We provide exceptional aged care in an intimate community that feels like home.
We would like to update you on the recent changes in the restrictions for visitors and residents going out on outings from the home. As you know these restrictions have been evolving and they will continue to as the COVID situation progresses. We will keep you informed of these changes.
We are pleased to be able to announce that today ends our period of Enhanced Surveillance and we now enter the last 14 days until the outbreak can be considered “closed”. This will be the official end to this outbreak which has been a long time coming.
We have good news to share, following two days of ZERO cases for Victoria and it appears the East Preston cluster is under control, DHHS has advised us we can revert our previous visitation setup allowing each resident to have one visitor, once a day for up to 1 hour commencing from tomorrow – Wednesday 28th October.
You may be aware of the recent hot spot in Preston linked to the East Preston Islamic College. Following this new cluster, we have been advised by the Victorian Aged Care Response Centre (VACRC) to restrict visitors to our home as a precautionary measure to keep our residents safe until this cluster is under control. Please know we currently have NO CASES at Embracia Reservoir.
We are over the moon to announce you can visit your loved one from tomorrow, following the directives below! Yes, following our continued work and communication with Dr Wong and the team at Public Health Unit (PHU), today they provided us with clearance for all households including Northerly residents who are returning from Winx now that they have been cleared to have daily visitation from their loved ones! We have one resident who will remain in Winx with one on one care until they return their second negative test and can be then cleared to relocate back to Northerly too. They have already returned one negative test and today they were swabbed for their second test, so we hope if that test is negative, tomorrow they too will be cleared and can return to Northerly and have visitation from their loved one. It truly feels like FriYAY today with this news!