Coronavirus UPDATE March 16, 2020
Dear Residents, Family Members and Responsible Parties:
It seems like it was just the other day that we sent notice to you regarding the Governor direction, regarding reduced visitation at Sagebrook Senior Living. As we all know, this epidemic is evolving and changing daily. I am writing to you today to inform you of yet additional restrictions that have been issued by The Centers for Disease Control CDC.
Effective immediately, we have been asked to stop all non-essential visitation at Sagebrook Senior Living. This CDC mandate is in effect for all Skilled Nursing and Senior Living Communities in California.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Effectively immediately, only essential care providers can enter our community. This includes our staff and necessary health care professionals who bring support services to our residents. Unfortunately, no other visitors will be permitted to enter or community. We wish to say to our residents and family that we fully realize this critical mandate is difficult to accept as I know visitation from friends and family is very important.
Sagebrook Senior Living has just purchased a new device called Portal by Facebook. This is a device that looks very much like a big iPad and can be used for face to face communication. Our staff is available to help you learn how to connect. It is important for us to fully utilize technology so our residents can communicate with loved one’s face to face.
KEEPING OUR COMMUNITY SAFE
All of us at Sagebrook Senior Living thank you for your part in keeping our community safe. We fully realized that these many precautionary steps taken create a burden and make life less enjoyable. We too look forward to the day when we can open our doors to the public, host big events, have entertainment and go for scenic rides in our bus. Hopefully, this day is not too far in the distant future.
Please remember, all measures taken are done so with the health and safety of our residents in mind. Our team is closely monitoring Federal, State and Local guidance and instruction. Should you have any questions regarding this notice, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Angie Turin Boucher, Executive Director