Emergency information for Greenbrier Meadows in Martin, Tennessee

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Update: December 13, 2020


Good evening Greenbrier Meadows Family

We completed our testing in our building and learned today that all residents and employees tested negative for COVID-19.     

I wanted to share the good news.  Therefore, we have lifted our quarantine in these buildings on December 13th, 2020 which represents 14 days from possible exposure. 

We believe open and transparent communication, balanced with protecting individual privacy is essential at this time.  Please direct all of your questions to me.   Thank you for your support during these challenging times.

Brandy Orr

Administrator

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Update:  Friday, July 3, 2020

To our Americare Families in Tennessee:

Our communities recently shared their plans to open visitation for residents and their loved ones.   Some communities have already started and others are set to start. 

 As you know, Tennessee is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases.  This is prompting the state to issue further guidance at the county level to determine if visits can proceed. Data on the link below from the Tennessee Department of Health will be updated daily and will be our guide whether the county in which we operate exceeds thresholds in cases (10 new cases per 100,000 in population) and must suspend outdoor visits.   You too can visit the site.  

https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov/data/epi-curves

 

We ask that you contact your community directly prior to your scheduled visit to determine if visits have been temporarily placed on hold.     We still welcome window visits (providing windows remain closed).   

We too want to reunite our residents and their families.  Doing so in a responsible manner will help keep our residents and employees safe.  We appreciate your continued support during these challenging times.  

 

Sincerely,

 

Clay Crosson

President 

Americare Senior Living

 

 

Tennessee Visitation Plan

Community:_  Greenbrier Meadows_

Date visitation allowed: (July 6; unless covid case in last 28 days)

Current County Risk Profile:__Green__________

 

The Governor of Tennessee signed an order to re-open long-term care communities to visitors during the COVID-19 Pandemic beginning June 15, 2020.  The plan below is designed to be implemented as appropriate for risk profile of each community by July 6th, 2020.

Assisted living communities will be allowed to have limited visitation within state guidelines and with compliance of applicable assisted living regulations.


Americare strives to allow families and residents to have visitation rights in a manner that mitigates the risks of transmission of COVID-19.  The elderly remains at high risk for negative health outcomes with COVID-19 and the virus is highly contagious once entering a communal living environment. 

Allowing visitation will increase the risk of a community having a COVID-19 outbreak.  However, the visitation plan will provide balance to the increased risk of COVID-19 transmission with residents’ emotional, social, and psychosocial needs to have personal connections with their loved ones.

The following re-opening plans for limited visitation may be amended at any time based on new guidance from the state of Tennessee, local health department, risk profile of the county related to COVID-19 cases, and outcomes resulting from implementation of the new visitation plan.

Please keep in mind, this is not only a family member loved one’s home, but other residents’ home too.  Violating these directives will not only place the resident in danger, but will expose other residents to unnecessary risk.  Violation will result in 14-day quarantine of the exposed residents.  Family members violating these directives may be subject to additional visitation restrictions, up to and including being excluded from participation in outdoor and indoor visitations.


The plan will address the types of visitation allowed and the conditions that must be in place.  The community will cancel visitation based on inclement weather conditions, including heat advisory warning, during in-room quarantine, or COVID-19 related exposure at the community.

Closed window visits are allowed and may occur at any time and does not require pre-scheduling.

Our community allows the following types of visitation:

End of Life:   Americare’s end of life visitation remains unchanged.  A resident that is actively at end of life , the resident will be allowed to have scheduled visits with two adult family members in the resident’s room at a time. 

  • Family members will be required to complete and pass a self-wellness check. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for family members
  • Family members will be required to put on a level 1 face mask and gloves. 
  • If the home has positive covid case, the family member will be required to wear N95 with level 1 surgical mask overlay, face shield or googles, gown, and gloves. 
    • Staff will provide proper donning and doffing procedures with PPE usage.
  • Family members will conduct a 20 second handwash upon exiting the community

Outdoor visitation with proper distancing:  communities in low and medium risk counties defined by Americare’s guide of green and yellow counties, will allow two adult families members per visit to have scheduled outdoor visitation on pre-designated days with a minimum of 6 feet of social distancing at all times with proper PPE usage for both resident and visitors.  

To allow each resident to participate in visitation and appropriate staff oversight, a recommended maximum of 30 minutes per visit per week.  PPE required is a level 1 face mask.

A designated area(s) will be set up.  Chairs and table will be provided to allow proper distancing. 

Visitor will schedule visit on a designated self-scheduling application

  • The community must have conducted state testing on all residents and employees with documented consent or decline forms
  • The community must have no new cases of COVID-19 in the past 28 days
  • The community must have adequate PPE
  • The community must have daily vital signs with two respiratory checks on all residents
  • The visitor must complete the outdoor visitor self-wellness check form prior to visiting a family member
  • The visitor must sign in on the outdoor visitor log which is to include date, time, name, contact information, and resident visiting.
  • The visit will be scheduled and have a staff member present to validate proper social distancing
  • The chairs, table, binder, and vital sign equipment will be pre and post visit sanitized with an EPA approved disinfectant with emerging virus claims.
  • The community will provide a shaded space for designated outdoor visits
  • The community will provide an outdoor binder with self-wellness check, vital sign equipment, visitor log, and hand sanitizer
  • The visitor may not enter the building for any reason

 

Sincerely,

Pam Bates

Administrator

Greenbrier Meadows