Grace Senior Living of Douglasville Announces Coronavirus Safety Measures for Residents, Caregivers
Zero cases of COVID-19 reported as Grace Senior Living of Douglasville implements Coronavirus preparedness plans.
As per CDC guidelines related to COVID-19, this facility is restricting visitors due to reports from other parts of the metro Atlanta area.
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (March 12, 2020) – Grace Senior Living of Douglasville, a personal care community serving Douglas County, has announced safety measures to protect its residents and caregiving staff in the event of a potential outbreak of COVID-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus.
“At present, I can confidently confirm we do not have any known positive cases related to our facility residents or staff members; however, obviously this situation is fluid and rapidly ever changing,” said Selina Bradley, executive director of Grace Senior Living of Douglasville.
“As per CDC guidelines related to COVID-19, our facility is restricting visitors at this time due to reports received from other parts of the metro Atlanta area . We are also requesting that family members arrange for alternate ways of communication with our residents, including phone, text or videoconference, to avoid unnecessary exposure,” Bradley said.
“Our commitment to our residents and team members during this concerning time is to work diligently to openly communicate as we all continue to learn and understand more about this virus and its potential threat to our most cherished loved ones. We are sensitive to the large amount of information being shared both nationwide and locally regarding COVID-19 prevention and a potential outbreak,” Bradley said.
As a healthcare provider, the threat of various outbreaks is a regular focus for planning and preparing throughout all disciplines of Grace Senior Living of Douglasville.
“Caregiving team members frequently practice and measure the effectiveness of the facility’s interventions to seek to attain the highest possible safety and wellness readiness for residents, staff, and visitors as a matter of standard operating procedures. Grace Senior Living of Douglasville is aggressively following the most current and ongoing CDC guidelines for healthcare facilities to ensure full preparation should an outbreak occur,” Bradley said.
Grace Senior Living of Douglasville has adopted several ongoing safety measures:
- Restricting all visitors at this time who are seeking access to the facility.
- Frequent calls with the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention for the most current recommendations
- A program at each shift whereby all team members communicate problematic symptoms observed regarding residents, fellow team members, or visitors
- Wellness Immunity Boost Stations to be installed in all facilities as soon as possible
- Regular training on handwashing techniques for team members and residents
- Communicating with “on-call” team members to be ready for back-up staffing
- Communicating daily with the facility’s Cleveland, Tenn.-based Legacy Senior Living Support Center for any new information. Purchase and delivery of additional food, medical and cleaning supplies (available on-site)
“No expense will be spared to accommodate our residents’ needs and fulfill our mission to the best of our ability. We have prepared significant medical, food, and water supplies ready for disbursement in case of a facility outbreak, We have on-site leadership ready to physically support our communities as needed,” said Bryan Cook, founder and president of Legacy Senior Living, which manages Grace Senior Living of Douglasville and family of senior care communities across the Southeast.
Additional information will be posted at this link: https://www.legacysl.net/coronavirus
For more information please contact Grace Senior Living of Douglasville at (770) 920-2273.
“As per CDC guidelines related to COVID-19, our facility is restricting visitors at this time due to reports received from other parts of the metro Atlanta area . We are also requesting that family members arrange for alternate ways of communication with our residents, including phone, text or videoconference, to avoid unnecessary exposure,”
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About Grace Senior Living - Douglasville, GA
Situated in beautiful Douglas County at 8847 Hospital Drive, Grace Senior Living of Douglasville is a personal care home in Douglasville, Ga., that offers assisted living type services in a safe, attentive, homelike atmosphere. The facility, which is in the metro Atlanta area, is committed to serving the greatest generation with honor, respect, faith and integrity. More information is available at graceseniorliving.net or by calling (770) 920-2273.
Grace Senior Living is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Living of Cleveland, Tenn. The parent company specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. More information is available at legacysl.net.