COVID-19 Update

03/30/2020

Stress and Coping

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. <Read More From CDC>

Need Help? Know Someone Who Does?

Contact the Disaster Distress Helplineexternal icon

Call 1-800-985-5990

Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotlineexternal icon

Call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224

03/27/2020

Carlton Senior Living’s teams are working diligently to bring entertaining, engaging, and meaningful activities and projects to our residents. We are continuing our social enrichment even while physically distancing from each other. Carlton’s goal is to continue offering purposeful, resident tailored programs that meet a variety of resident’s needs. With a focus on resident and employee safety first, our Communities have implemented a wide range of options such as:

  • Traveling Happy hour
  • Uploading activities to YouTube so that the residents can see some familiar faces leading their favorite activities and/or entertainment
  • Teleconferencing activities (Bingo, trivia, etc.)
  • Activity carts going room to room with an abundance of options for residents to choose from
  • Hallway activities where appropriate distance can be kept
  • Themed days where residents and employees can dress up and celebrate even the small holidays
  • Face time with Families

We are consistently researching and reaching out to our vendors to find creative ways to continue our usual vibrant daily life around the Community with these changes. Carlton Senior Living so fortunate to have such wonderful residents, families, entertainers and friends supporting us in these efforts. 

03/18/2020

Carlton Senior Living has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation since it first appeared in China.  In our best efforts to protect our residents and staff from COVID-19, we would like to inform you that, in conjunction with the county and state public health departments, we are proactively working with highly qualified medical advisors in infectious disease to anticipate our needs, implement maximum safety protocols and act assertively when anyone in our community becomes symptomatic. We are also hiring more staff in our communities to support our daily operations.

Sacramento County has seen multiple cases of COVID-19, and the Public Health department now considers Sacramento an area of local community spread. Our Elk Grove community has not been spared, as one of the earliest cases in Sacramento was a Carlton resident.

We are in close contact and working daily with Sacramento Public Health and other medical experts. We have been following all Public Health and CDC guidelines for COVID-19 preparedness for long term care facilities, although we are not a long-term care facility, we are following these guidelines as added precautions.

A partial list of our activities includes:

  • One-on-one infection control training for all staff
  • Infection control signage and monitoring of infection control practices
  • Compliance with all social distancing, hand washing, food preparation, and infection control practices
  • Isolation of residents when possible
  • Daily temperature and symptom monitoring of staff and residents
  • >Regular communication with health officials, residents and families
  • Daily COVID-19 team meetings

We are taking COVID-19 very seriously and continuously seeking new resources to strengthen our response to it. Carlton will continue do all that we can to protect our resident communities and minimize the virus’s impact. We are extremely proud of our Carlton staff and dedication they’ve shown in caring for our residents and each other during this strenuous time. The level of competence, work ethic, caring attitude, and loyalty has been incredibly inspiring for us to see. These are difficult times, but together we will pull through.

We will continue to provide updates as we receive more information.  The below links can be very helpful.

Thank you

David Coluzzi
President

For updated information about the Corona Virus/COVID-19 please visit the CDC’s official website here:

Covid-19 Update from CDC – https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/t0309-covid-19-update.html

Main website – https://www.cdc.gov/media/index.html

Covid-19 Facts – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/share-facts.html

Stigma and Resilience – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/related-stigma.html

Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html


Total of six residents of Elk Grove senior facility have now tested positive for coronavirus

 ​Six residents of an Elk Grove senior living facility have apparently tested positive for the coronavirus, according to an email sent to family members Wednesday obtained by The Sacramento Bee.

The facility, Carlton Senior Living in Elk Grove, was home to a woman in her 90s who contracted the disease earlier this month and died at the hospital. That was the first Sacramento County death tied to the new coronavirus and apparently the first confirmed case in a California senior facility……. – Read

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03/14/2020

All of us at Carlton Senior Living are working hard to protect your health and well-being during this most challenging time. We have heard your concerns about recently implemented policies, requests and directives associated with containing the COVID-19 virus both here at Carlton and in the larger community. As you know, this is a serious matter and it is imperative that you follow all protocols and directives from public health officials.

