Weekly Skilled Nursing Update, Ogdensburg, for the week of June 26th:
There are no current cases of COVID-19 at United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care in Ogdensburg. The staff member that tested positive on June 8th has returned to work after quarantining for 14 days and re-tested with a negative result. The Milligan neighborhood is no longer isolated with droplet and contact precautions. No residents or other staff are symptomatic.
To date, there have been no confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 with residents of the facility, and a total of two staff members that have tested positive. Both staff members have recovered and returned to work.
The facility continues to test all staff weekly as mandated by New York State and will communicate any positive tests to all residents and family members and representatives. All other preventative measures remain in place: restricted visitation, staff screening for fever and respiratory symptoms, mask use of staff and residents, daily resident monitoring for symptoms, restricted group and dining activities, frequent hand hygiene, and social distancing when possible.
Please join us in giving a shout out to all of our certified nurse assistants during nurse aid appreciation week. We have a wonderful team of CNA’s who provide superb personal care and support to ensure our residents remain healthy and happy. Thank you for your commitment to UH and to your residents!
There have been no updates from New York State regarding the re-opening of nursing homes for visitation. We understand how difficult these restrictions can be and want to accommodate safe and alternative means of visitation to the best of our abilities. Please reach out to our Activities department if you are interested in alternative means of connecting with loved ones. Thank you all for your patience and stay safe.