COVID-19 Information and Precautions

A Senior Wearing A Mask

12/3/20

To Our Residents and Family Members:

We want to provide you with an update on the situation at Avalon Villa regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, including the number of confirmed cases as well as the efforts we are undertaking. The safety and wellbeing of our residents is our top priority. We are doing what we can to limit the spread of COVID-19 within Avalon Villa.   

Here is a more detailed update regarding the prevalence of COVID-19 in Avalon Villa. As of 12/3/2020:

  • 0 new confirmed staff with COVID-19
  • 34 Staff in total affected by COVID-19
  • 62 Residents in Total affected by COVID-19 is

Avalon Villa is staying in very close communication with local and state health officials to ensure we are taking the appropriate steps under current circumstances. We are also following guidance from the CDC and CMS to reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19, such as: 

  • Enhanced infection control precautions
  • Screening residents, staff, and essential visitors for symptoms
  • Restricting visitation and entry of non-essential people to the facility
  • Testing staff and residents for COVID-19 based on current protocols and availability of tests
  • Postponing or carefully limiting communal activities including social distancing and other infection control precautions

Due to government privacy requirements, we cannot divulge specific information about the individuals who have confirmed or suspected COVID-19, unless they are your family member and you have the necessary permissions to receive such information.

We know you are concerned about your loved one, but we must restrict visitation to reduce the spread of this virus to others. We will contact you directly if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19.

We also understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important to our residents. Family members are encouraged to communicate with their loved ones through video chat, calling, texting, or on social media. You may call the facility and schedule a facetime call or video zoom call with your loved ones.  We have mobile devices that can facilitate video calls.

We need your help in battling COVID-19. Please visit the CDC website (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus) to learn how you can help prevent the spread in our community since continued spread in the broader community increases the chance the virus will work its way into our building.

This is a difficult time for everyone. We will continue to provide you with updates. Please know that we are adhering to guidelines from the local and state health departments, which continue to evolve as we learn more about this virus.

We know that you may have questions, and we encourage you to contact our center. Please call us at 323-756-8191, email us at clarios@avalonvillaheatlhcare.com, or visit our website or  https://avalonvillahealthcare.com/ for updates on the status of your loved one.  

 

Sincerely yours,

Alexis Washington, NHA
Administrator

Cesar A. Larios, BSN, RN, PHN
Director of Nursing

Cynthia Chavez, LVN
Infection Preventionist

Elizabeth Cabigao, LVN
Director of Staff Development


 

11/19/2020

To Our Residents and Family Members:

We want to provide you with an update on the situation at Avalon Villa regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, including the number confirmed cases as well as the efforts we are undertaking. The safety and wellbeing of our residents is our top priority. We are doing what we can to limit the spread of COVID-19 within Avalon Villa.   

Here is a more detailed update regarding the prevalence of COVID-19 in Avalon Villa. As of 11/19/2020

  • 1 new confirmed staff with COVID-19
  • 3 New CONFIRMED RESIDENTS
  • 42 Residents Total affected by COVID-19
  • 27 total staff members affected by COVID-19

Avalon Villa is staying in very close communication with local and state health officials to ensure we are taking the appropriate steps under current circumstances. We are also following guidance from the CDC and CMS to reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19, such as:

  • Enhanced infection control precautions
  • Screening residents, staff, and essential visitors for symptoms
  • Restricting visitation and entry of non-essential people to the facility
  • Testing staff and residents for COVID-19 based on current protocols and availability of tests
  • Postponing or carefully limiting communal activities including social distancing and other infection control precautions

Due to government privacy requirements, we cannot divulge specific information about the individuals who have confirmed or suspected COVID-19, unless they are your family member, and you have the necessary permissions to receive such information.

We know you are concerned about your loved one, but we must restrict visitation to reduce the spread of this virus to others. We will contact you directly if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19.

We also understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important to our residents. Family members are encouraged to communicate with their loved ones through video chat, calling, texting, or on social media. You may call the facility and schedule a facetime call or video zoom call with your loved ones.  We have mobile devices that can facilitate video calls.

