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COVID-19 Important Updates

A COMMUNITY MESSAGE

April 9, 2021

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March 26, 2021

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March 19, 2021

Dear Family Members, Loved Ones, and Team Members,

At Bellaire at Devonshire, the health, safety, and well-being of our residents and team members continues to be our primary focus. We are happy to report that this week’s antigen testing is complete, and all team members have again tested negative. Our community remains outbreak free. The next round of antigen testing for team members is scheduled for Monday, March 22nd and again on Wednesday, March 24th.

Our community is tentatively scheduled for a vaccination clinic on March 31st for Residents and team members who have not already received the vaccination. This will be the Moderna manufactured vaccine.

Team members who desire the vaccination please sign up at the Concierge’s desk no later than Monday, March 22nd at 3pm.

Resident visits must still be scheduled with the Concierge at our community. We continue to monitor and limit movement within our community. All visitors must check in at the Concierge desk and complete screening prior to visitation.  Visit location remains in our Putnam room or outdoors on the front patio weather permitting.  All in-room/compassionate care visitation must be scheduled, and pre-approved by the Director of Health and Wellness or the Director of Memory Care.  This visitation is restricted to the Resident apartment only.  We continue to allow only one visitor at a time per each scheduled visit.  Currently, we continue to require visitors to wear a mask during visitation.  If a visitor brings food to share with the resident 6 ft social distancing must be maintained, and masks may be removed at this time only.  It is imperative that these guidelines are followed.  Although we are excited and anxious about resident/family visitation, we must move slowly and cautiously to ensure everyone’s health and safety. 

In addition, we continue to follow the following core principles. 

  1. Screening of all who enter the community for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and denial of entry of those with signs and symptoms.
  2. Hand hygiene.
  3. Mandatory mask usage with proper fit covering the mouth and nose.
  4. Social distancing must be maintained at least 6 feet between people.
  5. Cleaning and disinfecting high frequency touched surfaces and designated visitation areas after each visit.
  6. Appropriate staff use of Personal Protective Equipment.
  7. Resident and staff testing conducted as required.

As of 3/10/21 per the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID-19 testing is not required as a condition for visitation.  However, if Putman county is in a medium-high COVID-19 positivity rate the community will encourage visitors to complete COVID-19 testing prior to their scheduled visit. In addition, visitors are encouraged to have their own test done within 2-3 days of the visit.

We appreciate your patience and support. We will keep you informed of any changes to our current testing protocol, extended vaccination plan, and any possible changes in our visitation guidelines.  Please call us at 304-760-5290 if you need additional information. As always please follow our Facebook page and subscribe to our text news blast by texting “Devonshire” to 855-906-2913.

When we are Caring with H.E.A.R.T.™, We are All Family!

Sincerely,

Jo Clare Hanshew, Executive Director

Devonshire-Executive-Director-Letter-to-families-and-team-03-19-2021 (pdf)

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March 12, 2021

Dear Family Members, Loved Ones, and Team Members,

This week’s antigen testing is complete, and all team members’ tests have been negative.  The next round of antigen testing for team members is scheduled for Monday, March 15th and again on Wednesday, March 17th.   We will keep you informed of additional test results. Currently we have one team member on isolation due to COVID-19 exposure outside the community. Our community remains outbreak free.

We continue scheduled resident visitation at our community.  Necessity for compassionate care and in-room visitation will be determined by our Director of Health and Wellness (DHW) and Director of Memory Care (DMC).  All compassionate care and in-room visitation must be scheduled.  This schedule is necessary to limit/track movement within our Community and to maintain infection control standards.  When you call the Concierge to schedule a visit if you request a compassionate care or in-room visit the DHW or DMC will discuss with the resident and/or family why they feel compassionate care or in-room visit is needed. The length of each compassionate care visit will be based on individual resident need(s). We continue to allow only one visitor at a time per each scheduled visit and continue to follow previously listed guidelines and encourage social distancing. 

Please contact the Concierge at 304-760-5290 or by email at concierge@bellaireatdevonshire.com to schedule an appointment.  We have updated our visitation times to better accommodate working families. Our new visitation schedule will be between the hours of 9am-6pm Monday-Friday and 9am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday.  Outdoor visitation is the preferred method weather permitting. Outdoor visits generally pose a lower risk of transmission due to increased space and airflow. Our outdoor visitation location will be the front patio.  We continue to screen all visitors at the Concierge desk prior to visitation, including outdoor visits. Our Putnam room will continue to be open for scheduled indoor visitation. Visitation is still limited to one person per visit.   

Per Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) if a resident is fully vaccinated, they can choose to have close contact (including touch) with their visitor while wearing a well-fitted face mask and performing hand hygiene before and after.  Regardless, visitors should physically distance themselves from other residents and staff in the community. Per CMS Memo Reference: QSO-20-39-NH, revised 3/10/21, fully vaccinated refers to a person who is >2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a two-dose series, or >2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single dose vaccine, per the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Public Health Recommendations for Vaccinated Persons.  

In addition, you may contact the Concierge to schedule a facetime call.  Facetime calls are available in 30 minutes increments 10am-4pm Monday-Friday and 3pm-4:30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Spring is fast approaching. Just a friendly reminder that clocks “Spring” forward this weekend at 2:00 a.m. on March 14th for daylight savings time.

Thank you for your continued love and support. We will keep you informed of any changes to our current testing protocol, extended vaccination plan, and any possible changes in our visitation guidelines.  Please call us at 304-760-5290 if you need additional information. As always please follow our Facebook page and subscribe to our text news blast by texting “Devonshire” to 855-906-2913.

When we are Caring with H.E.A.R.T.™, We are All Family!

Sincerely,

Jo Clare Hanshew, Executive Director

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March 5, 2021

Dear Family Members, Loved Ones, and Team Members,

We have completed this week’s antigen testing, and all team members’ tests have been negative.  The next round of antigen testing for team members is scheduled for Monday, March 8th and again on Wednesday, March 10th.   We will keep you informed of additional test results. Currently we have two team members in isolation due to COIVD-19 exposure outside the community. Our community remains outbreak-free.

We continue to have scheduled resident visitation at our community. We do recognize that family contact and involvement are essential during these times and are excited to continue to offer visitation.   Necessity for compassionate care and in-room visitation will be determined by our Director of Health and Wellness (DHW) and Director of Memory Care (DMC).  All compassionate care and in-room visitation must be scheduled.  This schedule is necessary to limit/track movement within our Community and to maintain infection control standards.  When you call the Concierge to schedule a visit if you request a compassionate care or in-room visit the DHW or DMC will discuss with the resident and/or family why they feel compassionate care or in-room visit is needed. The length of each compassionate care visit will be based on individual resident need(s). We continue to allow only one visitor at a time per each scheduled visit and continue to follow previously listed guidelines and encourage social distancing.

Please contact the Concierge at 304-760-5290 or by email at concierge@bellaireatdevonshire.com to schedule an appointment.  Scheduled visitation will be between the hours of 9am-4pm Monday-Friday and 9am -3pm on Saturday and Sunday.

