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Community Statement 

The safety, health and well-being of our residents, employees and families remain our number one priority and Santa Clarita Post Acute COVID-19 task force continues to monitor developments in this evolving situation.  Consistent with recommendations of and directives by federal, state and local regulatory agencies, we have implemented a number of protocols and precautionary measures. 

 

We have visitation guidelines, including restricting all non-essential visitors from entering the facility. Additionally, we are screening team members and essential visitors prior to entry, and upon being cleared for entry, requiring everyone to use hand sanitizer or wash their hands.  We have also opted to postpone or cancel all non-medical resident outings and other social events and are adhering to federal and state protocols related to dining where applicable, with social distancing in place at all times for our residents. Most importantly, our staff is well prepared for infection prevention and control practices.
 
In summary, SCPA continues to closely follow the recommendations provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as federal, state and local government agencies, and is taking proactive measures to ensure the safety and health of residents, employees and essential vendors in our facility.  We will continue to be vigilant and proactive in navigating this challenging situation.

 

 

                                           

Our hearts go out to individuals and families nationwide who are experiencing the effects of COVID-19. At SCPA, we are dedicated to the health and well-being of our residents and employees, as well as their families and our community as a whole.
 
In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we established a cross-functional, interdepartmental COVID-19 Task Force that continuously monitors developments related to the virus and is in constant communication with our community leaders and health care professionals. SCPA, is following recommendations provided by the CDC and federal, state and local regulatory authorities, and incorporating them into our already comprehensive policies, procedures and protocols.
 
Our actions show our commitment.
 
For our residents and their families, we are:

  • Implementing, and in many cases exceeding, recommendations provided by the CDC and federal, state and local regulatory authorities.

  • Restricting visitation:

    • All non-essential visitors are restricted from entering our facility. 

    • Essential visitors are limited to one entrance, are screened (including monitoring temperature) prior to entry and, upon being cleared for entry, are required to use hand sanitizer or wash hands with soap and water. 

  • Reorienting our dining and snacking protocols:

    • This includes implementing in-room dining where required, with social distancing in place at all times for our residents.

    • All activities have been limited.  

    • Fine dining has been canceled.

    • We are focused on maintaining safe distances between residents, while continuing our hydration and nutrition programs.

  • Eliminating social events: 

    • All non-medical resident outings and other social events have been postponed or cancelled until further notice.

    • All routine social visits and outside group activities have been cancelled.

    • In addition to implementing new internal group activities that allow for engagement while maintaining social distancing, we are assessing distance learning and programming options for our residents.

 
In our facility we are: 

  • Providing staff with COVID-19 updates from our community leaders, including detailed webinars, infectious disease experts and supporting information across the facility with robust communication.

  • Working closely with our network of suppliers to ensure continuity of supplies and products to our facility.

  • Halting all non-critical tours, renovations, onsite visits as a whole.

  • Focus on infection prevention and control practices including:

    • Maintaining a high level of cleanliness throughout our facility by deep cleaning routinely and disinfecting aggressively.

    • Posted signage throughout our facility, reminding everyone to wash hands or use hand sanitizer.

    • Close monitoring of the health of residents and employees.

    • Implemented emergency response plans.

 

 

For more information you can always go to: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/prevent-spread-in-long-term-care-facilities.html

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