From the desk of Kimberly Sanders,
HUD Property & Assisted Living Manager
Arizona is Making Progress!
Arizona has reached several important public health benchmarks in the fight against COVID-19, including a state-wide mass distribution of the vaccine, and the lowest level of hospitalizations since the beginning of October 2020. As a result of this progress, Governor Ducey announced updates to the state’s COVID-19 measures in March, including guidelines for events, businesses, and local ordinances. To read his full press release, click here.
At this time, we have no plans to hold another vaccine clinic on campus. Vaccines are now available at select pharmacies. For any of our residents who are interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine, and need assistance getting an appointment, our Social Service Coordinator will be happy to assist!
We have added the CDC's Vaccine Finder tool to our website, which can assist in finding a vaccination site near you. This tool can be found in the side navigation on the left side of your screen.
On a mobile device? Scroll to the bottom of this page to view the Vaccine Finder tool.
Safety Precautions Still in Place
While we are excited and optimistic about this good news, we are not letting our guard down just yet. We will continue to adhere to the best practices and safety protocols according to the CDC, Arizona Department of Health, and the Yavapai County Department of Health to mitigate any future spread of COVID-19.
Health officials are still learning how effective the vaccine is against spreading COVID-19. Even if you or a loved one have been fully vaccinated, the CDC continues to recommend following basic prevention steps.
And so, while we understand that some state and local mandates have been relaxed a bit, we still require that everyone wear a mask or cloth face covering in public. This includes all visitors, staff, and vendors on campus. We ask residents to please follow this mandate when outside their apartment and in common areas.
The following safety precautions will remain in place across campus:
Most importantly, please do not visit if you are not feeling well!
CDC's Corona Virus Self-Check Tool
Not feeling well but aren't sure about next steps? Take the CDC's Coronavirus Self-Check tool, which can help you make decisions on when to seek testing and medical care. (This tool is provided by and maintained by the CDC)
Updated Visitation Guidelines for Assisted Living
Now that Arizona has reached the public health benchmarks mentioned above, the Arizona Department of Health (AZDHS) has released updated guidance pertaining to visitation in Assisted Living.
We are very excited to be able to welcome families and loved ones back for visitations with minimal restrictions! And we are thrilled for our residents to be able to fully enjoy meals and activities once again!
One of the eligibility standards set forth by AZDHS is Assisted Living Facilities that have a vaccination rate of 75% or more are able to open with the new restrictions. We are thankful to report that we have 80% of our residents vaccinated to date.
While the new visitation guidelines and restrictions are minimal, there are many details to review in order to visit your loved one. For complete details, please contact Kimberly Sanders, Assisted Living Manager, directly by calling 928-634-7571.
Some of the highlights include:
- Visits are scheduled by appointment only.
- COVID-19 tests are NOT required for visitation.
- Indoor Visitation is now permitted, and is available six days per week, Sunday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Outdoor visits are still permitted
- Guests will STILL BE REQUIRED to complete the screening/sign in process and follow all safety precautions as required by AZDHS for Assisted Living settings.
Our commitment to the health and safety of our residents, their families and our staff is our top priority. We are continually grateful for your prayers and support as we work to maintain these commitments.