Many people living in residential aged care are immunised against COVID-19. However, opportunities for vaccination in this setting are ongoing via roving vaccination clinics. Contact you or your family member’s aged care provider to enquire about access to a roving vaccination clinic.
An Older Person’s Rights
It is the right of people living in residential aged care to have control over and make choices about their care and personal and social life, including where those choices involve a personal risk. Therefore, family members and carers must respect the older person’s decisions and preferences, including their position on vaccination.
Aged Care Workforce Support
A temporary surge workforce to help providers if they cannot fill critical skills because of infection or staff having to quarantine or isolate are being prepared for standby, along with an emergency response team if there’s a significant outbreak in a residential aged care facility. You can find more information here.
NSW Public Health Order
Essential care To be provided
Conditions to leave home and provide care to family in Residential aged care facility
To be provided
Partnerships in care If your visitation significantly contributes to the wellbeing of the older person or if the lack of your visitation will result in rapid decline of the older person or prevents the use of chemical restraint. Some examples might be: If you have regular visitation and provide any of the following (not limited to)
Bringing in food that you know the older person will eat over the food provided