Guidance Update for Visitors – February

We are writing to inform you of the most recent California State Public Health Order and California Department of Public Health Guidance for Visitors in Long Term Care Settings.

Since Thanksgiving, the statewide seven-day average case rate has increased by 410% thus increasing the Covid-19 hospitalization rate by 63%. In addition, the emergence of the Omicron variant cases increased by approximately 70% nationally, further emphasizing the importance of vaccinations, boosters, and all preventive efforts needed against Covid-19.

The California Department of Public Health announced new requirements for Visitors in Long Term Care Settings (State Public Health Office Order dated December 31, 2021). Below are the following updates for reference…

Guidance Update for Visitors

January 7th, 2022

 

Dear Family, Friends and Visitors,

 

We are writing to inform you of the most recent California State Public Health Order and California Department of Public Health Guidance for Visitors in Long Term Care Settings.

Since Thanksgiving, the statewide seven-day average case rate has increased by 410% thus increasing the Covid-19 hospitalization rate by 63%. In addition, the emergence of the Omicron variant cases increased by approximately 70% nationally, further emphasizing the importance of vaccinations, boosters, and all preventive efforts needed against Covid-19.

The California Department of Public Health announced new requirements for Visitors in Long Term Care Settings (State Public Health Office Order dated December 31, 2021). Below are the following updates for reference:

    1. For indoor visits: only fully vaccinated visitors are allowed (must have all recommended doses including booster) and must also provide evidence of negative SARS-Covid-2 Antigen test within one day (24 hours) of visit or within two days (48 hours) of visit for PCR test.
    2. For outdoor visits: Visitors that do not meet the above requirements (unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and those that have not received a booster) must provide evidence of negative SARS-Covid-2 Antigen test within one day (24 hours) of visit or within two days (48 hours) of visit for PCR test.
    3. All visitors may use either PCR testing or Antigen testing that have Emergency Authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration.
    4. All visitors must:
      1. Wear a well-fitting face mask (a surgical mask, or a respirator is recommended) at all times.
      2. Wear any other personal protective equipment (PPE) while in the patient’s or resident’s room that facility personnel deem appropriate.
      3. Physically distance from facility personnel and other patients/residents/visitors that are not part of their group at all times
      4. Visitors (while inside the facility) must remain in designated area

The facility has a limited amount of testing kits available for use, we must utilize these test kits for residents and staff members:

    1. As such, we will not be able to provide testing kits for you.
    2. If you are utilizing an antigen testing kit please self-administer the test at the facility in front of a staff member so that we can validate your positivity status.
    3. Unfortunately, self-tests that are administered without validation from facility staff can’t be utilized for entry into the facility.

This facility remains committed to the health and safety of our residents, families, visitors and staff. We thank you for your continued support and understanding during these challenging times.

 

Sincerely,

Summerfield Management

 

 

Vaccine Celebration

Protected together! With the recent introduction of the COVID-19 Vaccines, resident and staff covid cases have dropped by over 50%. Our team is honored to do our part in helping to end this year long pandemic.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

November 27, 2020

We thank you for your patience and support during this time of such difficulty, we continue to strive for the best care possible for your friends and loved ones.

We are currently working closely with state and local public health officials to do whatever we can to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As we do so, we appreciate your patience and understanding in some of the increased restrictions that we have in our facility regarding visitation, personal meals, etc. Currently there are ZERO cases of the Coronavirus in the facility. We will continue with weekly testing of all staff as recommended by local public health. Read more

Updated Information Regarding Visitation

UPDATED INFORMATION REGARDING VISITATION

EFFECTIVE MARCH 14, 2020

(*updated information is in red)

 

Dear Residents, Family and Friends:

On behalf of the entire team, we want to thank you for allowing us to care for you or your loved one.  We recognize the high level of trust that you place in us, and we are committed to providing excellent care to those whom we have the privilege to serve. Read more

COVID-19 Virus Information and Update

Re: COVID-19 Virus Information and Update

 

Dear Residents, Family and Friends:

On behalf of the entire team, we want to thank you for allowing us to care for you or your loved one.  We recognize the high level of trust that you place in us, and we are committed to providing excellent care to those whom we have the privilege to serve. Read more