In addition, you may contact the Concierge to schedule a facetime call.  Due to increased small group activities and in-person visits to accommodate our residents and families we have revised our schedule for facetime calls.  Facetime calls are available in 30 minutes increments 10am-4pm Monday-Friday and 3pm-4:30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

I am excited to announce our Caring with H.E.A.R.T.™ guiding principle and core values.  All team members attended this training on Tuesday, March 2nd.  By attending the presentation all team associates pledged that “Caring with H.E.A.R.T.™ is our guiding principle in all that we do for our residents and in all that we do to support our team.  Through Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Resident’s First, and Teamwork, we will promote a culture of trusted care and engagement that fosters meaningful, purposeful work.”

Thank you for your continued love and support. We will keep you informed of any changes to our current testing protocol, extended vaccination plan, and any possible changes in our visitation guidelines.  Please call us at 304-760-5290 if you need additional information. As always please follow our Facebook page and subscribe to our text news blast by texting “Devonshire” to 855-906-2913.

When we are Caring with H.E.A.R.T.™, We are All Family!

Sincerely,

Jo Clare Hanshew, Executive Director

Devonshire-Executive-Director-Letter-to-families-and-team-03-05-2021 (pdf)

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February 27, 2021

Dear Family Members, Loved Ones, and Team Members,

We have completed this week’s antigen testing, and once again I am happy to share that Bellaire at Devonshire continues to remain COVID-19 free.  The next round of antigen testing for team members is scheduled for Monday, March 1st and again on Wednesday, March 3rd.  We will keep you informed of additional test results.

Residents continue to enjoy visits from family and friends.  We continue to follow the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Memo Reference: QSO-20-39-NH. Our Community will support visitation based on the following guidelines:

  • There has been no new onset of COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days and the community is not currently conducting outbreak testing.
  • Visitors adhere to the core principles and staff should provide monitoring for those who may have difficulty adhering to core principles.
  • Communities should limit the number of visitors per resident to one at a time.
  • Communities schedule visits for a specified length of time to help ensure all residents are able to receive visitors.
  • Communities should limit movement of nonessential personnel within the Community.

We remain committed to protecting the health and safety of our residents and team members. The Community will be following these core principles and best practices to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission:

  1. Screening of all who enter the community for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and denial of entry of those with signs and symptoms.
  2. Hand hygiene.
  3. Mandatory mask usage with proper fit covering the mouth and nose.
  4. Social distancing must be maintained at least 6 feet between people.
  5. Cleaning and disinfecting high frequency touched surfaces and designated visitation areas after each visit.
  6. Appropriate staff use of Personal Protective Equipment.
  7. Resident and staff testing conducted as required.

Necessity for compassionate care in-room visitation will be determined by our Director of Health and Wellness (DHW) and Director of Memory Care (DMC).  All compassionate care visitation must be scheduled.  This schedule is necessary to limit/track movement within our Community and to maintain infection control standards.  When you call the Concierge to schedule a visit if you request a compassionate care visit the DHW or DMC will discuss with the resident and/or family why they feel compassionate care visit is needed. The length of each visit will be based on individual resident need.

Due to a high volume of visits, we continue to our limit our length of each visit to 30 minutes with adequate time allowed for disinfecting between each visit.  Please contact the Concierge at 304-760-5290 or by email at concierge@bellaireatdevonshire.com to schedule an appointment.  Scheduled visitation will be between the hours of 9am-4pm Monday-Friday and 9am -3pm on Saturday and Sunday.

In addition, you may contact the Concierge to schedule a facetime call.  Due to increased small group activities and in-person visits to accommodate our residents and families we have revised our schedule for facetime calls.  Facetime calls are available in 30 minutes increments 10am-4pm Monday-Friday and 3pm-4:30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Thank you for your continued love and support. We will keep you informed of any changes to our current testing protocol, extended vaccination plan, and any possible changes in our visitation guidelines.  Please call us at 304-760-5290 if you need additional information. As always please follow our facebook page and subscribe to our text news blast by texting “Devonshire” to 855-906-2913.

Sincerely,

Jo Clare Hanshew, Executive Director

Devonshire-Executive-Director-Letter-to-families-and-team-02-27-2021 (pdf)

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February 19, 2021

Dear Family Members, Loved Ones, and Team Members,

We have completed this week’s antigen testing, and again I am happy to share that Bellaire at Devonshire continues to remain COVID-19 free.

Bellaire at Devonshire continues to conduct COVID-19 testing for all team members twice a week per the    Executive Order No. 79-20 issued by Governor Justice.  The next round of antigen testing for team members is scheduled for Monday, February 22nd and again on Wednesday, February 24th.  We will keep you informed of additional test results.

Scheduled visits from family and friends have been successful this week. We continue to follow the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Memo Reference: QSO-20-39-NH. Our Community will support visitation based on the following guidelines:

  • There has been no new onset of COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days and the community is not currently conducting outbreak testing.
  • Visitors adhere to the core principles and staff should provide monitoring for those who may have difficulty adhering to core principles.
  • Communities should limit the number of visitors per resident to one at a time.
  • Communities schedule visits for a specified length of time to help ensure all residents are able to receive visitors.
  • Communities should limit movement of nonessential personnel within the Community.

We remain committed to protecting the health and safety of our residents and team members. The Community will be following these core principles and best practices to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission:

  1. Screening of all who enter the community for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and denial of entry of those with signs and symptoms.
  2. Hand hygiene.
  3. Mandatory mask usage with proper fit covering the mouth and nose.
  4. Social distancing must be maintained at least 6 feet between people.
  5. Cleaning and disinfecting high frequency touched surfaces and designated visitation areas after each visit.
  6. Appropriate staff use of Personal Protective Equipment.
  7. Resident and staff testing conducted as required.

Due to a high volume of visits, we continue to our limit our length of each visit to 30 minutes with adequate time allowed for disinfecting between each visit.  Please contact the Concierge at 304-760-5290 or by email at concierge@bellaireatdevonshire.com to schedule an appointment.  Scheduled visitation will be between the hours of 9am-4pm Monday-Friday and 9am -3pm on Saturday and Sunday.

In addition, you may contact the Concierge to schedule a facetime call.  Due to increased small group activities and in-person visits to accommodate our residents and families we have revised our schedule for facetime calls.  Facetime calls are available in 30 minutes increments 10am-4pm Monday-Friday and 3pm-4:30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The anticipated start date for the vaccine maintenance plan is February 22,2021.  The community must have 10 doses needed weekly or wait until the following week for vaccination. Our community currently does not have the required 10 doses necessary for the week of 2/22/21. This vaccine is only available for residents and team members not currently vaccinated.  Team members please contact the Concierge for sign up.

Thank you for your continued love and support. We will keep you informed of any changes to our current testing protocol, extended vaccination plan, and any possible changes in our visitation guidelines.  Please call us at 304-760-5290 if you need additional information. As always please follow our facebook page and subscribe to our text news blast by texting “Devonshire” to 855-906-2913.

