COVID UPDATES will be suspended effective April 30, 2022.
We will resume as/if needed.
Thank you for your patience, caring thoughts and continued support.
We wrote in our March update: Well we have been here before……!
We were referencing a break and slowdown in COVID infections during March. And of course we are here in April to report a new variant that is now spreading across the Country:
Here’s what you need to know about BA.2 the new variant.
Around the world, new infections are largely due to the BA.2 version of omicron. In the U.S., BA.2 accounted for about a quarter (23.1%) of the cases for the week ending March 12, the CDC says. That’s up from 14.2% the week ending… Continue reading
Community COVID cases at this writing have decreased week over week since our last report. We have been writing about the community effects and whether it is Flu or COVID what is in the community will make its way into a nursing home within the community.
Our facility’s COVID numbers have dramatically decreased since our last update. Our mitigation of reducing the spread of this virus continues to work as we stay focused on infection control: handwashing, masking, and distancing where we can.
Fortunately overall, the vaccines appear to be working against Omicron… Continue reading
Dear Residents and Family Members & Staff,
As we reported in the December-January update: The COVID Virus has mutated again and now we have the Emergence of Omicron. On November 24, 2021, a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO). This new variant was first detected in specimens collected on November 11, 2021 in Botswana and on November 14, 2021 in South Africa.
At last update, Delta was still the major, most often seen variant of the COVID Virus. Omicron has taken hold, and in most cases we now see in… Continue reading
Dear Residents, Family Members and & Staff,
On November 24, 2021, a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO). This new variant was first detected in specimens collected on November 11, 2021 in Botswana and on November 14, 2021 in South Africa.
On November 26, 2021, WHO named the Omicron and classified it as a Variant of Concern (VOC). On November 30, 2021, the United States designated Omicron as a Variant of Concern, and on December… Continue reading
There is a lot in the news about Booster shots for the COVID vaccine. This doesn’t mean the vaccine isn’t working it is to boost the effects of the vaccine you already got. Think of it as taking another dose of Tylenol after a headache or fever. Booster shots – Who can get them – easiest said YOU.
Long Term Care settings are usually described as congregate living settings. Studies have shown throughout the pandemic that… Continue reading
An Ounce of Prevention (some notes are from the CDC)
The United States recently surpassed 40 million COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, with more than 4 million of these cases reported in the past few weeks. COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have generally increased throughout most of the country since the beginning of summer, fueled by the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. Low vaccination coverage … Continue reading
A major concern right now is Delta, a highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 virus strain, which was first identified in India in December. It then swept rapidly through that country and Great Britain as well. The first Delta case in the United States was diagnosed in March and it is now the dominant strain in the U.S.
One thing that is unique about Delta is how quickly it is spreading.
From what we know so far, people who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus appear to have protection against Delta. A high majority of vaccinated individuals have much reduced symptoms, and… Continue reading
Residents, Family Members, Staff and Visitors,
We hope this posting finds you and your loved ones staying safe and healthy.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused tremendous disruption in each of our lives. As one of your health care providers or employer, we care deeply about your health and well-being. That’s why we are encouraging everyone to get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible if you haven’t already. Getting vaccinated can bring you one step closer to enjoying the activities you miss. It is one of the most important things you can do to help protect yourself and your… Continue reading
This chart was done by AHCA, a national association of Senior Health Care. What it shows is the dramatic decline of cases in both staff and resident infections in Nursing Homes of the COVID-19 virus. Our programs are working. We are winning the war against this virus. We (collectively) still have some work to do – VACCINATION, and continuing to adhere to CDC Infection Control Protocols to reduce the spread of the virus, but we are winning. This is good news for all of us. It has been a hard road for all us… Continue reading