Updates on the Corona Virus
April 8, 2020
Dear Sunharbor families,
as we draw near to the holiday’s, a time historically spent with family units and friends, we now find that current inability to be another change from the norm we once knew. With that in mind, our facility staff continues to do its part to help maintain a holiday cheer. Although we can’t conduct large group activities while our facility experiences Covid-19 cases, our musical minstrels continue to sound in the unit hallways and plenty of individual activities take place as well. Passover booklets and Haggadah pamphlets are being distributed through our Recreation department and On Easter Sunday we’ll be streaming Easter Mass to our resident’s room TV’s for their convenience.
Of course, various foods commemorative of these holidays will be circulating too!
We continue to take all necessary steps under the guidance set forth by the CDC and DOH to care for the Sunharbor residents and staff, and do our part to also “flatten the curve”.
As always, should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the main office or your resident’s Social Worker.
We want to once again acknowledge the dedicated healthcare workers that are doing their part daily to help our residents. Additionally to those families that have dedicated meals or even flowers for the unit staff, we say “Thank You” again. Our employees and residents love knowing such relationship’s exist.
March 26, 2020
Our facility has been aggressively tracking and coordinating efforts to mitigate the risks of Covid-19 within the facility. On 3/26/20 our facility was notified of resident confirmed Covid-19, positive test results.
Upon learning of these results, Sunharbor Manor contacted both state and local health department officials immediately and continues to work collaboratively under the guidance of the New York State DOH.
All necessary precautions have been put in place to continue safe guarding our in-house population.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) set forth a variety of steps that are implemented to protect our residents and staff. These recommendations include among other things, strict infection control and prevention initiatives, stringent handwashing procedures, restricting visitation and screening all individuals, including staff that are permitted to enter our center.
Additionally, all health care workers adhere to the guidance issued by the CDC and the DOH for transmission-based precautions in caring for our patients.
We have been preparing for such an event and commend the dedicated staff for the wonderful job they are doing.
We want to reassure you that we are taking all necessary steps to protect our patients, employees and our surrounding community. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the main office or your resident’s Social Worker.
As stated before, though we know many of you are in constant touch with your loved ones through various means of communication, facetiming and calls, if we can assist you in enhancing that process, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
March 20, 2020
Although the facility presently has no positive cases in the facility at this time, we’re notifying our Sunharbor community that we’ve been made aware that a resident of the facility tested positive for COVID-19 while outside our facility at a hospital.
All necessary precautions have been put in place to continue safe guarding our in-house population. Although we’ve modified programs and have stopped all large group gatherings, we continue to be present and ensuring the quality and spirit in the operation.
Upon notification by the hospital of this patient’s condition, our facility made contact with local County and State agencies as required, and we’re following the guidance set forth for enhanced infection prevention.
In this ever changing fast paced climate we want to also make special mention to the incredible and dedicated staff we have who are tirelessly keeping up with all that’s required of them and continue keeping our Sunharbor population smiling.
While many of you are in constant touch with your loved ones through various means of communication, facetiming and calls, if we can assist you in enhancing that process, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Visitor Information for Sunharbor Manor
The health and safety of our community continues to be our top priority, in the wake of the evolving situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Please be advised that after 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020, visitation will be restricted/closed to all visitors. Visitors will only be allowed on the Nursing Facility’s floors, if their loved one is on hospice or similar urgency.
Visitors will be restricted from our facility until further notice.
Our Administration and clinical team will reevaluate and advise of any changes at least weekly.
Updates will be posted on the facility website as needed.
We appreciate your understanding in assisting us in safeguarding the health our community!
ATTENTION ALL VISITORS
COVID-19 (coronavirus) Visitation Rules
Help us stay healthy
- DO NOT visit if you have traveled to any of the high risk areas for COVID-19 in the past month.
- North/South Korea
- (Additional areas may be added at any time based on CDC recommendations).
- DO NOT visit if you have been exposed to a person suspected of or confirmed with COVID-19.
- DO NOT visit if you have traveled anywhere in close quarters i.e. plane, cruise ship, long distance bus/train
- Wash your hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds!
DO NOT VISIT IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL / ARE SICK