Update from Administrator – December 4, 2020
December 4 , 2020
As always, our team and I hope this email finds you safe and healthy.
We are happy to report that we have not had any new positive test results this week for residents or staff. We are still required to have 14 days of no new positive cases prior to allowing indoor visitation, so we hope to start inside visits next Wednesday. The plan is to keep the same schedule that you have with the outdoor and window visits. If you need to schedule a visit please call our recreation staff.
As you may have heard, the state has partnered with our management company Athena Health Care to open COVID recovery facilities. There are several benefits to the recovery center including the following. Recreational activity visits/events can go on as normal since all of the residents are COVID positive. The facilities are also on one floor so window visits can be done directly with your family member and more frequently. The facilities offer all of the same nursing and therapy services that we do here at Cherry Brook. After going through a second outbreak at Cherry Brook, we have decided to recommend that any resident that tests positive moving forward, be transferred temporarily to the recovery center. We would be in constant communication for updates and anticipate they would reside in the recovery center for a total of a 10-14-day period and then return to Cherry Brook.
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. Please promote these very simple precautions with your extended family and friends as well.
Also included in this email is an informational flyer that will be going to all of our residents. In the flyer there is information on activities, visitation, ways to stay safe and the coming vaccine!