COVID-19 Update

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At Carlton Senior Living our priority is the safety and well-being of our residents and staff. We are strictly following the guidelines set forth by the CDC and the Health Department regarding Shelter in Place orders. We also understand how important engagement and communication with loved ones is for our resident’s well-being. We have implemented some creative solutions to assist in meeting the social and intellectual needs of our residents. Some of the programs we have adopted are:

  • Zoom Live 2 B Healthy classes
  • Fun theme days
  • Dakim Brain Fitness
  • Walking challenges
  • Musicians in the Courtyard
  • Individual gardening
  • Video calls with family and friends
  • Conference Call activities: morning broadcasts, Resident council, Executive Director updates, fitness classes, trivia, mystery podcasts,
  • even Bingo and more
  • Happy Hour, Snack and Ice Cream Carts
  • Remote Book Clubs
  • Activity cards filled with resident requested supplies (movies, crafts, word puzzles, etc.)

And many more.


How to Protect Yourself & Others

Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19 illness. More information on Are you at higher risk for serious illness.

Know how it spreads

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
    • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
    • Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

Everyone Should – Wash your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • It’s especially important to wash:
    • Before eating or preparing food
    • Before touching your face
    • After using the restroom
    • After leaving a public place
    • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
    • After handling your mask
    • After changing a diaper
    • After caring for someone sick
    • After touching animals or pets
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Everyone Should – Avoid close contact

Everyone Should – Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • The mask is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Everyone should wear a mask in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
    • Masks should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • Do NOT use a mask meant for a healthcare worker. Currently, surgical masks and N95 respirators are critical supplies that should be reserved for healthcare workers and other first responders.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The mask is not a substitute for social distancing.

Everyone Should – Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Everyone Should – Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants.

Everyone Should – Monitor Your Health Daily

  • Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • ake your temperature if symptoms develop.
    • Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
  • Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Work Restrictions for Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure to COVID-19

CDC GuideFor more detailed information see the full guide here.


 

 

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We’ve heard good questions about wearing masks in public and want to share some information so you and your family can stay safe.

Masks are an additional precaution, not a replacement for social distancing and hand washing.

The safest way to avoid infection and slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus is to stay home as much as possible. If you must be in public, maintain a 6-foot distance from other people. It’s still important to wash your hands with soap and water.

Wear a mask to protect others.

Masks are most helpful in keeping sick people from infecting others. Because there’s some risk that people who are infected with the virus don’t know they have it, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone use a cloth face mask if they need to go out in public. Masks may also help prevent people from touching their faces, which should be avoided with unwashed hands. Learn more about using masks effectively.

You can make your own.

You can make your own mask at home that is suitable for wearing outside. It should have multiple layers of fabric and allow you to breath easily. Don’t use cloth masks with children younger than 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing or is unable to remove the mask without assistance.

Our teams thank you in advance for leaving the medical grade masks for the health care workers who need them to provide patient care safely.

Thank you for all you do to protect yourself and others,

Your Care Teams at Kaiser Permanente

 

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Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings, Especially in Areas of Significant Community-Based Transmission

CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States.  We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms.  This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms.  In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. <Read more here.>

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

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. 

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.

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. 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


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

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