RiverCourt Residences Restricting Assisted Living Visitation
Thu, 03/26/2020 - 10:54am Heraldgroton
To our residents and families,
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we update our communications based on the Order issued on March 15 from the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Health.
Please review carefully the revised visitor restriction guidelines, explained below:
• No Visitors Permitted in Assisted Living to Safeguard Health and Safety
Effective immediately, RiverCourt Residences is following the guidelines from Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker regarding visitation. As such RiverCourt Residences is “restricting visitation (in assisted living) as necessary to protect the health of residents and staff.” This is in accordance with procedures from the Executive Office of Elder Af- fairs, published in the Governor’s State of Emergency declaration.
If you typically deliver supplies, groceries and medications to your loved one, you may still drop them off at our main entrance (on the bench) and call the concierge to notify them. Please bring sufficient quantity for a two-week time span, in the event that you or the Community is placed in quarantine.
All essential, medically necessary visitors including physicians, nurse practitioners, hospital agency personnel, private home health aides and visiting nurses are health screened for symptoms of fever, or other respiratory illness, just as we continue to screen our own staff each time they enter the Community to work a shift.
• RiverCourt Residences shall not permit consumption of meals in the main dining room. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served to residents in the safety and comfort of their apartment homes until further notice. This per the Governor Baker Order Prohibiting Gatherings of More the 25 People and On Premises Consumption of Food and Drink, dated March 15, 2020,
• Our wellness nurses have asked that families provide a 30-day supply of medication doses, and that you deposit them on the bench at the main entrance, in a bag with the resident’s name on it. Please promptly notify concierge.
If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me or Ms. Kim Landi, Resident Care Director.
Sandra M. LeBlanc Executive Director
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