We were so happy to facilitate many Zoom meetups for our residents and their family members for Mother’s Day. One call included resident’s children from both US and UK locations – truly heartwarming to see those connections being made.
I’m shifting the focus of this week’s communication to acknowledge our dedicated staff. As COVID-19 continues, we have felt it essential to weave small pockets of time for some fun among colleagues in tandem with our care delivery and maintaining our diligence to proactive mitigation measures. Here’s an example of our team’s creative approach to remaining vital in these challenging times.
We are monitoring and following guidance from Federal and Vermont health resources.
We have a supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) and are training those assigned to direct care for Residents in our health services neighborhoods.
All staff are required to wear masks at work; residents are required to wear masks any time they are in public places with other people.
Meals are being delivered to all residents with the exception of Memory Care; residents eat together maintaining a distance greater than 6 feet.
Common area and individual apartment cleaning & disinfection protocols have been increased.
Visitors are restricted to those who are providing essential services and those visiting residents who are receiving end-of-life care. Staff members are working from home where possible.
New moves to the community are on hold until the Stay Home Executive Order is lifted; virtual tours are available.
Health and wellness of all residents is actively being monitored.
Group activities are restricted to no more than 10 people maintaining 6’ social distancing, with some live streaming available.
Regular updates are being provided to residents and families on the latest operational changes and directives from healthcare and medical experts.
EastView’s “Masks en Masse” Program
Donate a Mask – Wear a Mask
In these social distancing COVID-19 times, what’s the best way to share a hug?
EastView at Middlebury is coordinating a community-oriented, simple distribution system between area crafters of face masks & our region’s friends and neighbors who need them most – those over 60 and those with compromised immune systems.
Together we can get hundreds of masks onto the faces of our most vulnerable friends during Vermont’s peak COVID-19 exposure time.