Grace Assisted Living has been working diligently to implement the following facility protocols to help keep our residents safe from the possible spread of Corona virus (COVID-19).

We have added an announcement tab to the facility website. Updates will be posted regularly.(graceseniorcommunity.com)

Please Click Here to see our protocols implemented in the kitchen to keep our residents safe.

List of current protocols and restrictions: (Updated 4/7/20)

Residents:

  1. Residents are evaluated each morning for temperatures.
  2. Residents who are not feeling well are required to stay in their apartments until cleared. Staff will assist these residents while wearing masks and gowns.
  3. Modification to dining room structure and meal service. Tables rearranged to accommodate social distancing between residents.
  4. Group activities where social distancing cannot be accommodated have been cancelled until further notice.
  5. Residents are currently allowed to leave apartments to walk inside the community.
  6. Residents should not leave the community during this time (barring emergency reasons).
  7. Residents displaying symptoms will be sent out for evaluation immediately after symptoms are observed.
  8. Residents are able to request room trays at this time without charge.

Families / Visitors:

  1. Visitors are NOT allowed into the community. Visitors are encouraged to call/face-time residents.
  2. Doors are locked down 24 hours to restrict non-essential traffic into the community.
  3. Groceries and other non-emergent health care items should NOT be delivered at this time. All deliveries will be temporarily stored in the foyer to decontaminate. DO NOT DELIVER perishable items to the community.
  4. Medications and incontinent supplies may be delivered to front door when necessary (please use doorbell).
  5. Home Health and Hospice are limited to essential visits. Essential nursing staff has temperature taken, must wear a mask and wash hands upon arrival.
  6. Any essential person entering the building will have their temperature taken at the front desk and wear a mask. These are extremely few people.
  7. Families are able to request that residents stay in apartment and be delivered room trays.

Staff:

  1. Extensive staff training has occurred regarding identifying symptoms, reporting and safety protocols.
  2. Staff members are NOT allowed to work if they have any cold/flu like symptoms. Staff members are required to be cleared by MD prior to returning to work.
  3. Staff members have temperatures taken daily.
  4. Staff members are required to wash their hands upon arrival to community and frequently throughout the day. Staff will continue to wear gloves when designated cares are provided to residents.
  5. Staff will be completing routine cleaning/disinfecting in high traffic areas throughout the course of each day.
  6. All members of staff will wear masks while on duty.

The situation with Corona virus is constantly evolving. Grace Management Team will continue to monitor the situation and make the most informed decisions to continue to keep the residents in the community safe. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

Grace Management Team

From the Kitchen

Dear Residents,

We wanted to let you know that we have been taking extra steps to help keep you safe during these trying times.

  1. We are not letting delivery drivers enter the kitchen.
  2. All employees are to have their temperature taken before their shift and washing their hands more often.
  3. Your tables have been moved further apart. (I am sure you have noticed)
  4. We have ordered extra food and supplies.
  5. If it comes to it, we will be able to serve you in your rooms.
  6. We also have an Emergency menu in place if needed.

It is our goal to meet your dietary needs and keep the kitchen and dining room clean and sanitary.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

List of current protocols and restrictions: (Updated 3/26/20)

Residents:

  1. Residents are evaluated each morning for temperatures.
  2. Residents who are not feeling well are required to stay in their apartments until cleared. Staff will assist these residents while wearing masks and gowns.
  3. Modification to dining room structure and meal service. Tables rearranged to accommodate social distancing between residents.
  4. Group activities where social distancing cannot be accommodated have been cancelled until further notice.
  5. Residents are currently allowed to leave apartments to walk inside the community.
  6. Residents should not leave the community during this time (barring emergency reasons).
  7. Residents displaying symptoms will be sent out for evaluation immediately after symptoms are observed.
  8. Residents are able to request room trays at this time without charge.

Families / Visitors:

  1. Visitors are NOT allowed into the community. Visitors are encouraged to call/face-time residents.
  2. Doors are locked down 24 hours to restrict non-essential traffic into the community.
  3. Groceries and other non-emergent health care items should NOT be delivered at this time.
  4. Medications and incontinent supplies may be delivered to front door when necessary (please use doorbell).
  5. Home Health and Hospice are limited to essential visits. Essential nursing staff has temperature taken, must wear a mask and wash hands upon arrival.
  6. Any essential person entering the building will have their temperature taken at the front desk and wear a mask. These are extremely few people.
  7. Families are able to request that residents stay in apartment and be delivered room trays.

Staff:

  1. Extensive staff training has occurred regarding identifying symptoms, reporting and safety protocols.
  2. Staff members are NOT allowed to work if they have any cold/flu like symptoms. Staff members are required to be cleared by MD prior to returning to work.
  3. Staff members have temperatures taken daily.
  4. Staff members are required to wash their hands upon arrival to community and frequently throughout the day. Staff will continue to wear gloves when designated cares are provided to residents.
  5. Staff will be completing routine cleaning/disinfecting in high traffic areas throughout the course of each day.

The situation with Corona virus is constantly evolving. Grace Management Team will continue to monitor the situation and make the most informed decisions to continue to keep the residents in the community safe. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

Grace Management Team