COVID-19 Update & Winter Vaccination

COVID-19 Case Update

Dear family members, 

One resident at Mount Clear Aged Care tested positive to COVID-19 on the 16th April 2022. The resident that has tested positive is currently isolating.

Mount Clear Aged Care management have measures in place in order to contain this virus. Management alongside staff’s focus is to ensure that we contain this virus, and all residents/staff are safe and kept well informed, alongside family members. We can assure you we are solely focused on your loved ones needs. Lifestyle coordinators focus is to provide one on one emotional and psychological support.

We are in regular contact with governing bodies including the local Public Health Unit, Department of Health and Human Services and WorkSafe. We also have a supportive network of GPs and local health care services to support the needs of the residents.

One of the most important things we can do to slow the speed of COVID-19 in our community is to stay at home when we are unwell, even if we have the mildest of symptoms.

Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT)

Testing and ongoing actions for our residents are in line with the communicable diseases network Australia (CDMA) National Guidelines. RATs are completed with consumers on a regular basis and consumers are monitored for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 ongoing.

All staff are tested prior to commencement of work. Those that are positive are sent home or isolating at home. RATs are conducted onsite for screening staff and residents alongside other screening practices such as monitoring for symptoms and not attending work if unwell.

If visitors, staff or residents return a positive test, we follow the local guidelines.

Winter Booster Vaccinations

All staff and consumers are encouraged to have their winter booster vaccination and influenza vaccination. Despite the current positive case, scheduled vaccination clinics will continue until all that are eligible have received their booster vaccination.

If you have not already returned consent forms, please do so. By emailing consent form to mtclear@ochealth.com.au

Mount Clear Aged Care will ensure we keep families regularly updated, via phone/messaging/email/website. The home will also welcome all phone calls and will answer any queries or questions on Mount Clear 5330 3107 contact number. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time should you have any further questions or concerns.

Download the COVID-19 Consent Form Here

Download the Influenza Consent Form Here

kind regards,
Management

Mount Clear Aged Care