Update from Administrator – May 26, 2022
Hello Friends and Family of Valerie Manor,
Connecticut positivity rates for Covid are now above 12%, and our specific community positivity rate remains elevated. With covid still high, several weeks ago we reported new community acquired covid positives in the facility. Of those reported, many have recovered fully and as of May 26th we are down to three (3) positive residents. 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.
In Addition, our hiring campaign continues to go well…We Continue to hire great new LPNs, RNs, CNAs, Laundry, Dietary and support staff. We had 4 new CNAs, 2 Housekeeping staff onboarded last orientation. Upcoming orientation 8 CNAs, 1 RN and One LPN starting Next Week. 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.
Everyone stay safe and enjoy the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend.
Thank you and have a great day.