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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness & Response

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness & Response

UPDATED: August 18, 2021

 

The spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States and abroad has many of us deeply concerned. Please know Stone Rehab continues taking appropriate measures to protect the health and well-being of patients, teammates, and their families, as this is our number one priority.

Our goal is to continue our successful track record of keeping our residents safe with precautions in place. Our COVID-19 Task Force meets to review our current state and plan for the future. The task force adjusts our policies and protocols to leading information and the latest best practices from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), and the Virginia Department of Health.  This ensures we are educated and prepared.

We credit the health of our campus to everyone adhering to the COVID-19 preventive measures we have put in place. We know these policies and procedures are not always easy and can restrict daily life and work activities, but they have proven effective.

For COVID-19, we have implemented the following critical measures specific to this virus.  These measures include:

 

  1. Our team members are issued K-95 masks upon entry to The Hoy Center and Stone Rehab as a precautionary measure to protect others.  Our Medical Director recommended this step early on to enhance the protection of physical distancing. It is now required by the CDC and CMS guidelines. 

  2. All residents will be admitted to a room on the Stone Rehab unit, where we follow CMS and CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 precautions. Stone residents who are vaccinated will not have to complete an isolation period. Residents who are not vaccinated will be on droplet precautions in-room for 14 days to further safeguard all staff and residents in The Hoy Center and Stone Rehab. On day 14, residents will be tested, and as long as there are no present symptoms and the test is negative, droplet precautions will be discontinued.

  3. All therapy disciplines will meet with each resident upon admission for evaluation in the resident's room.  Following the evaluation, each resident will continue to receive therapy in their room until further notice. 

  4.  Visitation is not permitted at this time. 

  5.  A Birdsong Tablet is available in each patient room for ease of access to video chat and other mentally stimulating activities. 

  6.  All essential team members are being screened and asked a set of questions every day, including if they have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19. If anyone answers yes to these questions, they are not allowed inside our campus.

We strongly encourage team members and residents to follow CDC-recommended practices that are proven to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as social distancing, washing their hands with soap and water, covering their cough, avoiding close contact with others. Frequently wiping down desks, computers, tables, door handles, etc., with disinfectant cleaners.

 

Outpatient Services are limited to uphold Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay Coronavirus policies and procedures.

 

No drop-offs on Sunday. If a family member wishes to drop off any items such as clothing (5-7 outfits) or personal belongings (Cell phone, tablet, books, etc.), they may do so at the main gate. They will be asked to state their business on the WC Campus. Please state they are dropping off items to a resident in Stone Rehab and have items labeled with the resident's name and Stone Rehab. WC security will ensure that these items are delivered safely to the patient’s room.

 

Open communication is crucial. We will continue to provide regular updates about our community’s status on Stone Rehab’s website. This is in addition to the direct communications we have with our patients, their families, and our team members.

  

Engagement

 

At Stone Rehab, we know how important it is to stay connected to loved ones, especially in this challenging time. One way of making sure our patients are staying connected is with the Birdsong Tablet. Stone Rehab has Birdsong Tablets in every room. Our tablets are set up with Skype to ensure easy communication with family members, friends, or neighbors! The Birdsong Tablet is also great for listening to music, watching TV shows, playing strategy games, and more. 

 We want to assure you that providing a safe and healthy environment for patients and team members is a top priority at Stone Rehab. We are dedicated to their well-being.

 

Thank you for your confidence and support.