PEAK RESOURCES RESIDENTS/REPRESENTATIVES AND FAMILY MEMBERS
We know many of you are concerned about the spread of COVID-19 and how it may impact our Peak Resources’ facilities. Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our first priority. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with state and local health departments have recommended a variety of steps that we are implementing to help reduce the potential for the virus to enter our building and/or to prevent or reduce the risk of transmission.
- Visitor restrictions, communal dining and group activities may be restricted per CDC/CMS guidelines
- Screening all who enter the facility (including staff) for fever and other symptoms
- Staff/Residents testing for COVID-19 per CDC/CMS guidelines
- Exercising proper hand hygiene and cough/sneeze etiquette
- Hand hygiene products are available, such as alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- All who enter the facility are required to wear a face mask or cloth covering over mouth and nose
- All residents will be required to wear a face covering if exiting their room for any reason
- Residents may be required to cover their mouth and nose when staff or visitors enter the room
- Out of facility appointments will only be allowed if medically necessary
- Extended therapeutic leaves of absence are discouraged – residents may be “isolated” for 14 days upon return to the facility
- Isolation units/Quarantine units for some resident admissions and confirmed cases of Covid-19
- New admissions to the facility may be “isolated” for 14 days to monitor for symptoms
- Residents are assessed every shift to identify signs/symptoms of COVID-19
- Personal protective equipment (PPE) provided per guidelines
- Cleaning of facility, resident rooms, and equipment completed per CDC recommended guidelines
- Staff/resident training on infection control policies/procedures
RESIDENT/REPRESENTATIVE AND FAMILY NOTIFICATION:
The below will serve as our notification of the occurrences of:
- Resident/Staff Confirmed positive with COVID-19; OR
- Resident/Staff- 3 or more who have developed a new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other.
This information will be updated weekly, unless there is a new occurrence of one of the above.
Updated: April 30th, 2021 @ 5:12pm
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Previous Notification: 02/17/2021
At this time, all Peak Resources’ facilities have completed their 2nd clinic for the Moderna vaccine. The 3rd and last clinic will be conducted in the next few weeks and any resident who has opted-in will have the opportunity to receive their first or second dose of the vaccine.
Previous Notification: 12/22/2020
Walgreens has notified our facilities that they will be receiving the Moderna vaccine. The vaccine will require two (2) doses administered one month apart. The vaccination clinics for residents will be scheduled by Walgreens over the next 30 days.
The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Fact Sheet for Recipients and Care Givers is located at this link. The EUA includes the risks and benefits of the vaccine.
If you have further questions please call the facility and ask for the Administrator.
Previous Notification: 12/10/2020
We know many of our residents and families have probably been hearing about the Covid-19 vaccine.
The Federal Government announced the Pharmacy Partnership for Long Term Care Program and has partnered with Walgreens and CVS Pharmacies to provide Covid-19 vaccines to residents and staff in all NC skilled nursing facilities. Peak Resources has chosen to partner with Walgreens Pharmacy, and they will be responsible for all aspects of this program.
We have not been informed of the actual vaccine that will be administered, however, it is very likely that this will be a 2-step process. The vaccine may require two (2) doses to be administered 21-28 days apart.
We do not have the specific date that this will occur, but it is expected to occur within the next several weeks. At that time, we will be able to provide you with the name of the vaccine and risks and benefits. Participants of clinical trials have reported experiencing short-term side effects after being vaccinated, with more pronounced discomfort after the second dose. These possible side effects include headache, muscle pains, fatigue, chills, fever, and pain at the injection site.
Sometimes there is misunderstanding about the cause of these reactions, as you may have heard someone say a vaccine has “made them sick” or given them the disease that the vaccine was intended to prevent. We want to be clear that this is not the case. The COVID-19 vaccine cannot give you a COVID-19 infection. The vaccine works by helping the body create antibodies to fight off the virus. Feeling discomfort after getting the vaccine means that the vaccine is doing its job and your body is making antibodies.
Residents and staff are allowed to refuse this vaccine, but it is strongly recommended by the CDC, and the North Carolina Department of Public Health.
Please know the safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff have been and remain our top priority. We know that you may have questions and we encourage you to contact the facility and ask for the Administrator.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services gave approval for nursing homes in North Carolina to allow for visits, communal dining, and group activities with nursing home residents under certain circumstances.
The continued use of outdoor visits and technology to keep families connected as much as possible is highly encouraged, however, indoor visitation has been expanded for fully vaccinated residents and visitors. Contact the facility directly for their current visitation guidelines, including, scheduling a visit.
Visitation may be conducted through different means based on the facility’s structure and residents’ needs, such as in resident rooms, dedicated visitation spaces, outdoors, and for circumstances beyond compassionate care situations. Regardless of how visits are conducted, there are certain core principles and best practices that reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Visitors who are unable to adhere to the core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention will not be permitted to visit or should be asked to leave.