Update from Administrator – June 19, 2020
June 22, 2020
June 18 began National C N A Week. There are not enough words to describe what these individuals do for our residents by keeping them safe, healthy, and happy. There are many jobs that these individuals could choose from, but they have chosen this profession due to their compassion and loyalty to healthcare. So, during this week and beyond, remember to thank a C N A whenever you have the opportunity. To all C N A’s out there keep up the good work and we thank you for your efforts.
In addition to ongoing virtual and window visits, we have begun to offer outdoor visits for our recovered residents and their families. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 22 positive residents in house. We have no employees out sick with Covid. We have had over 95+ residents recover from Covid. Check our Facebook page to see updated pictures of our recent graduates- It is truly uplifting for our staff and residents.
This 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.
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 will begin soon and will take place regularly. The vendor has informed us that they can test as 30 staff members at time and will have results back to us in 24 hours. I will continue to keep you updated as the plan unfolds and test results become available.
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.