Lyndoch Living has today confirmed two active outbreaks with 13 resident cases of gastroenteritis (gastro) and six resident cases of COVID-19 recorded at the home.
All 13 resident cases with gastro are located within the Audrey Prider Centre (APC). In response to this, Lyndoch Living has activated its outbreak management plan, increased hygiene measures, and isolated the affected residents.
With regards to COVID-19, Lyndoch Living currently has six active resident cases – four in APC and the remaining two in its Lake Lodge centre.
Two of the positive COVID-19 residents in APC are also infected with gastro – Lyndoch Living is monitoring these residents, and all other infected residents closely. All affected residents are fully vaccinated, receiving anti-viral medication and doing well. The families have been contacted directly and are receiving daily updates.
Lyndoch Living is taking every precaution possible to care for these residents. A complete and thorough cleaning process has been undertaken with all staff continuing to strictly adhere to PPE requirements in order to minimise the risk of further infection.
The local Public Health Unit has been notified of both of the above outbreaks and are providing assistance.
Acting CEO Ted Rayment said the health and wellbeing of all Lyndoch Living residents are the main priority as they work to manage these two outbreaks.
“We remain focused on providing quality care to our residents and supporting our staff,” Ted Rayment said.
“We welcome the support of the Public Health Unit and are also in the process of finalising a surge workforce to ensure that we have adequate resources to care for all our residents and support our team.”
While we continue to contact the primary contacts of the affected residents daily by phone, we urge the families of any residents with questions or concerns about the health, safety and care of their loved ones to contact us on (03) 5561 9300. Lyndoch Living will continue to provide updates to the community in the coming days.
“We are very grateful for the professionalism and care the staff have shown”
Family of Living@Home clients
“We would like to acknowledge the fantastic support shown to this lovely couple by the Living@Home team and the flexibility and understanding of their care needs”
Family Member of Living@Home client
“The lady you sent over yesterday was delightful, and even made Mum a hot lemon drink and put her to bed”
Leanne (daughter of Living@Home client)
“What a wonderful job Trish and Liz do, we are so happy with the care they provide”
Family Members of Living@Home clients
“I really appreciate the support from the Lyndoch Living@Home team, it’s a huge help in managing my caring role”
Michelle (Living@Home client)
“A very big thank you to the wonderful staff who came into our home and cared for my husband. This respite break made a very difficult situation more tolerable and gave me something to look forward to”
Christine (Living@Home client)
“Geraldine is the about the best cleaner I’ve ever had!”
Maurice (Living@Home client)
“Jan is such a capable, competent and calming carer, I feel so safe in her hands. I could not ask for anyone better”
Joan (Living@Home client)
“I’ve always been a busy, practical person and I’m still a busy person – I’m still able to be very involved in the community, especially the Speedway. I’m a busy bloke!”
“I get spoilt rotten here! I really get cared for.”
Stuart (Swinton East)
“One of the lovely nurses had a great idea and planted out a raised bed with tomatoes and other plants and I enjoy getting out there and doing some work in the garden, collecting the produce.” “The staff are very, very nice. They greet you with a smile and do things very well.“
“I really enjoy the school kids visiting, and I’m amazed at the quality of the kids,
they’re all so nice!”
John (Lake Lodge)
“I’ve lived here for 5 years and I’m very happy with the nurses and other staff”
Margaret (Lake Lodge)
“I’ve made friends here that I wouldn’t have been able to meet living by myself at home. It’s like an extension of your family” “The staff are absolutely fantastic here, nothing is ever a problem for them. Right through to the maintenance men, the cleaners and gardeners and staff at the kiosk, they’re all obliging and always greet you with a smile” “At Lyndoch I get comfort, care and conversation, add a bit of fresh air and that’s exactly what you need in life”
Lynette (Swinton East)