We are excited to announce that SAL Management is now managing The Brentwood Assisted Living in Lawton, Oklahoma, Casa De Rosa Assisted Living in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Palm Valley Assisted Living in Las Vegas, Nevada. SAL Management Group started in 2006 and currently owns and/or manages 39 communities in 6 States.
Here is our next video in our Interview Series. The Hughes Brothers have been so amazing to sit with us and play their music for us. We have been enjoying these interviews and loved seeing your reactions to them. We hope that you enjoy this video and we can’t wait to share our next interview with you.
We are excited to bring to you our new Celebrity Interview Series. This series was created with our residents in mind. Especially during this time we know it is difficult for residents and their families to stay positive. We hope that these videos will help a little in focusing on the positive and maybe reminding you of some good times. Stay tuned for our first video!
We hope that you had an incredible Mother’s Day this last Sunday. Even though conditions required us to stay away from our mothers we hope that you and your family found some way to make the day special. We did our best on our end to make the day memorable for those sweet women in our community that have made life better for all those around us. We are so grateful for the women who make our day brighter in our building. Our Super Staff put together fun Mother’s Day activities for our amazing residents. We look forward to when we’ll be able to welcome family and friends into our community again, but until then we hope you are staying safe and thank you for keeping us safe.
We’ve had a fun week so far, our activities have been enjoyable even though we are quarantined and not allowing the outside public to come inside. We were able to go on a beautiful afternoon stroll and enjoy the nice weather, we’ve had dance parties through our hallways with some of our Super Caregivers, we have singalongs in the evenings together, lots of fun crafts, and some wonderful and much needed window visits from family and friends.
What a new experience for all of us, but we are trying to make the best of it while keeping everyone safe. Stay healthy and check out our Facebook page for our other fun activities.
We would love for you to join us this week for our weekly webinar. Please let us know if you have any questions about this webinar and how you like them. This week we will be hearing from Bart Baird, Chaplain, Spiritual Care Coordinator. He will be talking about how to Keep Afloat Amidst the Storm, Staying Spiritually Healthy. If you would like to join us please follow the instructions on the flyer and we hope to see you there.
Throughout SAL Management communities we have some very creative residents, employees, and family members. We’ve been busy playing games, singing, dancing, parades, Easter celebrations, and lots of video chatting. Even though it has been a difficult time for all of us, we think that we’ve managed to make the best of things and still have a good time.
We are so grateful for those in our community and around us that have brought in donations of treats, games, flowers, supplies, and sweet notes. It has brought a smile to our faces and has been a great support to us during this time. We hope that you’ve been following us on our Facebook pages and keeping in touch with us as best you can. We’d love to hear from you and help us feel a sense of normalcy during all of this.
We have an exciting announcement that we are starting a weekly family support group. This is free of charge and if you are unable to make it at the scheduled time we will email you the recording to watch at your convenience. Topics will include: breathing and meditation through difficult times, how to connect while not connecting, extroverts in isolation, feelings of guilt, shame, and anger, grief and loss in isolation, resources in your area, learning something new – Chi Gong, Reiki Energy Work, oils for calming and comfort, and many other topics.
If you are interested in this event please follow the instructions on this flyer and you can attend this webinar through Zoom. We hope you can make it!
As owners of SAL Management Group, we want to continue to provide you with updated information and changes in our policies and procedures regarding COVID-19. Each day we are learning more and more about how to move forward and protect those within our care. We have been in direct communication with the Colorado Department of Health and are taking their recommendations. As you are aware, both Federal and State Governments are increasing their restrictions of social interaction between individuals. Because we are caring for such a vulnerable population we hope that you can understand and respect the updated steps we are taking to prevent, or at least limit, the impact of COVID-19 in any of our communities. After receiving further direction today from the Colorado Department of Health we are modifying our policy and will continue to update you as we learn more. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may bring as we do everything we can to implement safety precautions to protect your loved ones.
