Kingston of Vermilion COVID Update, Feb 24

Thank you for trusting Kingston to care for your loved ones during these uncertain times. The safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff remains our top priority. Below, you’ll find our most recent update regarding COVID-19 at our facility. We will continue to provide you updates on our website so that we are able to commit every minute possible toward caring for and protecting everyone under our roof.

If your loved one begins showing symptoms related to COVID-19 we will be in contact with you by phone to inform you of the change in condition and to discuss care protocols. If you have any questions or require additional reassurances about your loved one, please contact our facility.

Current Positive COVID-19 Cases:

Residents: 2

Staff: 0

Current Probable COVID-19 Cases:

Residents: 0

Staff: 0

All residents who have tested positive are being treated in our isolated respiratory unit and being monitored in accordance with CDC protocols. All staff are required to quarantine and pass a health assessment before returning to work in the general population.

We continue to work closely with the CDC, the Ohio Department of Health and our local Health Department. We are very grateful for their guidance.

Weekly testing of all residents and staff has begun.

How we are preventing the spread of COVID-19

Kingston’s values and tradition of excellent care have uniquely equipped our company to prepare for this unprecedented challenge. Federal, State, and County officials continue to assure us that we are taking all appropriate measures to protect everyone under our roof from this invisible virus, these include:

  1. A no visitor policy
  2. Health assessments and temperature readings of staff and residents
  3. Isolating and using additional infection control measures for residents with symptoms
  4. Protective masks are worn by residents when out of their rooms and also while receiving care. Care staff are wearing masks and face shields while in the facility
  5. Frequent disinfection of surfaces and equipment
  6. Regular hand-washing is being followed by staff
  7. Proactively sending staff with any related symptoms home to quarantine
  8. COVID-19 testing is being requested and administered for residents and staff with symptoms.
  9. At this time we are very fortunate to have secured an adequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for our staff. Our Covid-19 Task Force is keeping close tabs on the supply of PPE at each of our facilities. We continue to coordinate with state and county officials and independent suppliers to procure additional supplies.

Please know that our exceptional staff is committed to providing the best level of care and daily enrichment for our residents. While we are allocating every resource to protect everyone under our roof, we will make every effort to make ourselves available to answer questions about COVID-19 or to talk about steps we are taking to protect our residents.

We encourage you to continue to stay connected with your loved one through window visits, phone calls, FaceTime, etc.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our building.

Thank you, Patricia Cromer, LNHA

Please keep our residents, families, and staff at Kingston of Vermilion in your thoughts as we work through this challenging situation.

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