Members, Friends, and Neighbors
The past year have been quite the emotional roller-coaster for our residents, their families, and our team members and their families. During these difficult and unprecedented times, we are fortunate to have the great team we do to care and protect our older adults. It has been hard on all of us, but it is inspiring to see the dedication, passion, and above all else, the strength of our team to fight the COVID19 fight with us each day.
In an effort to be transparent, but not overwhelming, we have posted all the key messages below for our members, friends, and neighbors so you can keep up to date with us here at The Birches. We will also make every effort to answer questions as they come in as well. In a time where there are more questions than answers, we will continue to take it one day at a time together.
COVID-19 Cases (as of 1/20/21)
0 Resident Cases
1 Team Member Case (from testing on 1/11)
All residents and team members continue to be tested weekly, residents are continuously monitored to prevent further spread, we have enough PPE, and additional staffing measures are in place. As the case count continues to grow in our region, we are thankful and proud of our team’s unwavering support for our seniors. Our team members received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination on 1/19/21. We are still waiting for CVS to distribute the vaccination to our seniors as of 1/20/21.
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Stay Healthy with Us
REMEMBER, IF YOU DON’T USE IT, YOU LOSE IT!
Here is how we Shelter-In-Place at The Birches:
Take DEEP Breaths: This helps to relieve stress and helps to keep our lungs strong. Set of 5. Repeat every hour. This is extremely important if you have tested positive for COVID-19 regardless of age or ability.
Eat Well: Even if you are not feeling hungry, eat something! Nutrition is so important to keep our energy up and helps our body fight off illness.
Stay Hydrated: Drink 1 glass (or more) of water every 2 hours & a cup of tea with honey or juice the other hour.
Keep Moving: You MUST keep moving. Walk, stretch, leg lifts, arm raises ~ Safely move EVERY hour for 10—15 minutes.
Rest: Get plenty of rest, rejuvenate your body & mind.
Socialize: Call family, friends or call The Birches! It is so important to stay connected, this helps our mind & spirit.