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Covid-19

August/September 2021 Covid Update

A major concern right now is Delta, a highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 virus strain, which was first identified in India in December. It then swept rapidly through that country and Great Britain as well. The first Delta case in the United States was diagnosed in March and it is now the dominant strain in the U.S.

One thing that is unique about Delta is how quickly it is spreading. 

From what we know so far, people who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus appear to have protection against Delta.  A high majority of vaccinated individuals have much reduced symptoms,… Continue reading

June 2021 Covid Update

Residents, Family Members, Staff and Visitors,

We hope this posting finds you and your loved ones staying safe and healthy.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused tremendous disruption in each of our lives. As one of your health care providers or employer, we care deeply about your health and well-being. That’s why we are encouraging everyone to get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible if you haven’t already. Getting vaccinated can bring you one step closer to enjoying the activities you miss. It is one of the most important things you can do to help protect yourself and your loved ones… Continue reading

May 2021 COVID UPDATE

 

This chart was done by AHCA, a national association of Senior Health Care.  What it shows is the dramatic decline of cases in both staff and resident infections in Nursing Homes of the COVID-19 virus.  Our programs are working.  We are winning the war against this virus.  We (collectively) still have some work to do – VACCINATION, and continuing to adhere to CDC Infection Control Protocols to reduce the spread of the virus, but we are winning.  This is good news for all of us.  It has been a hard road for all… Continue reading

COVID-19 Update April 2021

Dear Residents, Family Members, and Employees,

As of today there are three (3) different COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccines.  Our Nursing Home had three (3) Government sponsored COVID Vaccine Clinics.  Unfortunately those are done but the work continues on the vaccination front.  The vaccine is working at protecting residents and everyone at a greater loss of death and severe symptoms of this virus.  The graph below starts at 5/31/2020 and continues through 3/7/2021 and we can see the dramatically positive effect. 

We have advocated the State for several things regarding vaccines:

COVID-19 Update February/March 2021

Dear Residents, Family Members, and Employees,

As I am sure you have heard, the FDA completed their review of two of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccines (and a third one coming soon) and the process started to get people vaccinated in late December and will continue through March in Long Term Care facilities.

If you have not had a discussion about vaccination: residents/ family members please call the Administrator or Director of Nursing; employees should discuss with Human Resources or the Administrator.

We are fortunate that the Federal and State Government have recognized that Long Term Care has been disproportionately affected… Continue reading