Sincerely,

Jo Clare Hanshew, Executive Director

Devonshire-Executive-Director-Letter-to-families-and-team-02-19-2021 (pdf)

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February 12, 2021

Dear Family Members, Loved Ones, and Team Members,

This letter is to inform you that we have completed this week’s antigen testing, and once again I am happy to share that Bellaire at Devonshire continues to remain COVID-19 free.

Bellaire at Devonshire continues to conduct COVID-19 testing for all team members twice a week per the    Executive Order No. 79-20 issued by Governor Justice.  The next round of antigen testing for team members is scheduled for Monday, February 15th and again on Wednesday, February 17th. We will keep you informed of additional test results.

In addition, the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) has announced a new visitation and re-opening plan for skilled nursing homes and assisted living communities.  This new plan replaces the State color coded map with phases and adopts the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Memo Reference: QSO-20-39-NH.  For your convenience, I have attached a copy of the Memo for your review. While CMS guidance has focused on protecting residents from COVID-19, they recognize that physical separation from family and loved ones has taken a physical and emotional toll on residents. Our Community will support visitation based on the following guidelines:

  • There has been no new onset of COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days and the community is not currently conducting outbreak testing.
  • Visitors adhere to the core principles and staff should provide monitoring for those who may have difficulty adhering to core principles.
  • Communities should limit the number of visitors per resident to one at a time.
  • Communities schedule visits for a specified length of time to help ensure all residents are able to receive visitors.
  • Communities should limit movement of nonessential personnel within the Community.

We remain committed to protecting the health and safety of our residents and team members. The Community will be following these core principles and best practices to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission:

  1. Screening of all who enter the community for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and denial of entry of those with signs and symptoms.
  2. Hand hygiene.
  3. Mandatory mask usage with proper fit covering the mouth and nose.
  4. Social distancing must be maintained at least 6 feet between people.
  5. Cleaning and disinfecting high frequency touched surfaces and designated visitation areas after each visit.
  6. Appropriate staff use of Personal Protective Equipment.
  7. Resident and staff testing conducted as required.

We do recognize that family contact and involvement are essential during these times and are excited to be able to schedule visitation.  We anticipate a high volume of visits, so we have limited our length of each visit to 30 minutes with adequate time allowed for disinfecting between each visit.  Please contact the Concierge at 304-760-5290 or by email at concierge@bellaireatdevonshire.com beginning Monday February 15th to schedule an appointment.  Scheduled visitation will be between the hours of 9am-4pm Monday-Friday and 9am -3pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Additionally, the West Virginia Health Care Association (WVHCA) has announced a vaccine maintenance plan.  The anticipated start date for this plan is February 22,2021.  Our community will partner with a local pharmacy.  Our community will submit the number of vaccines needed weekly to our selected pharmacy. The community must have 10 doses needed weekly or wait until the following week for vaccination.

Thank you for your continued love and support. We will keep you informed of any changes to our current testing protocol, extended vaccination plan, and any possible changes in our visitation guidelines.  Please call us at 304-760-5290 if you need additional information. As always please follow our facebook page and subscribe to our text news blast by texting “Devonshire” to 855-906-2913.

Sincerely,

Jo Clare Hanshew, Executive Director

Devonshire-Executive-Director-Letter-to-families-and-team-02-12-2021 (PDF)

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January 29, 2021

Dear Family Members, Loved Ones, and Team Members,

This letter is to inform you that we have completed this week’s antigen testing, and I am happy to share with you that our community continues to remain COVID-19 free.

Bellaire at Devonshire continues to conduct COVID-19 testing for all team members twice a week per the Executive Order No. 27-20 by Governor Justice. The next round of antigen testing for team members is scheduled for Monday, February 1st and again on Wednesday, February 3rd. We will keep you informed of additional test results.

Our community completed our 3rd round of COVID-19 vaccination clinics on Wednesday, January 27th.

The current state vaccine allotment plan was structured around three clinics. The 3rd clinic was only for second/boost doses-no new first/prime doses were administered. The West Virginia Health Care Association is working with the state on an extended and sustainable plan to vaccinate residents and staff moving forward. I will share more information with you as I become aware of this extended plan.

We continue to take all the precautions recommended by the Center for Disease Control, the WV Department of Health & Human Resources, and the Putnam County Health Department. At this point, we must continue to enforce the “no visitation” rule. We continue to follow the WV Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification Reopening Plan. The State Guidance/Visitation Plan is premised upon the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recommendations/guidance. The weekly updated County Alert System map will be used to determine the weekly re-opening status for Assisted Living Communities. This map is updated every Saturday evening. The weekly re-opening status will be effective every Monday and will guide internal operations to include dining, activities, beauty salon, and our visitation/reopening activities for the entirety of the week through the following Sunday. Our Community continues to have socially distanced small group activities, group dining, and beauty salon services this week.

The weekly County Alert System map can be found at http://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/Pages/default.aspx. If at any time during the week, the daily communication spread status map indicates a county has entered RED PHASE, then all assisted living communities in that county will immediately enter the RED PHASE of the re-opening plan regardless of the weekly color designation used to plan the community’s weekly re-opening status.

We remain committed to protecting the health and safety of our residents and team members. We continue to practice these safety measures.

  1. Social distancing
  2. All team members are wearing personal protective
  3. Screening process for all team members coming to
  4. Covid-19 testing for team members twice per

We do recognize that family contact and involvement are essential during these times, and we will continue to do everything we can to keep our families and residents engaged. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a FaceTime visit or Go to Meeting. To do so, please contact the Concierge at 304-760-5290 or by email at concierge@bellaireatdevonshire.com.

Thank you for your continued love and support. I will keep you informed of any changes to our current testing protocol, extended vaccination plan, and changes week to week in our reopening plan to include our visitation guidelines. Please call us at 304-760-5290 if you need additional information.

Sincerely,

Jo Clare Hanshew, Executive Director

 

January 22, 2021

Dear Family Members, Loved Ones, and Team Members,

I am happy to share with you that our community continues to remain COVID-19 free at this time!

Bellaire at Devonshire continues to conduct COVID-19 testing for all team members twice a week per the Executive Order No. 27-20 by Governor Justice. Team members will receive two antigen tests weekly. Team members were antigen tested on Monday, January 18th. Results from this testing indicate that there were no new positive cases. Team members were antigen tested again on Wednesday, January 20th.

Results from this testing indicate that there were no new positive cases. The next round of antigen testing for team members is scheduled for Monday, January 25th and again on Wednesday, January 27th. We will keep you informed of additional test results.

Our community completed the second round of COVID-19 vaccinations on Friday, January 8th. Residents and team members who received their first dose on December 18th received their second dose of the Pfizer vaccination. In addition, we had a few residents and team members receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Our final scheduled vaccination clinic date will be shared once a date is confirmed.

