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Dear Families and Friends,
We would like to thank each and every one of you for all your generous donations of much-needed items. The outpouring of love and support from the community has been such a blessing to our Home and our Residents during this difficult time.
We want to inform you that one of our Residents tested positive for COVID-19, was treated and has recovered. After complaining of feeling ill our Resident was evaluated by our director of nursing and transferred to the hospital immediately. The Resident remained there for over a week for treatment, and recently returned to Jeanne Jugan Residence after being retested and determined to no longer be contagious by the hospital’s infectious disease physician, a specialist in COVID-19.
As we have been since the onset of this outbreak, we continue to work closely with the Los Angeles Department of Public Health to assure the safety of Residents and staff alike. Everyone is monitored daily for COVID symptoms.
Following the CDC and CMS guidelines for long-term care facilities, as well as the directives of the mayor and the governor of California, we are extending our restrictions for all visitors until we have been cleared by the Department of Public Health and the CDC.
Residents are reminded to practice frequent hand washing, to stay in their rooms as much as possible and to wear masks whenever they must come out. We understand that it is hard for them to stay indoors and so we ask families to encourage them to stay in their rooms whenever you speak to them.
The Residents continue to eat all meals in their rooms using disposable dishes and utensils. Activities and events staff are working to keep them entertained in conformity with social distancing. Our social worker and other staff members are doing weekly “fireside chats,” broadcasting from the chapel to give Residents updates on Covid -19 and our next steps.
Our Housekeeping staff are carrying out frequent cleaning of high touch surfaces and prompt refuse pick-up, especially after meals.
We would like to remind all of you of the importance of keeping connected with your loved ones despite the need for social distancing. We encourage you to FaceTime or Skype with your loved ones, and have assigned our social worker, Maritza Nino and our activities director, Bing Varias, as our primary contacts for families wishing to connect with their loved one in the Home. Should your loved one not have a way to communicate via cellphone or computer, please call Maritza or Bing at (310) 548-0625 to make arrangements.
We understand that the Residents may need essential items such as prescriptions, personal hygiene items, etc. Please call ahead and leave these items in a bag or box at the front door with their name on it. Our receptionists will make sure that your loved ones receive these items.
Our dedicated staff and Little Sisters have been working tirelessly to make sure that your loved ones remain safe and healthy. Please stay at home and minimize social contact as much as possible to keep your family members safe.
Thank you for your understanding and collaboration as we make decisions for the health and safety of our Residents and staff. We will continue to keep you updated with any new developments.
We pray that God will protect all of you and your loved ones during this time.
United in Prayerful Support,