The Memory Center COVID-19 Prevention Efforts – Updated March 19, 2020
Since the virus was first reported, The Memory Center has been very proactive in monitoring the situation via news reports from the Virginia Department of Health, the Georgia Department of Community Health, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), other health agencies and our Medical Directors.
We are continually evaluating our policies and protocols and taking extra precautions to protect our residents and staff. We are committed to helping you stay informed about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are working to ensure that we are prepared. The well-being of our residents and staff are our top priority.
We are restricting access to our communities to essential visitors only. We define essential visitors as follows:
- Vendors who provide essential services. (Food, pharmacy, supplies both medical and non and Licensed Hospice Staff)
- Families of residents who are at the end of life stage
- Staff of The Memory Center
We will continue to be closed to non-essential visitors. This includes but is not limited to:
- Family members of residents not in imminent end-of-life situations
- Salon/spa providers
Screening of all essential visitors will remain in place until further notice.
- Staff temperatures are being taken two times per day and results are recorded.
- Resident temperatures and pulse oximetry readings are being done on all three shifts
- A COVID-19 Screening questionnaire is being completed every Monday for all staff. All other essential visitors are completing this screening questionnaire and having their temperature taken prior to allowing access to the delivery sites.
- Continued education with staff on CDC recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
We are regularly updating The Memory Center’s families via email, social medial and over the phone.
If you have any questions, as always, please reach out to your Community’s Executive Director.