QME Care in Kelso has introduced a protocol based on Anne’s Law to ensure that their resident’s wellbeing remains at the top of their priority list.
QME Care resident’s each have an individual Coronavirus Risk Assessment recorded in their personal files along with 2 named visitors who would still be able to visit in the event of a controlled Coronavirus outbreak. Risk Assessments go into detail around the needs of each resident and how the care they are provided with remains person centred. Risk Assessments include resident’s preferences around activities, personal care needs and mental health assessments to ensure that they remain fully supported in the event of an outbreak whilst having to isolate.
QME Care has ensured that visits have been in place for residents and their families throughout the duration of the pandemic and has remained a Covid free home to date. This has been achieved by following strict infection control procedures such as in-depth Coronavirus Training and on-site testing for staff and visitors, heightened cleaning regimes, social distancing and the provision of PPE such as gloves, surgical masks and disposable aprons.
QME Care’s Chief Executive Kelly Brown says “We are very proud of our achievements to date and remaining Covid free throughout the pandemic whilst ensuring that our residents continue to see their loved ones. Our staff work extremely hard to ensure that all infection control procedures are taken seriously and followed closely. Our residents needs come first and we will continue working hard to provide person centred care despite any challenges that we face with the Coronavirus, with this in mind we felt that now was the time for us to take a forward thinking innovative approach and introduce a protocol based on Anne’s Law whilst it is currently in its consultation phase.”