Weekly Skilled Nursing Canton/Assisted Living update for the week of August 28th
Another successful week with no new residents or staff testing positive for Covid-19 since July 28, 2020. Staff testing continues once per week per the governor’s guidance. We will continue to communicate any positive tests to all residents and family members and/or representatives within 24 hours or by 5:00 pm the following day.
All other preventative measures, which include restricted visitation, staff screening for fever and respiratory symptoms, mask use by staff and residents, daily resident monitoring for symptoms, restricted group and dining activities, and social distancing, remain in place.
Last week we submitted our Safety Plans to the Department of Health to re-open our limited visitation. At this time, we are still awaiting approval by NYS Department of Health. You will be notified right away once a firm date is established, and we will begin scheduling visitation. In the meantime, we continue to assist with alternative visits such as window visits, video chats, phone calls, email, etc. You can arrange these visits through the Activities Department. As a reminder regarding window visits, please refrain from open window interactions. Unfortunately, window visits are required to occur with closed windows but conversations can be accomplished with a phone.
Hair dressing appointments can continue to be scheduled by calling Rhi, at the Canton facility, at (315) 386-4541, extension 3267. Appointments will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9AM – noon, and Wednesdays from 9-3PM. The cost for hair appointments remains the same.
Again, thank you all for your patience and support. We will keep you updated with any further changes.