Dear Relatives and friends

I hope you are all keeping well.

I am happy to say that all of our residents and staff remain sign and symptom free. The new government guidelines have asked us to commence regular COVID testing which we are going to commence as from next week. Our residents will be tested on a monthly basis and our staff on a weekly basis. We will of course inform you if any of your relatives test positive.

The government have also advised that we drop down to one visitor per resident and it be the same person for every visit. I have thought long and hard about this and feel that our visits currently remain in the garden and conservatory and as such we are reducing the risk. Due to the uncertainty that in the future we may have a second wave and we may need to lock down and stop visits completely I have decided that visits will remain the same at present. My Directors are in agreement with this. If there are any changes I will inform you.

Our GP continues with visits by Facetime however the Podiatrist and hairdresser are now visiting the home. 

We are all working together to keep our residents entertained and have introduced some new activities such as 'meals from around the world day' and 'decade day' where by we have a quiz, games, food and staff dress up from a past decade to prompt reminiscence. We continue our usual activities of Arts & Crafts, board games, flower arranging, music etc. Our Instagram name is @russettings_care_home please follow us as we often post activity photo's from residents who have consented.

Thank you for your continued support.    

Kind Regards

Nikki

Nikki Pile

Registered Home Manager

Russettings Care Home