Skylark Delays Center Reopening Plans

Friends of Skylark:

Skylark has decided to delay our reopening plans. We have been in discussion with our families over the past week. They were overwhelming interested in returning to the center, but were a bit nervous about the current uptick in COVID-19 cases in the area.

We will be keeping in a close eye on the COVID-19 situation. Right now, we’re seeing that while the number of cases are increasing, the increase appears to be highly localized. Currently, the data from the Department of Public Health does not show a corresponding increase in hospitalizations and ventilators.

We are now aiming for later in July or early August for our reopening.

In the meantime, we will continue our phone calls, our communications, and sending out activity ideas.

Home Care

Our home care services are an increasingly used option for families as our centers begin the resumption of normal operations. This is an especially useful service for Members who will not be able to return immediately.

We’re excited about how our home care has grown and the options it will provide new and existing members. We think it will help us become even better at achieving our mission: Inspiring Freedom, Hope, and Joy in our Elders and Those Who Love Them.

If you’re interested please contact Fran Weigard on her cell 404-617-5851, by email at fweigard@skylarkseniorcare.com , or the main number 404-410-1510.

Safety:

As we have talked with our members and families, safety is top of mind. We want to keep our members healthy, safe, and strong. COVID-19 is a difficult challenge. Please know we have been working steadily on this. We have learned more about how to meet these challenging times by considering recommendations from the CDC, the Georgia Department of Health, Governor Kemp’s executive orders, our attorney, and our insurance companies. There’s a lot of information and almost none of it directly discusses adult day. While we will continue to improve our efforts, let me share some current thoughts:

  • Screen all Members and Associates: This will include taking temperatures and asking questions about symptoms daily. Those not meeting the standards of the screening will need to stay home. We will recommend that the individual see their physician to determine next steps. We know that a fever may indicate COVID-19 or a sinus infection or something else. We will follow the physician’s directions for the resumption of service to include possible self-quarantine.

 

  • Personal Protective Equipment: All Members and Associates will wear masks at the center. Our Associates will wear a mask in the home. Different levels of PPE will be required depending on care provided and the proximity of the Member and Associate.

 

  • Social Distancing: We expect to run our programs while respecting social distancing needs. We will manage our daily programs differently to allow for distancing.

 

  • Sanitizing/Disinfecting: Before closing we began sanitizing the centers on a regular basis. We are considering a range options to improve our infection control policies. We are confident that we can keep the centers safe for our members.

Visitors: Visiting will be severely limited beyond the front reception areas.

The Associates of Skylark look forward to welcoming you back to the center.

Ned Morgens, CEO
Skylark Senior Care

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