We continue to take all the precautions recommended by the Center for Disease Control, the WV Department of Health & Human Resources, and the Putnam County Health Department. At this point, we must continue to enforce the “no visitation” rule. We continue to follow the WV Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification Reopening Plan. The State Guidance/Visitation Plan is premised upon the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recommendations/guidance. The weekly updated County Alert System map will be used to determine the weekly re-opening status for Assisted Living Communities. This map is updated every Saturday evening. The weekly re-opening status will be effective every Monday and will guide the visitation and reopening activities for the entirety of the week through the following Sunday.

The weekly County Alert System map can be found at http://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/Pages/default.aspx. If at any time during the week, the daily communication spread status map indicates a county has entered RED PHASE, then all assisted living communities in that county will immediately enter the RED PHASE of the re-opening plan regardless of the weekly color designation used to plan the community’s weekly re-opening status.

Our Community continues to have socially distanced small group activities and group dining this week. In addition, our beauty salon was open two days this week. Our beauty salon follows the West Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists COVID-19 guidelines. Keep in mind our community continues to follow the weekly County Alert System map and follow the re-opening guidelines weekly. This will guide our day-to-day internal operations to include dining, activities, beauty salon, and visitation. Again, currently we remain on the “no visitation” rule.

We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our residents and team members. We continue to practice these safety measures.

  1. Social distancing
  2. All team members are wearing personal protective
  3. Screening process for all team members coming to
  4. Covid-19 testing for team members twice per

We do recognize that family contact and involvement are essential during these times, and we will continue to do everything we can to keep our families and residents engaged. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a FaceTime visit or Go to Meeting. To do so, please contact the Concierge at 304-760-5290 or by email at concierge@bellaireatdevonshire.com.

A special thank you to all that have supported our community during this current time. By partnering together, we will be able to look back at COVID-19 as a distant memory. Please call us at 304-760-5290 if you need additional information.

Sincerely,

Jo Clare Hanshew, Executive Director

Devonshire-Executive-Director-Letter-to-families-and-team-01-22-2021 (pdf)

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January 15, 2021

Dear Family Members, Loved Ones, and Team Members,

This letter is to inform you that Bellaire at Devonshire continues to conduct COVID-19 testing for all team members twice a week per Executive Order No. 27-20 by Governor Justice. Team members will receive two antigen tests weekly.

Team members were antigen tested on Monday, January 11th. Results from this testing indicate that there were no new positive cases. Team members were antigen tested again on Wednesday, January 13th.

Results from this testing indicate that there were no new positive cases. I am happy to announce that our community continues to remain COVID free. The next round of antigen testing for team members is scheduled for Monday, January 18th and again on Wednesday, January 20th. We will keep you informed of additional test results after each testing date

Our community completed the second round of COVID-19 vaccinations on Friday, January 8th. Residents and team members who received their first dose on December 18th received their second dose of the Pfizer vaccination. In addition, we had a few residents and team members receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Our final scheduled vaccination clinic date will be shared once a date is confirmed.

We continue to take all the precautions recommended by the Center for Disease Control, the WV Department of Health & Human Resources, and the Putnam County Health Department. At this point, we must continue to enforce the “no visitation” rule. We continue to follow the WV Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification Reopening Plan. The State Guidance/Visitation Plan is premised upon the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recommendations/guidance. The weekly updated County Alert System map will be used to determine the weekly re-opening status for Assisted Living Communities. This map is updated every Saturday evening. The weekly re-opening status will be effective every Monday and will guide the visitation and reopening activities for the entirety of the week through the following Sunday. The weekly County Alert System map can be found at http://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/Pages/default.aspx. If at any time during the week, the daily communication spread status map indicates a county has entered RED PHASE, then all assisted living communities in that county will immediately enter the RED PHASE of the re-opening plan regardless of the weekly color designation used to plan the community’s weekly re-opening status.

I am happy to share that our Community was able to have socially distanced small group activities and group dining this week. In addition, our beauty salon was reopened two days this week. Our beauty salon follows the West Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists COVID-19 guidelines. Keep in mind our community continues to follow the weekly County Alert System map and follow the re-opening guidelines weekly. This will guide our day-to-day internal operations to include dining, activities, beauty salon, and visitation. We remain on the “no visitation” rule.

We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our residents and team members. We understand the emotional impact that separation from loved ones can cause; however, we feel keeping these essential soon.

Protocol for our community is still in place and we will continue to practice these safety measures:

  1. Social distancing
  2. All team members are wearing personal protective equipment
  3. Screening process for all team members coming to work
  4. No community dining
  5. Activities department continuing one on one visits
  6. Covid-19 testing for team members twice week

 

We do recognize that family contact and involvement are essential during these times, and we will continue to do everything we can to keep our families and residents engaged. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a FaceTime visit or Go to Meeting. To do so, please contact the Concierge at 304-760-5290 or by email at concierge@bellaireatdevonshire.com.

A special thank you to all that have supported our community during this current time. By partnering together, we will be able to look back at COVID-19 as a distant memory. Please call us at 304-760-5290 if you need additional information.

Sincerely,

Jo Clare Hanshew, Executive Director

Devonshire-Executive-Director-Letter-to-families-and-team-01-15-2021 (pdf)

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January 7, 2021

Dear Family Members, Loved Ones, and Team Members,

This letter is to inform you that Bellaire at Devonshire continues to conduct COVID-19 testing for all team members twice a week per Executive Order No. 27-20 by Governor Justice. Team members will receive two antigen tests weekly.

Team members were antigen tested on Monday, January 4th. Results from this testing indicate that there were no new positive cases. Team members were antigen tested again on Wednesday, January 6th. Results from this testing indicate that there were no new positive cases. I am happy to announce that there are currently no active cases. The next round of antigen testing for team members is scheduled for Monday, January 11th and again on Wednesday, January 14th. We will keep you informed of additional test results after each testing date.

Our community completed the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations on Friday, December 18th. Residents and team members who signed up received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccination. Our next scheduled COVID-19 vaccination clinic is confirmed for tomorrow January 8th, 2021. Residents and team members will receive the second dose of the Pfizer vaccination then. Any additional Residents or team members who have signed up will receive the first dose of the vaccination.

We continue to take all the precautions recommended by the Center for Disease Control, the WV Department of Health & Human Resources, and the Putnam County Health Department. At this point, we must continue to enforce the “no visitation” rule. We continue to follow the WV Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification Reopening Plan. The State Reopening Guidance/Visitation Plan is premised upon the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recommendations/guidance. The weekly updated County Alert System map will be used to determine the weekly re-opening status for Assisted Living Communities. This map is updated every Saturday evening. The weekly re-opening status will be effective every Monday and will guide the visitation and reopening activities for the entirety of the week through the following Sunday. The weekly County Alert System map can be found at http://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/Pages/default.aspx. If at any time during the week, the daily communication spread status map indicates a county has entered RED PHASE, then all assisted living communities in that county will immediately enter the RED PHASE of the re-opening plan regardless of the weekly color designation used to plan the community’s weekly re-opening status.

We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our residents and team members. We understand the emotional impact that separation from loved ones can cause; however, we feel keeping these essential measures in place will continue to keep our residents safe with the hope to return to a normal routine soon.

