COVID-19 Updates for Families

Update to Families 10/28/20

Dear Families and Friends,

We would like to invite you to participate in a weekly Zoom meeting with Dietary, Activities and Social Services.  The weekly meeting is called Food, Fun and Facts.  It will be approximately 15 minutes to update you on the quality of life activities for our residents each week. 

The meeting will be coordinated by Quannette Vasser-McNeal, our Director of Social Services.  She will be joined by Sandra Powell, our Dietary Manager and Gail Beaver, our Director of Activities.   They will share their weekly plans as well as those for special events as we come into the Holiday Season. 

These meetings will be held each Tuesday at 2:15pm.  Any family member or friend may log onto the session by clicking this link:  https://zoom.us/j/2576692540?pwd=OUdqRnpoTmtDbURvbHNzV04wNmJldz09

We look forward to seeing you on November 10th at 2:15pm for our first Food, Fun and Facts meeting!

As you know, we test all Employees each Tuesday.  As of today, October 27, 2020, we have no employee Covid-19 cases.   Our residents are doing well and have no signs or symptoms of Covid. 

We hope that all of you are well and appreciate your cooperation in following our infection control protocols when you visit!

 


Update to Families 10/7/2020

Hello family members and friends,

As you know, we test all of our staff weekly for Covid-19.  We had one employee who tested positive for Covid-19 on 9/25/2020.  This required that we quarantine the facility for at least 14-days.  All residents were tested on that same date, and all tested negative.  All residents will be retested on 10/8/2020.  

If all testing for staff and residents comes back negative on this round, we can begin our Essential Caregiver visits.  Our September newsletter contains a letter regarding the program, requirements of participation and an application.  Please call a member of our Covid Committee if you have any questions about the Essential Caregiver Program.  We’re looking forward to see more of our families!

We have offered the flu vaccination to all of our residents and had 97% compliance.  We will offer the flu vaccine to our staff next week.  We strongly encourage all who come in contact with our residents to consider being vaccinated.  The flu is particularly hard on compromised seniors, but with the added risk of Covid-19 we are even more concerned about keeping our residents safe.

We hope that the additions to our website will make updating you easier and more timely.  If you have any suggestions for the Covid communication portion of our website, please let me know.


Best wishes,

Jennifer Hess, LNHA
Administrator