September 19, 2020
Dear Family & Friends:
Our Covid-19 adventure continues! You have probably read that CMS has offered a new set of “Visitation” Guidance, hoping to balance Resident safety and family contact needs. The Connecticut DPH is in the process of determining local application. Then, our own Clinical and Activities staff will have to find ways to apply them. You see, it will still involve testing, scheduling, supervising for the Residents in the SNF Unit. We are also trying to organize indoor visit areas as the weather turns cooler. We will let you know the details as soon as they are completed.
In the meantime, if you have a special need, please do not hesitate to contact Jackie Natale (Infection Control Nurse) or the Little Sister on the Residents’ Unit. They will try to help you.
Staff testing is now being done in a “surveillance” mode since all results have remained Negative.
Our Social Worker, Ashleigh gave birth at the end of August, to a little boy named Ashton. While she is absent, Jennifer Regish is filling in nicely. There has been some return to communal Dining and group Activities, always respecting social distancing and wearing masks. Our resident crafters have fashioned some very classy masks!
Our 30th annual Golf Outing seemed to go well last week. It was a beautiful day and there were over 100 golfers.
We truly miss seeing you and hope that you are finding Covid-coping strategies in your own life. Thanks for your continued support.
Sr Genevieve Regina and all the Little Sisters
CLICK HERE for our list of current needs
Click here to read a letter from Mother Genevieve
Click here for prayers for healing the Coronavirus
Click here for a statement from the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health
Click here for information from the Department of Aging and Disability Services
Click here for strategies and suggestions from Garfunkel Wild, PC
Message from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
State of New Jersey Department of Health: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml
New York State Department of Health: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/