Protocol for our community is still in place and we will continue to practice these safety measures:

  1. Social distancing
  2. All team members are wearing personal protective equipment
  3. Screening process for all team members coming to work
  4. No community dining
  5. Activities department continuing one on one visits
  6. Covid-19 testing for team members twice weekly.

We do recognize that family contact and involvement are essential during these times, and we will continue to do everything we can to keep our families and residents engaged. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a FaceTime visit or Go to Meeting. To do so, please contact the Concierge at 304-760-5290 or by email at concierge@bellaireatdevonshire.com.

A special thank you to all that have supported our community during this current time. By partnering together, we will be able to look back at COVID-19 as a distant memory. Please call us at 304-760-5290 if you need additional information.

Sincerely,

Jo Clare Hanshew, Executive Director

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January 1, 2021

Dear Family Members, Loved Ones, and Team Members,

This letter is to inform you that Bellaire at Devonshire continues to conduct COVID-19 testing for all team members twice a week per Executive Order No. 27-20 by Governor Justice. Team members will receive two antigen tests weekly.

Team members were antigen tested on Monday, December 28th. Results from this testing indicate that there were no new positive cases. Residents and team members received the PCR test on Wednesday, December 30th. Results from the PCR testing were received today Friday, January 1st with no new positive resident or team member cases. I am happy to announce that there are currently no active cases. The next round of antigen testing for team members is scheduled for Monday, January 4th and again on Wednesday, January 6th. The community has not had a new case for 14 days. We will keep you informed of additional test results after each testing date.

Our community completed the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations on Friday, December 18th. Residents and team members who signed up received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccination. Our next scheduled COVID-19 vaccination clinic is confirmed for January 8th, 2021. Residents and team members will receive the second dose of the Pfizer vaccination then. Any additional Residents or team members who would like to receive the vaccination may sign up and receive the first dose in this 2nd clinic. If you desire to receive the first dose of the COVID -19 vaccination, please call the Community and speak with our Concierge to schedule your time for vaccination.

We continue to take all the precautions recommended by the Center for Disease Control, the WV Department of Health & Human Resources, and the Putnam County Health Department. At this point, we must continue to enforce the “no visitation” rule. We continue to follow the WV Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification Reopening Plan. The State Reopening Guidance/Visitation Plan is premised upon the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recommendations/guidance. The weekly updated County Alert System map will be used to determine the weekly re-opening status for Assisted Living Communities. This map is updated every Saturday evening. The weekly re-opening status will be effective every Monday and will guide the visitation and reopening activities for the entirety of the week through the following Sunday. The weekly County Alert System map can be found at http://wvde.us/school-reentry-metrics-protcols/. If at any time during the week, the daily communication spread status map indicates a county has entered RED PHASE, then all assisted living communities in that county will immediately enter the RED PHASE of the re-opening plan regardless of the weekly color designation used to plan the community’s weekly re-opening status.

We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our residents and team members. We understand the emotional impact that separation from loved ones can cause; however, we feel keeping these essential measures in place will continue to keep our residents safe with the hope to return to a normal routine soon.

Protocol for our community is still in place and we will continue to practice these safety measures:

  1. Social distancing
  2. All team members are wearing personal protective equipment
  3. Screening process for all team members coming to work
  4. No community dining
  5. Activities department continuing one on one visits
  6. Covid-19 testing for team members twice weekly.

We do recognize that family contact and involvement are essential during these times, and we will continue to do everything we can to keep our families and residents engaged. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a FaceTime visit or Go to Meeting. To do so, please contact the Concierge at 304-760-5290 or by email at concierge@bellaireatdevonshire.com.

A special thank you to all that have supported our community during this current time. By partnering together, we will be able to look back at COVID-19 as a distant memory. I wish everyone a Happy New Year. Please call us at 304-760-5290 if you need additional information.

Sincerely,

Jo Clare Hanshew, Executive Director

Devonshire Executive Director Letter to families and team -01-01-2021 (pdf)

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December 26, 2020

Dear Family Members, Loved Ones, and Team Members,

This letter is to inform you that Bellaire at Devonshire continues to conduct COVID-19 testing for all team members twice a week per Executive Order No. 27-20 by Governor Justice. Team members will receive one antigen test and one PCR test weekly. Residents will continue to receive one PCR test weekly.

Team members were antigen tested on Monday, December 21st. Results from this testing indicate that there were no new positive cases. Residents and team members received the PCR test on Wednesday, December 23rd. Results from the PCR testing were received today Saturday, December 26th with no new positive resident or team member cases. There are currently 2 active cases-two team members. The next round of antigen testing for team members is scheduled for Monday, December 28th. Residents and team members will receive one PCR test on Wednesday, December 30th. We will keep you informed of additional test results after each testing date.

Our community completed the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations December 16th. Residents and team members who signed up received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccination. Our next scheduled COVID-19 vaccination clinic is tentatively January 8th, 2021. Residents and team members will receive the second dose of the Pfizer vaccination then. Any additional Residents or team members who would like to receive the vaccination may sign up and receive the first dose in this 2nd clinic. If you desire to receive the first dose of the COVID -19 vaccination, please call the Community and speak with our Concierge to schedule your time for vaccination.

We continue to take all the precautions recommended by the Center for Disease Control, the WV Department of Health & Human Resources, and the Putnam County Health Department. At this point, we must continue to enforce the “no visitation” rule. We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our residents and team members. We understand the emotional impact that separation from loved ones can cause; however, we feel keeping these essential measures in place will continue to keep our residents safe with the hope to return to a normal routine soon.

Protocol for our community is still in place and we will continue to practice these safety measures:

  1. Social distancing
  2. All team members are wearing personal protective equipment
  3. Screening process for all team members coming to work
  4. No community dining
  5. Activities department continuing one on one visits
  6. Covid-19 testing for residents and team members twice weekly.

We do recognize that family contact and involvement are essential during these times, and we will continue to do everything we can to keep our families and residents engaged. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a FaceTime visit or Go to Meeting. To do so, please contact the Concierge at 304-760-5290 or by email at concierge@bellaireatdevonshire.com.

A special thank you to all that have supported our community during this current time. By partnering together, we will be able to look back at COVID-19 as a distant memory. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and I wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year. If you have any questions at all, we are here for you. Please call us at 304-760-5290.

Sincerely,

Jo Clare Hanshew, Executive Director

Devonshire Executive Director Letter to families and team -12-26-2020 (pdf)

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December 18, 2020

Dear Family Members, Loved Ones, and Team Members,

This letter is to inform you that Bellaire at Devonshire continues to conduct COVID-19 testing for all team members twice a week per Executive Order No. 27-20 by Governor Justice. Team members will receive one antigen test and one PCR test weekly. Residents will continue to receive one PCR test weekly.

