Please note to avoid visitors walking throughout the facility we have decided that visiting is to take place in assigned areas of the facility. A staff member will bring the resident down to this area when it is time, because of this we are asking for visitor bookings to be made a minimum of 1 days notice so staff can plan the day around the schedule.
Remember ‘Social Distancing' must be maintained at all times (stay at least 1.5 metres away from others) and a mask must be worn inside the home. We understand this is hard, but please refrain from hugging, kissing, or touching residents during this time. Anyone that does not follow social distancing rules will be asked to leave the facility.
Cafe Antonio is now open Tuesdays - Sundays 10.00am until 3.00pm
Resident Video Chat
We have set up a couple of devices to enable video chat between residents and their families via either Zoom or Skype.
The video chat sessions will be for 5 minutes and scheduled for Monday-Friday between 10.30am and 11.30am, and 2pm and 3.30pm. These times are chosen for when staff and residents are available to do the video chats.
If you would like to schedule a time to video chat with your relative that is at S. Antonio, please call 9809 2211 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm) and speak to office staff to book in a time. To book the session in we will need your email address, mobile number (in case there is any issues connecting the video chat), and you will need to tell us if you will be using Zoom or Skype.
If you haven’t used Zoom or Skype before, you will need to download the application and create an account before your session, and we recommend that you test it before your booked session to minimize any delays.
As a result of the increasing risk in the community, the escalating rate of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in NSW, and after careful consideration, we will be temporarily ceasing visitor access to S. Antonio Nursing Home, from 2.30pm Saturday 1st August 2020.
We apologise for this and understand that our restrictions decision will significantly impact residents and families, however, these are a necessary temporary measure to protect residents and staff.
In exceptional circumstances on compassionate grounds, family visits can be arranged with the Director of Nursing, or Deputy Director of Nursing as long as strict hygiene procedures are followed in accordance with the latest Government recommendations.
We fully understand the impact our decision will have on the welfare of our residents and families, to reduce this we have introduced video chats via Zoom and Skype (this is available Monday to Friday only), and window visits. Please call the office on 9809 2211 during business hours to make an appointment.
Our magnificent Activity team will continue with a modified activity program which will comply with social distancing.
Thank you all for your support and understanding and thank you to the staff for their commitment and hard work during these stressful times.
God bless you all and thank you for your co-operation.
Director of Nursing
SIGN IN BOOK
Please note that the visitor sign in/out book is now on a lectern just inside building entrance. All visitors are to sign in/out when visiting at S.Antonio. This is not only a regulation from the Department of Health but in the event of an emergency we are aware of everyone who is present in the facility.
We moved the sign in/out book from its previous location as it was rarely being signed by visitors.
To meet one of the requirements of the New Aged Care Quality Standards, will now hold case conferences with residents/representatives. This will assist in formulating the resident’s care plan. A letter went out earlier in the year with the fee statements to explain this new process. This will involve the Next of Kin and the Resident themselves.
ADVANCED CARE DIRECTIVES:
An Advance Care Directive is an important way of letting people know the residents and/or representatives about their healthcare and treatment should you find yourself in a position where they are seriously ill or injured and not able to make decisions.
Having an Advance Care Directive will make it easier for health staff if they need to make decisions for the resident. An Advance Care Directive is an important result of Advance Care Planning.
If you require further assistance or want to discuss filling out an Advanced Care Directive (see PDF link below), please speak to the Clinical Care Coordinator or Deputy Director of Nursing.