Casa of Hobart is focused on maintaining & improving the physical and psycho-social well-being of the residents entrusted in our care. To that end, we strive to keep abreast of the most recent information and guidelines regarding Covid-19 set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH).
The CDC states: “COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, a new coronavirus discovered in 2019. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Some people who are infected may not have symptoms. For people who have symptoms, illness can range from mild to severe. Adults 65 years and older and people of any age with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness.”
Since the beginning of the pandemic, our facility has taken all necessary action to control the spread of this deadly virus, including:
- strict hand hygiene
- use of face masks, face shields, gloves, and protective gown
- quarantining residents who have tested positive for the virus
- quarantining residents who have been at risk due to possible exposure
- limiting visitation by all outside sources
- frequent testing of both residents and staff members
- quarantining staff who have tested positive
- daily screening of all residents, staff and visitors to our building
- limiting residents to their rooms by cancelling dining and group activities
Approximately 70-90% of our residents have received the full Covid vaccination. These measures were determined by our government agencies to be the best way to manage the spread of the virus.
We support the belief that, while strict quarantine was necessary to control the spread of the pandemic of Covid-19, it is now time to begin to try to return to some normal activities, including visitation. The CDC, CMS and IDOH continue to guide us regarding safeguarding our residents, staff and visitors. Visitation guidelines are posted on the IDOH website and are changeable, depending on county positivity rates, facility out-breaks (one positive Covid case within the facility), and Covid testing being done. We will continue to notify residents and families of our current status and are available by phone to discuss and schedule visitations, which will be arranged by appointments only.
Please know that when you call to request a visitation with your loved one, you can expect to be asked to not visit the building if you are ill, have a fever or respiratory symptoms or have been exposed recently to someone known to be positive for Covid-19. When you arrive for your visit, you will be expected to clean your hands and wear a mask. Other safety measures may be necessary, based on government guidelines.
The CDC, CMS, and IDOH recommend everyone be vaccinated against this deadly virus. Let’s work together to stop the spread and return to normal.
The Casa of Hobart Clinical Team