Hooverwood Living is taking active measures to continue to protect our residents, visitors and staff against COVID-19. This winter, the vast majority of our residents and staff received vaccinations against the virus. To stay ahead of COVID-19, we continue to take proactive steps to protect our community. We’re also closely monitoring all developments and adjusting safety measures based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as from state and local health experts. We owe a debt of gratitude to our staff for working tirelessly to protect our residents and their families. See what we’re doing to protect our community.
Under guidance from the Indiana Department of Health regarding visitation, families are now allowed to reunite with their loved ones. Hooverwood Living is taking several steps to ensure the safety of residents, visitors and our staff.
Visitors must make appointments to visit and will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms. Visitors will also be asked to wear a mask and to maintain social distancing throughout the visit. Visitation guidelines are subject to change based on guidance from health authorities.
We encourage families to schedule a visit with their loved one through our online portal.
After almost 11 months of anticipation, 185 of our residents and staff received vaccinations on Jan. 8. Officials from the Indiana Department of Health oversaw the vaccinations, which were administered by licensed pharmacists and nurses. The majority of our residents and staff have received the Moderna vaccine, which is shown through extensive clinical tests to be over 94% effective at preventing COVID-19.
Although most of our residents and staff have been vaccinated, we continue to institute safety restrictions to protect our community.
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?
Yes, the vaccine is very safe. To date, three COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for use in the U.S. All vaccines went through rigorous testing to ensure their safety. Tens of thousands of Hoosiers have been safely vaccinated, and the numbers continue growing each day. Once a substantial percentage of our population is vaccinated, COVID-19 cases and deaths will drop dramatically.
How is Hooverwood Living protecting residents, visitors and staff from COVID-19?
We continue to institute strict protocols to protect all residents, visitors and staff from COVID-19. We closely monitor all residents for all symptoms of COVID-19. Residents who develop symptoms are tested and placed in a safe setting until they receive results.
If employees develop any symptoms of COVID-19, they are immediately sent home until they meet the guidelines laid out by the CDC. All employees wear personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. We also continue to follow preventive measures to slow the spread of the virus, including frequent hand washing, extensive cleaning of shared areas and proactive testing.
Is it safe for my loved one to move in to Hooverwood Living now?
Yes, Hooverwood Living is taking extensive precautions to protect current and new residents. We have a dedicated team to help prospective residents and families see our facilities through virtual tours. Our team is available to answer all questions about our programs and accommodations.
Is COVID-19 affecting the quality of treatment and services at Hooverwood Living?
Our team continues to provide the highest quality care for residents in our facilities. Residents continue to receive the care they need to thrive. We are also closely monitoring all residents for signs of stress, including variations in sleep or appetite, social withdrawal, sadness and irritability. In these cases, our social workers and medical team work together to develop a plan to provide sufficient treatment, including counseling services and changes to the resident’s daily routine.
How is Hooverwood Living helping seniors recover from COVID-19?
Hooverwood’s rehabilitation team has developed an outpatient therapy program designed to help seniors who are recovering from COVID-19. The program, which is led by our occupational and physical therapy teams, aims to assist patients with regaining strength, endurance, activity tolerance and functional mobility to improve quality of life and restore function. The program is available to seniors who had a symptomatic COVID-19 diagnosis but have since tested negative for the virus.
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