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“Roman Eagle is a wonderful place to live because of the good care of the staff. To me, it’s home.”

Covid-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet For Recipients And Caregivers

Individuals 18 Years Of Age And Older Individuals 12 Years Of Age And Older

VISITATION RESUMES

We are so excited to announce that due to new guidance from CMS, we are now able to allow scheduled visitation by appointment only.  We will still have to follow CDC guidelines.

Please call 434-836-9510 from 9:00-5:00 M-F and schedule your appointment to visit your loved ones. We do have space and time limitations and appreciate your understanding of the following rules.

  1. We will coordinate individual appointments ahead of time in order for us to limit the number of people at one time in the facility and to give everyone a chance to visit.  Appointments will be limited to one hour at this time and may be scheduled Monday – Sunday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.   Please call at least one day before if at all possible, to schedule your appointment.

 

  1. Only two (2) visitors are allowed at one time and the number of visits per week will be limited to allow all residents to receive a visit. CDC guidelines recommend continued physical distancing, therefore if your family member has a roommate, visitation may not be permitted in the resident’s room and a visitation area will be provided.

 

  1. We ask that you refrain from visiting during meal times. If you are present at meal time you will be asked to step out of the room or the resident’s mealtime will be delayed.   

 

  1. You will be informed ahead of time what entrance you are to come to for visitation. After 5 pm and on weekends all visitors will enter through our North Terrace covered entrance on the lower level, right side of the building. We will provide a face covering for you, and the resident is also required to wear a mask.

 

  1. Once at the entrance you will be screened. This will include taking your temperature and questioning you about any signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

 

  1. If you are asked not to enter the building, please understand this is for the safety of your loved ones and everyone else in the building.

 

  1. If you are permitted in, please use the alcohol-based hand rub provided. Keep your mask on at al times over your nose and mouth and any other protective equipment as directed by the facility. 

 

  1. Please do not go to any other areas of the facility.

 

  1. When your visit is over, our staff will assist you to exit from the same door you entered. Prior to leaving, please use the alcohol-based hand rub again.

 

  1. CMS and CDC continue to recommend facilities, residents and families adhere to the core principles of COVID-19 infection, including physical distancing (maintaining at least 6 feet between people). This continues to be the safest way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, particularly if either party has not been fully vaccinated.  However, we acknowledge the toll that separation and isolation has taken.  We also acknowledge that there is no substitute for physical contact, such as the warm embrace between a resident and their loved one.  Therefore, if the resident is fully vaccinated, they can choose to have close contact (including touch) with their visitor while wearing a well-fitting face mask and performing hand-hygiene before and after.  If the resident has not been vaccinated, you must maintain a physical distance of at least 6 ft.  Regardless, visitors should physically distance from other residents and staff in the facility.

 

June 21, 2021

To Our Residents, Family Members and Employees:

March 13, 2020 we were required to shut our doors to general visitation.  It is hard to believe all that has happened during this past year. Although we have been able to allow visitation in a limited fashion this past year, it is with great joy that we are able to again open our doors to general visits. It has been so heartwarming to see the expressions on our resident's faces when they see their family members.  Our hope is there will be no changes to warrant the need to close our doors ever again.

We want to provide you with an update on the situation at Roman Eagle Rehabilitation and Health Care Center regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. Ensuring the safety and well-being of our residents and staff is our greatest concern.

Since May 8, 2020 (when the federal government issued reporting requirements), we have had a total of 122 residents and 75 staff to have confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Our total as of today, June 21, 2021:

We now have no employees or residents diagnosed with COVID-19.  When a resident tests positive we notify residents and their representative(s) of their condition and implement protocols for their care and treatment.

We continue to stay in close communication with the regional epidemiologist, and local and state health officials to ensure we are taking all the appropriate steps under current circumstances. We have and continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and Virginia Department of Health including return to work guidance, for staff who test positive. Due to the positivity rate in our community, Danville is  4.5%, we are only required to test staff if they are symptomatic.  Residents are tested when necessary.

We also are:

Screening residents, staff, and essential vendors for symptoms

Practicing proper hand hygiene

Enhanced infection control precautions

Enhanced cleaning and disinfection

Practicing social distancing, requiring all staff to wear masks and Personal Protective Equipment when indicated.

Due to privacy requirements, we cannot divulge specific information about the individuals who have confirmed or suspected COVID-19, unless they are a family member with the necessary written authorization to receive such information.

We need your assistance in mitigating COVID-19. Please visit the CDC website (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus) to learn how you can help prevent the spread in our community, since continued spread in the larger community increases the chance the virus will work its way into our facility. We will continue to provide you with updates, which are posted on our website, www.romaneagle.org.  Please visit our website for the most recent information. We want you to know that we are adhering to guidelines from CMS, CDC and the local and state health departments, which continue to evolve as we learn more about this virus.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our center.

We are Roman Eagle Strong!

 

Peggy Moore

Administrator