- Hamilton Terrace 400/A and 500/B units are under observation due to positive testing results
- Hamilton Terrace 600/C and 700/D units remain under observation due to positive testing results
- All other units in Hamilton Terrace and Dalton Place open for visitation
Through our scheduled COVID testing, a staff member of our 400/A unit has tested positive. This staff member has been removed from the schedule and will not return to work until they are no longer positive. Additionally but unrelated to this positive staff member, we have one resident on the 500/B unit who is covid positive who is isolated to their room until they are no longer covid positive. The family of this resident has been notified. All Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Centers for Medicare/Medicaid (CMS) infection control and testing guidelines are being followed in an effort to protect all staff and residents.
Be aware that due to this positive result with the staff member, the 400/A and 500/B units are placed under a 14 observation and isolation period which includes:
- ongoing testing per CDC and CMS guidelines; and,
- all visitation must be scheduled through our social workers, David Turner and Kristin Bowers.
Should any of our ongoing testing during the 14 day observation produce another covid positive result, the family of any covid positive resident will be contacted right away, and all families will be notified of changes to the observation period.
If you have any questions concerning these matters, you can contact the 400 and 500 Manager Melissa Lawrence or schedule visitation with the Social Workers David Turner or Kristin Bowers using our number 423-490-1599 and asking for them by name.
The 600/C and 700/D units remain under observation until 10-07-2021 barring no further positive COVID test results. Due to the acute medical conditions on the 600 and 700 units, visitation is limited to Window Visits and Compassionate Care visits during this time. You can call the social worker Adeline Mayes to schedule a visit.
Residents and the staff of 400/A, 500/B, 600/C, and 700/D units will continue to be tested per CDC guidelines during their observation periods.
For all visitors of residents in both the Dalton Place and the Hamilton Terrace buildings: By CDC guidance that CMS requires we follow, visitors inside the buildings are to be masked. Because not all patients are vaccinated, visitors and patients wishing to visit without masks are to conduct their visit outdoors. Visitors may also be required to wear additional personal protective equipment that we will supply while in the room visiting a resident depending on the status of the unit and the status of the resident. Keep in mind that our patients are at our center because their health is already compromised. Let’s join together in helping keep them safe while inside! Afterhours visits can be provided by contacting your loved one’s social worker.
Dave Boozer, Administrator