COVID-19 UPDATES

As of 9/23/2020

Hello Residents, Staff and Families:
This page is to provide updates regarding the current status of the presence of COVID-19 in our facility. The well-being and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. To help provide reassurance, I would like to share with you the following:
As of today there are 1 cases of COVID-19 among our residents and 2 among our staff. As of 9/8/2020 we have resolved 68 resident cases and a total of 35 suspected and/or positive employee cases.
We are conducting testing of the residents and weekly testing of our staff at the direction of the TN DOH
In addition, some of the mitigation actions being taken to prevent further spread are the implementation of separate areas for those residents diagnosed positive for Covid-19, residents with Covid-19 symptoms, and residents with no symptoms and a negative Covid-19 diagnosis. We continuously monitor residents for signs and symptoms, and will contact you if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19. In addition to these precautions put into place, we are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious disease control measures, we have a supply of PPE, we are screening and taking temperatures on EVERY person coming in and out of the facility, and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.
We understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important to our residents. Family members are encouraged to connect with their loved ones through video chat, calling, texting, or other social media formats. If you would like to schedule a video chat with a resident, please contact the facility at 901-726-5600 and ask to speak with the Social Services or Activities Director.
General Information about Covid-19: The virus that causes Covid-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet) through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may be possible that a person can get Covid-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching his or her own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus is spread. For additional information and resources related to Covid-19, please visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website or https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/.
We encourage you to call our facility at 901-726-5600 for updates on the status of your loved one or if you have any questions, you can contact a member of Social Services at 901-726-5600.
I appreciate your understanding and continued support. We know this is a difficult time for everyone. We remain hyper vigilant and will do our best to keep communication flowing as the situation evolves.
Sincerely,
Jordie Montergomery,LNHA