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No Visitors For Residents At Senior Citizens’ Homes

These are some of the COVID-19 response measures taken by the institution management to protect its vulnerable. In Pearce Home, Head Matron, Ruci Kava, said from March 6 they stopped visitors to the home.
23 Apr 2020 10:48
No Visitors For Residents At Senior Citizens’ Homes

No visitors are allowed to see residents of senior citizens’ homes and ailing residents will be isolated from the rest.

These are some of the COVID-19 response measures taken by the institution management to protect its vulnerable. In Pearce Home, Head Matron, Ruci Kava, said from March 6 they stopped visitors to the home.

“We also made sure that physical and social distancing was practised,” she said.

“Health and proper hygiene has always been a priority for us even before this virus and we strictly monitor that all residents practise good hygiene,” Ms Kava said.

“We have people between the ages of 55 to 94 here at the home and all of them have been screened by medical professionals that were conducting COVID-19 screenings last Thursday.”

At Father Law Home in Wailekutu, Lami, Sister Kata Raduva, said staff members of the home had been taking extra precautionary measures and prioritising personal hygiene for their 30 residents ever since the outbreak of COVID-19 was announced.

The oldest resident of the home is 100 years old.

She said visitors had been limited to only consult with their receptionist without seeing any of the residents.

“We make sure that our residents’ personal hygiene is maintained and adhering to all advisories given by the Ministry of Health,” she said.

For Government-run homes, it is understood that management is also following similar protocols.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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