COVID-19 Update – 9 February 2022

February 2022

We are pleased to advise that all our aged care services are open to visitors with the exception of St Paul’s Aged Care, Caboolture, and parts of Cooinda Aged Care, Gympie and Trinder Park Aged Care, Woodridge. 

As part of our transition out of COVID related lockdowns, as a precaution our services have designated visiting times. We hope to move to normal visiting times as soon as possible if all continues to go well.

In compliance with Qld Government Aged Care Direction 12 visitors are required to:

  • wear a surgical mask
  • sign a health declaration prior to entry
  • supply evidence they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Click the site name or service for today’s update and visiting hours.

Cooinda Aged Care, Gympie

Immanuel Gardens Aged Care, Buderim

Northridge Salem Aged Care, Toowoomba

Orana Aged Care, Kingaroy

Salem Hume Street, Toowoomba

St Andrew’s Aged Care, Tallebudgera

St Paul’s Aged Care, Caboolture

Tabeel Aged Care, Laidley

Trinder Park Aged Care, Woodridge

Wahroonga Aged Care, Biloela

Zion Aged Care, Nundah

 

 

For information on Home Care and Retirement Living, click the links below:

Retirement Living

Home Care


 

Cooinda Aged Care, Gympie

One of our staff members has unfortunately tested positive to COVID-19. That means our total cases of COVID-19 are now one resident and one staff member since 7 February.

Level 1 of Hibiscus remains in precautionary lockdown on advice from the Public Health Unit and is currently closed to visitors.

Clarkson, Davidson and Jacaranda are still open to visitors. Please phone us on 07 5329 5300 in advance to book your visit. 

 

Immanuel Gardens Aged Care, Buderim

All of Immanuel Gardens is open to visitors.

We welcome visitors between 8am-5pm Monday to Friday and 10am-2pm on weekends.

As part of our infection control measures, visits are currently limited to two people for one hour at a time. Visits will occur in the resident’s room or designated area. To help us maintain a safe environment and ensure all residents have an opportunity to see their loved ones, please call to make a visitor booking.

 

Northridge Salem Aged Care, Toowoomba

All of Northridge Salem is open to visitors.  

We welcome visitors between 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm daily.  

As part of our infection control measures visits are currently limited to two people for one hour at a time. Visits will occur in the resident’s room or designated area. To help us maintain a safe environment and ensure all residents have an opportunity to see their loved ones, please call to make a visitor booking.  

 

Orana Aged Care, Kingaroy

All of Orana is open to visitors.

We welcome visitors between 10am-3pm daily.  

 

Salem Hume Street

All of  Salem Hume Street is open to visitors.   

We welcome visitors to Nova and Tulip between 9-11am, 1-3pm and 6.30-7.30pm daily. 

As part of our infection control measures visits are currently limited to two people for one hour at a time. Visits will occur in the resident’s room or designated area. To help us maintain a safe environment and ensure all residents have an opportunity to see their loved ones, please call to make a visitor booking.  

 

St Andrews Aged Care, Tallebudgera

All of St Andrews is open to visitors.   

We welcome visitors between visitors between 9am-4pm Monday to Saturday, and 9am-1pm Sunday. 

As part of our infection control measures visits are currently limited to two people for one hour at a time. Visits will occur in the resident’s room or designated area. To help us maintain a safe environment and ensure all residents have an opportunity to see their loved ones, please call to make a visitor booking.  

 

St Paul’s Aged Care, Caboolture

We have had no news cases of COVID-19 among residents or staff. That means our total number of cases remains at 13 residents and four staff since 6 February 2022.

Residents in Eucalyptus and Grevillea have been tested today.

St Paul’s remains in lockdown and closed to visitors for now.

Residents have been engaged and entertained with activity packs, crossword puzzles, cards and tri-dominos. We also uncovered some competitive streaks today through our ‘find a word’ puzzle challenge.

 

Tabeel Aged Care, Laidley

All of Tabeel is open to visitors.   

We welcome visitors between 9am-12pm daily at the Hostel, and 1pm-3pm daily at the Nursing Home.  

As part of our infection control measures visits are currently limited to two people for one hour at a time. Visits will occur in the resident’s room or designated area. To help us maintain a safe environment and ensure all residents have an opportunity to see their loved ones, please call to make a visitor booking.  

 

Trinder Park Aged Care, Woodridge

Another six residents have unfortunately returned positive results for COVID-19. In addition, one of our staff members has also tested positive. This brings our total cases to 11 residents and one staff member since 4 February.

Karri Court remains closed to visitors in line with Public Health Unit guidance.

The rest of Trinder Park is operating as usual and continues to welcome visitors from 9am-4pm daily.

Given the continued high rates of COVID-19 in the community, it’s important to continue with COVID-safe practices whilst visiting Trinder Park. Please remember to maintain social distancing, wear a mask and wash your hands regularly and thoroughly.

If you are feeling at all unwell, have COVID symptoms or are a close contact of a known or suspected case, please delay your visit.

 

Wahroonga Aged Care, Biloela

All of Wahroonga is open to visitors.

Please keep up the use of masks and refrain from visiting if you are feeling unwell. 

Zion Aged Care, Nundah

There are no new cases of COVID-19 among Zion residents or staff. Our total number of cases remains at eight positive residents and 19 positive staff since 31 December.  

 We welcome visitors between 9am-3pm on weekdays and 9am-12pm on weekends.  

 If you’re planning to take your loved one outside of Zion for an outing, please let us know at least 24 hours’ in advance so we can assist with planning to ensure a safe visit and return to site. 

 


Retirement Living – General update

As independent living services we will not be providing daily updates on resident cases in our retirement villages. However, we would like to advise the following:  

  • So we can support you please notify the Retirement Village Manager if you receive a positive COVID-19 test result or are isolating as a close contact. We are here to assist.   
  • If there is a positive case in the village, we will close the common areas and do a deep clean. 
  • If our Retirement Village or Home Care team visit a village resident that is a close contact or is positive to COVID-19 the staff will be wearing full personal protective equipment.  
  • I encourage to look after each other. If you know someone in the village who is isolating, please give them a call or pop a message of support in their letterbox.  
  • If you already have Home Care services with Lutheran Services they can continue – staff will wear full personal protective equipment. 
  • If you must isolate at home, we are happy to support you to ensure you have things like groceries, meals and medical supplies. Please just call me – even if you do not have Home Care with us. We are here to support you at this time.  
  • If your village is co-located with an aged care service and that service has a COVID-19 event we will advise you that the retirement village areas shared with aged care and the village will be closed. No entry signage will be displayed at entry points and all shared areas.  

 

Home Care Services

We would like to provide an update on how we are supporting you and keeping you and our staff safe during this time.  

Infection control  

You will receive a phone call from our staff before each visit to confirm you are feeling well and not displaying any COVID-19 symptoms. Please tell your carer if you feel unwell. We can help you make arrangements to be tested.  

If you receive a positive result we will need to know as soon as possible. In this case, we can continue your home care, however our staff will need to wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks and gowns.  

Please ask us if you need extra services while isolating, such as shopping or medication management.  

Communication  

Keeping our staff and clients informed in a timely manner is a priority and our COVID-19 Response Communication Plan has been implemented.  

You will be notified if a staff member that you have been in contact with tests positive. We will provide you with timely updates. 

Extra supports  

If you must cancel your appointments with us or if we cancel group activities, we will check in with you regularly by phone to ensure you are doing OK.   

Please feel free to call us between these calls if you need assistance.  

Please remember that even if you test positive for COVID-19 we can continue your services. We will wear extra personal protective equipment.  

For more information, you can ask your support worker or phone your service directly.