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COVID-19 Update

768 Dorothy Street
El Cajon, CA 92019
619-444-8270

LIC #374604171

 

February 18, 2021

 

Residents, Families and Partners:

 

Here are our most recent updates regarding COVID in our Community.

We had zero new resident or staff positives in last week’s round of mass testing.  This week’s mass testing occurred today.  If we again have zero new positive cases, we may be deemed “outbreak free” the end of this month by the health department and will move back to random weekly testing of 25% of staff.

The less positive news is that the winter weather on the east coast has delayed the delivery of the Moderna Vaccine to the state.  We were notified by the state that there is not sufficient inventory to complete our second vaccine clinic tomorrow, February 19.  We will inform you of the next steps regarding the residents expecting the second dose of the vaccine as soon as we have more information from the state.

However, we will be offering the Pfizer vaccine to residents scheduled to receive their first dose in a clinic on February 20th. Read more

COVID-19 Update

768 Dorothy Street
El Cajon, CA 92019
619-444-8270

LIC #374604171

 

February 10, 2021

 

Residents, Families and Partners:

 

We have just finished our latest round of mass testing of residents and staff.  This resulted in 2 more positive cases, in one of our AL Cottages.

The next round of mass testing is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, February 11, 2021.

All positive residents continue to be isolated from other residents with dedicated staff and cares provided with heightened infection control procedures. All staff that have tested positive have completed their required home self-isolation per CDC guidelines and all other staff have tested negative this last week. Those staff will continue to be tested weekly during the mass testing. Read more

COVID-19 Update

768 Dorothy Street
El Cajon, CA 92019
619-444-8270

LIC #374604171

 

Residents, Families and Partners:

 

We have just finished our latest round of mass testing of residents and staff.  This resulted in 6 more positive cases, in two of our AL Cottages, but 0 staff tested positive.  The next round of mass testing is scheduled for Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Read more

COVID-19 Notice

768 Dorothy Street
El Cajon, CA 92019
619-444-8270

LIC #374604171

January 24, 2021

 

Residents, Families and Partners:

 

We have just finished our latest round of mass testing of residents and staff.  This resulted in 12 more positive cases, all in our Lodge Memory Care building.  We also had 8 more staff members test positive.  We still have no positive results for any residents in Assisted Living or the Memory Care Cottage.  The next round of mass testing is scheduled for Wednesday, January 28. Read more

COVID-19 Notice

768 Dorothy Street
El Cajon, CA 92019
619-444-8270

LIC #374604171

January 14, 2021

 

Residents, Families and Partners:

 

We wanted to update you on the latest information about COVID in our Community.  In our last round of mass testing on January 6, all staff and residents tested as negative.  However, in our most recently round of weekly testing, we had 9 individuals in our Memory Care test positive and one staff member.  On January 10, we had a resident who was transported off-site for care test positive for the virus as well.  No staff tested as positive during the January 12 mass testing. Read more

COVID-19 News Update

 

 

December 31, 2020

Residents, Families and Partners:

As promised, we wanted to provide you an update on what is going on in our Community related to COVID.

After our most recent round of weekly testing on a random portion of our staff and residents, we had no new positive cases.  We are currently awaiting additional testing kits so we can conduct testing on all staff and residents.  We do have some kits available to do in-house testing of residents that may display signs or symptoms of the virus.  We have been told the kits may come in today, but the holiday tomorrow may delay the receipt. Read more

Visitation Update

 

 

December 7, 2020

 

Resident and Families:

I am sure many of you are aware of the current surge in COVID positive cases throughout the country and in California.  Given this surge, we wanted to provide you an update with what is going on related to COVID in our Community.

As of the date of this letter, we have had not positive cases for our residents or our staff members.  We continue to engage in infection control measures to prevent the spread of the virus into our building.  Part of this effort is to encourage residents (and urge families to encourage residents) to:

  • Wearing masks when outside of their rooms;
  • Engaging in good hand hygiene; and
  • Practicing social distancing when outside of their rooms.

We have been assessing and monitoring staff and residents for signs and symptoms of the virus and residents for any changes in condition on a regular basis.  Should we note any changes with a resident, we will contact resident’s primary healthcare provider and family/responsible parities to discuss next steps.  We also have access to a limited amount of rapid on-site COVID tests if signs or symptoms are noted.

We are still closed to indoor visitation.  However, appointments for outdoor visits can be scheduled by contacting our Activity Director, Louisa Barrera.

Thank you for all of your support during this pandemic.  We will provide you with updates about any changes in our Community or when we learn about the availability and timing of vaccines for our residents.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

 

Sincerely,

Kandy Franklin
Executive Director

 

 

Information Regarding Visitation

Dear Residents, Family and Friends:

On March 14, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services advised of a nationwide restriction on visitation for certain health facilities, due to the coronavirus. Though these restrictions were drafted for skilled nursing facilities, they address risks similar to those posed to other senior living communities. CMS has directed that only health care workers or end-of life visitors be allowed to visit the community during this time. Until further notice, we will follow this direction, and will not permit non-essential visitors. We continue to encourage virtual visitation by phone, FaceTime, Skype, etc. It is important for you to remain connected with your loved one, and we will be happy to work with you to accomplish this in the absence of an in-person visit. Read more