Posted March 20th, 2020
We remain vigilant to protect our residents from COVID-19. As of this writing, we still do not have a resident or staff member who has tested positive for the virus. Our staff is doing an outstanding job of keeping everyone safe. We are fortunate to have such a dedicated team.
We know the visitation restrictions are incredibly difficult for many of you. We are keenly aware that it’s a challenge for our residents to be isolated. We are being creative by keeping the atmosphere light and reminding staff how important their interactions with residents are. Thank you for keeping in touch with us and letting us know how we can take special care of your loved ones.
We continue to be attentive to any new guidance provided from state and federal health agencies. We’ll be sure to let you know if there are any new developments.
Thank you for your support and understanding as we protect our residents and staff. Your encouragement is a great blessing to all of us.
Posted March 16th, 2020
We remain vigilant to protect our residents from COVID-19. As of this writing, we still do not have a resident or staff member who has tested positive for the virus.
The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid, in coordination with the CDC, issued updated guidance for Skilled Nursing facilities and Assisted Living facilities.
Per their most recent guidelines:
- All visitation is suspended except for end of life situations.
- Only essential healthcare personnel will be allowed to enter the facility, and they will be screened upon entry including taking their temperature.
- Group activities and communal dining have been altered in accordance with CDC guidelines.
- We are actively screening residents, employees, and health care professionals for fever and symptoms of COVID-19.
- We are temporarily suspending outside trips for residents to prevent exposure to them and other seniors in the facility when they return.
We understand that these new rules can be challenging for all of us, but nothing is more important to us than the safety of those in our care.
We are strictly following best practices for preventing the spread of COVID-19. The health, care, and safety of our residents, staff and families remains our top priority.
Thank you for your understanding and support as we protect our residents and staff.
Posted March 15th, 2020
More than ever, we are committed to the welfare of our residents, families, and staff. Protecting their health and safety is our top priority. As of this writing, we do not have a resident or staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Per Governor Inslee’s new regulations, we are limiting individuals entering our building to one adult visitor, per resident, per day. Everyone who enters our building, including family, guests, employees, and vendors, will be screened prior to entry. Temporary visiting hours are now in effect: 8 AM to 6PM.
It is important to us to take every precaution to prevent this virus from entering our building. People are thought to be most contagious when they are the sickest, but there is some risk that people who appear healthy can carry the virus and infect others. To protect our residents, we will be screening, including taking the temperature of, every person who enters our building, every time they enter. Experts all agree that limiting interactions can help slow the spread of the virus.
Thank you for your help and understanding as we take precautions to protect the health and wellbeing of our residents.
Posted March 15th, 2020
Today Governor Jay Inslee announced new rules for skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities to protect older adults. The following rules go into effect immediately and will remain in effect until midnight on April 9, 2020:
- All visitors must be adults and the visit must take place in the resident’s room/apartment. Each resident is allowed one visitor per day. This rule does not apply to end-of-life situations.
- All visitors must follow COVID-19 screening and follow reasonable precautionary measures.
- All visitors must sign a visitor’s log.
- Employees and volunteers must be screened for COVID-19 symptoms at the start of each shift.
- People who live in skilled nursing facilities or assisted living facilities and who test positive for COVID-19 must be isolated away from other people.