Update from Administrator – May 13, 2022
Hello Friends and Family of Valerie Manor,
Connecticut positivity rates for Covid are now above 13%, and our specific community positivity rate remains elevated. With covid on the rise in the community, three weeks ago we reported new community acquired covid positives in the facility. Of those reported, many have recovered fully and as of May 13th we have 6 positive residents at the end of their isolation period. The remaining residents have mild to no symptoms and are properly cohorted according to CDC guidelines. We are down to 1 positive staff member at the end of their isolation period as well. We are communicating with and working in conjunction with DPH and Connecticut Epidemiology. We continue Facility wide resident and staff testing to help identify and control the spread. Per DPH, we will continue with usual visitation, but for those visiting a Covid Positive resident there will be additional measures in place to help maintain the core principles of prevention and protection. Guidance will be provided upon check in to the facility.
A Quick reminder…Valerie Manor is a nonsmoking facility. There is a small, designated area available. Any other area on property is smoke free…with the fire risk high and considering the recent Middletown brush fires…please restrain from smoking in any non-designated smoking area and dispose smoking material only in designated containers.
In Addition, our hiring campaign continues to bear fruit…We Continue to hire several great new LPNs, RNs, CNAs, Laundry, Dietary and support staff. We are working hard with our current staff, DPH, and Agency help as we keep on hiring great people to fill our gaps….We continue to get closer to our full staff goals. Please know every effort is being made to bring our staffing back to is former levels prior to the start of the pandemic in conjunction to the national staffing crisis.
National Nursing Home week Is almost over. We had Lots of fun this week….gifts, meals, sweet treats, ice cream socials, great activities for our residents, and over $1600 in staff raffle prizes!
Everyone stay safe and enjoy your weekend.
Thank you and have a great day.