Dear residents, families, and healthcare partners,
As you well know, our nations’ state of emergency is a rapidly evolving situation with new information and regulation seemingly updated multiple times each and every day. Governing bodies give healthcare providers daily news and requirements that we are striving to diligently implement.
This past week we established new protocols in the implementation of “social distancing”. We have been required to cease with group and communal activities. This concept has a few ramifications for our residents. First, we have revamped our dining policy to mitigate large group gatherings. Room trays are being given to many who can safely dine in their rooms. For those who need more assistance, we have spaced out our dining rooms in such a way that keeps tables limited to 2 residents, and 6 feet distance between each table.
Similarly, we have revamped our activities and resident life protocol. All group activities have been canceled. Our resident life department has been instead focusing on one-on-one activity, small group activity, meal time assistance, and helping residents stay in touch with their loved ones on the outside. They have also played an increased role in assisting our caregivers provide for the daily needs of our residents.
We have continued to communicate with all our residents as these changes have taken place. While it is a challenge for everyone, we have received much positive and understanding feedback from them. We are grateful for that.
We continue daily conference calls with our leadership team from our three communities to discuss the following: updates from governing bodies, policy and procedure updates, and emergency planning considerations. Dr. Pawlicki, our medical director, guides us in much of our decision making.
Additionally, we are reaching out to our community at large in search of individuals who could help serve our residents. If you or someone you know is looking for an opportunity in the healthcare industry where compassion and quality of life is celebrated please consider joining our family.
As we progress during these challenging times, it continues to be our privilege to serve you and your loved ones.
The Ohman Family