Thursday, March 12, 2020
Lakeview Terrace is aware of the global concerns surrounding the Novel Coronavirus and its corresponding illness, COVID-19. Your safety and wellbeing is always our top priority. We are taking a proactive approach in preventing, and if necessary, defending against this virus through monitoring, education and awareness, and the appropriate prevention and management. At this time, we do not have any cases in our facility.
Lakeview Terrace is closely monitoring all CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and other government agency updates on this and other infectious viruses and will follow the directives, as well as employ appropriate standard precautions and preventative measures against the infection. At this time, out of an abundance of caution and based on the guidance from the government, this includes limiting access to our healthcare facilities. Limited Access means that no individual regardless of reason, will be allowed to enter the healthcare facilities, except under certain and very specific circumstances, such as end of life situations or when essential for the residents’ emotional well-being and care. All Independent living residents are discouraged from having any visitors at this time.
As well, all essential visitors and employees must enter the facilities through one point of entry area designated by the Administrator. Upon arrival, and before being granted access, all essential visitors and employees will be screened for recent travel, illness and exposure to individuals identified having COVID-19.
Regular facility visiting hours also have been temporarily suspended. We understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important. Alternative means of communication with residents are readily available; including telephone, email, video communication such as FaceTime, Skype, Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, etc. Please contact the facility for further details. We are requesting that pet visits be suspended for the time being.
Please remember the following recommendations from the CDC, as the flu virus also remains highly active across the country, putting all of us at risk for several more weeks. Get the flu vaccine and be vigilant with the appropriate hand hygiene and preventative measures:
- Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds after going to the restroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing and sneezing.
- Use an alcohol based hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw it away
- Stay home if you are ill
If you have any further questions, please contact
Lakeview Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center at (352) 669-2133 extension 2314.