Updated: April 1, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
A BEAUTIFUL ACT OF KINDNESS
While the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to restrict and affect virtually every aspect of life as we know it, Lucy Corr was recently blessed with an amazing act of kindness and community support.
Last week, we were graced with a donation from Homemade Masks for Healthcare Workers in Virginia. They delivered a large, colorful supply of recently handcrafted face masks to help rebuild our precious supply of PPE so we can continue protecting our hardworking staff and our beloved residents of Lucy Corr. Thank you for helping us continue to help others.
LEARN HOW WE’RE CONTINUING TO PROTECT LUCY CORR
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve throughout our country, we want to take a moment to thank the hard working staff at Lucy Corr. Their hard work, compassion, and selfless dedication to our residents and our community is deeply appreciated.
Our top priority at Lucy Corr is making sure our residents, their families, and our staff members are safe and healthy. We know that there is a lot of concern regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and our team has worked diligently to create an action plan to help prevent this virus from making entry into our community.
At this time, there are no known cases of COVID-19 at Lucy Corr.
Here is a timeline of actions we have taken to ensure the safety of our community:
March 13, 2020 — Lucy Corr’s Health Care Center, Assisted Living Facility, Independent Living Facility, and Adult Day Center began restricting visitors.
March 17, 2020 — We expanded our visitor restriction guidelines — see “VISITOR SCREENING” section below for details.
March 18, 2020 — We temporarily closed our Adult Day Center.
While we understand that these restrictions are inconvenient for both residents and their families, these actions were critically important for the safety of our community, residents, and staff. We are following the guidance of health officials and will hopefully be able to return to normal operations in the near future. However, for the continued safety of everyone living and working at Lucy Corr, these restrictions will remain in place for the foreseeable future.
We appreciate your understanding during this trying time as we continue to work diligently to keep our community safe and healthy.
WORKING WITH HEALTH AUTHORITIES
Lucy Corr is working in compliance with local, state, and federal health authorities to ensure that our community is as safe as possible and actively working to prevent the spread of this virus. We ask for your cooperation and support over the coming days and weeks as we respond to this rapidly evolving situation.
Following guidance from the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), Lucy Corr has implemented the following precautions regarding visitors to our community:
For individuals outside of Lucy Corr:
- We are restricting visitation by friends and family members of residents unless absolutely necessary (visits for end-of-life hospice patients, etc.)
- Visitors must call for permission before coming and may enter the facility only through designated entrances
- All visitors will be actively screened by our staff, and visitors will be required to complete a hand sanitation before entry is granted.
- During a visit, visitors are asked to limit their physical contact and practice social distancing with residents and others, as well as limit their movement within the property.
For Lucy Corr staff:
- Our staff members are being monitored for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
- Staff members have been educated on the process of self-reporting. If you have known exposure to COVID-19, immediately let your supervisor know.
- We are actively screening staff members as well as essential non-staff personnel and vendors, such as supply deliverers, emergency medical personal, transportation providers, and other service providers to help prevent any potential exposure or transmission of COVID-19.
For Lucy Corr Independent Living residents:
- Our Independent Living residents always have the right to enter and exit Lucy Corr as they desire. However, we are informing them of the potential exposure risks associated with attending off campus events.
- We are now prohibiting outside visitors to our independent living facilities unless the visit is medically necessary and the visitor/family member has been actively screened by our staff.
- All March events for external groups being hosted at Lucy Corr have been canceled.
- All planned travel events for Lucy Corr residents to destinations off campus have been postponed until further notice.
- The Lucy Corr Free Dental Clinic is closed until further notice.
PERSONAL PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES
When it comes to infection prevention, you can have a positive impact on others through your actions. There are many things you can personally do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please help us make our community safer during this precarious time by making the following recommendations part of your daily activities:
- Try to keep a distance of six feet from other people when possible.
- Avoid shaking hands.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick, crowds, and high-touch surfaces in public places.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Wash your hands often throughout the day with antibacterial soap for 20 seconds.
- Use hand sanitizer between hand washings.
- If you develop any symptoms of illness (fever, cough, and shortness of breath), the Department of Health and Lucy Corr request you self-isolate and treat your symptoms at home.
- Encourage any potential visitors to stay at home and call you for a chat instead.
We want to make sure our residents and staff have the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in Virginia. Here are some official resources you can rely on to educate yourself with the most accurate information:
QUESTIONS & CONCERNS
For families of residents in our health care center, please reach out to your loved one’s Social Worker for any needs or questions. If you do not know your social worker’s name, our operator will assist you when you call.
For families of assisted living residents you may call the AL concierge desk directly at 804-706-5658.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to a member of Lucy Corr’s management team by calling 804-748-1511.
Lucy Corr will work diligently to make sure all of our residents and staff members receive the latest communication regarding this situation. To stay informed regarding any changes to policies or safety precautions specific to Lucy Corr, please check regularly back on this webpage.