Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center Community Update
November 13, 2020 – We are pleased to announce that Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center has remained COVID-free for 24 weeks now. This includes both residents and staff.
Small Group Activities
Based on guidance from the Department of Public Health, we have started small indoor group activities in the neighborhoods. We are following all the recommendations regarding this. The residents are happy to be able to participate in some of their favorite activities.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we moved our visits from the 30-minute time block to the 45-minute time period.
A few reminders about the visits:
- Visitors must remain at least six feet from the resident and attending staff member(s) for the majority of the visit.
- Brief physical contact may be allowed if desired by both the resident and visitor. In order to reduce risk of transmission, individuals must:
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol before and after contact;
- Hug with faces in opposite directions; and
- Limit the duration of close physical contact and avoid close face-to-face contact even when face masks are used.
- Any individual who enters the long-term care facility and develops signs and symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, myalgia, chills, or new onset loss of smell or taste within two weeks after exiting the long-term care facility or designated outdoor space must immediately notify the long-term care facility of the date they were in the facility, the individuals they were in contact with, and the locations they visited within the facility. Please contact Susan Woodworth, our Infection Control Preventionist at 508-433-4423.
As always if there is anything that we can do to support you, our families, during this time, please give us a call: 508-433-4400.
Carol Kapolka, Executive Director
Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center