Multiple Sclerosis Care at San Simeon by the Sound

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease that attacks the central nervous system through the spinal cord and brain. Although there is currently no cure, our holistic approach to caring for residents with MS helps promote overall wellbeing and an improved quality of life.

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Celebrating National Creamsicle Day at San Simeon

You may not have known it, but this past Friday was National Creamsicle Day. And there’s no such thing as a bad excuse when it comes to indulging in one of these delicious frozen treats!

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Total Parenteral Nutrition at San Simeon by the Sound

At San Simeon by the Sound, we offer many specialized medical services to our residents. One of these services provided by our interdisciplinary team of experts is Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN).

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Important COVID-19 Visitation Update

Dear Resident / Family Member,

We are extremely fortunate to be able to report that since our last correspondence, we have not received any additional positive COVID-19 test results from our employee or resident testing procedures. As such, we remain on course to open to visitors on August 27th. In the next several days, we will post information necessary for you to follow in order to safely be able to visit with your loved one. Be aware, while they may not all be to your liking, these protocols are meant to protect you, our residents and our staff from this deadly virus. It is imperative you strictly adhere to our visitation rules. Violators of said rules will be banned from visitation for the duration of the pandemic.

As always, we value and encourage your input and likewise we sincerely appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Look for the visitation guidance coming soon!

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COVID-19 Status Update

Dear Residents and Family Members,

I am writing to update you on the COVID-19 status in our building.

Thankfully, I can continue to report no suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 among our resident population.

On the staff side, we have not fared quite as well. We have received several more positive employee test results since my last correspondence to you, including a positive result that was received this morning. The positive employees are all asymptomatic and have been removed from the schedule per protocol.

Unfortunately, as you are aware, the most recent positive test pushes back our date to reopen to outside visitation. The earliest date we may be able to reopen is now August 26th.

As we see the outbreak spiking throughout the country, and even to some degree in our own backyards, it is clear we are far from over with this pandemic. As we go forward, I suspect that additional positive results will be found in employees, including some of our own. Unfortunately that would continue to move the reopen date out further.

Rest assured however, we will continue our strict diligence and superior infection control processes to do our best to continue to keep our residents safe and free from this terrible virus.

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COVID-19 Visitation Update

Dear Family Member,

We are very pleased to report that we still have no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 among our resident population.

Unfortunately, our employee testing produced one additional positive test, therefore the clock gets “reset” per the NYS Department of Health mandate requiring we be COVID-19 free for 28 days prior to allowing visitors to enter the building. Our most recent positive test result pushes our earliest possible visitor date to August 20th. We understand the changing dates are frustrating, as is having to wait even longer to visit your loved ones face to face, however the health and safety of everyone in our community is our highest priority.

We will continue to develop plans for visitation for when we are allowed to welcome visitors in and we will notify you of any other changes going forward.

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A Fond Farewell

After staying with us for short term rehabilitation, Ramona Fowler was greeted by family members who could not have been happier to see her. Although we are sad to see her go, it’s moments like this that truly brighten our day.

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Successfully Guiding San Simeon Through the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated communities around the world. And in the US, its effects seem to be amplified within nursing homes. So how has San Simeon by the Sound managed to successfully navigate through one of the largest public health crises in our lifetime? Kelly Moteiro, San Simeon’s Director of Nursing, can’t claim all the credit; however, her leadership and reinvigorated comradery with the members of our team have played a major role.

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Visitation Update During COVID-19

Dear Residents and Family Members,

As some of you may be aware, the Governor and the NYS Department of Health have issued guidance for nursing facilities to finally begin allowing visitation to resume, as well as allowing some limited activities and communal dining. This is certainly welcome news and we are encouraged by the progress, however, the guidance is quite strict and many factors must be met to allow visitation to commence.

One of the more difficult requirements is the necessity to have had no positive resident or employee COVID-19 test results within the past 28 days. We have been blessed throughout this pandemic in that none of our residents have tested positive. We have had several employees test positive, the most recent of which we learned about was tested on July 1st. Therefore, we are not permitted to commence visitation before July 29th. Furthermore, should we receive any additional positive results from our ongoing weekly employee and resident testing, that date may continue to be pushed out further. We will keep you apprised continuously if the dates change going forward.

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Our Resident Artists

Yesterday, several of our residents spent time relaxing while creating some beautiful art. Take a look at these photos and see for yourself!

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