We at Turner Retirement Homes (TRH) continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 virus that has captured our attention in order to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. TRH realizes the great inconvenience restrictions to mitigate the spread of the virus causes but will continue to be diligent in our efforts of best practices to ensure the safety of our vulnerable residents and essential worker employees.
Under guidelines from Federal and State agencies, including the Oregon Health Care Association, the Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as local health authorities in Marion County, TRH Administration has implemented the following restrictions and guidelines to mitigate the spread of contagion:
1. Daily screening of residents for symptoms.
2. Any resident who is symptomatic is immediately placed in contact isolation protocol with guidance from the CDC. Isolation protocols include staff wearing personal protective equipment which can include gowns, gloves, eye shields, and masks.
3. Restriction of all visitors entering a resident's room with the exception of resident’s at end of life.
4. Only essential personnel will be allowed into the Residential Care Facility (RCF) and other TRH buildings after they have been screened for respiratory symptoms and had a temperature check.
5. Entering any TRH building begins at the Care Station. All additional entrances and exits are secured.
6. All group activities for RCF and Independent residents have been canceled and alternative arrangements made.
7. The dining hall is open only to RCF residents beginning June 8. Independent residents who have decided for Dietary Services to prepare meals will continue to have box meals delivered to their residence.
8. All residents are encouraged to stay in their rooms or apartments as much as possible and to avoid going out into the local community.
With the State of Oregon lifting some of the COVID restrictions, as of September 1, 2020, visitors are now welcome to come and visit residents located in our Residential Care Facility from outside on their patio area. Please make sure you are first checking in at the care station for screening before going to the patio. Best practices are still in place, so please maintain your distance during your visit. We still cannot allow visitors into the facility, so no going into a resident's room.
We are sincerely grateful for your cooperation during this challenging and uncertain time. We want to recognize our compassionate and skilled employees for their dedication to caring for our residents.
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