COVID-19 normal