October 15, 2021
Dear Assisted Living Residents, Families and Visitors:
We hope this update finds you and yours well. Here are a few updates as we continue our efforts to return to normal:
Beginning on the week of October 18th our visitor sign-in process will be going digital. The paper sign-in and screening process will be replaced by two touch screen ipads: one for family and friends and the other for employees, agencies, and vendors. The process will be as follows:
- Visitors will still be greeted by our reception team to assist and verify screening.
- Visitors will be screened for temperature and then will use the appropriate iPad to sign in and answer required COVID-19 screening questions prior to entry. These are the same symptom-related questions that have always been in place.
Once used a few times, the process will become a more efficient, accurate and easy way to keep our community safe and healthy. All other safety policies remain in place and as a reminder include:
- All visitors must sign in at the front desk prior to entering the building.
- All visitors and residents are required to wear a mask while in public places.
Georgia’s Restaurant and Dining
In an effort to continue to return to normal operations “pre-covid”, beginning Monday, October 18th, breakfast deliveries to apartments will no longer be offered unless residents are under the weather. These circumstances will be managed in coordination between our nursing and dining departments. To accommodate individual routines, Georgia’s Restaurant hours have been expanded to open at 7:30am and close at 10:00am for breakfast. The benefits of this change include opportunity for residents to return to a more normal routine that includes the cardiovascular benefits of the walk to the restaurant, a significant savings and reallocation of valuable care and dining staff time and expertise, and a significant reduction of paper, plastic, and monetary waste. Residents are always welcome to enjoy their own breakfast within their apartment with items in their personal refrigerator and cupboards. It is our hope that the expanded hours of operations in the restaurant will encourage a smooth transition for those who have become accustomed to the morning deliveries.
A Pfizer booster shot clinic has been scheduled for this upcoming Wednesday October 20th. We are in the process of confirming resident interest in receiving the CDC recommended booster. E-mails to assist with this verification have been sent to primary contacts we have on record. Moderna and J&J arrangements will be announced when we receive more guidance. If you have any questions, please do reach out.
Successful Flu Clinic
Happy to report that our building-wide annual flu clinic on October 6th was a great success with a very high level of resident participation.
We continue to be impressed by our amazing team here at Woodlawn in the face of still unprecedented times. We are grateful for your continued cooperation and partnership as we continue work to keep our community COVID-free and continue to do or best to return to normal operations. Please feel free to reach out at any time should you have any questions
Thank you for your continued support.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact us at 518-691-1560 (Main Desk), 518-691-1672 (Tom Lyons), or 518-691-1572 (Judith Nelson).
Director of Assisted Living