We want to share with you the steps All American Assisted Living at Wrentham is taking with regard to the protection of our residents, team members and families during the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
Prevention is our first line of defense at All American Assisted Living at Wrentham.
We have protocols that our team members follow with regard to infection control. Many of you have seen some of these protocols implemented during flu seasons. They include taking immediate measures to limit contact and communal activities and to enhance normal sanitizing methods.
While we have no indication of coronavirus in any of our communities, we are certainly limiting outside events and advising visitors to reschedule their visits if they are sick or have recently traveled internationally.
We are actively participating in updates with the local and state Departments of Health, as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) on the spread of the virus.
We will continue to reinforce the same actions/habits used during the flu season to residents, families, visitors and team members for infection control.
Here are a few of the measures that we should all keep in mind during this challenge:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick and seek medical care.
- Cover your cough, sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, if soap and water are not readily available.
- Regularly use the hand sanitizer stations that are at the entrance and throughout the community.
- Pay attention to postings at the community entrance notifying residents, staff and visitors that if you are experiencing signs and symptoms of respiratory infection, such as a fever, or cough, sore throat or have traveled internationally in the last 14 days, please reschedule your visit for a later time.
- Reschedule resident outings for a later date.
- Postpone any public events taking place in communities.
It is important to note that the CDC is updating the public on the situation regularly. Their information is the best resource for answers to any questions about COVID-19. For more information, you can visit the CDC information page.
We will continue to update as necessary with emerging issues and new information as available. Thank you for your understanding and support.