Dear Friends and Families,
This is an unprecedented time in our lives. We are blessed at Lourdes Senior Community to have a team of employees who are committed to caring for and providing quality care for our residents, your loved ones.
The staff is working hard to minimize the impact of this lockdown on residents’ daily lives. Our activity staff are focusing on all individual activities, having stopped all large group activities. The use of technology has become more important. Families have opportunities to Skype and Facetime with residents. At Lourdes Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center the residents are playing bingo and hosting music programs through the television sets using the in-house channel. At Mendelson Assisted Living residents are playing bingo from their doorways. Clausen Manor staff is conducting activities in small groups. Meals are served the same way. Fox Manor is conducting small group activities, serving meals in their apartments and visiting the residents in their apartments.
We have provided our staff with timely information so they can protect themselves, their residents and their families. We take temperatures of our staff as they come to work and screen for their risk of exposure outside of work. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available for staff and all are encouraged to wash hands repeatedly throughout their day.
Working with the guidelines established by appropriate agencies and health departments we continue to live out our mission that calls us to honor each person with compassion, love, respect, and dignity. Again, we are blessed with wonderful staff and we shall continue to care for and provide the care deserving of each resident until life returns to “normal”.
Blessings on you and your loved ones.
Sister Maureen Comer, OP
Chief Executive Officer