CURRENT INFORMATION FROM OUR CDC PHARMACY CONTACT IS THAT RESIDENTS AND STAFF WILL BE RECEIVING COVID-19 VACCINATIONS DURING THE FIRST HALF OF JANUARY.
The COVID-19 pandemic brings new challenges to everyone, including our company. Our first goal is to keep our residents safe yet fully engaged. For our staff, we are helping them safely navigate between two worlds: our sheltered homes and their daily life. For our families, the coronavirus creates anxiety and a longing to be with their loved ones so frequent communication is essential. Our responsibility is to everyone: residents, staff and families. We are very proud of the way we support all three, with highlights below.
We are very pleased to say, with precautions and processes in place, our doors are open to a limited number of new residents in both Virginia and Maryland.
Current Residents/ New Residents
- Monitoring resident temperatures and oxygen levels twice a day
- Practicing social distancing while dining and therapeutic activities
- Providing personalized engagement “boxes” with things that each resident loves to do each day
- Using Alexa Show devices in bedroom where resident is on isolation to enable engagement staff and team members to frequently talk and socialize with them
- Preparing individualized music play lists that residents can access in their bedrooms
- Following health department isolation protocols with new residents
- Daily, personalized calls and e-mails from nursing staff (as needed)
- Regular communications and pictures from team members
- Sending informative, transparent weekly updates from company owner
- Facilitating outdoor visits while adhering to social distancing protocols
- Providing access to frequent video calls with loved ones
- Monitoring team member temperatures and symptoms of illness each shift
- Providing financial assistance for childcare, transportation and lodging where needed to continue work
- Providing on-site COVID-19 testing at no charge
- Limiting care staff alternative employment by increasing hours at Larmax
- Washing hands and using hand sanitizer routinely throughout shift
- Supplying all care staff with N-95 masks and all other PPE’s needed for safety
- Regularly cleaning with CDC-approved disinfectants
- Retrieving deliveries outside the homes and sanitizing before distributing