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COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Update

 

January 11, 2021

 

Dear Residents and Families:

We continue to see signs that the surge of the virus in our Community is ending.  Our latest round of mass testing resulted in no new positive cases.

Our next round of mass testing is scheduled for this week, and we will immediately communicate the results to residents, their responsible parties/designated family members and primary healthcare providers upon learning of the results, as well as continue monitoring residents for signs and symptoms of the virus. Read more

COVID-19 Notice

 

December 30, 2020

 

Dear Residents and Families:

We believe we are turning a corner in this surge of the virus in our Community.  In our most recent round of mass testing, we have fewer staff and residents who tested positive, and we have many residents and staff that previously tested positive coming off of isolation.

Our next scheduled round of mass testing will be today, and, as is typical, we will immediately communicate the results to residents, their responsible parties/designated family members and primary healthcare providers upon learning of the results. Read more

COVID-19 Notice

 

December 17, 2020

 

Dear Residents and Families:

We want to provide you an update with what is going on in our Community related to COVID.  We have had another round of testing.  This has resulted in finding a few more positive staff members and more residents that have tested positive.

We have also had staff and residents who have previously tested positive but have now have returned to work or had isolation protocols lifted according to local health department and CDC guidance.

We continue to have the positive residents who remain in the building cared for while isolated in their rooms by staff who exclusively attend to the needs of COVID positive residents. These residents are receiving cares using heightened infection control measures.

We will be continuing our mass testing until we no longer have any positive results for a period of time and the health department deems the Community to be outbreak free.  We will immediately notify residents, residents’ primary care providers and responsible parties/families upon receiving the results after each round of testing.  We continue to monitor residents for signs and symptoms of the virus, and if anything is noted, we will contact a resident’s physician and responsible party to discuss next steps.

We will continue to provide general updates on at least a weekly basis until we reach outbreak free status.

As a reminder, we have temporarily suspended all window visitation. We know that the holiday season makes it even harder not to be able to visit your loved ones.  We are available to facilitate phone calls and video calls as need.  You can also feel free to drop of packages or food for residents, and if you do so, just make sure to wear you mask as you hand off items to staff.

We are anticipating the roll out of the vaccines and as soon as we have more information about the timing and process, we will provide you with more information.

We continue to strongly encourage residents (and ask families to encourage residents) to:

  • Not take trips outside of the building if at all possible (we can work with residents to assist them to obtain anything they may need or to connect with friends/family);
  • When outside of their rooms:
    • Wear masks;
    • Practice good hand hygiene; and
    • Engage in social distancing.

Please reach out with questions, concerns, or requests for assistance.

Sincerely,

 

Mike Marion
Executive Director

 

 

COVID-19 Notice

 

December 10, 2020

 

Dear Residents and Families:

We want to provide you an update with what is going on in our Community related to COVID.  Since our last update, we did mass testing of our staff and residents.  We have a total of 14 residents who have tested positive, and 9 staff members.

In light of these developments, we are temporarily suspending all window visitation. We are happy to facilitate phone calls and video calls with your loved ones. Compassionate/End-of-Life visitation and visits by essential healthcare providers will also continue.  Thank you in advance for your understanding. Read more

Information Regarding Visitation

Dear Residents, Family and Friends:

On March 14, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services advised of a nationwide restriction on visitation for certain health facilities, due to the coronavirus. Though these restrictions were drafted for skilled nursing facilities, they address risks similar to those posed to other senior living communities. CMS has directed that only health care workers or end-of life visitors be allowed to visit the community during this time. Until further notice, we will follow this direction, and will not permit non-essential visitors. We continue to encourage virtual visitation by phone, FaceTime, Skype, etc. It is important for you to remain connected with your loved one, and we will be happy to work with you to accomplish this in the absence of an in-person visit. Read more