COVID 19 Statement
St Louis Aged Care was notified by SA Health on Wednesday March 18 that an allied health worker involved in the treatment of residents at our Nursing home in Parkside, has since tested positive for COVID-19.
The worker treated residents on Monday March 16 and was not displaying any symptoms at the time.
Protocols set by the relevant Government and health authorities were immediately implemented upon notification and all residents treated by the allied health worker were isolated to their rooms.
None of the isolated residents are showing signs of illness and we will continue to closely monitor for any COVID-19 symptoms.
St Louis Aged Care has reached out to all of our resident’s families to offer our support and assistance and has increased staffing levels to create two teams -one to care exclusively for the isolated residents, and another for the remaining residents.
In cooperation with SA Health, all staff members who had close contact with the allied health worker have been identified and placed into self-isolation for a period of 14 days.
As a precaution, St Louis Aged Care’s Parkside site has been closed to visitors and will remain closed for the isolation period.
St Louis wishes to reassure its home care clients that the allied health worker has not been involved in the treatment of any our home care clients and that we have had no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 amongst our home care workers or office staff.
The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority, with St Louis continuing to adopt all recommended actions in line with health authorities’ guidelines.
St Louis wishes to thank its much-loved residents, clients and their families for their understanding during this difficult time. We would also like to acknowledge our tremendous staff for their approach and professionalism throughout this challenging period.