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Peregrine Senior Living Communities and their dedicated staff remain very much aware and sensitive to the anxiety and concern this ongoing Coronavirus pandemic is creating in our hearts, in our homes and in our communities. From the onset of this pandemic, we have been diligently monitoring the COVID-19 directives and guidelines posted by the National Center of Disease Control (CDC), New York Maryland and all local health departments to implement best practices to keep our beloved residents safe, healthy and connected to their families and friends while maintaining the same warm, caring and loving community spirit. To date, and to the best of our knowledge, we have been blessed that none of our residents have been infected with the virus.
To protect our Communities from pandemic exposure, we have significantly restricted access to the Community. Until recently only personnel deemed essential for the health and well-being of our residents are allowed access to the Community and must follow strict screening procedures prior to each entry. Essential individuals include community staff, medical providers, EMTs, physical and occupational therapists whose services are necessary for the delivery of quality care and services to each of our residents. Now, with the Governor’s and the Department of Health’s directives, with very specific qualifiers and following the same access screening required of all essential personnel, family members can also visit their loved ones. The up-to-date status of family visitation for the Community in which your loved one resides is posted on that Community’s website, along with the procedure for scheduling visitation and should be checked prior to planning a visit.
Our Community access screening procedure includes:
Essential personnel who do not pass all aspects of the screening process will be denied access to the Community. All essential personnel in the building are required to wear facemasks while in the building. At the midpoint of their shifts, care staff will again be screened for temperature and respiratory infection symptoms.
Peregrine is actively implementing communication tools and programs to keep our residents and their families connected in a meaningful way while respecting the entry restrictions we have put in place to protect them. These programs include:
If you would like to stay informed of the CDC’s coronavirus information and recommendations, visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html or your local and state health department websites.
To Our Valued Families and Friends,
Members of the Peregrine Senior Living Management Team and our Communities understand that some of you may be concerned about the spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus) being reported in the media and how it may impact your loved ones living in our Communities. Ensuring our residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our greatest priority and, at this time, want you to know that we do not have any cases of coronavirus in any of our Communities and are taking steps to keep it that way.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended a variety of actions that we are implementing to help reduce the potential of the virus entering our buildings. However, we need your help in addressing these coronavirus concerns. Below are some examples of how you can help protect our residents, as well as reduce the spread in the general community.
At this time, we request that you do not visit the Community if you have any symptoms of respiratory illness. Those symptoms include: cough, fever, sore throat, runny nose, and/or shortness of breath. We also request that you do not visit the Community if you, or someone with whom you have been in contact, has traveled to known coronavirus outbreak areas such as China, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Iran or any of the known hotspots for coronavirus in the US in the past 14 days.
We, and our Communities, are keeping up-to-date and following the recommendations of the CDC, in conjunction with the local and state Health Departments on prevention and management. It is important to note that the CDC is not recommending healthy people wear a mask as they are not effective in preventing infection with coronavirus.
If you would like additional information, visit the CDC’s coronavirus information page at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html, or go to your local or state health department websites.