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A further update on Round 2 Test results from Embracia Moonee Valley

September 15, 2020

Dear Residents and Families,

Re: A further update on Round 2 Test results from Embracia Moonee Valley

We advised you yesterday that we had 4 residents, who are living with dementia, refuse testing when Melbourne Pathology attended.  Fortunately, our Embracia nurses were able to reapproach and support these residents to allow us to safely take a swab.  Please understand this is an invasive procedure that can be distressing, even more so for people living with dementia.  Today we must report that three of the four of these Northerly residents have returned a positive result to COVID-19. They have been moved to Winx household as we work tirelessly to protect our residents in Northerly and the rest of the home who have returned negative results.  Only one of the three residents have mild symptoms and two are asymptomatic. Although we wish all were negative, we are incredibly grateful to our Embracia nursing team for obtaining these swabs as when we know what we are dealing with it is easier to manage.  As a result of Melbourne Pathology leaving and not managing these resident refusals, this delayed us having complete information. Now we will have one of our nurses accompany all tests in the Northerly household as this is considered one our higher risk areas and we want to do all that is possible to reduce any further spread.

Active Cases:

TOTAL:  7 Residents

  • Resident 1 – Day 6
  • Resident 2, 3, 4 – Day 3
  • Resident 5, 6, 7 – Day 2

TOTAL: 4 Staff

We are hoping our next round of testing is tomorrow, however, our Commonwealth case manager is continuing to chase this information and has made 3 requests so far, but unfortunately, we still do not have confirmation.  As soon as we know, we will let you know, however, this late in the day, it usually means it will more likely be Thursday at this stage.

Please keep following our Facebook page, Instagram, and our website to keep up to date.  We encourage you to email lifestylemv@embraciavic.com.au to arrange a phone call, zoom call or a window visit.  All window visits MUST be pre-booked via the email above so we can coordinate them.  Please keep working with us so we all make sure our residents stay connected with you all.

Take care and stay safe.

Kind regards,

Sarah MacKenzie
Managing Director

Damien Lippiatt
General Manager

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