Garden Valley Retirement Village restricts visitors

Due to the CDCs newest guidelines, Garden Valley Retirement Village has implemented strict visitation restrictions. Anyone who has traveled internationally within the last 14 days, or showing signs and symptoms of a respiratory illness, or who has worked or visited any setting with confirmed COVID-19 cases, will not be permitted entry.

Instead, friends and family members are asked to communicate with residents via phone, on Skype or Facetime, email, text, or on a social media platform. Controlling the volume of visitors can greatly reduce the risk of spreading the infection. The COVID-19 virus has proved specifically dangerous to elderly individuals, and to those that are immunocompromised.

Staff are required to complete daily screenings, and all staff are receiving additional education and are practicing universal precautions to prevent the spread of infection.

“The best way to stay informed is to check with a reliable source such as the CDC” Michelle Deegan, director of clinical services at Frontline Management, said. “It is easy to get confused about all of the information out there and things are consistently changing” she continued. Michelle also mentioned that there are many strains of cold and flu and encouraged anyone with symptoms to visit their physician to learn more.

“We will keep everyone posted should there be any changes within our care center” Marc Riley, GVRV executive director said. “We appreciate the support of our community and want you to know we are committed to the health and well-being of every person that has entrusted us with their care.”