The Allure Group’s utmost priority during the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus) pandemic is the safety of our residents and staff. To that end we are restricting visitor access to the six facilities in our network, while realizing that there will be certain cases where exceptions might apply.
We would emphasize that we DO NOT have any cases of coronavirus within the Allure network, but are taking this measure as a precaution. We are also pledged to doing our best to accommodate those exceptions to the visitation rule that might arise, without compromising the health and safety of residents and staff.
Please refer to our website or the flyer that has been circulated for further info, You may also visit the LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter pages for our centers for location-specific info, or contact the facility directly.
As mentioned in the flyer, we have an open line of communication with the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) and the New York City Department of Health. Both organizations are aware and in agreement with our current facility policies and procedures.
If you have any further questions or concerns about COVID-19 or want information about prevention, please visit the websites of the CDC or the NYC Department of Health for updates. Vigilance is crucial in helping to stop the spread of this virus.
Thank you for helping us do our part in protecting the community in these uncertain times.
Thank you message to The Allure Group staff
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the brave and hard-working members of our staff who are toiling tirelessly to keep all our nursing homes running smoothly amid this global pandemic.
Not all heroes wear capes. Some show up every day to care for the most vulnerable in our society. We are grateful to each and every one of you for your dedication and are proud to have you as a part of The Allure Group family.
A Message for the Friends and Family of Residents
We wanted to send along a message of solidarity and also provide some facility-specific information during this trying time. While the recently mandated visitor policy has been difficult for all, you have other means of staying connected with your loved ones, particularly through our bedside tablets known as Pads in Motion.
These tablets, which have been in use for over a year, are designed to keep residents in touch with family and others who cannot visit as much as they might like. Now, with the unique challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak, Pads in Motion has become an essential lifeline to help keep residents connected to the outside world. While we are doing all we can to keep safe and busy in the facilities, we would encourage you all to reach out to your loved ones. Our staff would be thrilled to set up a quick chat, virtual card game or maybe even a happy hour.
How to Stay Safe During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Here are best practices for staying safe and stopping the spread of the coronavirus:
- Shelter in place: In other words, stay home! This is particularly important for those suffering from lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, cancer or a weakened immune system. By staying home, you avoid those who might already be infected with the disease.
- Wash your hands: Sounds simple, but do it often, with soap and water.
- Don’t touch your face: Hard to do; tends to be one of those things people do without thinking. But it’s a must.
- Cover your nose when you cough or sneeze: Do so with a tissue. Or into your elbow. But not your hand.
- Mind your health: Pay attention, particularly for signs of cold or flu. An elevated temperature or shortness of breath are specific signs that the coronavirus might be taking hold.
St. Paddy’s Day Party Postponed
Due to current circumstances, our annual St. Patrick’s Day party was postponed. Although we couldn’t host everyone, we did our best to make the most of the day through festive decor! We played trivia and bingo and enjoyed delicious cupcakes and some music. Special shoutout to the FUN group of individuals from our recreation department who showed us how to have a good time even under circumstances like these.