April 29, 2020 —
When it comes to health and safety, Kendal on Hudson doesn’t leave anything to chance. In fact, we continuously maintain our infectious control and safety precautions even when there aren’t any sicknesses going around. This helps us to always be prepared and ready whenever sickness strikes, especially during a pandemic.
“Our team stands ready to jump into action thanks to our number of training sessions and safety precautions,” says Lisa Wacht, Health Services Administrator at Kendal on Hudson, the only true Lifecare Community in Westchester County. “Each day, our infection control committee meets virtually to consider how to best keep the residents, staff and essential visitors safe, and thus, we continuously make decisions based on best practices.”
Kendal on Hudson Infectious Control and Safety Precautions
No matter what ensues, our team is here to help. Here are just a few of the ways we take extra precautions not only now, but always.
Continuous cleaning. We know that having a space that is clean, well-kept and sanitized is important not only for health, but for happiness as well. This is why we routinely and continuously clean our community. This not only ensures that your home is kept beautiful, but that any hidden illness is removed. Common spaces are cleaned several times a day.
- Mandatory infection control training. Each year, the staff undergoes rigorous mandatory training on infection control. In fact, as an added precaution, we added an extra training this year at the beginning of this pandemic to ensure we continue best practices with our residents.
- We serve you. Especially now more than ever, it’s important to know that you are being provided with the cleanest products touched by the fewest number of gloved hands. This is why we have suspended dining services. Now everyone gets room service!
- Visitors are allowed based on safety measures. At times when residents are sick, or especially now, visitors are limited or not allowed altogether. Currently, no one in our community is allowed to have visitors to help us best keep our residents and team safe. We continue to allow “business essential visitors” including home health aides, mail and package delivery and necessary utility personnel. All essential visitors are screened according to the CDC guidelines.
- Staff are screened prior to beginning their day. Each day when staff arrive, they are screened according to the CDC guidelines to ensure they do not exhibit symptoms, have a fever or are otherwise unwell.
To learn more ways we work each day to maintain excellence in safety and health, talk to the team at Kendal on Hudson. We would be happy to share more about our safety measures and how we can help your loved one remain healthy and happy. Contact us today at 866-358-5802.
Together, Transforming the Experience of Aging.®
Founded on Quaker principles and guided by our values and practices, Kendal® on Hudson provides a vibrant, active and social senior lifestyle on our 25-acre campus next to the historic Hudson River. As the only Lifecare community in Westchester County, we offer four levels of service for our residents: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Support and Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Services.
Kendal on Hudson is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors. Kendal on Hudson is an affiliate of The Kendal Corporation, a system of communities and services for older people based in Kennett Square, PA. We support diversity, inclusiveness, and independence and support the values and practices of Kendal by remaining focused on healthy aging. Located in Sleepy Hollow, New York, just 35 miles from New York City, we offer a vibrant lifestyle, cultural programs, continued learning and health care for life.
For more information, please call 866-358-5802.