Mount Pleasant Home Coronavirus Update

For Our Families and Friends

4/30/20

We have had no positive staff or resident COVID-19 tests. We received a generous donation of handmade cloth masks from a friend of Mount Pleasant Home. Residents are now wearing these masks when out of their rooms, however, we encourage minimal movement around the building. We continue all the policies and procedures below.

Thank you to all the wonderful families and friends that have reached out to us. 

Please call or email me with any questions 617-522-7600, seaman@mountpleasanthome.org.

Kathy Seaman, Executive Director

 

4/5/20

As the Coronavirus situation evolves, we are making every possible effort to reduce the risk to our vulnerable population. 

Fortunately, we activated our Pandemic Emergency Plan weeks before the CDC and DPH suggested. We purchased large supplies of Personal Protective Equipment, backup emergency food stock, and paper products before demand surged. 

We have restricted all non-essential visitors. Essential visitors include medical personnel and our staff. Upon entry they are screened, have their temperature taken, and given a disposable surgical mask to wear during their stay. Deliveries are received outside. 

We have strongly encouraged residents to only leave the property for medical appointments. If a request is made for a non-essential leave, I speak one-on-one with the resident to educate them on the risk this poses not only to themselves but also to their fellow residents. Thus far, no resident has made the decision to leave. Some essential staff are available to make reasonable outside purchases for residents. Many providers have canceled non-urgent medical appointments. Family and friends can visit with residents outside in our courtyard, keeping at least 6 feet away. However, we urge minimal visits of this type.

Residents have access to numerous computer tablets for contacting family and friends. Please call our Front Desk at 617-522-7600 for more information and assistance with this technology. They are available for a few hours or even overnight checkout for use of Skype, Zoom, Google Hangout, FaceTime, Netflix, Apple TV, and Amazon Prime Video. 

We have also begun a MPH Pen Pals program for kids and adults to share letters, photos, drawings, etc. with our residents to reduce isolation. Please email them to MPHPenPals@gmail.com. They will be matched with residents. 

Communal dining and group activities were halted weeks ago. Residents are urged to minimize time out of their rooms. All common area furniture has been reduced to a distance of 6 feet. Visits to other resident rooms are strongly discouraged. Medications are delivered directly to rooms. 

Common area surfaces are sanitized and disinfected 4-6 times a day. 

We have a method in place where residents can request activity supplies for use in rooms, such as puzzles, magazines, brain teaser books, coloring supplies, clay, writing supplies, etc. at no cost. Our Boutique remains open for delivery only of toiletries, goodies, etc.

Along with Personal Care, Dining Services, and Housekeeping staff, two additional staff members make regular wellness checks of residents as well to provide a friendly ear and a general check in of mood and mental health status. 

All staff are now wearing disposable surgical masks while on shift. Strict adherence to proper mask procedures is monitored. Staff have been provided with a commercial cloth mask for use in their outside personal lives. Staff who can perform their regular duties remotely are doing so from home. 

Thankfully, we have had no positive cases of COVID-19 and stand ready should a staff member or resident become symptomatic. We have drilled our Testing and Quarantine procedures and are confident of the plan should it need to be implemented. The National Guard stands by for expedited testing of residents onsite should any become symptomatic. 

Admissions and tour are on hold for the time being, however, we continue to review applications. 

We thank you for patience during this time. Please be assured that all decisions are being made with the utmost safety of our residents as our driving force. We are hunkered down and prepared to ride this out. Please call or email me with any questions 617-522-7600, seaman@mountpleasanthome.org. We hope that you and your families remain safe in this unprecedented time. 

Kathy Seaman, Executive Director


Thank you for your interest in Mount Pleasant Home!

Mount Pleasant Home offers a caring and compassionate home for seniors aged 62 and older.

We are a perfect option for seniors who need just a little help, not a nursing home. We offer a safe, warm, nurturing environment where elders can live as independently as possible.

Enjoy your privacy while living in a small community of 60 residents, with plenty of opportunities to socialize as you desire. Spend your days doing the things you love without worrying about home upkeep, cooking, cleaning, medications, and loneliness. We take care of all those things plus provide 24 hour staff presence.  

Our history goes back to 1901, and today over a hundred years later, we continue our commitment to compassion and care for elders.

Come visit us and learn more about what makes us special.


  

301 South Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130  |  Tel: 617-522-7600

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