ST. GEORGE, Utah (PRWEB) November 11, 2020
Regarding media comments from local health officials,The Retreat at Sunbrook (Sunbrook) and The Retreat at Sunriver (Sunriver) want to highlight the steps they are taking to ensure their residents, staff members, and resident families are safe and active during the current COVID-19 outbreak. First, these communities want to clarify that they provide assisted living and memory care services and are not skilled nursing facilities; therefore, they do not have the third-party medical staff constantly entering and leaving their communities hourly or daily. Their residents live mostly in private rooms, spend less time in group therapy spaces and new admissions predominantly come from private homes, not hospitals.
Guided by the local and state health departments and the CDC, the communities have diligently enforced stringent infection control policies to screen all staff and residents daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 infections. Also, the communities continue to prohibit non-essential visitors, cease large group activities, and require staff to wear FDA approved masks at all times.
By implementing these strict Infection Control Protocols and following guidance from local health officials, Sunbrook and Sunriver create the safest possible environment that supports their resident’s medical, mental, physical, nutritional, and psychosocial needs. Their dedicated staff are trained and certified to assist in daily support functions such as bathing, dressing, medication management and especially the ability to immediately respond to crisis situations. Within the restrictions required by the current outbreak, these communities work diligently and creatively to ensure that their residents are engaged every day by providing activities such as hallway exercises, gardening, crafts, and creating music. The communities provide meals and snacks created to address the needs of their residents while maintaining a fun and interactive environment.
Sunbrook and Sunriver are each truly a community of people working together to navigate the current crisis in the safest possible manner for their residents and staff members while creating the best possible environment where their residents can thrive.
Sunbrook and Sunriver are open and admitting new residents for move-ins. In these times of isolation, it has been particularly difficult for older adults who may not have options to go out to obtain necessary items or connect with others as society reopens. The community offers active living: daily engaging and social activities, restaurant style meals, and the highest quality of care. For more information about The Retreat at Sunbrook, please visit theretreatatsunbrook.com or call (435) 272-0202. For more information about The Retreat at Sunriver, please visit theretreatatsunriverstgeorge.com or call (435) 256-8900.