At The Ashton Care Home, our utmost priority is to ensure the health and wellbeing of everyone under our care, our staff and loved ones. We are dedicated to taking all necessary precautions to keep everyone safe from the risks of COVID-19, in accordance with the guidance and legislation issued by the government and relevant sector bodies. We are committed to keeping our residents, their families, and our staff informed about any developments related to COVID-19.

In response to the pandemic, we have diligently worked to create and implement new policies and procedures that offer peace of mind to all residents and visitors to our home.

Our COVID-19 Approach

Care homes in England can make risk-based decisions as to whether face masks are required to be worn. Following a risk assessment, our care home has made the decision to remove the universal wearing of masks. It is a personal choice whether visitors still wish to wear a mask and people receiving care can ask staff to wear face masks; our staff will continue to work in whichever way makes our residents most comfortable.

We continue to no longer have restrictions as to the number of visits per resident though we ask that you make arrangements in advance of your visit to ensure safe visiting practices can be maintained. LFT testing is no longer required, though to protect the safety and wellbeing of our residents and teams, we will still be screening visitors via our screening record.

At any time, the decision to not wear face masks can be changed as determined by the Home Manager, company, local or national healthcare agencies. COVID-19 regulations and guidance from the Government, National, and Local Healthcare Agencies may also change. For further information, please click here or contact the Home Manager directly.

Our Measures Include:

At The Ashton Care Home, we continue to deliver high standards of cleanliness, care and support to ensure that our residents and their loved ones are as protected against COVID-19 as they can be.

Personal Protective Equipment

Keeping Up To Date With Guidance

Infection Prevention and Control Measures

Encouraging Ongoing Vaccinations

Accurate Record Keeping

Staying Connected with Loved Ones

Keeping Safe

At The Ashton Care Home, we take every possible measure to ensure the safety of our home. We maintain a sufficient supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) and sanitation products within the home, and all team members are required to follow our infection prevention and control measures.

We understand the significance of keeping abreast of official advice and guidance issued by the government, Department of Health, and local NHS Trust. We strongly recommend that both our residents and team members remain up to date with all available vaccinations and boosters for both COVID-19 and flu. In the event that cases are detected in our home, we have a robust recording system in place, which allows us to take appropriate action promptly.

Staying Connected

At The Ashton Care Home, we place great importance on ensuring that our residents stay connected with their loved ones, especially given the impact of COVID-19. We provide support and care to our residents within the home, and we conduct a risk assessment for each individual leaving for day trips, including the use of respiratory screening questions upon their return, to ensure their safety. Although there are currently no requirements for temporary leave isolation, we recommend that all residents and team members have up-to-date vaccinations to reduce the risk of infection.

In the event of an outbreak in our home, we have several online devices available to our residents, allowing them to stay connected with their family and friends. We understand that human interaction is vital for their mental well-being, and we always encourage them to stay connected. We also offer a range of activities within the home, allowing our residents to continue with their hobbies or pursue new interests.

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LE10 1UY

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