In this Update!
• No Visitor Policy – All Columbia Facilities
• Current activities at your local facility
• Flu Vaccination
No Visitor Policy
As a community we are all coming to terms with the increased government restrictions as well as the No Visitor Policy currently in place at Columbia Aged Care. No Visitor access will remain for the foreseeable future but know that this is being constantly assessed.
Some of the activities that are now taking place across each of the sites are:-
– Broadcasting of exercise classes through the audio system led by the Physio.
– Happy hour with ice cream and sweets.
– Families connecting via the mobile tablets through WhatsApp, Skype and Facebook.
– Live streaming of the Zoo to the televisions where possible.
– Armchair travel.
– Corridor bingo residents staying in their doorway but participate in a group activity.
Feel free to send in letters, pictures, postcards to your loved one during this time and we will be happy to distribute. Please contact the individual facilities to schedule phone or video calls but we ask for your patience as we all adjust to a new way of communicating.
Each facility has adjusted dinning and sitting areas in accordance with the social distancing guidelines provided by the Government.
Each year Residents are offered the flu vaccination. Please look out for those consent forms. We also offer all our staff at Columbia Aged Care access to the flu vaccination and that program is about to start rolling out as well.
We are all in this together. Preventing exposure is the single most important action we can take and “you are our best hope of stopping coronavirus. Your individual behaviour is the most important thing to prevent it spreading.”
Australian Government Department of Health – UPDATES
NSW Department of Health – UPDATES
Coronavirus Health Information Line is available on 1800 020 080 if you are seeking information on COVID-19. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you have any concerns or wish to discuss the care of your loved ones, please contact the Facility Manger on the numbers listed below.
Acacia Centre – Banksia Marrickville 02 9089 8200
Oberon Village – Oberon 02 6339 1000
Strathdale Centre – Strathfield 02 9764 7800
Willowood Centre – Chatswood 02 6339 1400