Team members were antigen tested on Monday, December 14th. Results from this testing indicate that there were no new positive cases. Residents and team members received the PCR test on Wednesday, December 16th. Results from the PCR testing were received today Friday, December 18th with no new positive resident cases and one new positive team member. There are currently 3 active cases-one assisted living resident and two team members. The next round of antigen testing for team members is scheduled for Monday, December 21st. Residents and team members will receive one PCR test on Wednesday, December 23rd. We will keep you informed of additional test results after each testing date.

Our community completed the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations today, December 16th. Residents and team members who signed up received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccination. Our next scheduled COVID-19 vaccination clinic is tentatively January 8th, 2021. Residents and team members will receive the second dose of the Pfizer vaccination then. Any additional Residents or team members who would like to receive the vaccination may sign up and receive the first dose in this 2nd clinic. If you desire to receive the first dose of the COVID -19 vaccination, please call the Community and speak with our Concierge to schedule your time for vaccination.

We continue to take all the precautions recommended by the Center for Disease Control, the WV Department of Health & Human Resources, and the Putnam County Health Department. At this point, we must continue to enforce the “no visitation” rule. We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our residents and team members. We understand the emotional impact that separation from loved ones can cause; however, we feel keeping these essential measures in place will continue to keep our residents safe with the hope to return to a normal routine soon.

Protocol for our community is still in place and we will continue to practice these safety measures:

  1. Social distancing
  2. All team members are wearing personal protective equipment
  3. Screening process for all team members coming to work
  4. No community dining
  5. Activities department continuing one on one visits
  6. Covid-19 testing for residents and team members twice weekly.

We do recognize that family contact and involvement are essential during these times, and we will continue to do everything we can to keep our families and residents engaged. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a FaceTime visit or Go to Meeting. To do so, please contact the Concierge at 304-760-5290 or by email at concierge@bellaireatdevonshire.com.

We are thankful for the team members who are being so careful and our family members who support the restrictions we have put in place. A special thank you to all that have supported our community during this current time. By partnering together, we will be able to look back at COVID-19 as a distant memory. If you have any questions at all, we are here for you. Please call us at 304-760-5290.

Sincerely,

Jo Clare Hanshew, Executive Director

Devonshire Executive Director Letter to families and team -12-18-2020 (pdf)

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December 11, 2020

Dear Family Members, Loved Ones, and Team Members,

This letter is to inform you that Bellaire at Devonshire continues to conduct COVID-19 antigen testing for all team members twice a week per Executive Order No. 27-20 by Governor Justice. In addition, residents and team members will receive one PCR test weekly beginning this week.

Team members were antigen tested on Monday, December 7th. Results from this testing indicate that there were no new positive cases. Residents and team members received the PCR test on Wednesday, December 9th. Results from the PCR testing were received today Friday, December 11th with one new positive assisted living resident and one new positive team member. The family of the resident who tested positive has already been notified. Team members received antigen testing again today, Friday December 11th. Results from this testing indicate one new positive case. There are currently five active cases-two assisted living residents and three team members. The next round of antigen testing for team members is scheduled for Monday, December 14th and again on Friday, December 18th. Residents and team members will receive one PCR test on Wednesday, December 16th. We will keep you informed of additional test results after each testing date.

Our community is scheduled for COVID-19 vaccination next week (the week of December 13th). This vaccination is for Residents and team members. You should have already received the COVID-19 question/answer and fact sheet from our community. Please review the information carefully to make an informed decision regarding vaccination. Our community is on a tight timeline to get an accurate head count. If you desire to receive the vaccination and have not already contacted our community, please call the Community, and speak with our Concierge to schedule your time for vaccination no later than this Sunday, December 13th by noon.

We continue to take all the precautions recommended by the Center for Disease Control, the WV Department of Health & Human Resources, and the Putnam County Health Department. At this point, we must continue to enforce the “no visitation” rule. We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our residents and team members. We understand the emotional impact that separation from loved ones can cause; however, we feel keeping these essential measures in place will continue to keep our residents safe with the hope to return to a normal routine soon.

Protocol for our community is still in place and we will continue to practice these safety measures:

  1. Social distancing
  2. All team members are wearing personal protective equipment
  3. Screening process for all team members coming to work
  4. No community dining
  5. Activities department continuing one on one visits
  6. Covid-19 testing for residents and team members twice weekly.

We do recognize that family contact and involvement are essential during these times, and we will continue to do everything we can to keep our families and residents engaged. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a FaceTime visit or Go to Meeting. To do so, please contact the Concierge at 304-760-5290 or by email at concierge@bellaireatdevonshire.com.

We are thankful for the team members who are being so careful and our family members who support the restrictions we have put in place. A special thank you to all that have supported our community during this current time. By partnering together, we will be able to look back at COVID-19 as a distant memory. If you have any questions at all, we are here for you. Please call us at 304-760-5290.

Sincerely,

Jo Clare Hanshew, Executive Director

Devonshire Executive Director Letter to families and team -12-11-2020 (pdf)

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December 8, 2020

Dear Family Members, Loved Ones, and Team Members,

The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful for many people, placing hardships on our Residents, families, and team members. That said, there has been encouraging news recently around potential vaccines. To restore societal functioning, immunization with a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine are a critical component of the United States strategy to reduce COVID-19-related illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths. The goal of Federal and local governmental agencies is for everyone to be able to easily get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are available. However, not everyone will be able to get vaccinated right away. Due to limited availability of vaccines the government has created a distribution plan in priority tiers/phases. I am happy to announce that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have included our residents and team members in the first round of our state vaccine distribution plan.

According to the West Virginia Healthcare Association (WVHCA) vaccines may be available as early as the week of December 13th with a three-week distribution cycle through December 31st. Our community is working with the WVHCA on finalizing this plan which is subject to change. We will keep you informed of all pertinent updates.

We realize many people have questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines. While much is still developing our priority is to provide you with important information related to the vaccine to allow you to make an informed decision regarding immunization. Please see the attached question/answer and fact sheet regarding the vaccination.

As always, we are here to assist you. Please review the information provided. If you wish to receive the vaccination, please contact the Concierge at Bellaire of Devonshire (304-760-5290). This includes team members and Residents. If you have additional questions regarding the vaccination, please call and ask for Wanda Haynes, RN, BSN, Director of Health and Wellness. She will be happy to assist you.

We are thankful for our team members and families who continue to provide unwavering support during this difficult time. By partnering together, we will be able to look back at COVID-19 as a distant memory.

Sincerely,

Jo Clare Hanshew, Executive Director

Devonshire Executive Director Letter to families and team -12-8-2020 (pdf)

BDV – WVDHHR COVID-19 Vaccine WV Communication Toolkit 12.4.2020 (pdf)

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December 4, 2020

Dear Family Members, Loved Ones, and Team Members,

This letter is to inform you that Bellaire at Devonshire continues to conduct COVID-19 antigen testing for all team members twice a week per Executive Order No. 27-20 by Governor Justice. In addition, residents and team members will receive one PCR test weekly beginning this week.

