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IMPORTANT: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATED 15/10/2020

Black Swan always prioritises the care and safety of our residents and staff.

Black Swan homes are well placed and prepared to respond to a range of viral outbreaks. We note that the guidelines in regard to best practice containment recommendations for COVID-19 are developing and changing daily.

Our response to the risk of exposure and treatment of COVID-19 is entirely based on the information and guidance materials issued and regularly updated by the Department of Health.

We will continue to work proactively and in partnership with the Department of Health, who is leading England’s response and developing recommendations for Aged Care providers.

Black Swan continues to assess the risk and take steps to prevent, detect and control the spread of infections. 

What we are currently doing:

  • Only admitting residents with a NEGATIVE COVID test into our homes
  • Testing our staff for COVID weekly
  • Restricting unnecessary visitors to our homes
  • Taking the temperatures of staff before they start work and any visitors
  • Taking our Residents temperatures twice a day
  • Asking anyone who has been to hospital to remain in their room for 14 days. We are then using masks, aprons and gloves whilst caring for them. 
  • Ensuring any Resident wishing to shield themselves, can do safely
  • All care staff working inside our homes are wearing Type IIR fluid resistant masks as advised by Public Health England
  • We are fogging our homes monthly with a product called Zoono as an additional, supplementary measure, to our enhanced cleaning (we have been doing this since July)

We have made it clear to our managers that they must be open and honest at all times with family members to ensure that they remain well informed of what is happening within the home.

We made the decision to enable outside visiting and this has been facilitated since July 6th, with socially distanced visiting areas in the homes outdoor spaces to ensure our residents, staff and residents loved ones are safe and  at the lowest possible risk.  Each area has minimal surfaces to allow for a more sanitary environment and easier deep cleaning protocol between visits, alcohol hand gel is provided, and residents family members are required to wear masks for the duration of the visit.

We have now implemented secure indoor visiting areas which will be cleaned between visits, and kept separate from the rest of the home using screens. Outside visits are still our preferred option but we understand that the British weather can be unpredictable and cold. We are following all government guidance in relation to indoor visits, which includes currently only enabling one nominated person to be the designated indoor visitor. A full copy of our visiting policy has been shared with families.

We are also monitoring government guidance and adhering to advice based on local risk ratings. Currently our homes in Essex are in a High risk area, meaning that we are restricting visits.

*Please keep up to date with our goings on in the homes on the news page of our website*

Coronavirus - Black Swan Care Group

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Black Swan Care Group prides itself in putting residents’ needs and feelings first.

We have multiple care homes spread across East Anglia providing an expert care service for those who need it the most.

We offer an adaptable service; facilities are continually reviewed and updated in order to provide a safe environment in which the needs of every individual are met.

We work collaboratively with our residents; their input and involvement allow us to provide a care package tailored to suit their own unique and specific needs.

Our highly skilled staff are given the skills and confidence that they need in order to deliver the highest standards of care and support to every resident.

Every person matters and will be treated equally, compassionately and with the utmost respect & dignity.

Independence, choice and individuality are at the core of our values.

We cannot replace home, but that should never stop us trying.

Care Homes in East Anglia

We have many care homes throughout the East of England, including Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and, Lincolnshire. 

Community
We are continually looking at new ways in which we can engage with our local community. As well as hosting open days and events.
Entertainment and Activities
We encourage our residents to join in during our activities. Such as flower arranging, art sessions, quiz nights and tea parties.
Dining
Our dining experience is unique as we offer 'choice'. We encourage residents to invite their loved ones to come to eat with them.

News

  • New Managing Director

    We are pleased to announce that our former Operations Manager Mr Tom Lyons (Great British Care Awards Finalist) has been appointed as the new Black Swan… more

  • Paid training for staff members in Isolation

    We have a number of staff currently in isolation who are unable to come to work and to ease some of the financial burden we're… more

  • Southwell Court Opens

    A fantastic opening event was thoroughly enjoyed by all at Southwell Court on Saturday 27th April. The home was officially opened by Chairman of South… more

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