We need your help in battling COVID-19. Please visit the CDC website (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus) to learn how you can help prevent the spread in our community since continued spread in the broader community increases the chance the virus will work its way into our building.

This is a difficult time for everyone. We will continue to provide you with updates. Please know that we are adhering to guidelines from the local and state health departments, which continue to evolve as we learn more about this virus.

We know that you may have questions, and we encourage you to contact our center. Please call us at 323-756-8191, email us at clarios@avalonvillaheatlhcare.com, or visit our website or  https://avalonvillahealthcare.com/ for updates on the status of your loved one.

 

Sincerely yours,

Alexis Washington, NHA
Administrator

Cesar A. Larios, BSN, RN, PHN
Director of Nursing

Cynthia Chavez, LVN
Infection Preventionist

Elizabeth Cabigao, LVN
Director of Staff Development


 

11/18/2020

To Our Residents and Family Members:

We want to provide you with an update on the situation at Avalon Villa regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, including the number of confirmed cases as well as the efforts we are undertaking. The safety and wellbeing of our residents is our top priority. We are doing what we can to limit the spread of COVID-19 within Avalon Villa.    

Here is a more detailed update regarding the prevalence of COVID-19 in Avalon Villa. As of 11/18/2020

  • 5 new confirmed staff with COVID-19
  • 1 New CONFIRMED RESIDENTS
  • 39 Residents Total affected by COVID-19
  • 26 total staff members affected by COVID-19

Avalon Villa is staying in very close communication with local and state health officials to ensure we are taking the appropriate steps under current circumstances. We are also following guidance from the CDC and CMS to reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19, such as:

  • Enhanced infection control precautions
  • Screening residents, staff, and essential visitors for symptoms
  • Restricting visitation and entry of non-essential people to the facility
  • Testing staff and residents for COVID-19 based on current protocols and availability of tests
  • Postponing or carefully limiting communal activities including social distancing and other infection control precautions

Due to government privacy requirements, we cannot divulge specific information about the individuals who have confirmed or suspected COVID-19, unless they are your family member, and you have the necessary permissions to receive such information.

We know you are concerned about your loved one, but we must restrict visitation to reduce the spread of this virus to others. We will contact you directly if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19.

We also understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important to our residents. Family members are encouraged to communicate with their loved ones through video chat, calling, texting, or on social media. You may call the facility and schedule a facetime call or video zoom call with your loved ones.  We have mobile devices that can facilitate video calls.

We need your help in battling COVID-19. Please visit the CDC website (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus) to learn how you can help prevent the spread in our community since continued spread in the broader community increases the chance the virus will work its way into our building.

This is a difficult time for everyone. We will continue to provide you with updates. Please know that we are adhering to guidelines from the local and state health departments, which continue to evolve as we learn more about this virus.

We know that you may have questions, and we encourage you to contact our center. Please call us at 323-756-8191, email us at clarios@avalonvillaheatlhcare.com, or visit our website or  https://avalonvillahealthcare.com/ for updates on the status of your loved one.  

 

Sincerely yours,

Alexis Washington, NHA
Administrator

Cesar A. Larios, BSN, RN, PHN
Director of Nursing

Cynthia Chavez, LVN
Infection Preventionist

Elizabeth Cabigao, LVN
Director of Staff Development


11/17/2020

To Our Residents and Family Members:

We want to provide you with an update on the situation at Avalon Villa regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, including the number confirmed cases as well as the efforts we are undertaking. The safety and wellbeing of our residents is our top priority. We are doing what we can to limit the spread of COVID-19 within Avalon Villa.