Team members were antigen tested on Monday, November 30th. Results from this testing indicate that there were no new positive cases. Residents and team members received the PCR test on Wednesday, December 2nd. Results from the PCR testing were received today Friday, December 4th with one new positive assisted living resident. The family of the resident who tested positive has already been notified. Team members received antigen testing again today, Friday December 4th. Results from this testing indicate one new positive team member. Bellaire at Devonshire has now had a total of 12 positive cases- seven assisted living residents and five team members from the community. There are currently six active cases-three assisted living residents and three team members. The next round of antigen testing for team members is scheduled for Monday, December 7th and again on Friday, December 11th. Residents and team members will receive one PCR test on Wednesday, December 9th. We will keep you informed of additional test results after each testing date.

We continue to take all the precautions recommended by the Center for Disease Control, the WV Department of Health & Human Resources, and the Putnam County Health Department. At this point, we must continue to enforce the “no visitation” rule. We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our residents and team members. We understand the emotional impact that separation from loved ones can cause; however, we feel keeping these essential measures in place will continue to keep our residents safe with the hope to return to a normal routine in the near future.

Protocol for our community is still in place and we will continue to practice these safety measures:

  1. Social distancing
  2. All team members are wearing personal protective equipment
  3. Screening process for all team members coming to work
  4. No community dining
  5. Activities department continuing one on one visits
  6. Covid-19 testing for residents and team members twice weekly.

We do recognize that family contact and involvement are essential during these times, and we will continue to do everything we can to keep our families and residents engaged. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a FaceTime visit or Go to Meeting. To do so, please contact the Concierge at 304-760-5290 or by email at concierge@bellaireatdevonshire.com.

We are thankful for the team members who are being so careful and our family members who support the restrictions we have put in place. A special thank you to all that have supported our community during this current time. By partnering together, we will be able to look back at COVID-19 as a distant memory. If you have any questions at all, we are here for you. Please call us at 304-760-5290.

Sincerely,

Jo Clare Hanshew, Executive Director

Devonshire Executive Director Letter to families and team -12-4-2020 (pdf)

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November 30, 2020

Dear Family Members, Loved Ones, and Team Members,

This letter is to inform you that Bellaire at Devonshire continues to conduct COVID-19 antigen testing for all team members twice a week per Executive Order No. 27-20 by Governor Justice. In addition, residents and team members will receive one PCR test weekly beginning this week.

Residents and team members were tested November 27th with the community receiving results today, November 30th. Results from this testing indicate that there are three new positive cases-one assisted living resident and two team members. The family of the resident who tested positive has already been notified. Bellaire at Devonshire now has a total of 10 positive cases- 6 assisted living resident cases and four team members from the community. The next round of antigen testing for team members is scheduled for today, November 30th and again on Friday, December 4th. Residents and team members will receive one PCR test on Wednesday, December 2nd. We will keep you informed of additional test results after each testing date.

We continue to take all the precautions recommended by the Center for Disease Control, the WV Department of Health & Human Resources, and the Putnam County Health Department. At this point, we must continue to enforce the “no visitation” rule. We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our residents and team members. We understand the emotional impact that separation from loved ones can cause; however, we feel keeping these essential measures in place will continue to keep our residents safe with the hope to return to a normal routine in the near future.

Protocol for our community is still in place and we will continue to practice these safety measures:

  1. Social distancing
  2. All team members are wearing personal protective equipment
  3. Screening process for all team members coming to work
  4. No community dining
  5. Activities department continuing one on one visits
  6. Covid-19 testing for residents and team members twice weekly

We do recognize that family contact and involvement are essential during these times, and we will continue to do everything we can to keep our families and residents engaged. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a FaceTime visit or Go to Meeting. To do so, please contact the Concierge at 304-760-5290 or by email at concierge@bellaireatdevonshire.com.

 

We are thankful for the team members who are being so careful and our family members who support the restrictions we have put in place. A special thank you to all that have supported our community during this current time. By partnering together, we will be able to look back at COVID-19 as a distant memory. If you have any questions at all, we are here for you. Please call us at 304-760-5290.

Sincerely,

Jo Clare Hanshew, Executive Director

Devonshire Executive Director Letter to families and team – 11-30-2020 (pdf)

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November 27, 2020

 

Dear Family Members, Loved Ones, and Team Members,

This letter is to inform you that Bellaire at Devonshire continues to conduct COVID-19 antigen testing for all team members twice a week per Executive Order No. 27-20 by Governor Justice. In addition, residents and team members will receive one PCR test weekly beginning next week.

Residents and team members were tested on November 23 with the community receiving results on today November 27th. Results from this testing indicate that there are two new positive resident cases. Bellaire at Devonshire now has a total of seven positive cases- five assisted living resident cases and two team members from the community. The next round of antigen testing for team members is scheduled for today Friday, November 27 and again on Monday, November 30. Residents and team members will receive one PCR test on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. We will keep you informed of additional test results after each testing date.

We continue to take all the precautions recommended by the Center for Disease Control, the WV Department of Health & Human Resources, and the Putnam County Health Department. At this point, we must continue to enforce the “no visitation” rule. We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our residents and team members. We understand the emotional impact that separation from loved ones can cause; however, we feel keeping these essential measures in place will continue to keep our residents safe with the hope to return to a normal routine in the near future.

Protocol for our community is still in place and we will continue to practice these safety measures:

  1. Social distancing
  2. All team members are wearing personal protective equipment
  3. Screening process for all team members coming to work
  4. No community dining
  5. All residents are wearing a surgical/cloth mask while in public areas
  6. Activities department continuing one on one visits
  7. Covid-19 testing for residents and team members twice weekly.

We do recognize that family contact and involvement are essential during these times, and we will continue to do everything we can to keep our families and residents engaged. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a FaceTime visit or Go to Meeting. To do so, please contact the Concierge at 304-760-5290 or by email at concierge@bellaireatdevonshire.com

We are thankful for the team members who are being so careful and our family members who support the restrictions we have put in place. A special thank you to all that have supported our community during this current time. I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving. By partnering together, we will be able to look back at COVID-19 as a distant memory. If you have any questions at all, we are here for you. Please call us at 304-760-5290.

Sincerely,

Jo Clare Hanshew, Executive Director

Devonshire Executive Director Letter to families and team – 11-27-2020 (pdf)

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November 23, 2020

 

Dear Family Members, Loved Ones, and Team Members,

 

This letter is to inform you that Bellaire at Devonshire continues to conduct COVID-19 testing twice a week per Executive Order No. 27-20 by Governor Justice.

Residents and team members were tested on November 19 with the community receiving results on November 21. Results from this testing indicate one additional resident confirmed positive case in our community. The next round of testing was scheduled for today Monday, November 23 and again on Friday, November 27. We will keep you informed of the results as we gain additional information.

We continue to take all the precautions recommended by the Center for Disease Control, the WV Department of Health & Human Resources, and the Putnam County Health Department. At this point, unfortunately, we must continue to enforce the “no visitation” rule. We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our residents and team members. We understand the emotional impact that separation from loved ones can cause; however, we feel keeping these essential measures in place will continue to keep our residents safe with the hope to return to a normal routine in the near future.

