Riverview has no cases or suspected cases of the Coronavirus at this time. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as well as the State of Ohio continue to give direction to Nursing Homes and Assisted Livings on how best to protect our residents. The latest change has come from CMS as of 8:52pm Friday, March 13, 2020.
- All facilities are to restrict visitation of all visitors and non-essential health care personnel. Active End of Life Care exceptions will made on a case by case basis.
- Riverview staff has been continuously trained on COVID-19, and its signs and symptoms. Staff will be screened daily, which will include recording their temperature before going to their work area in the facility.
- Group activities have been canceled per CMS’s latest order:
-Staff will be shopping for residents on Wednesday, March 18, to get any items they had planned to get during the activity shopping outing, that has now been canceled.
-Our floor staff will be encouraged to do 1-on-1 activities with residents in their rooms.
-We are working on how to stream church services, movies and other shows of interested to the residents’ rooms.
-Our Activity Director, Lisa Barrett, will be developing a weekly education to our staff about one on one activities for Harvest Glen (Stations 1 & 2).
-Our Lighthouse unit staff has been trained on appropriate activities through their Dementia Practitioner Certifications
-Meal service will remain the same on the Lighthouse Unit and the Hartford on the River Assisted Living
-Short Term Rehab residents will continue to receive their meal trays in their rooms
-Harvest Glen (Station 1 & 2) will be going to segmented dining by unit in the main dining room with specific times. At this time, we will not be practicing open dining times.
Residents on Harvest Glen, may request a meal tray for their room if they do not require additional supervision or assistance.
Residents should remain in their rooms as much as possible, this can be difficult with some residents who may have memory care issues, but we will do our best to keep residents the recommended 6 foot distance from one another.
We will be looking into ways non-medical staff members, who are able to work from home (some are not due to HIPAA Security requirements) can do so.
Staff members will also be asked to keep their movement in the facility as limited as possible.
If a family member has something that needs to be dropped off or picked up for their residents, please call the station prior to arrange the exchange.
Therapy will continue in the Rehab Clinic for inpatients only. But residents will remain a minimum of 6 feet away from one another, and all equipment will be sanitized appropriately after treatment.
Restorative will continue. Station 2 will use their the NuStep on their unit. The Lighthouse and Station 1 residents will continue to use the Restorative Room, but residents will need to let staff know when they finished so that equipment can be disinfected.
All residents are being screened for respiratory illness/infection, which will include a logging of temperature daily.
We will be looking into starting Social Media pages for Riverview very soon. Please continue to check for these.
We are encouraging families if you are interested in face-to-face technology (FaceTime/Skype/Google) etc. please let us know and we will work with you to make this happen.
We will continue to update our residents, their resident representatives and our staff members as changes are made to these precautions
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For any further questions please contact Riverview’s Infection Preventionist,
Jennifer Litz, RN, BSN at ext. 4039 firstname.lastname@example.org