Here is a more detailed update regarding the prevalence of COVID-19 in Avalon Villa. As of 11/17/2020:

  • 0 new confirmed staff with COVID-19
  • 4 New CONFIRMED RESIDENTS
  • 38 Residents Total affected by COVID-19
  • 21 total staff members affected by COVID-19

Avalon Villa is staying in very close communication with local and state health officials to ensure we are taking the appropriate steps under current circumstances. We are also following guidance from the CDC and CMS to reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19, such as:

  • Enhanced infection control precautions
  • Screening residents, staff, and essential visitors for symptoms
  • Restricting visitation and entry of non-essential people to the facility
  • Testing staff and residents for COVID-19 based on current protocols and availability of tests
  • Postponing or carefully limiting communal activities including social distancing and other infection control precautions

Due to government privacy requirements, we cannot divulge specific information about the individuals who have confirmed or suspected COVID-19, unless they are your family member and you have the necessary permissions to receive such information.

We know you are concerned about your loved one, but we must restrict visitation to reduce the spread of this virus to others. We will contact you directly if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19.

We also understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important to our residents. Family members are encouraged to communicate with their loved ones through video chat, calling, texting, or on social media. You may call the facility and schedule a facetime call or video zoom call with your loved ones. We have mobile devices that can facilitate video calls.

We need your help in battling COVID-19. Please visit the CDC website (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus) to learn how you can help prevent the spread in our community since continued spread in the broader community increases the chance the virus will work its way into our building.

This is a difficult time for everyone. We will continue to provide you with updates. Please know that we are adhering to guidelines from the local and state health departments, which continue to evolve as we learn more about this virus.

We know that you may have questions, and we encourage you to contact our center. Please call us at 323-756-8191, email us at clarios@avalonvillaheatlhcare.com, or visit our website or https://avalonvillahealthcare.com/ for updates on the status of your loved one.

Sincerely yours,

Alexis Washington, NHA
Administrator

Cesar A. Larios, BSN, RN, PHN
Director of Nursing

Cynthia Chavez, LVN
Infection Preventionist

Elizabeth Cabigao, LVN
Director of Staff Development


 

11/16/2020

To Our Residents and Family Members:

We want to provide you with an update on the situation at Avalon Villa regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, including the number confirmed cases as well as the efforts we are undertaking. The safety and wellbeing of our residents is our top priority. We are doing what we can to limit the spread of COVID-19 within Avalon Villa.   

 

Here is a more detailed update regarding the prevalence of COVID-19 in Avalon Villa. As of 11/16/2020:

  • 4 new confirmed staff with COVID-19
  • 1 New CONFIRMED RESIDENTS
  • 34 Residents n Total affected by COVID-19
  • 21 total staff members affected by COVID-19

Avalon Villa is staying in very close communication with local and state health officials to ensure we are taking the appropriate steps under current circumstances. We are also following guidance from the CDC and CMS to reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19, such as:

  • Enhanced infection control precautions
  • Screening residents, staff, and essential visitors for symptoms
  • Restricting visitation and entry of non-essential people to the facility
  • Testing staff and residents for COVID-19 based on current protocols and availability of tests
  • Postponing or carefully limiting communal activities including social distancing and other infection control precautions

Due to government privacy requirements, we cannot divulge specific information about the individuals who have confirmed or suspected COVID-19, unless they are your family member and you have the necessary permissions to receive such information.

We know you are concerned about your loved one, but we must restrict visitation to reduce the spread of this virus to others. We will contact you directly if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19.

We also understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important to our residents. Family members are encouraged to communicate with their loved ones through video chat, calling, texting, or on social media. You may call the facility and schedule a facetime call or video zoom call with your loved ones.  We have mobile devices that can facilitate video calls.

We need your help in battling COVID-19. Please visit the CDC website (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus) to learn how you can help prevent the spread in our community since continued spread in the broader community increases the chance the virus will work its way into our building.

This is a difficult time for everyone. We will continue to provide you with updates. Please know that we are adhering to guidelines from the local and state health departments, which continue to evolve as we learn more about this virus.

We know that you may have questions, and we encourage you to contact our center. Please call us at 323-756-8191, email us at clarios@avalonvillaheatlhcare.com, or visit our website or  https://avalonvillahealthcare.com/ for updates on the status of your loved one.  

