Today, at long last, we welcome visitors back inside our buildings. One indoor visitor for 30mins once a week, and two outdoor visitors for 30mins once a week. We offer our indoor visitors a LFT test before arrival, and this means you are now able to hold hands with your loved one, we know its been such a long time since you’ve been able to do so.
With tomorrow seeing Scotland enter into “Phase 1” of the Scottish Governments lockdown exit plan. We know that you will be anxious to know what that means for your loved ones. With the ‘beginning of the end’ many relatives have been asking “When can we visit?” The simple answer is sadly “Not yet.”
We know this isn’t the answer many were hoping for, but we want to reassure you that the safety of our residents and staff is our priority. Unfortunately, this does mean that for now, we must continue to stay closed to visitors.
While the Scottish Government has laid out steps to relax travel restrictions, exercise and recreation, the guidance for care homes remains unchanged at this time. Our residents include some of the most vulnerable groups in this crisis and, as difficult as this separation is, we know that their safety is at the forefront of your mind too.
We would like to continue to encourage you to call, phone, email or write to your loved ones. They appreciate every little bit of contact. We have been arranging video calls as often as we can too. We’ve also had a number of requests for garden visits once Phase 1 allows people to travel. However, we simply cannot accommodate the number of families and relatives safely within our gardens while maintaining continued safe social distancing.
We are so grateful for the continued support of everyone who has sent us support and well wishes. You have all made these few months seem that much brighter. Thank you for your continued patience, understanding and support. We look forward to welcoming you all back as soon as we can.
At Rosturk House Ltd we are doing everything we can to keep up to date with government guidance in relation to the current Covid-19 pandemic. Our utmost priority is to ensure our clients are safe, happy and cared for. We are also taking the health and safety of our staff very seriously during these times.
We closed our doors to all non-essential business on 11th March 2020, and have since increased these measures by limiting non-essential staff hours within each of our care homes.
Across the company, where residents are safe and happy to stay in their bedrooms, we are encouraging them to do so, but they are not isolated nor restricted in their movements at the moment. We have removed some seating from the common areas to try to observe social distancing where we can.
We have rigorous infection control procedures at all times, these are not limited to, or specific to Coronavirus, and our staff are trained in how to deal with any infection outbreak. In addition to this, we are following all relevant government guidance in relation to this virus.
We understand that this is a very worrying time for everyone, especially if you have a loved one in a Care Home, so we would encourage you to contact our Care Managers or our Head Office if you have any further queries in relation to this pandemic.
Rosturk House Ltd recently sponsored Aberdour Shinty Club. This is a sport that often goes unrecognised, but Aberdour has gone from strength to strength in the last few years and we thought we might be able to help them further on their way.
We are delighted to report that the club won it's first silverware of the season last week. For the second time in three years a team from Aberdour Shinty Club won the St Andrews 6-a-side competition, winning out from amongst 20+ other teams.
We would like to pass on our congratulations to the whole team!
Rosturk House Ltd implemented an advertising board at Starks Park and as a reward were gifted with tickets for the home match, Raith Rovers VS Falkirk on Saturday 10th September. Staff were entered into a prize draw to win the tickets and Liam Sneddon from Marchmont was a winner. Liam took John Hay, resident, to the match and below is John enjoying a pie at the game.