COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Response Action Plan
Dear Dimensions Living Residents, Families, and Team Members,
Over the last several months, we have happily witnessed the dramatic decline of COVID-19 cases in senior living and care communities across the nation. Despite this promising development, we remain steadfast in our commitment to protecting the health and well-being of our residents, team members, and those residing in our broader community.
We Keep Everyone Safe and Healthy
First and foremost, our priority is to keep everyone safe and healthy. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and state and local health officials to protect our residents and staff from this virus, and are taking every action possible to protect our residents and staff from this virus, and are taking every action possible to prevent it from spreading in our Dimensions Living communities.
We all play a part in keeping ourselves and others healthy. Please wash your hands often, avoid touching your face, cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, wear a mask or face covering, and practice social distancing as appropriate.
We Continue To Educate Residents and Staff On COVID-19
For additional information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Tracing individuals who come in contact with anyone affected. The community will work with the tracing staff from state and local health departments to assess all who may have come in close contact with an affected individual. We will continue to follow all requirements in implementing the next steps, which may include self-monitoring as determined by health officials.
Advising COVID-19 positive staff to take all appropriate measures. For the health and well-being of our senior living communities, any team member with a COVID-19 diagnosis is asked to quarantine at home, contact a medical provider for care, and notify their supervisor. We are following CDC guidance on the return-to-work criteria for health care professionals with confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses.
Contact Our Communities
Please know the visitation options and available hours may vary based on the community’s COVID-19 status. To discuss current visit options and schedule a visit with a loved one, contact our communities.
Visitation options vary based on the community’s COVID-19 status, our county’s positivity rate, and the rate of vaccination among residents and team members.
General Infection Control Practices for all In-Person Visits: Each visitor will be screened for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and entry will be denied for those who exhibit signs or symptoms consistent with COVID-19. All visitors must complete hand hygiene with an alcohol-based hand rub upon arrival and wear a well-fitting face covering or mask that completely covers the mouth and nose, if not yet fully vaccinated*. We ask visitors to avoid congregating in common areas.
Team members will continue to wear masks and appropriate PPE regardless of visitation status.
*Unvaccinated residents also includes those not yet fully vaccinated, individuals are deemed fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after their final dose of the vaccine.
Please note the community will screen visitors for COVID-19 when they arrive for outdoor, indoor, and compassionate care visits.
To discuss safe visiting options or for help coordinating a visit, contact our communities.
Our Residents are Family!
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. We thank you for your support and understanding during this difficult time. We are all in this together.