Updated April 22, 2020
Our facility continues to operate under strict guidelines as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Maryland Department of Health.
We currently have no cases of COVID-19 among residents or staff members.
Under order from Governor Hogan, CMS, and the Maryland Department of Health, we are taking the following actions to keep our residents and staff safe.
a. Visiting of residents is strictly prohibited except in end of life care situations. Such visits will be coordinated by the facility and family and all infection control guidelines shall be followed.
b. Staff members are using personal protective equipment at all times. This includes surgical masks by all employees and masks, gloves, eye protection, and isolation gowns by all direct care staff.
c. Service deliveries are made in non resident areas only.
d. All residents are being screened daily for respiratory symptoms and fever. All incidents of respiratory symptoms are closely monitored and appropriate actions taken as necessary.
e. All staff are being screened daily for respiratory symptoms and fever. Staff that are ill are not allowed to work and are montiored under the guidelines established by the CDC before returning to work.
f. Residents returning from hosptial stays are isolated for 14 days to monitor for any symptoms of respiratory illness and fever.
g. New residents are placed in isolation for 14 days to monitor for any symptoms of respiratory illness and fever.
h. Our facility has designated three rooms for isolation precaution.
i. Communial dining by residents is restricted.
j. Communial activities are restricted. Activities are occurring individually or by following strict social distancing guidelines.
k. FaceTime and telephone communication is being organized by staff and family members to communicate with their loved ones.
l. The facility is being sanitized by staff at least daily and as needed.
Additionally, our facility is requiring staff members to maintain two sets of uniforms (scrubs) at the facility to aid in infection control. Staff members are changing into their uniforms upon arrival and changing out of their uniforms before departing. Laundering of resident clothing by families is restricted. Personal drop off of care packages is restricted.
All care packages and items received by mail are disinfected and allowed to sit for a minimum of 24 hours before received by residents.
This page is updated regularly. Please contact Jeffery Metz, Administrator, or Angel Cole, Infection Control Nurse, with any questions you may have. 301-463-5451
Thank you for your consideration as we do our absolute best to keep our residents and staff safe at this time.