COVID 19 UPDATE at Castle Country Assisted Living
As some cities, counties, and states are beginning to loosen COVID-19 restrictions as it relates to re-opening the economy, including, extending number limit recommendations on group gatherings. We at Castle Country Assisted Living to continue to work to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our residents, associates, and family members while also being responsible members of our community. While some of the restrictions placed on the population at large begin to loosen, this may be a time of even greater concern and susceptibility to our CCAL residents residing in our communities. The guidelines and recommendations put into place by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Colorado Health Department have not changed at this time for assisted living communities. We will continue to operate with the restrictions that are currently in place. These safeguards and restrictions include:
- Only essential visitors will be permitted to enter the community. Essential is defined as medically necessary or certain compassionate care and end of life situations. Essential visitors will be limited to two per resident.
- All visitors will be screened for signs and symptoms of illness or potential exposure to COVID-19 or other communicable diseases.
- To facilitate contact with residents, we recommend frequent telephone calls, FaceTime, video calls, and other available means of communication.
Our goal has always been to create and maintain the safest environment to live and work for our residents, families, and associates. In our efforts, and in accordance with continuous guidance and updates from the Federal (CDC), State, and local guidance, we have adjusted our operations in our communities weekly, daily and even minute to minute
The most recent steps we have taken include:
- Monitoring the health and wellness of all residents and associates daily.
- Additional sanitizing of surfaces in workspaces and common areas.
- Requiring all associates to wear facemasks and other protective equipment.
- Meals will be served in the community dining room with social distancing precautions.
- Recreation programs are on hold at this time until group gatherings are safe.
The following safeguards are also in place for those that may have immediate needs for our services, or for those that may have been away from our communities.
- All new residents moving in, as well as existing residents that may have been away from our community for any reason, including hospitalization, rehabilitation and/or away from the community for any other type of extended leave of absence, must be tested for COVID-19 and receive a negative result prior to move-in or return to our community.
- COVID-19 testing should be administered no more than four days prior to move-in or return to our community.
- Following testing, the new resident will be advised to self-isolate (as part of the testing procedure) prior to move-in. After move-in or return to our community, the resident will be placed on a 14-day quarantine and will be monitored closely for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. If there are any concerns, continued isolation and/or retesting may occur. The resident will then be assessed at the end of the 14-day quarantine to verify that the quarantine can be lifted.
Let’s all continue to work together taking safeguards both inside and outside of our communities to ensure our resident’s safety, happiness, and wellbeing. The efforts of each one of us are important.