Sergio Guillén, president of LARES in the region, “this is a precautionary measure in view of the increase in the number of infections that have been recorded in the last two weeks”.
Despite the fact that neither the Regional Ministry of Social Policy nor the Regional Ministry of Health have ordered an increase in anti-COVID measures in nursing homes, several establishments in the Region of Murcia have started to apply limits on their own to the visits received by users. This has been confirmed by Sergio Guillén, president of LARES in the region, who explains that “this is a precautionary measure in view of the increase in the number of infections that have been recorded in the last two weeks”.
“What several residences have started to impose is a limit on the number of visits and the number of visitors that residents receive”, aware, says Sergio Guillén, that contact with the outside world is the main risk of contagion for users. They also expect that, in a matter of days, Health will start administering the third dose of the vaccine to the staff working in these establishments:
Otherwise, the internal functioning of the residences has not been altered. “There is concern,” says Sergio Guillén, but for the time being, no one has considered returning the users to the confinement of their rooms. There is also a feeling that the sector is now much better coordinated than in other phases of the pandemic.
The nursing home sector and the Consejería de Política Social have brought forward to this week the fortnightly meeting they usually hold precisely to assess the epidemiological situation. Guillén explains that “the management of the centres have acted on their own because the administration always goes “one step behind” the evolution of the pandemic”.