COVID-19 Positive Diagnosis

May 13, 2020

 

Residents, Families and Partners,

At Park Place Assisted Living, we’re committed to keeping you up-to-date and informed, especially during the turbulent times caused by COVID-19.

We’re writing to inform you that the state/county health department tested a random sampling of 20 of our residents, and one of them received positive results for COVID-19. This resident like all others has been closely monitored for signs and symptoms since March and is asymptomatic. This resident has been relocated to a specially quarantined room in an empty bank of rooms separate from all others. A staff member will be assigned 1-1 with this individual while confined to quarters.

We continue to take urgent action to minimize the possible exposure associated with this virus, and all of the interventions referenced in our previous communication remain in place.  Our staff continue to monitor residents for signs and symptoms as or any other changes in condition on a regular basis. Our staff continue to maintain infection control measures when interacting with our residents. We have followed all recommended measures to disinfect the resident’s room. We are currently working to determine if this resident had any contact with other residents at the facility prior to strict isolation protocols being put into place for assisted living facilities in the area. In addition to these steps, we are working with the local health department to take any additional measures that they recommend with this new diagnosis. The state/county representative who notified us of the positive results indicated that the state/county will be working with us to get this resident retested and then test all residents and staff.

As always, we will notify residents’ primary physicians and designated family members of any changes in their loved one’s condition, whether potentially related to COVID-19 or not.

Please reach out with questions, concerns, or requests for assistance.  We will keep you updated as additional information becomes available.

We will keep you updated as conditions develop.

Sincerely,

Jeanne Bishop-Parise
Executive Director