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COVID-19 – Important Update

Family & Friends,

 

I would like to personally thank you for your patience during this very unusual time we are all facing. This is an unprecedented time for all of us and we appreciate the support and kind words of encouragement we have received. We continue to monitor and look to our state and federal governing bodies on updates for Covid-19.

 Most of you already know that we are an Athena Health Care Systems’ managed center, which means we are part of southern New England’s largest provider of skilled nursing and post-acute care services. As such, we have access to many policies and  procedures to plan for such circumstances and access to additional resources for planning and contingencies.

 Some of those contingencies include ensuring that we have adequate staffing in times of natural and other disasters and access to needed provisions to ensure uninterrupted care of our residents, including food, medical supplies and other necessities.

 Our center has many policies and procedures for regular cleaning and infection prevention protocols, all of which we follow   daily. During flu season and certain times of the year, we are at an increased level for infection prevention. We are now at an even more heightened level. We have stepped up our typical cleaning and disinfecting schedule that would be in place during flu season to include an enhanced cleaning schedule and upping our surface cleaning on high contact areas, to name a few.

 We all have many questions on Covid-19 and will leave that to our local and national leaders to share. However, we know one of your biggest questions is, “how can I visit with my loved one?”

 Some options include: ZOOM, FaceTime or Skype. We are working on getting these in place and we will update you soon on setting it up for you. Messages will get posted on our Facebook page instructing people on how to set-up a time to use one of the above. Our Facebook handle is @SouthShoreRehab. Our Skype handle is south shore and, at the moment, is available from 9:00AM-5:00PM, Monday through Friday. If you are interesting in using Skype, please email back with your Skype handle and a day and time you would like this to occur so we can arrange it.

 As soon as we know of any changes to the restrictions on visitors, we will let you know. We will provide email updates as often as possible. If you have Facebook – please like and follow our page and look for updates there as well. We are also in the process of scheduling a “Town Hall” conference call this week to bring you up to date on our efforts in our center and provide an  opportunity for Q&A with our leadership team.

 Please continue to reach out if you have any further questions.

 Thank you again for your understanding.

 Respectfully,

Jason Gold, Administrator

 

March 16, 2020