It is always South Mountain’s top priority to maintain the health and well-being of your loved one. Since early fall, SMMC has been following the CDC’s recommended procedures for cold and flu season, which poses a great risk to our population. Long before the Coronavirus was a concern, our efforts were focused on keeping our facility disinfected, encouraging hand washing, excluding anyone with cold symptoms from group activities and meals and monitoring our staff and residents for any significant changes in their health status.With the recent surge in activity regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19) , SMMC is proceeding with an abundance of caution in order to protect our community. At this time, we are asking anyone that is feeling under the weather not to visit the building until they are without symptoms, such as a cough or fever. We are also requesting that anyone who has traveled internationally to an area of confirmed outbreak recently not visit the community for at least 14 days after traveling (the quarantine period recommended by the CDC.)
Currently, all scheduled activity outings have been removed from the calendar until the situation has stabilized. It is vital that all visitors, regardless if you visit frequently or not, sign in using the guest sign-in book located at the front desk.
If need be, we will make changes to the visiting hours or close the building to non-emergent visitors all together and those changes will be communicated to you. We have many parameters in place that can and will be implemented should the need arise. Please know the safety of our residents and staff is our greatest concern.
If you have specific questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Hand sanitizer is available in the vestibule entering and exiting the community for your use. Due to the national shortage of masks, we cannot provide masks to those who come ill to the community, which is why we are asking that you stay home. We greatly appreciate your support in our efforts to keep everyone safe during this time.
For more detailed information on preventing the spread of Corona Virus, visit the Center for Disease Control at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
Megan DePalma, PCHA