Harrogate-based, dementia care specialist Vida Healthcare has launched a Controlled Admissions Suite to protect new residents and the wider community during COVID-19.
Launched in July, the suite can hold up to 10 residents and has a permanent team of six staff providing around the clock care.
Bernadette Mossman, Healthcare Director at Vida Healthcare, said: “It was key for us to develop an initiative which enabled us to pick back up with our admissions process, and offer high quality care to more vulnerable people.
“We’re fortunate, due to the design of our building, that we’ve been able to launch our Controlled Admissions Suite to welcome new guests and reassure their families. This allows us to closely manage new admissions to ensure their safety, and offer support to families who are looking for specialist dementia care.”
Vida Healthcare developed the suite to enable new residents to be admitted to its homes without jeopardising the health of current residents and staff. New residents are tested for COVID-19 prior to arriving, and are then cared for in the suite before being transferred to their dedicated house once the quarantine period has been completed.
To enable families to remain connected during a new residents’ time in the Controlled Admissions Suite, Vida Healthcare has invested in a range of technology initiatives including the development of a brand new app.