What Happens When A Resident is Diagnosed With COVID-19?
- We take great care to ensure residents diagnosed with COVID-19 are made comfortable in an isolated setting and are under constant supervision.
- In cases of multiple residents with COVID-19, staff establish a dedicated area to cohort residents (group residents together). Care Teams or Unit Assignments have been created to reduce the chance of contamination in other areas of the building.
- Our staff wear full personal protective equipment (PPE), including medical gowns, gloves, eye protection and masks, and follow best-practice infection control protocols and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health.
- Monitoring will be conducted and indications for testing of other residents who have been in close proximity to the affected resident will be evaluated by the medical staff.
Please know that we have followed, and will continue to follow, all guidance set forth for patient care, employee safety, and efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 as provided by the Department of Health and the CDC.
Individual Elderwood facilities may implement additional measures as necessary for their individual resident populations and/or physical layout of their facility. All Elderwood facilities are in alignment with state and federal guidelines for COVID-19 precautions including notifing all residents and their family members within 24 hours if any resident tests positive for COVID-19 or any resident suffers a COVID-19 related death.