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Update from Administrator – June 15, 2020

June 15, 2020

 

Hope you and your family are safe and healthy this week.  Everyone continues to work hard, and their efforts are greatly appreciated.

We started in-person visits on June 9 and they have been very successful.  If you would like to schedule an outdoor visit with a loved one that has recovered from Covid19, please contact Christine O’Rourke.  She can be reached by calling 508-860-5000, extension 5012 or by emailing her at recreation@worcesterrhcc.com a minimum of 48 hours prior to visit. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to visitation for proper screening by center (at the main front entrance).  All Visitors must be wearing a face mask or a face mask will be given before screening.  No more than two visitors during each in-person visit.  Visitors must maintain 6 feet distance from residents and staff at all times (no physical contact).  Please do not exchange any items with a resident.   Other options for visits with your family member such as electronic devices and/or window visits that can also be scheduled with Christine.  If you have any questions, please call or email Christine or me at any time.

There are now 59 residents who have recovered and are symptom-free of COVID-19 and only 3 positive residents.  We had our 3rd infection control survey with Mass DPH this past week and passed all criteria. Staffing is consistent on all our units.

The next “Town Hall” meeting is scheduled for Thursday June18 at 3:30.   We will discuss any new information and updates we receive. Please use our special email address Info@WorcesterRHCC.com to ask questions.  In addition, we encourage any family member to contact Miriam Lena (she is on vacation this week), nursing supervisor, for questions about a family member on the 2nd or 3rd floors. In her absence, please call Sonja Cooley-Johnson, director of nursing, at extension 5018.  For residents on the 4th and 5th floors ask for Caroline Tuttle, ADON.

Thank you and please stay safe and healthy!

June 15, 2020