Home tours and meet the manager for new residents
Come and live with us
Hundreds of new residents have become part of the OSJCT community in the past year by moving into one of our homes. We are delighted by the positive feedback we have had regarding their welcome, their confidence in our processes during the pandemic, and how quickly they have settled into their new home.
We are now pleased to announce updated processes for potential new residents that have been enabled by the Government guidelines which were introduced in mid-April.
Full details are available on our Admissions page.
Meeting the manager and looking round
Our virtual tours have had a great response, but we recognise that a face-to-face meeting and a first-hand look at a home gives much peace of mind. One family member or friend will be able to attend the home accompanied by the resident if they are able to make the visit. They will be able to meet the Home Manager in the garden or specific visitor room and will be able to view a ground-floor bedroom where available.
In order to make this happen, we will need to confirm that no visitor has viewed other care homes on that day, that they are showing no symptoms of COVID-19, and that they return a negative lateral flow test on the day of the visit. The test will be provided by the home and we ask that the visitors attend 45 minutes before their appointment to allow the result to be processed.
On the day of moving in, the new resident will be able to have one named visitor support them throughout the day and come into the resident’s bedroom in order to help them settle. A negative lateral flow test will also be required for the visitor.
Visiting for new residents
Current Government guidance outlines that new residents must have a 14-day period of ‘in-room care’ in which they are isolated from other residents. During this time one named visitor will be able to make one visit to the new resident in their room.
This new process applies to all new permanent residents during their first fortnight in an OSJCT home and respite residents staying for 14 days or more.