COVID 19 News

As the impact of COVID-19 is now something we are learning to live with, it has had a huge impact on how we go about our day to day lives.  This is especially relevant for our residents and the staff who care for them here at Murray Haven. With restrictions easing we still need to be mindful of our actions as our residents health and safety is our greatest priority.

Visitors are still welcome, however all visits must be in the residents room or outside,  all activities for the residents are continuing as normal.  We are still having the doctor visit each Tuesday and are conducting telehealth sessions where necessary for other appointments. The physiotherapist and podiatrist are also still attending to provide care for residents.

All visitors and contractors are required to take a RAT test prior to entering the facility, and we ask anyone with flu like symptoms to visit at a later date. The patience and understanding of our families and friends has been nothing short of amazing. This support is appreciated.

Other procedures implemented include:

  • Double Covid-19 vaccination and booster shots for all staff.
  • Proof of Covid-19 and flu shots for all contractors who need to be on site.
  • Restricting who is on site.
  • Temperature checks for all people entering the site.
  • Completion of a questionnaire for everyone entering (excluding staff).
  • Ensuring that no-one who is displaying any symptoms of cold or flu is on location.
  • Regular RAT testing for all staff.

We are mindful that we are approaching flu season and our primary concern is for resident welfare, but we also recognise the need for social contact with families and the benefits that this provides for both the resident and family member.

If you have specific concerns these can be sent to admin@murrayhavenhomes.com.au and we will get back to you.

For further information, please visit the below websites:

•    Department of Health – https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/aged-care/advice-on-aged-care-during-covid-19/aged-care-sector-advice

•    Residential and Aged Care Workers – https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/information-for-aged-care-providers-workers-and-residents-about-covid-19-vaccines

•    Aged Care Residents and their Families – https://www.health.gov.au/node/18602/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-people-in-residential-aged-care-facilities-and-visitors

Latest Covid News

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COVID 19 Update May 2022

We are back open, visitors are welcome back, but at this stage still visiting in residents rooms. A RAT test must be conducted prior to entering the facility and appropriate paperwork must also be completed. Our hairdresser is back, our Resident Advocate Joan has returned and we are welcoming back our volunteers and we are

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COVID 19 Update 29th Sept 2021

Please be advised the Murray Haven Homes facility is in temporary lock-down due to the recent COVID casual exposure in Kerang, Victoria. Woolworths Kerang, 12 Nolan Street, Kerang is currently listed as a Tier 2 COVID-19 exposure site due to a case attending the venue.  If you visited this location on Sat Sept 25 2021:

COVID 19 Update 27th Sept 2021

Dear Family and Friends of Murray Haven Homes Re: COVID-19 Update – Eased Restrictions for visitors at Murray Haven Homes Murray Haven Homes would like to advise our families and friends, that the current lockdown restrictions for the facility have eased. The most significant change to come into effect is some easing of visits residents