Protocol for our community is still in place and we will continue to practice these safety measures:

  1. Social distancing
  2. All team members are wearing personal protective equipment
  3. Screening process for all team members coming to work
  4. No community dining
  5. All residents are wearing a surgical/cloth mask while in public areas
  6. Activities department continuing one on one visits
  7. Covid-19 testing for residents and team members twice weekly.

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY UPDATE

During the Thanksgiving holiday, we will continue to follow the recommended CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) guidelines. While CMS supports family engagement, we all need to work together to take extra precautions to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, which can pose an elevated danger to our residents. CMS recommends against residents leaving the community during this PHE (public health emergency). We do recognize that family contact and involvement are essential during these times, and we will continue to do everything we can to keep our families and residents engaged. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a FaceTime visit or Go to Meeting. To do so, please contact the Concierge at 304-760-5290 or by email at concierge@bellaireatdevonshire.com

We are thankful for the team members who are being so careful and our family members who support the restrictions we have put in place. A special thank you to all that have supported our community during this current time. By partnering together, we will be able to look back at COVID-19 as a distant memory. If you have any questions at all, we are here for you. Please call us at 304-760-5290.

Sincerely,

Jo Clare Hanshew, Executive Director

Devonshire Executive Director Letter to families and team – 11-23-2020 (pdf)

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November 19, 2020

Dear Family Members, Loved Ones and Team Members,

This letter is to inform you that Bellaire at Devonshire conducted weekly antigen testing for Covid-19 in the community. Results from antigen testing conducted on November 17th and 18th indicated that two team members and two residents tested positive in our community. Resident and team member testing will now occur twice weekly at Bellaire at Devonshire and the second round of testing will be on November 23, 2020.

We are taking all the precautions recommended by the Center for Disease Control, the WV Department of Health & Human Resources, and the Putnam County Health Department. Resident and team member testing was conducted today. We will keep you informed of the results as we gain information.

At this point, we will return to a “no visitation” rule. We understand completely you are missing your loved ones; however, we feel keeping these essential measures in place will continue to keep our residents safe with the hope one day soon to a sense of normalcy.

Protocol for our community is still in place and we will continue to practice these safety measures:

1. Social distancing

2. Team members wearing personal protective equipment

3. Screening process for all team members coming to work

4. No community dining

5. All residents are wearing a surgical/cloth mask while in public areas

6. Activities department is continuing one on one visits

We do recognize that family contact and involvement are essential during these times, and we will continue to do everything we can to keep our families and residents engaged. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a FaceTime visit or Go to Meeting. To do so, please contact the Concierge at 304-760-5290 or by email at concierge@bellaireatdevonshire.com

We are thankful for the team members who are being so careful and our family members who support the restrictions we have put in place. A special thank you to all that have supported our community during this current time. Together we will see this through to the end.

If you have any questions at all, we are here for you. Please call us at 304-760-5290.

Stay safe!

Charity Sayre, Executive Director

Bellaire at Devonshire Executive Director Letter to Families 11-19-2020 (pdf)

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November 17, 2020

Dear Family Members, Loved Ones and Team Members,

This letter is to inform you that Bellaire at Devonshire began twice-weekly testing for Covid-19, as ordered by Governor Justice. Results from antigen testing conducted today indicated that a team member tested positive in our community.

We are taking all the precautions recommended by the Center for Disease Control, the WV Department of Health & Human Resources, and the Putnam County Health Department. Recommendations will include Covid testing for our residents and team members. Testing will occur once weekly at Bellaire at Devonshire beginning the week of November 22, 2020. We will keep you informed as we gain information.

At this point, we will return to a “no visitation” rule. We understand completely you are missing your loved ones; however, we feel keeping these essential measures in place will continue to keep our residents safe with the hope one day soon to ease back into our normal life.

Protocol for our community is still in place and we will continue to practice these safety measures:

1. Social distancing

2. Mask wearing

3. Screening process for all team members coming to work

4. No community dining

5. All residents are wearing a surgical/cloth mask while in public areas

6. Activities department is continuing one on one visits

We do recognize that family contact and involvement are essential during these times, and we will continue to do everything we can to keep our families and residents engaged. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a FaceTime visit or Go to Meeting. To do so, please contact the Concierge at 304-760-5290 or by email at concierge@bellaireatdevonshire.com

We are thankful for the team members who are being so careful and our family members who support the restrictions we have put in place. A special thank you to all that have supported our community during this current time. Together we will see this through to the end.

If you have any questions at all, we are here for you. Please call us at 304-760-5290.

Stay safe!

Charity Sayre, Executive Director

Bellaire at Devonshire Executive Director Letter to Families 11-17-2020 (pdf)

 

 

 

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During this time of uncertainty over coronavirus (COVID-19), the health and well-being of our residents, families, and team remain, as always, our top priority. By working together, staying patient, and implementing the best care practices possible, we can navigate this uncertain time together, as a community.

We are currently following all Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines relating to COVID-19. As preventive measures, we have put the following policies in place in our community.

 

Want Important Community Updates? Text “DEVONSHIRE” to 855-906-2913

Pursuant to our desire to keep our families and residents informed of any changes associated with our COVID-19 prevention efforts we have established an opt-in text number as an additional channel of communication for important updates. If you wish to receive updated information via text, please text the word “Devonshire” to 855-906-2913. Thank you in advance for supporting our protocols and assisting with keeping our residents, families and team members safe.

UPDATED VISITOR POLICY

We understand the importance of staying together as much as possible through these uncertain times. If you would like to schedule a video chat with your loved one, please call the main number, and our concierge will help you get this session booked. Thank you so much, and we hope all are staying healthy and well.

 

We thank you for your continued cooperation with our current visitation restrictions. Additionally, we understand you probably have questions around why the restrictions are in place. Below is a video link from Dr. David Gifford, Chief Medical Officer (AHCA/NCAL) that will help everyone understand the why behind our current restrictions. As always, we put our residents first and appreciate your cooperation.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE

· No visitors will be permitted until further notice.

· Limited exceptions may be made in extreme cases or end-of-life care situations. Express approval must be given; contact our mainline for further details.

· Healthcare providers (e.g., home health staff, visiting physicians, hospice staff, etc.) will be granted access to our community after passing an entry screening process.

· No vendors will be allowed in our community unless their visit is absolutely essential.

COMMUNITY AND RESIDENT LIFE

· Communal dining has been suspended. Meals will be delivered directly to the resident’s room.

· All group activities and special events have been canceled.

· Friends and family members are encouraged to call their loved ones often. We believe that frequent phone calls will boost our residents’ moods as they adjust to these changes.

OUR TEAM

· Team members are continuing to practice standard infection control procedures.

· Every team member will have their temperature checked daily before each shift. Anyone with a fever or cold-like symptoms will be sent home.

We know that this is a challenging time for everyone, and we thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding in keeping our community safe. Should you have any concerns, please call our community directly.

As this situation progresses, we will continue to use this page for future updates. Stay tuned.

RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

RESOURCES:

  • Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC): For current COVID-19 Updates – please click here.

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