COVID-19 Information for our Community

COVID-19 Information for our Community
March 17, 2020 BVWebAdmin

Date:   24/03/2020

Barossa Village continues to closely monitor developments in relation to the Coronavirus COVID-19. At this stage, none of our community is currently impacted through any infection.

We have established and resourced a Management Response Team to actively manage COVID-19 situation. The team is working through strategies and plans in line with advice from the Commonwealth Department of Health, and monitoring the Smart Traveller advice.

Please rest assured that we are continuing to monitor the situation on a daily basis, and are planning for any further escalation, should it be required. We will keep our community, residents and clients updated as the situation evolves.

Visitors

The Residency, Atze Parade, Nuriootpa:

  • Visitation to the Residency has been cancelled as of 25.3.20.
  • Families can leave personal items at Reception.
  • For families with residents in palliative care, please contact staff.

The Lodge, Scholz Ave, Nuriootpa:

  • Follow the advice as posted at entrances.
  • Stop and do not enter if:
    • You are unwell with cold or flu like symptoms
    • You  have had close contact with someone who has recently returned from interstate or overseas
    • You have recently returned from an overseas trip
    • You have had close contact with another person who has tested positive for the coronavirus COVID-19
  • If you do not meet any of these entry restrictions, please observe the precautionary measures in line with our visitor entry requirements and government recommendations. https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-isolation-guidance
  • All visitors must wash their hands or use hand sanitiser found at entrances and practice social distancing. These same principles apply when visiting vulnerable older people who live in our community. 

Events and Activities

  • All Lifestyle activities have been cancelled except for those held in the Residency, for residents.
  • Lifestyle staff are offering one-on-one support to residents
  • Entertainment and church will be live streamed into residents’ rooms.

Staff

  • Coronavirus training is occurring for all staff
  • Staff flu vaccinations commenced 23.3.2020

More Information

For the latest public advice, visit https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov or call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080

Other contacts in SA Health: https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/Public+content/SA+Health+Internet/ or call the SA Health Information Line 1800 020 080

  • "Dad has dementia and was just getting too much for Mum. She didn't want to give up on him, but she need a break so we arranged a trip to Melbourne to see an AFL game with the grand kids. The Barossa Village Respite Care program was a lifesaver for both of them."

    David (48), Tea Tree Gully
  • "We love packing the caravan and just heading off for a couple of months when we feel like it. Our cottage is monitored for security and the garden is maintained while we are away - it makes life very easy and flexible."
    Bill (65) and Maureen (62)
  • "My Dad really feared losing his independence but after Mum died he wasn't eating properly and had several falls. The Residency staff were very sensitive to his needs and made sure he had plenty of space and time to adjust when he moved in. Now he has made several mates, has put on weight and is telling jokes again."
    John (51), Tanunda
  • "I just wasn't aware that a thing like Transitional Care existed. Mum was recovering from a bowel operation and we just couldn't lift her so Barossa Village arranged a care program until she was back on her feet - which freed us up to cook her healthy meals and spend quality time with her."
    Bronwyn (49), Angaston
  • "We just love retirement in the Barossa. It is a real country community but with all the health, shopping and sporting facilities you would expect in the city."
    Joe (58) and Helen (55)
  • "My 80 year old mother had a fall and broke her shoulder. The level of service offered by Barossa Village was incredible - showering, dressing, driving to doctor's appointments. I live interstate and couldn't be with her all the time. It made me feel a lot happier that she was well looked after and she also recovered quickly."
    James (48), Melbourne