As of December 17, 2020, McClellan Senior Living has had one employee and two Assisted Living residents with confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. Both residents are now receiving care at Northeast Regional Medical Center and the employee is quarantined away from the community. Resident family members were notified immediately.
McClellan Senior Living assisted living residents and staff are under the oversight of a Medical Director, Registered Nurse, and an Assisted Living Administrator licensed professional. Together, they observe the compliance to standard precautions that apply to any respiratory and other contagious diseases.
SAGE Management, Inc., managing company for McClellan Senior Living has well-established infection control protocols and is prepared to support residents and caregivers in response to any illness outbreak. To protect resident health during COVID-19, SAGE has provided additional caregiver training to reinforce standard hygiene routines including infection prevention and proper sanitation practices. The McClellan Senior Living team continues to practice universal precautions: disinfecting/cleaning protocols; hand washing and personal hygiene; wearing appropriate personal protection equipment; and social distancing both in the community and encouraging employees to do so while off duty to prevent spread to any other employees. Each SAGE community is following respective local and state department of health requirements including employee screening prior to contact with residents and the staff-wide usage of face masks while on duty.
With the confirmed COVID-19 cases at McClellan Senior Living, ALL residents are asked to self-isolate in their apartment. Communal dining and activities have been suspended until further notice. Each assisted living resident will be screened for fever and COVID-19 related symptoms at minimum of twice per day by our care staff. Screening is voluntary for independent living residents. We will continue to prohibit families, volunteers, and non-essential providers from visiting until further notice. With the holiday season approaching, we strongly discourage all residents from leaving the premise during an outbreak (2 or more cases in 72 hours) of COVID-19.Please see the CDC guidelines linked below:
While we cannot prevent any resident from leaving the building, please note that additional testing and quarantine procedures may be necessary upon the resident’s return.
McClellan Senior Living will re-test all residents and employees in seven days and will continue to do so until all residents report negatives.
Our warmest thoughts are with are residents and employee and we hope for a full and speedy recovery. McClellan Senior Living has a history of deficiency-free state surveys and superior compliance with assisted living state regulations. Together, we continue to do everything we can to prevent the virus from spreading to any of our other employees or residents. SAGE Management will continue to post updates as they arise via McClellan Senior Living’s social media, our website McClellanSeniorLiving.com, and internal communications with our employees, residents, and family members.