Help Keep our Residents Safe from COVID-19
A message from: Shauna Garza Executive Director of Assisted Living & Nicole Vanleerdam Director of Independent Living
Dear Residents & Families,
Marian Estates Independent and Assisted Living community continues to be committed to keeping our residents safe during the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Pandemic. Many of our residents are elderly and may have underlying medical conditions putting them at a very high risk of becoming sick, or even severely ill, with COVID-19. Visitors and employees are the most likely sources of introduction of the virus into these types of communities.
To protect our vulnerable residents, with Flu Season approaching, we are continuing the following aggressive actions to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in our residents and staff:
- Restricting visitation per Oregon Health Authority and Centers for Disease Control CDC recommendations.
- All visitation is being restricted except for certain compassionate care situations, such as end of life situations.
- Visitors will be screened for fever and COVID-19 symptoms.
- We are introducing alternative methods of visitation (such as FaceTime) so that you can continue to communicate with your loved ones.
- Visitors who are permitted to enter the building will be required to wear a facemask and be limited to a designated area within the building.
- Outdoor visitations are scheduled through receptionist.
- We are monitoring employees and residents for symptoms of COVID-19 illness.
- Non-essential healthcare personnel and volunteers are now restricted from entering the facilities.
- Employees continue to be actively monitored for fever and symptoms of COVID-19.
- Ill employees will be asked to stay home.
- Per State mandates healthcare personnel must wear facemasks, gloves and eye protection and at times may need to wear gown, in order to prevent germs from spreading.
- Employees will clean their hands frequently utilizing soap and water or hand sanitizer.
- We are limiting activities within the facility. We are limiting activities inside Sloper, ensuring the most effective and socially distanced practices are used. Sloper resident activities will be separate from those who live in the outside Independent Living. We will limit groups to under 10 and will ensure social distancing for all activities. Masks must be worn throughout the entire activity. Temperatures and logs will be kept at the front reception. We will be helping residents to practice social distancing, including during meals, and to frequently clean their hands. At this time all non-medical transportation will be cancelled. We cannot comfortably escort our residents into public places at this time with Covid cases on the rise.
We encourage you to review the CDC website for information about COVID-19, including its symptoms, how it spreads, and actions you can take to protect your health.
Thank you very much for everything you are doing to keep our residents and facility staff safe and healthy. We continue to monitor the situation in our community; we will keep you informed about any new precautions we think are necessary to keep your loved one safe.
Please contact us with additional questions at: 503.902.6890