To Our Residents and Family Members:
We know some of you may be concerned about the spread of COVID-19 (the new 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 building. 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 request that you do not visit your loved ones. We understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important, however, we are committed to preserving the health and safety of your loved one and the staff that cares for them 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.
Our nursing facility is following the recommendations of the CDC on prevention steps, including following strict hand washing procedures, and in some circumstances, wearing gowns and gloves when interacting with residents who are sick. We have implemented not only the required recommendations but have enacted additional protocols to ensure the health and safety of your loved one. In fact, we proactively implemented additional protocols and added additional safeguards in mid-February.
We continue to stay up-to-date with CDC recommendations as they evolve and as additional information is made available. In addition, our nursing facility is in close contact with the local and state health department and are following their guidance. We are posting signs on our entryway doors to notify everyone of the suspension of all visits that are not medically necessary. In the event your loved is receiving end of life care and a visit is necessary please contact the facility Administrator.
We will notify you if any residents or staff are diagnosed with COVID-19. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the facility directly.
For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page.