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Update from Administrator – March 8, 2021

March 08, 2021
 
Dear Families,
It looks like we will see an early burst of spring this week. Our goal is to get everyone some fresh air and sunshine this week! Please call the recreation department to schedule a visit.
 
Our current COVID status is 1
 
As you well know, this week marks one year that every nursing home in our state was required to impose visitor restrictions to do our part to combat the COVID pandemic. We can’t express how much we appreciate your patience and understanding during this very long journey we have taken together.
 
This week also commemorates a year since our team began their journey as “healthcare heroes” in the battle against COVID; doing their part to keep our residents as safe and healthy as possible, all while showing compassion and doing their best to meet not only their physical care, but their emotional needs as well. Please join me in thanking them and recognizing them again for what they did not only during the toughest parts of the pandemic, but what they do day in and day out.
 
Visitation
Our state continues to see a dramatic drop in COVID cases as the vaccine does its job and people in our local community do their part. Until the state and federal nursing home guidelines are revised, we continue to take all necessary precautions, including wearing personal protective equipment and conducting weekly testing of our staff and residents, to ensure the safety of our residents and staff.
 
Our indoor visitation is on hold until further notice.
 
Remember we always offer visitations using our technology (iPads, tablets, calls, etc.) and when we can, window visits and outside visits. This is a great week for window visits!
 
Our next “Town Hall’ call is on Thursday 3/11/2021 at 3:00pm.
 
Thank you and please stay safe!
 
Sobha Lamontagne,MHA,LNHA
March 8, 2021 Athena News
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