COVID update May 13, 2022

As many of you are aware, the region is experiencing an uptick in positive cases of COVID-19. Unfortunately, this week, one staff member at the Home tested positive. At this time, we have 22 residents being tested and observed for any symptoms of the virus as they may have had exposure to this staff member. Thankfully, all staff and residents are fully vaccinated and boosted. We believe that, because of vaccination status, our situation, while serious, is much better than in the past. We continue to work with health officials to follow all the necessary infection precautions to keep our community safe. The 22 residents who had direct contact with a positive staff member have been quarantined to their rooms for 10 days per DC Health guidance. You are permitted to visit a loved one currently in quarantine as long as you are up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. As we have been doing since this pandemic first hit, we will continue to share information with you on the test results via our website, our newsletter and in personal calls to families.

In celebration of Older Americans Month, numerous DC nursing homes and assisted living residents, with the help of their staff, physically and symbolically, connected as a community in a city-wide, relay run on Wednesday, May 12th. The Home joined senior living communities all over DC for the inaugural DC Longevity Fun Run to honor those who have suffered losses, to celebrate the resilience and strength of those who live and work in senior living, and to reunite us as a community beyond our walls. The event was fun for all participants. The Home’s Administrator, Sue Hargreaves, was honored to represent the Home along with our Director of Social Services, Lisa Harfoot, as resident Jackie Kelly accepted the baton and passed it to them to run/walk a leg of the race.

We remain committed to maintaining both a resident-first and family-first approach to care. Our nursing, medical, and support staff continue to go above and beyond each day to deliver high-quality, compassionate care, and companionship. On behalf of everyone at the Home, we can assure you that our shared commitment to your family members remains strong.

Our mission to give the residents the best quality of life possible remains our number one priority. Now, more than ever, a donation from you could help us continue to provide the essential care needed for our residents during this difficult time. Please consider donating today by clicking on the Donate Now link below.

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