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COVID-19 Update June 15


June 15, 2020 Uncategorized

COVID-19 Community Update March 25, 2020


March 25, 2020 Uncategorized

COVID 19 Update March 16, 2020


March 17, 2020 in: Well-being,

March 14, 2020

Dear residents and families,

As part of the ongoing efforts, critical new measures designed to keep our residents safe have been put in place immediately. We have to significantly restrict visitors and non-essential personnel, as well as restrict communal activities inside the community. The new measures are the latest action to protect our seniors, who are at the highest risk for complications from COVID-19. While visitor restrictions may be difficult for residents and families, it is an important temporary measure for their protection.

Below is a brief list of New Additional Guidance we have put in place:

  1. Cancel communal dining and all group activities, such as internal and external group activities.
  2. Implement active screening of residents and staff for fever and respiratory symptoms.
  3. Remind residents to practice social distancing and perform frequent hand hygiene.
  4. Screen all staff at the beginning of their shift for fever and respiratory symptoms. Actively take their temperature and document absence of shortness of breath, new or change in cough, and sore throat. If they are ill, have them put on a facemask and self-isolate at home.
  5. For individuals allowed in the facility (e.g., in end-of-life situations), provide instruction, before visitors enter the community and residents’ rooms, provide instruction on hand hygiene, limiting surfaces touched, and use of PPE according to current community policy while in the resident’s room. Individuals with fevers, other symptoms of COVID-19, or unable to demonstrate proper use of infection control techniques will be restricted from entry. We will continue to communicate through multiple means to inform individuals and non-essential health care personnel of the visitation restrictions, such as through signage at entrances/exits, letters, emails, phone calls, and recorded messages for receiving calls.
  6. We will identify staff that work at multiple facilities (e.g., agency staff, regional or corporate staff, etc.) and actively screen and restrict them appropriately to ensure they do not place individuals in the community at risk for COVID-19.

 

Temporary Dining Restrictions

In our attempts to continue to keep our residents Healthy and Safe, we are making some temporary changes in our dining and meal delivery processes. We thank you for your support and understanding.

The situation is changing daily. We are adjusting and making changes as the situation continues to unfold – be on alert for any further updates or changes

Our Meal delivery charge will be waived until further notice

We are discouraging large gatherings and because of this:

We are discouraging non-essential visitors – this includes family

We are discouraging trips to any public areas off site

Garbo’s restaurant and the back patio will be temporarily closed.

Independent Living Resident meals will be “to-go” delivery only, please place your order before meals in order to assist us with timely delivery.

We will be using single-use dishware for all meals.

Coronavirus update March 11, 2020


March 11, 2020 Uncategorized

Per the announcements made today March 11, 2020, by our Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, our facility is now taking preventative precautions by limiting outside public admittance to the clubhouse. As you all know, our elders are come of the most susceptible populations to contract any kind of illnesses. In an effort to remain ever vigilant in our protection of this population we will be implementing the following changes until further notice.

All social gatherings that entail people from outside the community are canceled. If you are part of a group, host an activity, performer, facilitator, etc. from outside of Montecito Santa Fe, we will not be able to host your program till further notice. We love having you all here and you will be the first to be informed when we are given the “all clear” by government health officials.

We thank you all for your patience and understanding as we work our hardest to protect the elders in our care.

Thank You,

Montecito Management Staf

Memory Care Info: Are Alzheimer’s and Dementia the Same Thing?


December 16, 2019 in: Memory Care (dementia/alzheimers),

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia impact nearly 1 in 9 people age 65 and over within the United States. These two conditions are often associated with mental health problems for elderly people. However, they are not mental health illnesses. So, what are Alzheimer’s disease and dementia? Are they the same thing? Keep reading to discover the answers to these very important questions.

What Do Memory Care Services Offer?


December 13, 2019 in: Memory Care (dementia/alzheimers),

For people with loved ones diagnosed with degenerative ailments such as Alzheimer's disease, memory care services, and communities offer safe and secure living environments. To cater to the unique needs of residents, caring and compassionate staff members monitor residents closely. Also, these facilities often feature activities, events, and programs designed to stimulate memory care residents to use their cognitive abilities, as well as entertain and engage them.

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