Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community Announces Coronavirus Safety Measures
Zero cases of COVID-19 reported as Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community implements Coronavirus preparedness plans.
As per CDC guidelines related to COVID-19, this facility is restricting visitors due to reports from another part of the Tri-State area.
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (March 12, 2020) – Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community, an assisted living and memory care community serving Carter County, has announced safety measures to protect its residents and caregiving staff in the event of a potential outbreak of COVID-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus.
“At present, I can confidently confirm we do not have any known positive cases related to our facility residents or staff members; however, obviously this situation is fluid and rapidly ever changing,” said Rhonda Mitchell, executive director of Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community.
“As per CDC guidelines related to COVID-19, our facility is restricting visitors at this time due to reports received from another part of the Tri-State area. We are also requesting that family members arrange for alternate ways of communication with our residents, including phone, text or videoconference, to avoid unnecessary exposure,” Mitchell said.
“Our commitment to our residents and team members during this concerning time is to work diligently to openly communicate as we all continue to learn and understand more about this virus and its potential threat to our most cherished loved ones. We are sensitive to the large amount of information being shared both nationwide and locally regarding COVID-19 prevention and a potential outbreak,” Mitchell said.
As a healthcare provider, the threat of various outbreaks is a regular focus for planning and preparing throughout all disciplines of Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community.
“Caregiving team members frequently practice and measure the effectiveness of the facility’s interventions to seek to attain the highest possible safety and wellness readiness for residents, staff, and visitors as a matter of standard operating procedures. Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community is aggressively following the most current and ongoing CDC guidelines for healthcare facilities to ensure full preparation should an outbreak occur,” Mitchell said.
Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community has adopted several ongoing safety measures:
- Restricting all visitors at this time who are seeking access to the facility.
- Frequent calls with the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention for the most current recommendations
- A program at each shift whereby all team members communicate problematic symptoms observed regarding residents, fellow team members, or visitors
- Wellness Immunity Boost Stations to be installed in all facilities as soon as possible
- Regular training on handwashing techniques for team members and residents
- Communicating with “on-call” team members to be ready for back-up staffing
- Communicating daily with the facility’s Cleveland, Tenn.-based Legacy Senior Living Support Center for any new information. Purchase and delivery of additional food, medical and cleaning supplies (available on-site)
“No expense will be spared to accommodate our residents’ needs and fulfill our mission to the best of our ability. We have prepared significant medical, food, and water supplies ready for disbursement in case of a facility outbreak, We have on-site leadership ready to physically support our communities as needed,” said Bryan Cook, founder and president of Legacy Senior Living, which manages Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community and family of senior care communities across the Southeast.
Additional information will be posted at this link: https://www.legacysl.net/coronavirus
For more information please contact Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community at (423) 518-1077.
“As per CDC guidelines related to COVID-19, our facility is restricting visitors at this time due to reports received from another part of the Tri-State area. We are also requesting that family members arrange for alternate ways of communication with our residents, including phone, text or videoconference, to avoid unnecessary exposure,”
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About Sycamore Springs Senior Living - Elizabethton, TN
Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community is an assisted living and memory care community in Elizabethton, Tenn., that cares deeply about their residents’ dignity, security and quality of life. Conveniently located in the Tri-Cities area of Johnson City, Kingsport and Bristol, Tenn., Elizabethton is the quaint center of Carter County, Tenn.
Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community provides a secure, attentive, homelike atmosphere while offering a full range of helpful services to those looking for an assisted living community in Carter County. The assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care facility in Elizabethton, Tenn. is among the Tri-Cities region’s most innovative, and Sycamore Springs has been voted "Best Assisted Living Facility” for three years in a row by the Johnson City Press readers.
More information is available at (423) 518-1077 or sycamorespringssl.com.
Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Living, of Cleveland, Tenn. Legacy Senior Living specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. More information is available at legacysl.net.