 

Sincerely yours,

Alexis Washington, NHA
Administrator

Cesar A. Larios, BSN, RN, PHN
Director of Nursing

Cynthia Chavez, LVN
Infection Preventionist

Elizabeth Cabigao, LVN
Director of Staff Development


 

11/15/2020

To Our Residents and Family Members:

We want to provide you with an update on the situation at Avalon Villa regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, including the number confirmed cases as well as the efforts we are undertaking. The safety and wellbeing of our residents is our top priority. We are doing what we can to limit the spread of COVID-19 within Avalon Villa.   

 

Here is a more detailed update regarding the prevalence of COVID-19 in Avalon Villa. As of 11/15/2020:

  • 11 new confirmed staff with COVID-19
  • 12 New CONFIRMED RESIDENTS as of 11/12/2020
  • 33Residents n Total affected by COVID-19
  • 17 total staff members affected by COVID-19

Avalon Villa is staying in very close communication with local and state health officials to ensure we are taking the appropriate steps under current circumstances. We are also following guidance from the CDC and CMS to reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19, such as:

  • Enhanced infection control precautions
  • Screening residents, staff, and essential visitors for symptoms
  • Restricting visitation and entry of non-essential people to the facility
  • Testing staff and residents for COVID-19 based on current protocols and availability of tests
  • Postponing or carefully limiting communal activities including social distancing and other infection control precautions

Due to government privacy requirements, we cannot divulge specific information about the individuals who have confirmed or suspected COVID-19, unless they are your family member and you have the necessary permissions to receive such information.

We know you are concerned about your loved one, but we must restrict visitation to reduce the spread of this virus to others. We will contact you directly if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19.

We also understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important to our residents. Family members are encouraged to communicate with their loved ones through video chat, calling, texting, or on social media. You may call the facility and schedule a facetime call or video zoom call with your loved ones.  We have mobile devices that can facilitate video calls.

We need your help in battling COVID-19. Please visit the CDC website (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus) to learn how you can help prevent the spread in our community since continued spread in the broader community increases the chance the virus will work its way into our building.

This is a difficult time for everyone. We will continue to provide you with updates. Please know that we are adhering to guidelines from the local and state health departments, which continue to evolve as we learn more about this virus.

We know that you may have questions, and we encourage you to contact our center. Please call us at 323-756-8191, email us at clarios@avalonvillaheatlhcare.com, or visit our website or  https://avalonvillahealthcare.com/ for updates on the status of your loved one.  


General Information

We recognize that nursing homes are at high risk for contracting and spreading infectious diseases including COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019). Our utmost concern is for the health and well-being of each of our residents and to ensure our staff is healthy and able to continue to care for residents.

We continue to take cautionary measures and follow CDC guidelines. We are also receiving information from state and local officials. Please review this information and see the precautions we are taking to protect against COVID-19.

The measures we are taking include:

  • Clear and constant communication with staff, residents, and visitors
    • Posting signs and reminders at the facility
    • Communicating verbal answers from staff to residents and visitors
    • Posting information to our website
  • Protection with our workforce includes:
    • Screening employees and residents for symptoms of acute respiratory illness (fever, cough, difficulty breathing)
    • Sick leave policies are non-punitive and flexible
    • Encouraging sick employees to stay home and call in replacement staff
    • Training and ensuring proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Protection with our residents includes:
    • Separating residents who show respiratory symptoms away from others
    • No field trips and activities outside the facility
    • Having activities that allow residents to maintain safe distances from others
    • Allowing for in-room dining to reduce the risk of spreading disease
    • Increasing cleaning in common areas (therapy rehabilitation area, dining area, activity area, lobby area, etc.)
  • Protection of all visitors, vendors, and deliveries includes:
    • Restriction of all visitors (only “end of life” exceptions made)
    • Restriction of all vendors (attention to social distancing recommendations)
    • Encouraging family and friends to reach out socially (phone call, video conferencing) to residents to help with feelings of loneliness and isolation

We appreciate the confidence and trust you have in us to care for family members. We will keep you informed as we navigate the ongoing situation.