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Our Safer COVID-19 Approach

You want to be in a place where community life is vibrant, families can visit residents and there is freedom to live well - safely. This is our goal too and here is our approach.

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Vaccine

We encourage all residents and staff to get a COVID-19 vaccination to protect each other and help end this pandemic. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires COVID-19 vaccination for staff working in settings which receive Medicare or Medicaid funding – this includes PHS care centers.

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Clean Air

PHS has installed air disinfection and purification equipment. This bipolar ionization technology safely cleans the air inside buildings by using an electronic charge to create a field of ions that kills pathogens, reduces the airborne concentration of the COVID virus and increases the effectiveness of HVAC filtration. This is accomplished without using unsafe chemicals or creating any unwanted byproducts.

Learn more in our blog!

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Visitors

Visitors are encouraged and will be asked to screen upon entry and follow CDC and health department guidance for infection control and prevention. Find more information on our COVID-19 information page or contact the specific PHS community to learn more.

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Screening & Testing

We have a screening process for anyone entering a community and we assist residents and staff who are symptomatic or have known COVID-19 exposure to be tested. On-site asymptomatic testing is provided when warranted, following confirmed cases or elevated risk from the broader community.

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Primary Care Telemedicine

In partnership with your primary care provider, we can help facilitate the use of telemedicine to conduct phone-based visits. This reduces physical contact while maintaining exceptional care.

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Cleaning & Disinfection

Protocols for deep cleaning and sanitization are in practice. We continue to take extra measures to clean and disinfect all high-touch areas throughout the building. This includes using electrostatic sprayers and other large scale disinfection equipment. Handwashing stations and/or hand sanitizer dispensers are at all entrances. 

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Private Rooms

As a commitment to our superior resident experience, we offer over 95% private rooms in our care settings.

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