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COVID-19 statement regarding visitors to Wentworth Court

16th March 2020

Wentworth Court Nursing Home, Cheltenham COVID-19 statement

Current Government advice suggests that COVID-19 is affecting older people and those with existing health conditions. In line with other care homes, we have made the decision to close Wentworth Court to all visitors including relatives.

As a dementia-specialist care home, we have an exceptionally vulnerable group of elderly residents and our priority is to protect them and the people who look after them. We have spoken with family members to update them on the situation.

We have postponed activities provided by external practitioners, including our Singing for Joy community dementia choir and Jo Jingles toddler music group until further notice. Health professionals and other essential visitors will be admissible by appointment.

We are looking to use digital technology, such as Skype and Facetime to enable families to keep in touch with their loved ones, and will continue to post photographs, as far as individual consents allow, of residents through our Facebook page. We will continue to keep in phone contact with relatives on a regular basis.

The care, nursing, facilities and support teams are following national hygiene recommendations and increasing environmental deep cleaning procedures. In line with Government recommendations, any team members with symptoms of COVID-19 including a high temperature and a new, continuous cough will self-isolate at home for seven days.

There are currently no cases of coronavirus among residents or staff, but we are taking this decision as a preventative measure.

For more information please call 01242 263334

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