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“Roman Eagle is a wonderful place to live; it’s like home to me. Their staff is the BEST!”

Roman Eagle will begin administering Influenza Vaccinations very shortly.  We will also offer the Pneumonia Vaccination if needed.  Please read the following:

Educational Information Provided to Residents and/or Resident Representatives

Influenza (Flu) Vaccination.  What You Need to Know:

Why get vaccinated? (Benefits)

  • Influenza Is a very contagious disease.
  • Approximately 10%-20% of the population is infected with the flu virus during most influenza seasons.
  • Influenza vaccination prevents up to 40% of persons that come in contact with the disease from becoming ill.
  • During an average year, influenza is associated with over 20,000deaths and 114,000 hospitalizations.
  • Among the elderly, vaccination is 50% to 60% helpful in preventing hospitalizations and 80% helpful in preventing death.
  • Influenza can also lead to pneumonia or worsen other medical conditions, such as breathing or heart disorders.
  • Influenza vaccine can prevent the flu.

Potential side effects:

  • Approximately 80% of people receiving the vaccination will have no side effects. About 15% to 20% will have minor side effects such as tenderness or redness at the site of injection.
  • Less than 1% will have fever, muscle aches, or malaise (tiredness) which may last 1 to 2 days.
  • Rarely, a person may have an allergic reaction (hives, asthma, swelling of throat, low blood pressure, or shock).
  • People that are allergic to eggs have greater risk of such an allergic reaction and should NOT get vaccinated.

Pneumococcal Vaccination.  What You Need to Know:

Why get vaccinated? (Benefits)

  • Pneumococcal disease is a serious disease that causes a lot of sickness and even death.
  • Anyone can get pneumococcal disease, but some people are at greater risk. These include:  people age 65 and older, the very young, people with special health problems such as alcoholism, heart or lung disease, kidney failure, diabetes, HIV infection, and certain types of cancers.
  • Every year, pneumococcal disease causes approximately 175,000 hospitalizations due to infections of the lungs (pneumonia), more than 50,000 cases of infections of the blood (bacteremia) and 3,000 to 6,000 cases of infections of the brain (meningitis).
  • Approximately 1 out of 20 people who get pneumococcal pneumonia will die.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

 October 20, 2020

 To Our Residents, Family Members and Employees:

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, including the number of confirmed cases as well as efforts we are undertaking. 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 71 residents and 39 staff to have confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Our total as of today, October 20, 2020:

  • One resident and two staff members now have confirmed 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.
  • All residents and staff are being tested weekly. We are following all required guidelines.

Roman Eagle is staying 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.

  • Restricting visitation and entry of people to the building
  • 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 also understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important to our residents. Family members are encouraged to connect with their loved ones through video chat, calling, texting, or by internet.  Our Activities Staff will be glad to assist you.  Unfortunately, we can no longer allow residents to be brought out of their rooms for window visits.

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.

This is a difficult time for everyone. We will continue to provide you with weekly 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.

We appreciate your support and continued cooperation.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our center.

We are Roman Eagle Strong!

Sincerely, 

Dan Setliff, Administrator

 

COVID-19 VACCINATION

This is to inform you that we may have a COVID-19 vaccine in the near future.

At this time, we don’t have a specific date or details about the vaccine, but we have enrolled this facility with the Virginia COVID-19 Vaccination Program, through the CDC.

Long term care facilities have been hit the hardest, and for this reason, will probably be the first to receive the vaccine.

As we continue to get information from the federal government, we will convey this information to you, our residents, families, and employees.

The CDC and FDA are continuously monitoring the safety of their vaccine and working to clear up any false misinformation.  If you have questions, please check the CDC website for more information.