The Nouste Soureilh nursing home in Pau won’t welcome visitors until Monday, August 23, at best. After four cases of Covid were detected in the population last week, all residents and staff were tested again at the beginning of the week, at D+7. Three residents and a healthcare professional remain positive for the coronavirus. Another resident died on Wednesday, but he suffered from several diseases and was not linked to the virus. The caregiver is in isolation at home and The three populations were exposed to contamination and vaccination and had few or no symptomsStay in their room. But Anne Karasus, director of CCAS (Community Center for Social Action) in Bo, who runs the foundation, explains that the team has “I’ve learned from past experiences and try as much as possible to keep the interactions in the structure, while keeping it as safe as possible”.
Passive residents can act to maintain their independence
Only the three infected residents spend the day (and night) in their rooms. “Employees come often to try to entertain them, keep them hydrated, and allow them to make phone calls and have visits with their families.”. Other residents have the right to move around the facility A walk in the Temple Garden. Residents also continue physiotherapy sessions at the nursing home. “During the previous period of confinement, we noticed that the residents lost their mobility and independence because they remained isolated in their rooms. To avoid this, we decided to change our practices.”Explains Anne Karasus.
Visits of relatives may also be permitted exceptionally and with no restrictions. “For example, we had the case of someone who had to travel abroad again, where she lives, and was able to say goodbye to her mother before she left, through plexiglass. The regional health agency agreed.”. the Residents and staff at a nursing home must be tested again on Monday, August 23. If the results are negative, the institution will be reopened.
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