Emergency information for Dogwood Pointe Senior Living in Milan, Tennessee

SCHEDULE A VISIT - ASSISTED LIVING

 

SCHEDULE A VISIT - THE ARBORS

 

 

 

 

Date:  Wednesday, February 17, 2021

 

To our residents and families:

As of today, one week has passed since our second COVID-19 vaccination clinic.  As we shared in a letter dated February 10th, we are now able to move to revised pandemic protocols.  If you or your designated power of attorney has signed the shared risk agreement or you have received both doses of the vaccine, you can expect the following changes to our infection control processes:

 

Topic

Key Points

Immunized Residents

Non-Immunized Residents

Visitation

In room private visitation allowed for residents with level 1 face mask or higher

 

If resident is COVID positive, visitor must wear full PPE and visit qualify under compassionate care guidelines

Allowed

Allowed w/ informed consent/shared risk

Medical Ancillary Services

Home Health, Hospice, Therapy, etc where indicated to meet resident needs.  Provider must be in full PPE

Allowed

Allowed

Tours

Tours throughout community w/level 1 or higher

Allowed

Allowed

New Move-Ins

No in room quarantine if mask compliant with level 1 face mask;

 

Resident receives day 1 and day 6 test

No quarantine; if mask compliant

 

(exclusion) for memory care

No quarantine, if mask compliant in public areas for their own protection. 

 

(exclusion) for memory care

 

 

 

Topic

Key Points

Immunized

Non-Immunized

Dining

Communal dining resumes

Allowed

May participate in communal dining w/ shared risk and potential additional stipulations by Admin

Activities

Group activities and offsite/non-medical trip resume

Allowed

Allowed with previously signed informed consent/ shared risk and potential additional stipulations by Admin

COVID Exposure

Non- immunized resident(s) in close contact will be quarantined

 

No quarantine required

Quarantine required per CDC guidelines

COVID Positive Residents and Employees

Any resident with respiratory or COVID like symptoms (regardless of immunization) placed on isolation pending test results and resolution of symptoms

 

COVID-positive residents/employees (regardless of immunization) must be isolated in their room, droplet isolate infected resident.  The rest of immunized resident population continues life as normal

 

Cohort models no longer required; isolate infected residents in their room; cohort model can be case by case decision

No quarantine, unless 3 or more positives in community (outbreak status)

 

 

Quarantine for all non-immunized residents when positive emp/resident in building per CDC guidelines   

 

 

 

 

We remain vigilant in our infection control efforts on behalf of all residents, regardless of their immunization choice.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you for your continued support during these challenging times. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Ray Ann Dudley

Administrator

Dogwood Pointe Assisted Living

The Arbors at Dogwood Pointe

 

Update: Thursday, February 4, 2021


Good afternoon Dogwood Pointe Arbors Family:

We completed our whole house testing on 2/4/2021 and we are happy to share that all residents and employees tested negative for COVID-19.    

I wanted to share the good news.  We will lift our in-room quarantine on 2/7/2021  which represents 14 days from possible exposure. 

Thank you for your support during these challenging times. 

Sincerely,

 

Ray Ann Dudley

Administrator

 

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Update:  Monday, September 21, 2020

Good evening Dogwood Pointe and Arbors Family,

Here is an update of where we stand today:

We remain with one employee who tested positive for COVID-19.  This employee remains off work and we are hopeful for their full recovery. 

Whole-house testing on 9/16 showed no residents or employees positive for the virus.  We will retest all residents and employees again tomorrow, 9/22 and again on 9/29.  If all results continue to be negative we will lift our quarantine.  You will of course be notified privately of your loved one’s result and we will keep all families updated on our overall results. 

For now, the steps we took on 9/16 are still in place:

  • We began monitoring residents for symptoms every 4 hours during wake time
  • All staff are wearing N95-masks while on duty and gloves in resident rooms. 
  • We have an adequate supply of personal protective equipment on hand and more available should we need it. 
  • Our most recent health check shows no residents with signs or symptoms
  • In accordance with federal and state guidelines we are allowing no visitors at this time.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers during these challenging times.  They keep us going. 

Sincerely,

 

Ray Ann Dudley

Administrator