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). 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.
Covid 19 Friday 10th July
We have learned through COVID 19 times that circumstances can and do change very quickly, as we have seen in Victoria this week where lockdown restrictions have been reinstated.
Despite this from Monday 13th July we will be allowing two people to visit each resident at one time; children 10 years and older will also be allowed to visit but they must have proof of Flu Vax. The following requirements remain unchanged.
PLEASE REMEMBER: When attending the home for a visit it is a legal requirement that all visitors provide proof of their influenza vaccination and please at all times maintain physical distancing. Any person who enters S. Antonio must show proof of their influenza vaccination and you must make an appointment for visiting the home. NO visitor who has visited Victoria in the last 14 days will be allowed to enter.
Our Lifestyle Activity Officers have been doing a wonderful job, during COVID-19. Last week we had a Celebrity Bingo caller, via ZOOM, Melina Marchetta who is an Australian writer. She is best known as the author of teen novels, “Looking for Alibrandi”, “Saving Francesca” and “On the Jellicoe Road”. The residents had a most enjoyable and delightful afternoon. She has stated she will actually visit one day and call Bingo in person. We are all looking forward to that.
I would like to thank you all, for your continuing understanding and support as we do everything we can to protect all of those we care for from the spread of COVID-19. I would also like to thank our team for the way they have been able to work together and support the residents and each other through this challenging period; they have done this with positivity, resilience, devotion and true empathy for our residents, relatives and one another.
God bless and stay safe
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.