S. Antonio Weekly Update
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.
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.