Important Health Information about COVID-19
Precautionary Measures and Procedures
Note: The information below may be updated at any time as the COVID-19 environment changes and/or recommendations are changed by local, state and federal health authorities. Always refer to this page for the most current date and time stamped information.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand how important it is for you to have the most up-to-date information regarding the health and well-being of your loved ones.
We hope this communication provides you with the information you need during these difficult times. As always, we thank you for your partnership, your confidence, and for the privilege of caring for our beloved residents.
Please be assured that if your loved one shows symptoms of COVID-19 or has been in contact with anyone who is being tested or has developed the virus, we will contact you immediately.
We continue to implement extensive preventive measures and full infection control protocols to combat the COVID-19 virus with practices that meet or exceed CDC guidelines. Our number one priority continues to be the health, safety and well-being of all residents and staff.
Following content last updated: 7/27/2020 09:55EST
As we acclimate to our new normal, we continue to help protect our residents, their families and our team members. Below are some of the ways we’re working to maintain a healthy environment for our Ateret Avot family.
- All residents are monitored daily for signs or symptoms of illness, including daily temperature checks.
- Residents have been tested for COVID-19. Although not mandated, we believe this is an important factor that is beneficial to the well-being of all residents who choose to call Ateret Avot Senior Living home.
- Small group activities are being phased in, with residents wearing face coverings and maintaining social distancing.
- Masks are required for residents while in the presence of others – including when staff enter their apartments for a delivery or wellness check, while traveling through common areas, or if they are in their doorways.
- Staff is adequately supplied with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hand soap and hand sanitizers to help reduce the risk of spread.
- We continue to follow infection control guidelines, including frequent cleaning of all high touch areas with EPA registered disinfectants.
- Hand sanitizing products are available throughout the community as a supplement to regular and frequent handwashing.
- We continue to provide residents with ongoing education regarding safe cough etiquette, proper handwashing techniques, cleaning of personal items and social distancing.
- Team members are monitored daily for any signs or symptoms of illness, which includes temperature checks.
- Our community is adequately supplied with PPE for the staff, which is inventoried daily. Face masks are required at all times while inside buildings.
- Staff is supplied with personal hand sanitizers in addition to the sanitizer stations located throughout the community, as a supplement to frequent handwashing.
- High touch areas throughout the community are cleaned frequently with EPA registered disinfectants.
- We are providing ongoing in-services to keep everyone up-to-date on protocols and best practices. Our goal is to offer continuous information and education to help everyone stay healthy and protected while at work and when heading home.
- Staff are respecting social distancing guidelines whenever possible.
For Family Members
Visiting is currently outdoors only.
- Visitors are limited to two at a time for each guest.
- Visitors must be over the age of 12.
- Visitors are required to wear masks.
- Visitors should keep a minimum distance of 6 feet from a guest.
- No hugs and kisses until determined to be safe for all.
We encourage you to communicate often via phone calls, FaceTime, Skype, video chat, text and email. We are happy to offer assistance with scheduling a virtual session with your loved one – just contact us and we’ll arrange it.
New York State posts current information about COVID-19 here: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home