Following the Prime Ministers announcement on March 23 of complete country lock down, we at Princess Homecare want to assure our clients and family/friends that we are following government and health & social care best practice to keep your loved ones safe.
Can I visit?
There is a lot of updates regarding visiting family and the guidance is advising people to only visit if they really need to.
We can risk assess any visit you may want so please contact us to arrange this.
Alternatively, we are providing free video calls between clients and family as well as phone calls from our volunteers. If this is something you’d like to advantage of please contact us
Is my loved one at risk?
Although the risk of COVID is reportedly declining each week, it is the people we care for who are at risk and so our staff take great precautions to ensure your loved one is safe. Some of these include:
- staff are observing social distancing
- staff are following government guidance for wearing PPE’s in domiciliary care settings
- ensuring their Personal Protective Equipment and infection control items are in plentiful supply
- keep their vehicles clean and disinfected, particularly if other people use them
- Wash our hands regularly, before starting a care call, before and after handling food, when finishing and care call and any time when in contact with bodily fluids or excretion
- keep homes ventilated and as cool as they are comfortable with
- keep clean all surfaces particularly non-porous surfaces such as plastic and metal
- reporting to us if they feel unwell or if anyone in their family/home feels unwell to ensure they are removed from action for the recommended quarantine period.
- we continue to take regularly risk assessments regarding clients and staff members exposure, risk assessing any staff who have taken any annual leave, reviewing all risk assessment related to the safety of clients and the risk that staff could bring COVID in to their homes as well as updating our contingency plan to ensure the continuity of care is the priority in all eventualities to ensure those who need care continue to receive it.
If you have any concerns, please contact our team on 01793 381000 to discuss our action plans.
Can my loved one still get essential living items?
We are still running all our services including shopping collection and delivery, prescription collection. We have zoned out our staff so that there is limited cross over. Care staff will only be visiting clients and returning home. All additional services will be provided by non-care staff, such as shopping and prescription, and will be wiping down all plastic items before delivering the shopping to clients homes.
If you do not receive one of these services but feel it would be beneficial, please contact us on 01793 381000 to discuss how we can further support you/your loved one during this lock down time.
Who can I talk to?
If you are unsure about you, your loved one or how COVID-19 could affect your life and want to talk to someone, feel free to talk to one of our team.
- 01793 318000
You can also reach out to the national helpline
Want to get involved in Care?
The Department of Health and Social Care are pushing forward recruitment campaigns to increase the workforce in social care.
updated July 31 2020