COVID-19 Precautionary Practices
(Last Updated April 7, 2020)
WSL is working tirelessly to keep our residents safe and mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on your loved ones. While practicing all the recommendations put forth by the regulators, we are still finding ways to keep life here inside the building fun and engaging. We’re practicing tele-activities, hall-way exercise, helping residents connect with loved ones via Skype and Facetime, as well as placing personalized calls to each resident checking on their emotional and mental wellbeing.
We know that these are unprecedented times that bring added fear, anxiety, and stress to our residents, and we’re here to ensure that they still feel engaged and connected. Every day we work toward the mission of helping our seniors live better lives longer even within this trying time.
Below, are the extensive efforts we’ve taken to keep our residents, your loved ones, safe and healthy within this challenging time:
- WSL has closed the facility to all visitations (except in cases of extreme urgency, such as the end of life).
- We suspended in-person visits from our Medical Director, Dr. Rizkalla, who is now practicing tele-health instead.
- To comply with the CDC recommendation for social distancing, Residents have been asked to self-isolate in their apartments.
- Communal dining in the dining rooms has also been temporarily discontinued and meals are being delivered to resident apartments.
- Likewise, all group activities have been temporarily discontinued and now are either done by phone, virtually or by a staff member in the hallway with residents 6 feet away in their own apartment doorways.
- Twice a day, residents are screened for symptoms by taking their temperature, respiratory rates, and oxygen saturation levels.
- Administrative staff have been quarantined to their offices, to prevent any unneeded contact with your loved ones.
- And as always, typical infection control protocols, such as washing your hands, covering faces (or wearing a mask) to prevent disease spread through sneezing and coughing, continue to be in practice.
- Lastly, WSL will monitor the guidelines daily and will continue to make adjustments as requested.
We’re so thankful for all of you and what you’re doing from afar to help your loved ones here at WSL. It is our honor and privilege to take care of your loved ones and we are deeply thankful for your trust in our staff and our organization. Your positive comments, support, and patience do not go unnoticed.
Should you have any questions or concerns, you are always welcome to reach out to us at (603) 436-0169.