Family & Resident Communication – 11/25/2020
As always, our team and I hope this email finds you safe and healthy.
We are happy to report that we remain COVID-free! We will continue testing and reporting at regular intervals as required by CMS, CDC, and DPH.
As a reminder from last week, the Commonwealth is offering some considerations and recommendations on how to celebrate the holidays with your loved ones who reside in a nursing home. We know that holidays are important for loved ones as a time to come together and be together. As you make plans to visit and celebrate with your loved one, we encourage you to assess the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19. Last week we included information from the Department of Public Health (DPH), “Guidance for all Massachusetts Residents about Holiday Visitation” for your review. We have added that to our website and Facebook for your reference.
In addition to discussing with your loved one’s holiday plans with our center, there are additional resources available to discuss how to safely celebrate with your loved one. Families of loved ones in long-term care settings, including ALRs, can contact the Nursing Home Family Resource at 617-660-5399.
We are reminding our staff to not only practice safeguards against COVID in our center but to be vigilant outside of our center and share these practices with their friends and loved ones. We still ask you to do your part while in your community and PLEASE wear your mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance. And please promote these very simple precautions with your extended family and friends.
- With Thanksgiving tomorrow, below are a few of the activities we have planned, as well as our menu:
- Thanksgiving Bingo
- Traditional Turkey Dinner with Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Squash, Cranberry Sauce, Gravy, and Pumpkin Pie
- We have ample tablets assigned for our residents to use for virtual visits, games, telehealth visits, news updates, etc. Many of our residents are enjoying learning how to use this technology and having the world at their fingertips.
As always, thank you for your patience and our entire team extends our warm wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!