Awarded For Excellent Care Year After Year
Sunny Acres is proud to hold the 2017 National Quality Care Silver Award by the American Health Care Association. Only 4% of all Nursing Homes in the country has received the award.
This award reflects our dedication to constantly improving our quality of care and our resident-centric philosophy.
When You're at Sunny Acres, You're at Home
Since 1948, we have continued our tradition of caring for each resident as if they were our own family. We care for your loved ones with respect, dignity and compassion.
At Sunny Acres, we provide a warm, attractive, homelike atmosphere. Our residents don't live in our workplace, we work in their home.
OCTOBER 8, 2020
To All Sunny Acres and Legacy Care Families and Responsible Party Members:
As you know Sunny Acres and Legacy Care has gone over 15 weeks without a resident or staff Covid-19 positive case. We have conducted over 1600 surveillance testing on staff and residents during this period of time. Unfortunately, as I stated in my Email on 10/2/2020, we now have a “cluster of Positive Covid-19” cases located on Unit 1 on the Sunny Acres long term care unit. This is very discouraging as our team has worked very hard and diligently to keep the virus out of the center. Right now, this is a very fluid situation, and we have contacted specific families and responsible party members regarding the status of their resident at Sunny Acres.
All of the residents that are positive are in isolation and co-hording together. Most residents have mild symptoms and are being treated with a regimen plan approved by our Medical Director. We are utilizing our PPE supplies appropriately and following all infection control practices.
As previously stated, we have started an investigation, including contact tracing. We have notified the Town of Chelmsford Board of Health, Mass Department of Public Health and the Centers of Disease control. These are mandatory reporting procedures. We have also been in direct contact with our designated state Epidemiologist. We continue to follow all guidelines for containing and controlling the spread of this vicious virus.
We also had a few staff members test positive this week, who worked on unit one, but we have implemented a new staffing plan, and will start receiving some assistance through a state support and education team. This plan we hope will help stop the spread and end this current virus cluster quicker.
Unfortunately, resident visits will be on hold until the virus has gone past the predicted 14-day period. We are very concerned about the local community spread numbers. (Some local towns are now in RED) We will continue to test all staff and residents weekly. Please understand we cannot accept any outside items including food or clothes. We will continue with Virtual Visit from Activities Staff- and you can contact Judy directly at 978-427-8912. Please refrain from Window Visits.
Please understand this is on-going process and very challenging situation. I want to assure you that Sunny Acres staff are working over-time and are committed to our residents. They are courageous and working together- to maintain safety and care to our residents. I can not state enough how proud I am of these HEROES.
We will keep you updated directly on the care of your family members.
We will also update the status of the situation on our web site.
Thank you for your support during this very difficult period.
Jeff Schwartz, Administrator