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Update from Administrator – June 30, 2020

June 29, 2020

Dear Families,

In addition to ongoing virtual and window visits, we have been offering outdoor visits for our 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 calling the recreation department at 203-438-8226.  Ext. 7047.

 

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 have no positive residents in house.

We continue to follow all CDC and state guidelines and receive regular updates on new guidelines that are offered.

 

Resident Testing

The second round of resident testing is being done today, June 30, 2020.  As always, we will inform you when we receive the test results.

 

Staff Testing

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 as soon as July 9th and will take place regularly.  I will continue to keep you updated as the plan unfolds and test results become available.

 

Weekly Call

As a reminder, our next “Town Hall” meeting is scheduled for Thursday Jul 2, 2020 at 3:00pm.  We will discuss more detailed information during this time. We encourage any residents and family members to contact me with any questions you have about the care we are offering. Our commitment is to be as transparent as possible and work to address any issues that arise. This is an incredibly challenging time and we will continue to do all we can to get through this, together. A reminder that resident-specific questions cannot be answered during these calls or on our Facebook page so please reach out to us directly if needed.

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.

 

Sincerely,

Sobha Lamontagne

Administrator

June 30, 2020 Athena News
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