April 7, 2021
As we pass the one-year mark of the pandemic, we continue to remain vigilant in our dedication to the health and safety of our campus.
We successfully completed all of the scheduled COVID-19 vaccine clinics for our residents and staff last month, and we continue to work with our pharmacy partners and the Department of Public Health to provide staff and residents with any future COVID-19 vaccinations.
We are not alone in our reflection of the year gone by. Throughout our nation, we have been fighting side-by-side with our health care partners. Even though our focus has been on our residents living on our campus, we know that there has been a tremendous effort, sacrifice, and hope among other frontline workers and protectors of the aging. We would also like to recognize the outpouring of support and compassion from you, our community, throughout this year.
As we recognize the hard work and dedication of our community and celebrate the strength of our community, we are focused on a bright future.
At this time, we are ONLY scheduling window visits and virtual visits. Families must schedule their visits through this link in advance. All visitors are being educated on the core principles of infection prevention and must wear a tight-fitting mask.
Note: Compassionate care visits continue to be arranged through the nursing staff after completing our clinical review. These are for significant changes in condition or end of life.
- Inside visits, small group activities, including small group dining are temporarily suspended at this time.
- End-of-life and compassionate care visits continue to be scheduled for all neighborhoods after clinical review.
- Visitors must follow core principles of infection prevention during any visit.
- The Beauty Salon / Barber Shop is temporarily closed.
- We are working with our pharmacy partners and the Department of Public Health to provide staff and residents with any future COVID-19 vaccinations.
- A health screening process is in place at our entrance for all essential personnel entering the building and for those who have scheduled visits.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available and worn by all staff while on campus.
- Enhanced cleaning process with approved products used and an increased focus on touched surfaces remains a top priority.
- Masks are provided to all residents to wear when out of their room or if engaged with their care team (with the exception of face care, taking medications or eating).
- Regular audits are conducted by the CT Department of Public Health, National Guard, and CDC to survey our infection control practices. Internal campaigns and audits have been implemented to reinforce consistent and effective preventative measures.
- Medical appointments via telemedicine are encouraged whenever possible.
- COVID-19 testing of staff follows the Governor’s executive orders and we are currently working with state-assigned partners. All staff will test once weekly per CMS recommendations. We will follow isolating protocols should any resident receive a positive test result and implement additional testing and cohorting strategies.