Much about the virus is still unknown, but we do know
that the population we serve – older persons with underlying medical
conditions – are at greater risk for the most serious forms of
infection associated with this new disease.
“The health and wellness of our residents and the caregiving
associates who support them is our number one priority,” said
Michael Rabuka, Administrator. “We are staying abreast of the latest
information from the state’s Department of Public Health (DPH) and
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and we are
working with state and local public health and emergency
preparedness officials to strengthen our preparation for a possible
outbreak of Coronavirus.”
Based upon revised recommendations of the CDC, The Christian Village
will limit visitors into our community to combat the spread of the
disease and protect the health and welfare of our residents. No
visitor under the age of 18 will be allowed.
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“We encourage loved ones to communicate with our residents in
ways, other than in-person visits, such as video chat, telephone, or social
media,” said Rabuka. “These precautions are vital to helping us avoid and
minimize the possible spread of this virus.” Also, associates will be screened
at the beginning of every shift.
The Christian Village is also educating our associates and
residents and families on symptom awareness for COVID-19 and infection control
best practices and have clear protocols for staff to stay home and not come to
work if they are ill or symptomatic.
Detailed and specific plans are already in place for a wide range of emergencies
and are being updated and evaluated as new information becomes available.
As we navigate this challenge, we remain focused on providing exceptional care
and services for our residents.