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.
At Legacy Assisted Living we provide the following assisted living services
Three meals daily 24 hour care Life enhancing activities Regular wellness checks by RN Scheduled transportation Housekeeping and linen service Cable television Assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming Medication administration Laundry service Escort to meals and activities Assistance with ambulation and transfers Incontinence care These services are provided at Legacy Assisted Living. Our private studio and one bedroom apartments are large, and have private bathrooms, large ceilings, individual controls for heating and A/C, kitchenettes with sink, fridge, and microwave, and much more.
Most of us know someone or come in contact with someone who has Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia. However,interacting with these individuals can be difficult. Dr. Beth Fauth, associate professor in the Human Development and Family Studies at Utah State University and graduate coordinator, provides a different approach to working with these individuals in this TEDx Talk. She suggests that those with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia live in their own reality and if we try to bring them back into our own this will cause anxiety and stress for them.
Even though these individuals can’t be in our reality we can make them feel better about their own. We can have empathy and help them work through their emotions. If someone is feeling scared, we can sit with them, hold their hand, and help them feel safe. If someone is feeling happy and excited, we can celebrate with them and enjoy that time with them.
Fauth believes we can do better at improving the quality of life for all those with dementia. Above all, we can do more than provide the basic physical needs for them. Watch the video below to hear Fauth explain her research and see how you can help those with dementia feel joy in their own reality.
At Legacy Assisted Living at Lafayette we believe it is important to provide the best care for our residents. Even though we don’t have a memory care facility we still want to be aware of possible changes that could occur in our residents and know how to best serve them. We want our residents to feel loved, happy, and cared for.
Come visit us at 225 Waneka Parkway Lafayette, Colorado 80026