Vida Healthcare invests in new admissions suite
We have launched a Controlled Admissions Suite to enable the protection of new residents and the wider community at Vida Healthcare, specialist dementia care provider in Harrogate.
Launched at Vida Grange in July 2020, the Admissions Suite can hold up to 10 residents at any one time and has a permanent team of six staff members offering round-the-clock care. The initiative has been created in response to the COVID-19 crisis and will be kept in place until it’s deemed safe enough to return to normal admissions processes.
Vida Healthcare developed the Suite to enable new residents to be admitted to its homes without jeopardizing the health of current residents and staff. New residents are tested for COVID-19 prior to arriving, and are then cared for in the Suite before being transferred to their dedicated house once the quarantine period has been completed.
Bernadette Mossman, Healthcare Director at Vida Healthcare, commented: “It was key for us to develop an initiative which enabled us to pick back up with our admissions process, and offer high quality care to more vulnerable people.
“We’re fortunate, due to the design of our building, that we’ve been able to launch our Controlled Admissions Suite to welcome new guests and reassure their families. This allows us to closely manage new admissions to ensure their safety, and offer support to families who are looking for specialist dementia care.”
To enable families to remain connected during a new residents’ time in the Controlled Admissions Suite, Vida Healthcare has invested in a range of technology initiatives including the development of a brand new app.
For more information about the specialist care available for people living with dementia, please contact us today.