Really important – please do not come if you are sick, starting to feel unwell or suspect you might be “getting something”. Even mild symptoms passed on to a resident could cause the whole facility to be shut down while testing is carried out because the symptoms are so similar to Covid-19.
Visiting Information During Alert Level 1
Now that NZ is at Alert Level 1 and following advice from NZ Aged Care Association, we are stopping restrictions around visiting while keeping a few key requirements in place.
What will stay the same?
Visitors will be asked to sign in on our Visitor Register, declare they are free of infection and provide contact information.
All visitors are asked to sanitise their hands before entering facility.
What will change?
Anyone of any age can visit.
No set visiting hours for now but if visiting very early or late, please be mindful of the needs of other residents.
Visits can take place in lounges and other communal spaces.
Residents can go for a drive or outing with family or a friend, but we need to keep a travel log of where they have been for contact tracing purposes, so please discuss with a manager or registered nurse before leaving.
Changes – Alert Levels may change if cases start to rise again and this may happen as more people come into the country. If we need to restrict visiting again, it will be done in line with guidance from the Ministry of Health and for the purpose of protecting our vulnerable residents.
Thank you for your understanding and patience over the past 2 ½ months and we look forward to seeing more of you in the weeks ahead. Please ring if you have any questions!
Kind regards, Maria (Clinical Manager)
Marinoto News - February 2020
Sadly we said goodbye to Peter Anderson, a long time committee member, past President and lately advisory member.
There has been a lot happening at Marinoto. We have finally got Health Certification to enable Marinoto to provide hospital level and palliative care as well rest home, respite and day care. Marinoto also provides many Inglewood people with regular Meals on Wheels - thanks to the volunteers from Red Cross who distribute these meals.
Marinoto staffing numbers have increased. Alongside our clinical nurse manager, business manager and administrator there is now five registered nurses on board as well as a diversional therapist, health care assistansts, kitchen and cleaning staff.
Marinoto would not be the wonderful home it is without the many visitors - family, friends, organisations, and volunteers who contribute to the home in so many ways. Inglewood Lions have both provided many hours of voluntary labour and funds for a new sensory garden and Inglewood Rotary has been busy laying new lawns. Marinoto is very grateful for the support from the Inglewood community and all the wonderful organisations and volunteers that support them.