Administration Response Regarding COVID-19
We know some of you may be concerned about the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) being reported in the media and how it may impact us. Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our greatest concern. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended a variety of steps that we are implementing to help reduce the potential for the virus to enter our buildings. However, we need your help in battling COVID-19. Below are some examples of how you can help protect the residents, as well as prevent the spread throughout the community.
At this time, we are requesting that all visits to our facilities be suspended until further notice. Exceptions may apply such as visiting someone in end-of-life situations. We understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important and there are a variety of other ways you might consider connecting with them. These may include telephone, email, text, or through Skype or Facebook. We do know that technology for some of our residents may be difficult, so we are happy to assist in facilitating the residents do this. Please, if you feel you meet an exception to visiting the facility, call us ahead of time and we are happy to discuss this with you.
Our facilities are following the recommendations of the CDC on prevention methods, including following strict handwashing procedures, and in many circumstances, wearing gowns and gloves when interacting with residents who are sick. We also are staying up to date with the CDC recommendations as they are revised. In addition, our facilities are in close contact with the local and state health departments and are following their guidance. We are taking a proactive approach in protecting our residents and your loved ones.
This is an evolving global situation that we will continue to monitor and respond to proactively. We will notify you if any residents or staff are diagnosed with COVID-19. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Facility Administrator or Director of Nursing.
For additional information, please visit the CDC’s Coronavirus Disease information page at http://cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html