Three care homes within Guild Care has updated their admissions approach to prevent new residents from entering the home having to face a long period of self-isolation.
In line with Government guidance, Caer Gwent, Linfield House and Haviland House, which are based in Worthing, have updated their approaches to allow new residents to undertake a PCR test 72-hours prior to admission.
Depending on a negative test result, this means prospective residents will no longer be subject to the 14-day self-isolation period and will instead be free to enjoy the facilities on offer, in the home, they are entering.
Alex Brooks-Johnson, Chief Executive Officer at Guild Care, said: “We are thrilled we have now updated our approach as these 72-hour PCR Tests will enable us to continue to safely accept new admissions into our homes without the additional worry of needing to self-isolate.
“We understand that these are still anxious times for many people and making the decision to put a loved one into a care home can be very difficult. With our plentiful stock of PPE, continuous risk assessments, and the hard work of our incredible kind-hearted, professional care staff, we look forward to safely and securely welcoming new residents at our Guild Care homes.”
The updates to the admissions approach follows the news that Linfield House was recently rated ‘Good’ after its most recent CQC inspection.
All three homes are located in the West Sussex seaside town of Worthing, at the foot of the South Downs. The historical location is just a stone’s throw from Brighton and 90 minutes from London by train.
Guild Care has been making a difference to the lives of the people of Worthing and its surrounding areas since it was established in 1933.
For more information on the homes or if you need help choosing a care home in Worthing for you or your loved one, call our friendly Customer Service Team on 01903 327327 or visit - https://www.guildcare.org/