Important Flu Update
Dear Friends and Family:
We know how important your visits are to our residents! With flu season upon us, we want to take a moment to share the procedures that we will be using to protect our residents, staff and visitors.
Each year nearly 80,000 people die from vaccine-preventable influenza and pneumonia in the United States despite the availability of effective vaccines. Some 50-80% of these deaths-most of which occur in persons 65 years of age-could be prevented with timely and widespread vaccination.
You can protect your loved one from flu and pneumonia by making sure that you are immunized each year. An influenza vaccination will protect you from getting flu and will prevent you from passing this serious illness to our most vulnerable residents. Getting immunized against influenza demonstrates your commitment to preserving the health of your loved one.
We ask your support in our efforts by postponing your visit if you are exhibiting any symptoms of a cold or the Flu. When you do enter our facility, you will see that we have et up a Protection Station conveniently located near our front door. Please stop by and pick up a mask if you have any concerns about exposing others or being exposed to germs. Many of our residents are frail and are at risk for severe complications from any cold or illness.
Ask your employer, health plan, family physician, or pharmacist about getting a flu shot. It’s the right thing to do!
Jim Clindaniel – Administrator