Update from Administrator – July 24, 2020
I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer!
Visiting your loved one
In addition to ongoing virtual and window visits, we have begun to offer outdoor visits for our recovered residents and their families. Check out the attached photo of our visiting area. These visits require appropriate PPE (masks) to be worn at all times and a social distance of 6 feet between you and your loved ones for the entirety of the visit. The specific guidelines and details regarding perimeter visits can be found on our website and Facebook page.
Please remember that the perimeter visits must be pre-scheduled to ensure safe and healthy visits for you, the residents, and our staff. You can schedule a visit by emailing us at email@example.com.
As you know from our communications, managing this pandemic has been very challenging but we continue to focus on our residents and their well-being. We are happy to report that we currently only have 12 positive residents in house. We have no employees out sick with Covid. We have had 135 residents recover from Covid and return to their previous living location. Check our Facebook page to see updated pictures of our recent graduates- It is truly uplifting for our staff and residents.
This week week, the state DPH and members of the National Guard visited our center for a monitoring visit and found us to be in compliance. We continue to follow all CDC and state guidelines and receive regular updates on new guidelines that are offered.
We are keeping our residents happy and engaged by offering a variety of activities including :
• Outdoor leisure time
• Traveling ICECREAM cart
On Monday June 1st, Governor Lamont ordered nursing home workers to be regularly tested for the coronavirus disease. We have been able to secure a contract with a vendor through the state and our testing was conducted by Yale on 7/21/20 with all staff results come back as NEGATIVE. Our next testing will be 7/28/20.
Thank you and please stay safe and healthy! Although the weather outside is becoming warmer and sunnier each day, it is important to remember that it is still necessary to be cautious and aware that the risks of COVID-19 are still present.
Erica Roman, LCSW, LNHA