Coronavirus Update (COVID-19)
A Message from the CEO
PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER INFORMATION
- Health Care Worker Vaccine Requirement
- Adult Care Facilities and Direct Care Worker Vaccine Requirement
- Requirements for Visitors in Acute Health Care and Long-Term Care Settings
At any time the local county public health department may require a change to visitation based on County COVID-19 activity.
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O’Connor Woods’ continued response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Eskaton began scheduling COVID-19 vaccine clinics in our communities as soon as the opportunity arose. This process was accomplished through the state pharmacy program in collaboration with CVS and Walgreens pharmacies. We have also had county public health and a private health system reach out to assist our staff and residents to obtain a vaccination.
Our first clinic was held at Eskaton Care Center Fair Oaks on Dec. 30th where staff and residents received the first of two doses from Walgreens staff. Since then, all communities have now finished their first clinic and some have completed all three. This includes affordable housing, residential living and care centers. We are very excited to add this option to our toolbox of interventions designed to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We are hopeful that the vaccines will bring us a step closer to opening our communities to family and friends once again.
We provide weekly communication to our staff via letter, phone or email. These communications are provided below for residential living, rehabilitation and skilled nursing. Virtual tours, and on-site visits, can be scheduled directly with loved ones by contacting our community.
Importance of Partnerships
As part of our local commitment, and to strengthen provider relationships, Eskaton has partnered with healthcare systems to create specialty programs to care for, and rehabilitate, those who test positive for Covid-19. Together, we are providing essential services for those most vulnerable and caring for their specific needs.
Our community is ready to welcome you or your loved one home! Please reach out to O’Connor Woods to schedule a tour or an on-site visit at 209-956-3400.
Does your loved one need a friendly call or a support group? Call 916-334-1072 to sign-up for free friendly calls by trained volunteers or to access our virtual support groups.
Eskaton cares! To support the emotional well-being and physical health of those living at Eskaton owned and managed communities, we have:
- Instituted iWave Air Purification systems throughout residential living and care center communities
- Identified Lead Clinical Quality executive to provide continuous Covid-19 education, regulatory guidance and communication to create safe practices and disciplines across all communities
- Established a centralized PPE storage area ensuring protective equipment is readily available
- Rolled out 1,000 voice-first Alexa devices to connect residents with music, current events and the community
- Provided dozens of tablets to communities to continuously schedule virtual visits with loved ones
- Implemented a new Family App providing connection with their loved ones and programs at the community
- Provide weekly life enrichment engagement toolkits and materials, including virtual and hands-on activities
- Instituted weekly educational communications for staff, residents and families to KEEP IT UP with safe social distancing, wearing masks and hand hygiene
- Implemented generators for foothill communities where power outages have become common (not necessarily Covid-related, but important)
Live Well at Home – Non-Medical Home Care
We continue to follow diligent infection control protocols in each of our communities per CDC and CDPH guidelines.
Protect yourself at home and in the community:
- Practice social distancing (6 feet or more distance from others) when possible. Stay away from anyone coughing or sneezing – particularly, if you do not know the person.
- Practice good hand washing/ hand hygiene frequently.
- If you are sick: Stay home and self-isolate if you have flu symptoms or a fever.
- If you are sick, call the physician, clinic or hospital before you visit them. Do not go to a clinic or hospital with symptoms without calling first – they will instruct you on the proper procedures.
- We encourage all those who are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Click here to register for your vaccination. Continue to wear a face mask/face covering when in public to protect yourself and others.
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