December 21, 2020
Residents and team members in Personal Care have continued to test negative following their most recent outbreak. Window visitation and compassionate care visitation are permitted. Team Members will continue to be tested twice a week and residents will be tested at a minimum of once a week.
The results of testing at the end of last week in Memory Support residents revealed an additional 5 residents and one nurse who tested positive. That brings the total for Memory Support up to 11 residents. Memory Support will continue testing residents regularly to identify all positive residents as soon as possible. We have brought in extra nursing support to help monitor all our memory support residents. There will be no visitation allowed in Memory Support except in extreme compassionate care situations.
Skilled Nursing had two nurses test positive on 12/18. One of these had been working on the units prior to her positive test. The other nurse had not worked for 2 weeks prior to testing positive.
Skilled Nursing will now transition to yellow zone throughout and begin outbreak testing weekly on all residents. Team Members will continue to be tested twice a week.
Great Rock Home Care
Testing on 12/18 revealed a positive Home Care team member who had driven a few individuals to outside appointments the prior week. These individuals have been notified and are being monitored closely.
With Christmas later this week, we want to do everything we can to ensure residents are able to enjoy virtual visits from their families. We have a number of iPads we are able to use for virtual visitation or if you prefer to schedule a window visit, please call Skilled or Personal Care activities departments to set those up. We do ask that you call ahead to schedule so we can have team members ready and available.