COVID-19

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update 3/11/2020:

“Countryside Retirement Community works with the Jackson County Health Department, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to access timely information and resources in the interest of protecting our residents and employees.

With today’s news of the first two confirmed COVID-19 cases in Michigan, we have increased precautions to restrict visitations and to screen all people who want to enter our buildings for any reason. This applies to all employees, visitors and individuals. The screening will include questions about the persons’ health and travel status and also include taking their temperature.

Our public health partners recommend that long-term care facilities enact those screenings and restrictions because there is a risk that infected people who appear healthy will enter nursing homes and infect residents. Our residents are more vulnerable to disease and death from COVID-19 than the general population.

As a long-term care healthcare facility, good infection control practices such as sanitation of surfaces and equipment, proper handwashing, and safe food preparation are always important. The declaration that COVID-19 or the Coronavirus outbreak has reached pandemic status puts a renewed importance on these practices. Limiting the exposure of potentially life-threatening diseases to our residents is a top priority. We have increased housekeeping and sanitizing of handrails, wheelchairs, walkers, door handles, and common areas and have stressed the importance of universal precautions to our staff.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding, and please continue to check our Facebook page for regular updates and more information on the precautions we are taking to protect our residents and staff.”

For questions, please contact us at 517-787-4150

John Ganton, President
Countryside Care Center

What We Are Doing For Our Residents

  • Multiple daily observations for symptoms
  • Communicating with residents and families
  • Established protocols for emergency visits from immediate family and primary caregivers
  • Canceling community events until further notice. We will continue to monitor and update our schedules accordingly

What We Are Doing For Our Residents' Families

  • Staff is communicating with families of residents
  • Establish protocols for emergency visits from immediate family and primary caregivers
  • Regular updates posted to Facebook

What We Are Doing For Our Employees

  • Enacting Emergency Operations Procedures in the event of a possible emergency.
  • Re-educating employees on infection prevention measures, appropriate hygiene practices as recommended by the CDC
  • Established response protocols
  • Screening employees

What We Are Doing For Our Community

  • Restricting visits to immediate family members and primary caregivers whose loved ones are receiving end of life care
  • Notices posted at each facility entrance
  • Canceling community events until further notice. We will continue to monitor and update our schedules accordingly

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