The Carolina Inn Accepting New Residents
Fayetteville Assisted Living Community Implements Protective Protocols For Existing And New Residents
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., April 7, 2020 (Newswire.com) - The Carolina Inn has adjusted its operating procedures to safeguard residents and staff during the current COVID-19 outbreak. These changes allow the assisted living community to accept new senior residents, as well.
The elderly are most susceptible to complications from contracting COVID-19, so protecting residents and employees is the number one priority at The Carolina Inn right now. However, there continue to be seniors living in the Fayetteville area who need assistance with daily tasks, more than their families can handle. In response, the assisted living community has implemented protocols so it can accept new residents and provide them with a superior level of quality care.
With the highest licensed nursing-to-resident ratio in the area, The Carolina Inn has a reputation for unparalleled senior care and already has strong infection control measures in place. Each fall, for instance, the assisted living community implements a program to prevent infection and transmission of communicable diseases such as the flu.
Now, to combat COVID-19, The Carolina Inn has stepped up its efforts, adhering to all Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) guidelines. These include:
· educating residents, essential visitors and staff on the virus,
· minimizing the opportunity for introduction and exposure by restricting visitors,
· limiting resident gatherings and practicing social distancing,
· promoting good hygiene and providing respiratory hygiene supplies,
· actively screening residents, employees and essential visitors,
· testing for influenza and COVID-19 according to CDC guidelines and availability.
Beyond strictly following CDC and NCDHHS recommendations, The Carolina Inn has created a nine-room unit to care for residents in a setting that is separated from the rest of the building and where residents can be isolated from each other in the rooms.
Thanks to the layout of the building, a wing on the terrace level has been transformed so residents can live apart from the rest of the community, yet receive the same high level of care. That wing now is being used to welcome new residents as well as temporarily house current residents who have been off-campus.
Both new and returning residents will be assigned to the terrace level wing for a minimum of 14 days. If they test negative for COVID-19 after 14 days and show no respiratory symptoms, returning residents can move back to their previous apartment and new residents will move to their permanent home in another area of the building. Anyone who tests positive will remain in the terrace wing, receiving care until such time they meet the criteria set out by the CDC and NCDHHS for release from isolation.
The staff at The Carolina Inn is doing everything in their power to reduce the risk of infection and transmission of COVID-19 so that residents and their families continue to feel safe and comfortable.
The Carolina Inn is a boutique assisted living community offering round-the-clock, person-centered senior care in a resort-style environment in the heart of Fayetteville's Village Green neighborhood. Residents here receive help with daily activities…as much or as little as needed…along with nutritious meals and 24-hour security and maintenance. Furnished and unfurnished one- and two-bedrooms apartments currently are available.
To learn more about senior assisted living at The Carolina Inn, log onto www.CarolinaInnNC.com.
Source: The Carolina Inn