Dear Rockville Terrace Families & Friends,
It is almost hard to believe that we have been under “shelter in place” orders for more than 35 days. While we hope the worst is behind us, I write this letter to you today with the assurance that we will remain vigilant in our efforts to keep all residents and staff safe. While we are all eager to have things go back to normal, we cannot forget that our residents are among the most susceptible to COVID-19. Therefore, our approach to reopening the community will be done slowly and in several stages. Currently, we do not have any timeframe for when this process will begin, but we are monitoring local, state & federal guidelines and recommendations daily. We know that this is a difficult time, but we must continue to ask for your patience during this process, the safety of our residents and staff must remain the #1 focus.
So, while we cannot hug and hold each other, we can still “see” each other! If you have not seen on the news yet, there is a new invention for our Community. Lovingly dubbed the “Sneeze Guard 3000.” It is a 128sqft plexiglass cubicle that allows our residents and families to visit each other in person. Please call the Community and ask to set up an appointment. We would love to arrange this for you. There are of course a few rules involved: no touching, all guests must wear masks, and visits are limited to 1hour. After each visit, our staff disinfects the entire unit, including the furniture.
Like many of you, I’m watching the news on a regular basis and have been paying particularly close attention to the “Nursing Home” stories. There have been some incredibly tragic events over the past several weeks that have been reported. However, it is important for everyone to know:
1) We are not a “Nursing Home.” Nursing Homes are considered medical facilities and are for seniors who need a high-level medical support.
2) Our residents by their very nature are healthier than those in Nursing Homes.
3) Our Community has zero reported COVID-19 cases
Along with creating “distance” visiting and online visits, we have altered the interactions within the Community as well. Rockville is committed to the health and safety of our residents while also continuing the routines that bring them comfort. This means that while most routines have continued, they are conducted one-on-one or with social distancing guidelines.
Please continue to follow us on our Facebook Page, Instagram and LinkedIn pages. We regularly share the creative ways we have come up with to entertain our residents and keep them stimulated.
And as always, prayers and warm wishes are appreciated!
Jason Reyes | Calson Management, LLC
4950 Allison Parkway Suite F
Vacaville, CA 95688