World Hearing Day – Promoting Ear and Hearing Care
Patient-Centered Short-Term Care
Celebrating Valentine’s Day at San Simeon
Personalized Medical Services
National Staying Healthy Month
The San Simeon Faculty Holiday Party
Celebrating National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Thursday, January 5th Update
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and have a Happy and Healthy New Year to come. Unfortunately, with ongoing resident testing yesterday, we had one resident on C floor test positive. We have one staff member out with COVID at this time. We continue with enhanced infection control measures to ensure the continued safety of our residents. Specifically, we are requiring everyone who enters our building to wear an N95 facemask, as well as enforcing strict social distancing and limiting larger gatherings regardless of vaccination status. We cannot stop visitation, but please do not visit if you are not feeling well in any way. Testing for visitors has not changed; a negative COVID test must be presented every 24 hours. We supply tests to visitors 7 days a week. I cannot stress the importance of mask wearing in the facility enough. I understand many of us are vaccinated and tested, but remember, we can still test positive tomorrow and have exposed the most vulnerable population. I understand the rules at San Simeon are very strict, but it is for the safety of our residents, staff, and families. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me. I will update you as changes come. Thank you for your continued cooperation and understanding.
Thursday, December 29th Update
I am pleased to tell you that our last positive resident has now tested negative; therefore, all residents have recovered and there are no current cases of COVID-19 in the building. We do have 4 staff members still out with COVID. Again, we cannot stress enough how important mask wearing and social distancing are, especially while visiting loved ones at the facility. With the community positivity rate still high, N95 masks will still be required while in the facility for all staff and visitors. Again, if you are not feeling well or think you may have been exposed to someone with COVID, please refrain from visiting. It’s better to be safe than sorry. We continue with regular testing and stringent infection control practices to try to keep the virus out of our building. I wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year to come. I will update you as needed.
Friday, December 23rd Update
Ongoing resident and staff testing has revealed one new positive resident. That brings the total COVID positive residents in-house to 4 and staff to 3. All residents and staff are doing well. Please remember that Facetime calls can be set up with the recreation department Ext 423 to limit the amount of traffic and possible exposure to our residents. With the holidays upon us, please remember that if you are not feeling well or have been exposed in any way, please refrain from visiting. I understand it is a holiday week, and many families would like to take their loved one home for a visit. I am implementing a temporary policy that if a resident goes out on pass, upon their return, they must quarantine for five days which may be in a different room than their normal assigned room. This variant of COVID is spreading rapidly, and we must take every precaution possible to keep the residents and staff healthy. Please take this into consideration when making holiday plans. Any resident that has active COVID will be allowed one visitor at a time. N95 masks are mandatory throughout the building, and we have a supply for visitors. Negative COVID tests must be presented daily for visitation. Test kits are available 7 days a week from reception. Please use the test kits for facility visitation only, as we have a limited supply. I wish you all a wonderful holiday. Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas to all.