Throughout the last week, Carlton Elk Grove residents who displayed any COVID-19 symptoms were tested for the virus. Out of the tests taken, one has returned positive. The affected resident is remaining in their apartment isolated from other residents and is being monitored 24/7. Additionally, we have put in place rigorous measures to prevent staff transmission from any case involving COVID-19. Officials from public health will be closely monitoring this resident and adjusting any protocols within our community as needed to protect your health and safety.

As a result of this development, you will soon be receiving a public health order requiring all residents to stay in their apartments for the time being. To be clear, this order is for your well-being and the protection of all residents and staff in the community.

Again — It is imperative that you follow all directives to ensure we are doing everything we can to contain any spread of the virus.

We understand that everyone would like to know where this started, who the resident is and how the infection developed. As you know, it is our responsibility to protect the privacy of all our residents.

We hope for a quick recovery for this resident and appreciate your cooperation in helping all those in the community by limiting contact and following measures designed to protect your health.

  • Carlton Senior Living is taking increased measures to assist in keeping our residents healthy:
  • Cancelling all group activities
  • Restricting visitors- Restricting visitors with the exception of healthcare professionals.
  • Screening all employees when they enter the building for any symptoms, including taking their temperature
  • The Dining Room will be restricted to maximum 10 guests at a time, we strongly encourage that residents opt for complimentary room service at this time

 

We do understand that restricted visitation can be very difficult on our families and the residents. Please understand that we would not ask this if it was not for the safety and the well-being of our residents and employees.

*Our Elk Grove and San Jose Communities have elevated measures in place, including no Dining service in the Dining Room.

*The 3 residents the Health Department tested at our Elk Grove Community came back negative.


03/11/2020

At Carlton Senior Living our resident’s safety, health and well-being are always our priority. We regret to inform you that a resident of our Elk Grove Community who was recently diagnosed with COVID-19 while in the hospital, unfortunately passed away this evening. The resident will be greatly missed and we are all saddened by this loss. Our hearts are with the family and we ask that you respect their privacy at this time.

As we were made aware of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) coming to the United States, we immediately took action to elevate precautionary measures in efforts to prevent the spread to our Communities. We have been in close contact with our local Health Departments and have been following the guidelines and protocols from the CDC for the special population we serve. Due to this case we have implemented isolation protocol for the next 14 days and have been commended for the proactive steps we have taken to prevent the spread of this virus to other residents and staff in our Elk Grove Community.

Carlton continues to follow the guidelines and recommendations we receive from the CDC, Health Departments and experts in our industry. Our focus remains on keeping all of our residents and staff safe. We take the responsibility of caring for the senior population very seriously and will implement all recommended measures immediately.

Important to know :

  • We have detailed and specific plans in place for a wide-range of emergencies and illnesses like this.
  • We are communicating regularly with our residents and their families, staff members, visitors, and vendors, on precautions they can take and how they can help limit thespread of illness.
  • Our staff are trained in infection control practices and we follow those protocols each and every day.
  • Older adults can be particularly vulnerable to the spread of illnesses, so we are asking everyone who comes into contact with our community, if visits are allowed, or community members to be especially vigilant at this time:
    • Washing hands regularly and sufficiently
    • Cleaning and wiping down frequently-touched surfaces
    • Limiting contact with others and avoiding visits to the community if they are feeling ill
    • Notifying staff immediately if they are feeling ill
  • As we navigate this challenge, we remain focused on providing exceptional care and service for our residents. This includes sharing regular updates and information and taking any precautions required to limit the spread of illness or misinformation. Working together will be our strength and resolve to keep us all safe.

 

For updated information about the Corona Virus/COVID-19 please visit the CDC’s official website here:

Covid-19 Update from CDChttps://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/t0309-covid-19-update.html

Main websitehttps://www.cdc.gov/media/index.html

Covid-19 Factshttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/share-facts.html

Stigma and Resiliencehttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/related-stigma.html

Preventionhttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html