Notice to Families and Friends of Sunny Acres and Legacy Care August 7, 2020
Hello Everyone: I wanted to provide you with my bi-weekly update of the Covid-19 response plan and a status of operations at Sunny Acres and Legacy Care.
Staff Surveillance Testing - The Mandatory Staff Surveillance testing continues.
This program started on July 13, 2020 with results reported to the State DPH weekly. We are pleased to report we have had ZERO positive tests. This is terrific news! Testing of staff will continue through the summer with Bi-weekly testing of all staff. We have no resident positive cases since late May, and that too - is terrific news. The Surveillance testing will help to keep our staff and residents safe.
Outside family visits have been continuing to expand, and Sunday visits have been added.
The great weather has helped too.
We will continue to utilize our back courtyard areas for visits at Sunny Acres and Legacy Care. Please be patient when scheduling your visits, the number of visits has been increasing and per order of DPH all visits must be supervised and in order to schedule so many visits we must have staff available.
Sunny Acres Family Visits: designated phone number to call is 978-4278912 Judy or Melissa
Legacy Care Family Visits: designated phone number to call is : 508-930-8725 Alicia or Patty
We now offer to have two visitors at a time providing we are notified in advance and the visitors are over 16 years of age, and there are no split visits. When you arrive, please park in one of our parking lots until we call you for your visit. You will then be instructed to go the meeting area, please stay in your vehicle with a mask
on and our staff will screen you for fever or respiratory symptoms, Any individuals with symptoms of Covid 19 infection (fever equal to or greater than 100.0 degrees F, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, myalgia, chills or new onset of loss of taste or smell, will not be permitted to visit with a resident.
Visitors MUST wear a face covering that covers nose and mouth and remain in place during the entire visit.
Please note visits MUST be supervised at all times. WE WILL NOT PROVIDE such covering to the visitors.
Our staff member must remain with the resident at all times during the visit.
Any resident or visitor who is unable to adhere to this policy will be asked to leave immediately and will need to
call facility to reschedule a new visit, we also reserve the right to refuse visitation if there is just cause .
At no time is anyone allowed to stand outside the area or walk around the grounds.
Due to conflicting priorities we are discouraging window visits at this time. We would be happy to set up virtual visits or phone calls with your loved ones.
if you want to schedule a virtual visit via I-Pad we can coordinate this by calling either Judy Saba,
at Sunny Acres or Alicia Tagliarello at Legacy Care.
As I stated in my previous e-mail communications, Sunny Acres/Legacy Care continues to follow all CDC and Mass DPH guidelines pertaining to keeping our residents and staff safe from this ever changing Covid-19 virus crisis.
Thank you again for your support, kind words and generosity. Stay safe and enjoy the summer weather!
Jeffrey Schwartz Administrator, NHA Alicia Tagliaferro, RCD Legacy Care
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