Update From Administrator – September 11, 2020

Dear Families and Friends,

Thank You for all your continued support during this difficult time. We are doing our best to keep our residents safe and happy. We continue to follow DOH guidelines for testing our employees and residents. We continue to remain negative.
Just a reminder, Grandparent’s Day is coming up on Sunday, September 13th and we would like to do something special for our residents. If you have a grandparent in our facility and would like to send them a card, grandchildren pictures and/or drawings please drop off with the receptionist. Please remember to label all items with name of grandparent. Thank you for your efforts.

A few quick points:
•As you may have heard on the news, nursing homes will begin receiving “Rapid” COVID testing machines from the federal government over the coming weeks. The state of RI DOH has approved their use for staff, residents, and visitors in limited circumstances. As soon as we receive the machines, have conducted training on them, and have the necessary supplies to conduct the tests – we look forward to putting them to use! More information will follow on this as it becomes available.
•Although we are following social distance guidelines, handwashing protocols, hygiene recommendations, and wearing masks in our center – it is still STRONGLY encouraged that all staff and residents receive an annual Influenza Vaccine. While the vaccine is not in the center yet, please consider completing a consent form, in advance to ensure you loved one receives their vaccine.
•As you already know our in-person visits are starting on Monday. We are also beginning to plan for a modified return to activities and dining. We will continue to update you as we roll things out.

Thank you and please stay safe and healthy!

Thank you,

Nicholas Lutzel

September 11, 2020