January 25, 2021
Dear Wesley Senior Solutions Clients and Families:
We sincerely hope that all of you are remaining healthy, safe and in good spirits as we collectively face this global pandemic. Our dedicated staff is working diligently to remain helpful to you, but also follow all guidelines and protocols to keep you, and themselves, safe.
Many have asked about the availability of vaccinations in the area. We suggest you keep in touch with your primary doctor and routinely check their website about availability and scheduling for vaccinations. Your county’s public health website and office is also a good resource to learn more about vaccination opportunities. Staff vaccinations are underway and we will continue to offer the opportunity to get vaccinated to our staff as vaccine supply and clinics are available.
We will continue to make calls to screen our staff and clients on days of scheduled visits for signs and symptoms of the virus and question any potential exposure to the virus. We appreciate your understanding with this process, but it is required by NYSDOH and necessary until further notice. If at any time you have a question about our current health and safety guidelines, please call us right away.
Despite the long duration of this challenge, please do not let your guard down. As a reminder, we encourage you to use extreme caution and follow social distancing and sanitation guidelines, including frequent hand washing and masking (covering your nose and mouth at all times in public). Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands if you must go out.
Please continue to monitor yourself daily for the following:
- Fever in the past 48 hours
- Signs or symptoms of:
- shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- sore throat
- loss of taste or smell
- muscle or body pain
- chills or repeated shaking with chills
*If yes to any of these, do you have a known cause such as allergies, migraines, chronic conditions… is it new or different?
- Additionally, we will continue to ask if you have recently traveled anywhere or have had close family or friends travel anywhere.
- Lastly, we will need to know if you have been in contact with someone that has been quarantined with COVID-19 or mandated to be in quarantine by the local health department for COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
We also want to remind you that it is important for your safety, and the safety of our caregivers, that you keep your sidewalks salted, and your driveways plowed and accessible. If you have a visit planned and are not able to have that done, please let us know so we may reschedule your visit.
Please visit www.thewesleycommunity.org/coronavirus-udates for updated Wesley Community information on the pandemic and our efforts to protect the health and safety of our staff and those we care for.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at 518-691-1579.
Diane Coleman, RN
Director of Clinical Services
Wesley Senior Solutions