From The Inside
Week 8 update from Amie Holt
A little More Normality
I am pleased to share that we have transitioned back to communal dining with social distancing in place. This means that our residents are able to come out of their rooms for meals and are being served in the dining room with a tablemate 6 feet away. We have set up a few different dining areas around the facility in order to keep everyone spread out enough. Not everyone can fit in the large dining room downstairs, but getting out of the room and sharing a meal with another resident has been a big improvement.
Group Activities Still on Hold
Group activities are still on hold for now. As long as the individual is not on isolation orders, the resident still may come out of his or her room if they wish. They are asked to wear a mask down the halls, or if they want to get closer than 6 feet to another resident to say hello and chat. We are providing cloth masks.
Outdoor Time and Turkeys
With warmer weather this past week, I am happy to report that almost every resident was willing and able to get some outdoor time for fresh air and sunshine. There were plenty of golfers to watch on the course and the turkeys were roaming around on the back patio. The activities department has outside time scheduled weekly to give the residents the opportunity to get out, in addition to this, the CNA’S or nurses can take interested residents out for short walks when time permits.
Light at the End of the Tunnel
May be it is just me, but it is starting to feel like is some light at the end of the tunnel! As long as there are no new cases of COVID-19 in our community, I hope we can continue to do what we are doing to protect our residents from potential exposure, but also start to slowly move back to “normal”.
We are in Phase 1 of our Covid-19 reopening plan at JCHC. Phase 3 is when we can began to allow the public back in to the Care Center for visitation. The date to start phase 3 has yet to be determined. It will depend on how successful Phase 1 and Phase 2 are. Our hope is that is will be near the beginning of June.
We Can't Wait to See You Again!
We dearly miss all of our volunteers, pastors, community and family members! For now, though, we still are arranging virtual visits, window visits and phone calls. We love to help facilitate that.
We will continue to do our best to keep everyone updated and aware of what is happening at Amie Holt Care Center as things continue to change. Do not hesitate to call or email me with any questions or suggestions you may have.
Thank you for all your support,
Medical Social Services