Residential, Dementia, Respite and Day Care
Since opening in December 2014, Baily House has quickly become known as one of the friendliest care homes in Mansfield. To us that’s very important as everyone here is passionate about caring for people by developing close and lasting relationships with them.
If you come to live with us we want you to feel part of a warm and loving community, where we become your friends as well as your carers. We hope that you will find a visit to Baily House an enjoyable experience and discover what makes living here so special.
Coronavirus update 7th January 2021
This is our twelfth update for relatives of everyone here at Baily House and Woodleigh Christian Care Home to keep you up to date on recent developments regarding the Corona virus pandemic.
1. Just before Christmas Mat Hancock announced a variate strain of the virus that was more transmissible. We are therefore even more aware of the dangers.
2. Nottinghamshire entered tier 4 on 31st December, and the national lockdown on the 6th January.
3. There is good news on vaccination regulatory approval.
4. Additional testing is being made available to care homes.
5. Several staff have also received the first dose of the vaccine.
As a result:
1. Visiting in the “pods/bubbles” will continue if the homes are not in isolation.
2. We are introducing Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) in addition to the PCR tests for staff and visitors as the test become available.
We need to carefully balance the need for family visiting and contact with the current risks of transmission of the virus to other residents, staff and their families. Therefore, we are proposing that:
Remote/ Facetime/ Skype calls will continue as currently. With the introduction of the national lockdown, we would ask all families to consider using these methods in preference to visiting the homes where possible whilst the national lockdown continues.
Visiting inside the home will be restricted to:
• Visits from professionals who cannot undertake important tasks remotely: for example, this may include safeguarding, statutory advocacy in certain circumstances and flu vaccination.
• Exceptional visits from family or significant others – for example to support end of life care, or where a person’s wellbeing is so adversely impacted it presents a significant risk.” We will be introducing LTF testing as these become available. If the test is positive, indicating that you have COVID the government guidelines require that you obtain a PCR test and isolate until you know the outcome, then follow government guidance. Such a result will mean you are unable to visit the home. It is therefore vital that families who wish to visit at this difficult time minimize or reduce other contacts that might lead to infection.
Visiting in the “pod/bubbles”
• We have created an indoor visiting facility at both homes and have commenced visits within these rooms. Please contact the home to arrange a visit. But please continue to communicate with your loved ones via telephone, video calling or even by writing a letter. The guidance about wearing PPE, (masks, aprons etc) is unchanged and we have attached that guidance to this letter.
• The guidance is that there should be one nominated, and consistent visitor.
We have now been told that residents will start to be vaccinated in January.
• Prior to administering the vaccine, we will need to gain either the resident’s permission, if they have capacity, to make that decision or their authorized deputy. The homes will be in contact with the nominated family members if necessary.
• the vaccine is likely to be administered in two does, which may be 8/12 weeks apart. The guidance on this timing is still developing.
• If a resident has had COVID or tested positive but with no symptoms they need to wait a period before they can start the vaccination programme. This may mean some residents will not be vaccinated until March. In this area guidance is still to be clarified.
• If you have any concerns about the vaccines, we encourage you to discuss this with the home managers. Our aim, and hope, is to vaccinate 100%.
• At this stage we do not know how vaccinations will change visiting arrangements; question still to be answered are how soon visiting inside the home will resume and what level of PPE or testing will be recommended for visitors and staff – as soon as we know we will let you know.
There have been media stories about rapid testing becoming available for visitors: the Lateral Flow Test (LFT). We have assessed these for effectiveness, reliability, and practicality. The tests are only 40 to 60% accurate. In our view insufficiently accurate to extend the scope of safe internal visiting. There are also practical restrictions. Therefore, for the time being we are continuing the current visiting arrangements. As the vaccination programme is completed both in the home and in the wider community more normal visiting may return. We will keep you informed.
We appreciate that this may be frustrating and disappointing for us all, however the health and safety of our vulnerable residents and our staff must be paramount at all times. We will continue to review our policies in relation to visits and coronavirus as the advice and guidance changes.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you, for your continued support and well wishes throughout these most difficult of times.
If you have any concerns or queries please do not hesitate to contact the home, or the Home Manager.
"We are very impressed with the standard of care and the quality of the accommodation. During the time mum has been in Baily house we have seen nothing but compassion and dignity throughout. Nothing is too much trouble."
Caring for All Your Needs
Baily House is a warm, friendly and caring community that embraces people from all backgrounds. Our experienced and dedicated staff work hard to provide you and your family with a welcoming and supportive environment, where you feel recognised as an individual, with your own personality and wishes, and our care is always delivered with that in mind.
"The building is lovely, clean and always smells so fresh, more like a hotel than a care home! The rooms are good and most important the staff are welcoming and friendly from the manager through to all staff. They are well trained and obviously care for the residents. You are made to feel welcome at anytime when visiting and the routine for the residents is very relaxed and centred round their needs, they are not made to "fit in" to timetables that don't suit them."
"My mother spent two weeks at Baily Home which provided my father with a much needed break from caring for my mother who has Alzheimer's. The care she received was excellent, with beautiful food and surroundings. Lots of activities and entertainment whilst being cared for by lovely staff, where nothing was too much trouble."
Response to Care Quality Inspection Report - September 2019
We were delighted to receive the rating of "outstanding" from the CQC after our inspection on the 23rd July 2019. We were very nervous but also excited to showcase to the inspectors all the hard work of our skilled and caring staff and, as a result, the happy residents who live here.
The inspectors really picked up on our passion, creativity and dedication to all of our residents. Everyone was overwhelmed to receive the highest rating possible -"outstanding"; something only achieved by the top 3% of homes in the country.
We also received some great feedback on how to further improve the service in the future - which we are already working on.
Thank you so much for all the hard work of the staff and friends.
Ashley Baird - Home Manager
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