Published: Monday, March 30, 2020
Hello Families and Friends,
Hope all of you are doing well and staying safe. Due to the rapid increase in positive COVID-19 in Alaska, we are stepping up our efforts in trying to keep residents safe. As of today, March 30th, we are requiring all staff to wear masks at all times while working. We have also increased the number of times every surface in the building is sanitized.
On Wednesday last week we had a resident meeting during lunch time to discuss COVID-19 and all the changes we have implemented. We met with them again today at lunch so they would all understand why staff were wearing masks - it’s not to worry them that someone is sick… it’s to protect everyone from any germ that might inadvertently enter our doors. We have had SEVERAL meetings with staff to reinforce proper donning and removal of Personal Protective Equipment, and to check in to see how they are handling all the stress. We have the best caregivers and they are all dedicated to caring for your loved ones.
On a positive note, we have been encouraging residents to get outside with a caregiver throughout the day. Almost everyone has been around the block at least once a day soaking up the Vitamin D and clearing the cobwebs in their heads. Also, we thank you for all the donations of shirts and other supplies (and treats) to help protect our staff and your loved ones. We are truly all in this together to keep our most vulnerable population as protected as possible. It takes a village… and we are ALL the village!
We will continue to send updates regarding COVID-19 as needed. Please check out our Facebook page for photos, video and events of the day as well. We will do a FaceBook LIVE from our Families page on APRIL 1st…. NO JOKE! (Get it? April fools) Seriously tho… Wednesday, April 1st at 1:00pm. SEE YOU THEN!,/p>
We have tried to contact many of you with a list of supplies your loved one needs. If you haven’t heard from us, you might want to call during the hours of noon - 3pm (a bit quieter time of day) and speak to a staff member.
Thank you for understanding if we have asked you to reschedule any appointments - this really is a very vulnerable time and we would be devastated if your loved one went out and ultimately got sick.
And finally, please don't hesitate to contact any of us with any questions or concerns.
Thanks,Adrienne Bradley, RN, BSN