02920494447 : Cardiff

01446743983 : Barry

Combating The Threat of The Coronavirus -Covid 19

We understand that the recent news regarding the growing number of COVID 19 (coronavirus) cases is worrying, particularly for those of you with loved ones living in our Barry and Cardiff Nursing Homes .Please be assured that residents’ health and wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at Bellavista and that we are treating this situation with the utmost seriousness. We have  taken this measure for prevention and to protect the vulnerable adults in our care .Our expert staff teams are already well versed in infection control and have robust policies in place to prevent and manage infections among residents and staff members. We also have a dedicated Action Team responsible for monitoring the situation daily and updating the guidance and advice we give to residents, their loved ones and our staff team. Regular updates will be made available in writing and on this webpage and facebook page as and when required. Life will continue as normal in the home.
We would like to thank everyone for their patience, understanding and goodwill in helping with our move to minimise non-essential visits at our homes

What we are doing in our  Homes:

As a responsible provider of care, Bellavista nursing homes is continually monitoring GOV.UK and Public Health Board for advice about COVID-19. This includes following specific guidance for those in nursing and residential settings. At Bellavista Nursing Home we have decided to implement the following steps to help protect our residents as per the gov advice :

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-residential-care-supported-living-and-home-care-guidance/covid-19-guidance-on-residential-care-provision

  • We will continue to try and support those needing to visit residents in extreme circumstances, such as those who are receiving “End of Life Care”.
  •  We have postponed all non-essential external trips for our residents to limit their exposure to coronavirus within the wider community.
  •  We have undergone a review of all infection control policies and procedures and developed contingency plans for the management of a Coronavirus outbreak.
  •  In accordance with government advice we have requested our staff to wash their hands often – with soap and water or use alcohol based hand sanitisers
    (at least 60% alcohol content)
  •  All Our staff have been made aware of how to clean and disinfect our Homes and offices.
  •  In addition to the above, We started monitoring all our residents and  staff temperature to ensure that it is not raised and to also establish that they do not have a cough or any other symptoms  . Should we find that anyone have any symptoms that are associated with the virus, they will be denied access to the home for a period of 7 days.
  • Our Barry and Cardiff homes have now been set up for Skype calling to enable you to keep in touch and we are confident that our staff will do all they can to ensure that life in our services remains as comfortable and sociable as possible as we support them with delivering interactive activities.

 

Visiting
Due to the increase in Corona virus confirmed cases in the Cardiff area and for the safety of our residents our Cardiff and Barry home are still closed to visitors and will be until further notice.Staff and health professionals will be allowed entry. We would like to assure you that we have no suspected cases within the home and this measure has been taken for prevention and to protect the vulnerable adults in our care. Additional measures have also been put in to place within the home. If there is an emergency a decision on entry will be made in exceptional circumstances.We do understand that this may cause some emotional angst, but please reflect on the longer-term implications and the well being of our residents, you are welcome to ring the home at any times to be provided with updates or to speak to residents on the phone

Support for our residents and relatives and staff

Bellavista Nursing Homes is providing regular updates, reassurance and support to our all staff and fa email address for queries regarding COVID-19.   if you have any questions or concerns, please contact by email admin@bellavistanursinghome.com or phone 02920494447( Cardiff), Barry (01446743983) .We will continue to update and keep you informed, as local NHS and Government guidance changes.

Many thanks for your Support during this time

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