CARMICHAEL, Calif. (KTXL) – Seniors have been considered among those at high risk for COVID-19, and with the rise of omicron, there are many mandates in place to ensure safety at various facilities skilled care.
At Mountain Manor, they say that aside from the safety protocols to keep everyone healthy, they’ve also had some luck.
“There’s a lot of luck I think playing there,” said general manager Darrell Price.
Price says the data shows that when COVID rises in the community, it is difficult to keep it out of hospitals and care facilities.
“Anyone can be in the wrong place at the wrong time and test positive for the virus,” Price said. “With the last variant, everything is fine. We had cases of COVID last year, at the very end of the year when everything was exploding. ”
He said that after living with this pandemic for almost two years, they have learned to adapt as the virus continues to evolve.
“Everyone wears the appropriate masks. We have encouraged vaccination. We have encouraged booster injections. In addition to encouraging all of our employees to take precautions when they are not at work so that we do not introduce it to our residents who are the most vulnerable, ”said Price.
He said the biggest game changer has been the vaccine. When surges do occur, personnel wear only N-95 masks to mitigate the risk of spread.
“As well as making sure everyone who enters the building is screened,” Price said.
And as of Friday, hospitals and facilities, just like Mountain Manor, have required proof of vaccination and negative test results for COVID within the past 24 hours.
Price said since the start of the pandemic, it has been tested up to 80 times, as all workers are tested regularly.
“We provide excellent quality care. These are our patients. These are our clinical results. It’s what we do here that sets us apart from any other post-acute care facility, ”said Kimberly Keller, Director of Business Development.
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