NEWS AND UPDATES
A Message Concerning Our Response to COVID-19
Friends and Family,
As you are aware, there is significant concern regarding exposure to the COVID-19 virus in our country and its impact on people over the age of 60—particularly those with underlying medical conditions.
To respond to this ongoing and developing situation, Sandstone Heights has implemented a number of measures to minimize exposure and protect our residents and employees to the best of our ability. Many of these measures have been recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and/or Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). They include:
- Effective Friday, March 13, Sandstone Heights will no longer allow in-person visitation except in end-of-life scenarios and special compassionate care. All visitors must be approved by the Director of Nursing. In the rare case where it is allowed, the visit will be held in a secluded room and visitors will need to be evaluated for risk. Visitors will be required to wear masks. These protective measures apply to residents in the nursing home and those in assisted living as well.
- Sandstone Heights will only be accessible through the main front entrance to the nursing home until further notice.
- Only Sandstone Heights staff and medical support providers will be allowed to enter our building after they have been screened for symptoms.
- Only essential resident appointments will be made.
- All group activities and entertainment events are canceled until further notice.
We apologize for the inconvenience these measures create. However, in the interest of all our residents and staff, we ask for your understanding, patience, adherence and prayers. We welcome creative compliant alternatives to ensure you can stay in contact with your loved one and will accommodate as we are able.
Please stay in touch by visiting our website and Facebook page as we’ll post updates to these measures as this evolving situation dictates. If you have more questions, please call us at 620.897.6266.
Blessings to all. We will make it through this situation the way we always have: as friends, family and neighbors held in God’s loving hands.