COVID-19

The health and wellbeing of our residents is so important to us, so we do everything we can to ensure residents are safe at all times.

We fully understand that the outbreak of COVID-19 has had a difficult and overwhelming impact on the lives of everyone. We recognise just how important it is to keep our residents safe and secure and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have followed guidance from the Governments and local agencies to support the wellbeing of our residents, relatives and staff teams.

We will continue to work closely with our staff, residents and their loved ones to support their preferences and should there be any further outbreaks at the home, we will keep you fully updated.

Westerton are Here For You, No Matter What

In line with recent Scottish Government guidance effective from September 2022, care homes in Scotland no longer require face masks to be worn during visits due to high vaccination rates and other mitigations against COVID-19 in the social care sector and LFD testing is no longer necessary. Face masks will continue to be provided at the home should it be your preference to continue to wear one and staff will support the preferences of our residents who wish for our staff to wear face masks whilst providing them with care.

We would like to reassure you that we will continue to work closely with our Local Health Protection Teams and will follow their guidance should this decision change. For further information, please click here or contact the Home Manager directly.

Preventative Measures at Westerton

Our dedicated team has gone above and beyond since the emergence of Covid-19. We’ve implemented a slew of new safety precautions at our facilities to guarantee that our residents may continue to live their lives as they have in the past with minimal disruption. All new safety measures have been designed to have as little impact as possible on our residents and their daily life; we can reduce the danger of COVID-19 in our community by making a few changes to our house and how we function.

The employees at Westerton Care Home prioritise the mental, emotional, and physical health requirements of all residents, by adhering to regulatory regulations to everyone involved.

We also want to make sure that our residents can continue to enjoy an active social life while maintaining high infection prevention and control standards, and our Activities Team is working hard to achieve this goal. Our team can continue to provide the excellent care that our residents deserve by utilising Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), screen dividers, and sanitization rooms.

Our Measures Include

Our staff is dedicated to ensuring that every effort is made for our residents and their loved ones are as protected against COVID-19 as they can be.

Screen Dividers

We’ve installed floor-to-ceiling screens and intercoms in our indoor spaces to give a safe and secure approach for you to see your loved ones while still remaining safe and compliant with regulatory regulations. Outdoor meeting spaces are still available; please contact our staff for further information.

Social Distancing

We have implemented social distancing at Westerton Care Home in accordance with government regulations and constraints. Residents and staff must maintain a gap of at least one metre between them wherever possible.

PPE

Faces masks will be worn by staff in line with government guidance and our residents’ and relatives’ preferences. Staff will continue to wear other PPE such as disposable gloves to ensure that the rate of infection is reduced at Westerton.

Video Calls

We strongly encourage our residents, as well as their friends and family, to use the internet to make long-distance video calls. We’ve invested in cutting-edge video call equipment so you can keep in touch as usual while knowing you’ll never miss a moment.

Santisation

In many areas of the Westerton Care Home, we have implemented sanitisation stations. Both residents and visitors are encouraged and reminded to use our antibacterial gel regularly as a way of remaining safe.

Secure Premises

We are proud to provide an exceptionally safe and secure environment at the Westerton Care Home. You can be certain that all COVID-19 measures that are put in place are respected and will in no way be compromised.

Health, Safety and Wellbeing of Everyone Remains a Priority 

Above all things, the health of our residents, as well as their safety and well-being, is a high priority for us. In response to COVID-19, we’ve implemented a number of measures aimed at reducing infection rates while also providing a pleasant and welcoming environment for our residents.

Despite the challenges, our dedicated staff has worked around the clock to provide a variety of COVID-19-friendly activities to keep our clients busy and entertained.

Ensuring Everyone Stays Connected

We recognise that human connection and support from loved ones is critical for people’s mental and physical well-being, so keeping residents and those closest to them bonded during these turbulent times has never been more important.

We have a range of online tools at Westerton Care Home that allows our residents to video call their friends and family. Despite the obstacles we’ve encountered as a result of COVID-19, we’re working hard and collectively to overcome them, and we’ll keep working to guarantee that residents can stay in touch with loved ones.

Care That Puts You First 

Our home was created with the belief that people deserve to live a healthy and enjoyable life. Our care goes beyond just medical support to include the care for our residents as a whole, this includes their hobbies, interests, and overall well-being.

Chat With Us Today

If you have any questions regarding life at Westerton Care Home, please contact our friendly team. We will gladly respond to any questions or concerns you may have. Call 0141 942 5834 or email info@westertoncarehome.com. Additionally, you can fill out our online Enquiry Form and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.