The Carrington has exciting news concerning visitations. We have completed our Coronavirus COVID-19 waiting period and are now able to begin visitation. We do have some guidelines and rules to establish to maintain infection control measures for safety of all residents and staff.

November 13, 2020 Update

Outside Visitation Update

 

  • There will still be no inside visitation

  • The visits will be outside under the covered porch on the right-side front of the building.

  • All visits will have to be scheduled the week prior.

  • The hours for visitation will be: Monday through Wednesday Only

Eleven in the morning (11:00 am.) to Twelve (12 noon)

Then in the afternoon after lunch from One Thirty (1:30 pm) to Three (3:00 pm.)

  • Each visit will last for twenty minutes (20) for time to clean between visitors.

  • There will be only one visit per week for each resident.

  • New admissions and re-admissions are on room observation and not permitted to be visited outside of their rooms for 14 days.

  • The Scheduling and Infection Control remains the same from the previous letter.

  • There will NO planned family get-togethers this holidays season.

 

Clothing

 

  • We are accepting clothing exchange for the Seasonal changes with the colder temperatures looming

  • Please contact Jocelyn for times to pick up the Spring/Summer clothing and drop off the Fall/Winter clothing.  

  • Please bring coats that may be needed for any loved one’s appointments.

 

Christmas Plans

 

  • The Christmas Party for your loved ones is scheduled for December 22, 2020.

  • We will need all gifts to be dropped off to the facility no later than December 8, 2020.

  • We will need all gifts to be wrapped with your loved one’s name on the gift.

 

 

Respectfully,

 

 

Donald Liegey

Administrator

The Carrington

December 4, 2020 Update

 

The Carrington has more updated news concerning visitations. Due to the temperature dropping we are changing some guidelines and rules to maintain infection control measures for safety of all residents and staff.

 

Visitation

 

  • There will be limited inside visitation (Starting 12/14/2020)

  • The visits will be inside the TV Room under the covered porch on the right-side of the building.

  • All visits will have to be scheduled the week prior. (see Scheduling)

  • All visits inside the facility will require a weekly COVID-19 negative test result. All tests will require 15 minutes to process. Be 15 minutes early for your appointment for the test. (See Infection Control)

  • The hours for visitation will be: Monday through Wednesday Only

Eleven in the morning (11:00 am.) to Twelve (12 noon)

Then in the afternoon after lunch from One Thirty (1:30 pm) to Three (3:00 pm.)

  • Each visit will last for twenty minutes (20) for time to clean between visitors.

  • There will be only one visit per week for each resident.

  • Infection Control measures must be maintained (see Infection Control)

 

Scheduling

 

  • The scheduling must be called into Natalie or Jocelyn during weekday business hours.

  • If you have not scheduled a visit, you will not see your loved ones.

  • The nursing department will not be taking times for scheduled visits.  

  • It will be the responsibility of the Responsible Party to schedule and inform other family members wishing to visit.

  • There will be no immediate care plans with staff allowed before, during, or after visitation.

 

 Infection Control

 

  • The Carrington will not be furnishing facemasks.

  • No facemasks, No visitation allowed

  • Maintain six feet distance from other visitors and the loved one you are visiting. There will be no touching, hugging, or kissing of your loved ones while you are visiting.

  • If your COVID-19 test results are positive the visit will be cancelled, and you will be requested to return home for quarantine. Your results will be loaded into the State and Federal database per regulations.

  • If the CMS Weekly County Productivity Rate goes above 10% then all visitation is cancelled.

  • If an outbreak of COVID-19 is discovered all visitation is cancelled.

  • Family members coming to visit must be from the same household. Meaning if you do not live together in the same house, then you cannot visit at the same time.

  • There will be no drop off items, gifts, or food for your loved ones during the visit.

  • No children under the age of sixteen.

 

Respectfully,

 

 

Donald Liegey

Administrator

The Carrington

Our facility is currently compromised due to coronavirus.

 

Q.) What steps are The Carrington taking to protect residents from Coronavirus?

A.) We are taking all resident's temperatures daily and checking for fevers or signs of illness.  Every day, all employees answer questions related to travel and illness, are washing hands immediately upon entry to the building and throughout the day, and are checked for fever.  Employees who suspect they may have had any exposure to Coronavirus are prevented from entering the building until they are determined to be safe to do so.  We have also implemented a visitor restriction preventing all visitors, including volunteers, from entering the facility.  In addition, at this time, we have followed the CDC's recommendation to cancel group activities and communal dining.

Q.) If there is no communal dining, what about my loved one that needs assistance at meals?

A.) We are implementing space for residents who need fed or cued to have safe social distancing within the dining rooms so that they may receive the assistance that best meets their needs.

 

Q.) What if family has been doing the laundry?  Can we come get/drop off the laundry?

A.) During the visitor restriction, The Carrington prefers to do all the laundry and will offer it to these families complementary (unless under private pay status).  If there is a reason why family must do it at home (such as skin sensitivities to detergents) we will exchange the laundry at the front porch.  We advise this to be done between 8-4:30 or to call ahead.

Q.) Can we bring items to residents?

A.) If the items are necessary to the welfare of the resident (pull ups, hearing aid batteries, etc.), then we can meet families at the front porch for these items to be dropped off.  Call ahead to receive administrative approval on necessary items.  As we need to sanitize items coming into the building, please be mindful of what items are truly needed.  Please send cards or care packages through the mail rather than dropping them off to the building, as we will not be able to accept unapproved drop offs.

Q.) How can we connect with our loved ones during the visitor restriction?

A.) Send cards and care packages through the mail.  Ask your friends and churches to send cards of encouragement.  Call and ask staff to take the cordless phone to your loved one so you can talk to them on the phone.  Call the activities or social service departments to schedule a time to Skype or Face Time with your loved ones.  If you would like to see your loved one through the hall window or their room window, please call ahead so staff can plan to assist you and your loved ones.  The windows do need to remain closed during your visit to prevent possible exposure of COVID-19, as people may be contagious even without symptoms.  We suggest using a whiteboard to assist in communicating with your loved ones.

Q.) Shipping items in the mail to loved ones is expensive.  Does The Carrington cover shipping costs of care packages?

A.) No, we do not.  The facility provides all basic necessities for your loved one.  If you choose to send additional items or preferred items, you may want to check into online shopping that offers free shipping options, such as Amazon, Walmart, and Target.  If you have something shipped to the facility directly from an online source please be sure to include your loved one's name in the shipping instructions so we know who the package needs to go to.

Q.) How long before the visitor restriction is over?

A.) While we hope it will not last long, it is difficult to predict exactly how long this safety measure will need to be in effect.

Q.) Will you let families know if there is a case of COVID-19 at The Carrington?

A.) Yes, we will make all necessary notifications based on current regulations.

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