LATEST NEWS

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Health Care News

Update from Administrator – September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020 Dear Resident, Family Member or Responsible Party, As you may have heard on the news, nursing homes will begin receiving “Rapid” COVID testing machines from the federal government over the coming weeks. The state of CT DPH has approved their use for staff, residents, and visitors. As soon as we receive the… Continue Reading Continue reading

Update From Administrator – September 4, 2020

September 4, 2020 Dear Resident, Family Member or Responsible Party, As always, we hope this email finds you safe and healthy. We are pleased to report that we continue to remain COVID-free for both our staff and residents. Thank You for all your support that you have been giving us during this difficult time. We… Continue Reading Continue reading

Update from Administrator – August 28, 2020

August 28, 2020 As always, we hope this email finds you safe and healthy. We are pleased to report that we continue to remain COVID-free for both our staff and residents. As you know more than anyone, it’s been a difficult few months as our center has battled with COVID-19.  While the number of individuals… Continue Reading Continue reading

Update From Administrator – August 21, 2020

August 21, 2020 Dear Resident, Family Member or Responsible Party, As always, we hope this email finds you safe and healthy.  Athena Recreation Departments in all our facilities hosted an Athena Nursing home week from 8/9/2020 through 8/15/2020 to help celebrate and appreciate our residents and staff.  We know how hard our staff have been… Continue Reading Continue reading

Update From Administrator – August 13, 2020

August 13, 2020   Dear Resident, Family Member or Responsible Party,   On Sunday we began our National Nursing Home Week celebration.  There are quite a few fun activities planned throughout the week for both residents and staff to enjoy together.  The recreation department outdid themselves once again with internationally themed “Words of Wisdom” days.… Continue Reading Continue reading

Update From Administrator – July 1, 2020

August 1, 2020 Dear Resident, Family Member or Responsible Party, We hope this email finds you safe and healthy. We continue to thank our team for the hard work they do while in our center. Their chosen careers were never simple or easy to begin with, but working through a pandemic and under such troubled… Continue Reading Continue reading

National Nursing Home Week – August 9-15, 2020

July 30, 2020   Dear Resident, Family Member or Responsible Party,   National Skilled Nursing Care Week, formerly known as National Nursing Home Week, is one of the most important events of the year for nursing homes.   Held annually since 1967, the observance is sponsored by the American Health Care Association and recognizes the role… Continue Reading Continue reading

Update from Administrator – July 25, 2020

Dear Resident, Family Member or Responsible Party, We hope this letter finds you well.   As we mentioned in previous emails, our recreation team has been very busy ensuring that our residents continue to communicate with loved ones via FaceTime calls, window visits and perimeter visits. The new Bayview TV channel has been a wonderful tool… Continue Reading Continue reading

Update from the Administrator – July 13, 2020

July 13, 2020   Dear Resident, Family Member or Responsible Party,   As you are aware, we have been following DPH guidance to continually test employees and residents for coronavirus.  In the first round of testing a few weeks ago, all resident results came back negative.  Surprisingly, last week one of our long-term care resident’s… Continue Reading Continue reading

Update from Administrator – July 8, 2020

CT 7.1.20 Letter to Family July 8, 2020 Dear Resident, Family Member or Responsible Party, We hope you had a safe and healthy fourth of July holiday.  After another round of resident testing last week, we are pleased to announce that all residents’ test results returned negative. Another round of testing is scheduled for this… Continue Reading Continue reading