Our dedicated hero’s here at the facility have and continue doing their utmost to ensure we stop the spread of COVID-19 with preemptive and proactive measures. Some of these measures are restricting/limiting entry, monitoring staff and residents for signs and symptoms, continuous training of staff, constant deep cleaning, social distancing, cessation of communal activities, stockpiling essential PPE and equipment. We are in constant communication and collaboration with state and local health officials to ensure all practically appropriate steps are taken to reduce risks. We carefully follow the latest research and guidance coming from CDC, CMS, and State Authorities, strictly adhering to all directions from the entities involved. Rest assured, we have plenty of support at all levels, and despite the PPE shortage around the country, we have the needed supplies. We understand that other family members are concerned and would like more information, however, HIPAA privacy laws prohibit us from sharing certain information without the consent of the resident or their representative, so please assist us with informing anyone else who may be concerned. We will continue to update our website with any notifications to ensure our message is clear and consistent. In the unfortunate event that we are not spared attack from this global pandemic and the invisible foe makes its way into our facility, we will be in direct contact with those who are positive, to discuss status and treatment plans. We hope this gives you peace of mind that we are working around the clock to keep your loved one safe!
Transferring a resident with suspected or confirmed infection with COVID-19 to a hospital
Suspected Case(s) of Covid in the Facility –If a resident and or staff is being tested for Covid and results are pending:
STEPS OUR NURSING HOME IS TAKING
Prior to concerns about COVID-19, we had infection prevention and control procedures in place to maximize the health and safety of the vulnerable population we serve. We have enhanced our existing protocols to minimize the risk of exposure and to provide clinical and operational personnel the information and tools necessary to address the situation as it evolves.
The following is a summary of measures undertaken to date consistent with regulatory guidance:
Interdisciplinary Task Force
Employee and Contractor Screening
Based on guidance published by CMS, as a preventative measure to limit outside exposure to our residents, we have limited all visitation except end-of-life or other essential situations. Visitors for whom visitation is permitted under the limited exceptions may not visit if they have fever, shortness of breath, cough, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea.
We know that this will be challenging for our residents and their families and loved ones and appreciate your understanding and cooperation in order to protect the health and safety of your loved ones.
If you have any questions about the visitation limits, please call us.
Visitors will be screened prior to entry for the following risk factors:
Visitors subject to the limited exceptions who have any of the risk factors will be barred from entry. Visitors will be required to present a valid government issued identification prior to entry. Visitors will be required to use personal protective equipment, such as facemasks.
Volunteers and Non-Essential Vendors
We have advised volunteers and non-essential vendors to refrain from participating in programs at this time.
CDC Main Website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
FAQ via CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html
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