This page was last updated on 04/29/2020.
We know many of our families may be concerned about the spread of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) being reported in the media and how it may impact our facilities and their loved ones. The care of our patients and staff is our greatest concern. The Governor’s Office, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the State Department of Health have recommended steps that we are implementing to help reduce the potential for the virus to enter our buildings.
Out of an abundance of caution, we are restricting all visitors to our buildings unless absolutely medically necessary. We are posting signs on our entryway doors to notify visitors of this policy and are actively screening individuals—including staff—who need to come into the buildings. In addition, we are restricting any trips away from the facilities for any of our patients unless it is deemed medically necessary.
All of our facilities are Restricting Visitation.
If you believe a visit to the facility is essential and need to make special arrangements, please contact the facility Administrator. In addition to restricting visitations, there are other guidelines in place. They include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Maintaining proper social distancing practices (including restricting activities and communal dining)
- Screening everyone who enters the facility, including taking their temperature
- Requring all employees to wear a mask
- Masking residents during care
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended a variety of steps that we are implementing to help reduce the potential for the virus to enter our buildings. However, we need your help in battling COVID-19. Below are some examples of how you can help protect our patients, as well as prevent the spread throughout your community.
At this time, we will be using the screening method to screen all individuals (including employees) entering our buildings. We cannot allow visits to Miller’s Merry Manor from anyone with symptoms of respiratory illness, including cough, fever, sore throat, runny nose, and/or shortness of breath. We understand that connecting with loved ones is incredibly important, and there are a variety of ways families might consider communicating with them during this time, including telephone, email, text, video chat or social media. Throughout, we also ask everyone to continue to practice general flu prevention steps including: cover coughs or sneezes with tissue or sleeve, wash hands regularly with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub, and avoid touching your face.
The CDC has made a helpful factsheet that we recommend everyone review.
We’re encouraging families to keep their contact information updated. We want to make sure we can efficiently communicate with families should there be any new developments and are requesting that they reach out to our facilities with any updates to their contact information.
Any questions should be referred to the facility Administrator or Director of Nursing. Questions can also be asked by calling our toll free COVID-19 hotline at 1-844-647-3767 or emailed to email@example.com.