Update from Administrator – December 16, 2021

Update from Administrator – December 16, 2021

Good Morning Residents and Families,

As a result of the outbreak testing from 12/14/21, Beacon Brook Health Center had one positive result.  We will remain in outbreak status for at least the next 14 days. We are scheduled to test all residents on Monday 12/20/21.

Center Visits

If you would like to visit, please do so, following the guidance and recommendations of the CDC and our state health department. While your vaccination is not required for visitation, we continue to strongly encourage vaccination for everyone and booster shots for those now eligible.

All visitors are required to complete our COVID screening protocol, including temperature check and our questionnaire. You are also required to wear a mask while in the center. We further ask that you proceed directly to the recreation room for scheduled visits and not wander the center, to further reduce any potential exposure. As a reminder, all visits for residents not on transmission based precautions are to be scheduled and take place in the recreation room.  While not recommended, those residents on transmission based precautions may also have visitors in their room with masking and social distancing, and must also be scheduled with the facility. Please contact medrec@beaconbrookhc.com or medical records at 203-729-7889, to schedule.

Community and Home Visits

If you would like to take your loved one home for a visit, we must inform you that any unvaccinated resident leaving, upon return, will be reviewed and may need to be placed on quarantine, per CDC and DPH recommendations.  Family gatherings are generally with unmasked individuals as you are sharing a meal and we do not know who is and is not vaccinated, therefore this guidance is in place.

Additionally, residents on insurance/Medicare are not allowed to go on overnight leaves of absence.  Please let us know if you plan to take your loved one home so we may make the arrangements.  Some residents will not be able to have an outside leave due to medical reasons, please understand if the Doctor/APRN has limited their leaves of absence.  You may contact them directly if you have any questions.

Melissa Vivo, Administrator

December 16, 2021 A Healthier Approach To Caring
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