We continue to welcome new residents to our home with strict covid secure procedures in place.  Our team are on hand to discuss any concerns or answer questions you may have.

To safely welcome new residents to our home Government Guidance is always followed.

The process we follow:

  • Discussions: will take place prior to any admission with the home’s Registered Manager, this may be with yourself or a loved one. It may also involve any professionals currently involved in you care for example a Social Worker, or home carers.  This is to gain an overview of your current care needs.
  • Assessment: if it is likely we would be able to meet your specific needs the Registered Manager will arrange a Pre-Admission Assessment. This is to meet you, discuss what your needs are and how you would like to be cared for.  It will also enable us to give you and your loved ones more information about our home and the facilities we have available to you.  Ordinarily, dependant on circumstance, this would take place face-to-face but rest assured all of our staff are tested three times per week and would be wearing all the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for your safety.
  • Time: after initial discussions and assessments our prospective residents are given time to consider their decision, possibly alongside their loved ones. Should you decide you would like to move into our home, this can happen as quickly or as slowly as you choose.  Some residents wish to move in the same day and others book their place for in a months’ time.
  • Testing: we will provide a coronavirus test which is to be completed and returned a negative result prior to moving into the home.
  • Moving In: you are welcome to bring any personal effects you wish, to help you feel at home. All our rooms are en-suite, and are equipped with a bed, bedside table, chest of drawers, wardrobe, chair and a television.  Wi-Fi is also available throughout the home.  You will be required to remain in your bedroom for the first 14-days after admission.  This is in line with Government Guidance to prevent the possible spread of coronavirus.  We will ensure you receive plenty of visits from our staff team, should you wish, and this will give you and the staff the perfect opportunity for some one to one time.
  • Settling In: when you have been in the home for a day or so a full Care Plan will be developed with you. This will include all the information the staff need to ensure they care for you how you would like to be.  In addition, the Activities Co-ordinator will spend some time getting to know you and will arrange tailored activities for your interests.  You will receive another coronavirus test around day 10.  Then when you have isolated for 14-days and received another negative coronavirus test you will be able to meet the rest of the Farthings family and explore the home.