We ask you to continue to work with the Administrator within your specified community as they have the most up-to-date information from local health officials. Thank you for your understanding during these uncertain times. As we implement these policy changes we want to reassure you that we are doing everything possible to protect your loved ones. Thank you again for your trust and understanding.
SAL Management Group
Scott Monson, Director of Operations
Nate Boswell, Director of Marketing
Gene Spaulding, Director of Finance
Updated 3/18/20 www.salmg.com
COVID-19 within SAL Communities
(Date 3/18/20 – Time 7:30 PM)
Visitors will be limited to essential medical personnel only or end of life care. * See Administrator for details
1.1. No one under 18 will be allowed to enter the Assisted Living Community.
1.2. Only Nurses from outside Home Health and Hospice Agencies will be allowed access to their specific residents within the community.
No residents will be allowed to leave their assigned Assisted Living Community unless it’s a medical emergency.
No group activities of any size.
3.1. All activities are canceled until further notice.
The Colorado Department of Health is encouraging, but not requiring, all residents to eat in their room/apartment. However, if residents would like to eat in the dining room, they are asking that there only be one resident per table to ensure proper distancing.
4.1. No fees will be incurred for any meals delivered to residents rooms.
The Colorado Department of Health is encouraging social distancing of six to eight feet for all social interactions between residents.
Cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting and handwashing protocol inservice training is required and is continuing to be implemented for ALL staff members per CDC protocol. It will continue to be updated as new guidelines are implemented by State and Local authorities.
6.1. All training will be documented for all staff and will be made available for State Health Department inspectors.
For those who are needing Assisted Living services, please contact the Administrator for information on tours and move in procedures.
*Some communities may require additional modifications based on their current situation.
Updated 3/18/20 www.salmg.com
Resident Surveillance Rounds:
STILL IN EFFECT · Temperatures of all residents and staff members will be taken every day. The daily temperatures of each resident and staff member will be reported to the Administrator for review. If any temperatures are above 100 degrees the Administrator will contact the Regional Administrator and the Health Care Provider for further instructions.
STILL IN EFFECT · If any resident has a temperature, isolation will be initiated until the Physician gives further instruction.
STILL IN EFFECT · We will work directly with the Physician and follow all directions given to us to ensure the safety of the resident, community residents, and staff.
Building safety and sanitation:
STILL IN EFFECT · Hand sanitizers are located throughout the building and on entry.
STILL IN EFFECT · Please wash hands before and after meals and before and after entering any apartment.
STILL IN EFFECT · The community will be cleaning the common areas a minimum of four times a day and if required, that number will be increased.
STILL IN EFFECT · Hand Washing and sanitizing stations have been put in place with signs establishing strict guidelines and controls for visitors and staff before and after visits.
STILL IN EFFECT · We continue to have regular contact and conversations with all our suppliers to keep supplies coming to the communities; and to ensure a clean and healthy community.
STILL IN EFFECT · Limited entry and screening will take place with the delivery drivers.
STILL IN EFFECT · No outside performers, volunteers, or group activities will be held until further notice. We continue to encourage phone calls and utilizing other electronic means of keeping in touch with your loved ones.
STILL IN EFFECT · Church services have been cancelled until further notice.
STILL IN EFFECT · Church visits are encouraged by telephone only, if needed.
STILL IN EFFECT · Family members will not be permitted to eat at the community until further notice.
STILL IN EFFECT · Activity directors will be helping with cleaning, food delivery, and providing one on one activity opportunities if possible, based on how things develop.
STILL IN EFFECT
In the last 14 days:
Have you had a fever?
Have you had a cough?
Have you traveled outside of Colorado in the last 30 days?
Have you been in contact with anyone that has had a cough, sore throat, fever or difficulty breathing?
If the visitor and/or staff member answers yes to any of the above questions, then the person will not be allowed to enter the community.
If the visitor answers no to the above questions, then a staff member will take the visitors temperature to verify their health.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.