The Australian and Queensland Governments ask anyone over 70 years of age to take extra precautions and limit movement. They ask particular care be taken by residents in any aged caring community, reducing the possibility of returning with anything contagious.
Residents are able to leave the community for a range of reasons including exercise, family gatherings of up to 20 people with social distancing, medical appointments or other residential aged care community visit, or attend a funeral.
Residents who are also family members such as couples, siblings or close friends in care, can leave the community together. However we have to wait a little longer for our much loved group bus trips. If you leave your community we will give you a mask and ask you to complete a form giving us the detail of your plans. This is to assist contact tracing in the event we later learned that you were possibly exposed to risk.
Please understand it is still too early for overnight and longer trips away for residents, but Governments continue to review their regulations and we will keep you informed of changes or you can double check by calling your community.
Having private suites with direct access to outdoors, wide corridors, and spacious communal areas in Palm Lake Care communities is a huge advantage with social distancing and effective infection control. If however we identified a potential risk we are obligated to immediately increase measures including a period of isolation. We appreciate you entrust us with the care of loved ones and we will do our best to keep everyone well while understanding the importance of family, friends and fun.