Weekly Skilled Nursing, Canton/Assisted Living Program update for the week of March 12, 2021
United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care in Canton currently has two staff members and two residents in the nursing home who have tested positive for Covid-19. All are asymptomatic and quarantined. Per NYS Department of Health, visitation and small group activities are suspended until at least March 24, 2021.
In the Assisted Living Program (ALP) one staff member tested positive and visitation has been suspended. It is anticipated to reopen on or about March 19, 2021. You can call Ashley Flanagan at Extension 3276 to schedule an appointment.
NYS has made exceptions for clergy and Ombudsmen to continue visiting residents during times when visitation is suspended, and these visits are occurring. The Ombudsman plans to be here the week of March 15.
Staff continues to be tested twice per week per the guidance from New York State. Any positive test results will be reported to residents and families within 24 hours. Resident testing will continue next week in the nursing home in response to the recent positive results.
We started our in-house vaccination this week and were able to vaccine 10 residents on March 11, 2021. The process went smoothly and will continue with new residents and staff.
It is a slow process to reopen our facilities safely. We will share all New York State guidance with you as we receive it. Remember that we are doing everything we can to ensure our staff and residents remain safe and healthy. Thank you for your patience and support during this time.