Coronavirus Information Update (March 24th, 2020)

Restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19

As you are aware the community is continually receiving advice on the need to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Ballarat Health Services takes the safety of our residents and staff seriously. The best way to protect your health and safety is to keep the virus out of your Home.

After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to have no visitors to our facilities at this time and external services will be limited from 25th March at 9am. These restrictions will be monitored closely on a daily basis, in line with the State and Commonwealth Government advice.

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Preventing elder abuse in our communities

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Ballarat Aged Care’s Clinical Director, and industry leader in the understanding and prevention of elder abuse, Professor Joseph Ibrahim, encourages people to use the day to gain a better understanding of this serious issue. 

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Fighting the Flu

In 2017, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services received over 48,200 cases of reported influenza across the state, with Ballarat health workers recalling it as one of the most significant flu seasons in memory.

Older people are among the most vulnerable during flu season, so preparations are underway at Ballarat Aged Care to give its residents the best chance of avoiding the virus and minimising its severity.

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