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College Walk Announces Steps To Protect Its Residents -Brevard NC

 

Last updated 3/24/2020 at 4:18pm



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In response to phone calls and emails, Kevin Betts, senior general manager of College Walk Senior Living in Brevard, has informed friends and family of College Walk residents the steps the facility has taken in response to COVID-19.

“Our top priority is the health and safety of our residents and our wonderful staff who care for them,” said Betts. “We are carefully following the coronavirus/COVID-19 and following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local health departments and regulatory agencies. Currently, we are following the CDC’s guideline to restrict non-essential visitors.

“We understand this is a stressful time. We encourage you to find other ways to communicate with residents in the community via Facetime, cell phones, email, Skype, etc. Let’s work together to keep our residents safe.”

Betts said the following protocols have been put in place in the best interest of the residents of College Walk:

·Visitation restricted to essential visitors.

·All essential visitors (i.e. medical personnel) must enter through Front Entrance or Nurses Station and pass a screening.

·Education to residents about self-care (hand washing, coughing etiquette, social distancing)

·Additional training to staff about infection control, disinfecting and housekeeping

·Restricting staff from working if they have symptoms of any respiratory illness

·Suspending group activities

·Dining changed to meal deliveries

·Increasing food and supply levels

· Increased frequency of sanitizing

· Reviewing and reinforcing infection control protocols

· Deliveries are accepted outside the main entrance (vendors, Fed Ex, families bringing items, etc.)

· All departments have specific responsibilities.

 
 

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