Issaquah Nursing & Rehabilitation Center leadership and staff take pandemic precautions very seriously. Our care team continually acts to mitigate the spread of coronavirus by adopting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Washington State Department of Health (DOH), and Public Health – Seattle & King County guidelines for infection control. Our actions include but are not limited to:

  • Frequent hand hygiene for staff and residents
  • Use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff and residents
  • Enhanced environmental cleanings multiple times daily
  • Screening of all staff at the start of each shift.
  • On-going infection control training and education
  • Dedicated staff to exclusively serve covid-positive residents
  • Consistent communication with public health agencies
  • Enforcement of social distancing measures
  • Resident education regarding COVID-19 through 1:1 conversations and easy to read hand out
  • Residents wearing face masks or covering their mouths when staff are in rooms

 

Social Distancing – Help by Doing Your Part

During the course of the pandemic, we have become familiar with the term social distancing. It is important to do our part in minimizing the spread of illness. Keep hands clean, wear a mask, avoiding touching our eyes, nose and mouth, and stay home in self-quarantine when experiencing any symptoms of illness.

Because the coronavirus is particularly dangerous for vulnerable, older adults, we are following the Governor’s Mandate of a No Visitors policy. We are also adhering to the Social Distancing Guidelines as mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).

  

Social Distancing Guidelines

What We’re Doing

Engaging Residents 

     

Reduce large gatherings such as group social events

All social events have been eliminated

All our residents’ meals are served in their rooms

Every day residents are encouraged to participate in activities designed to bring joy and laughter.

Have residents stay in facility and limit exposure to the general community

Residents are limited in their movement around the facility. If they must leave their rooms, they wear a facemask and perform hand hygiene

Residents are enjoying doorway chats and adhering to social distancing separated by the hallways. 

Residents are able to go outside and maintain a safe distance of at least 10 feet when walking and sunning on the patios.

Limit programs with external staff

Non-essential staff is not permitted in the facility.

Residents are encouraged to meet with a social worker each week for emotional support. 

Limit visitors

All visitors are prohibited from entering, except in end-of-life situations

Window visits are welcome. Please call us to schedule a time to come by. 

Implement screening

All outside vendors and third-party caregivers are screened for illness, fever, and respiratory symptoms, travel history and contact with others

When possible virtual medical specialty visits are used. Staff helps facilitate virtual visits for residents.

Issaquah Nursing is fortunate to have facility employed providers to assure timely medical care.

 

We understand that it’s difficult to be separated from your family members and loved ones.

 

Here is a list of 8 great ways you can stay in touch and brighten your loved one’s day.

  1. Schedule a window visit.  It’s easy, just call our main line. We’ll talk through the best time options and coordinate a meaningful visit with your loved one.
  2. Pick up the phone. Call room phones and cell phones to remain in contact on a regular basis. There’s nothing like the sound of a voice to bring comfort.
  3. If possible, Skype, FaceTime or use other forms of visual communication to hear and see one another. Make sure to include grandkids, family members, and close friends in calls.
  4. Send a text for a quick check in or send an emoji-filled cheery hello.
  5. Send a good old-fashioned card or letter. Handwritten notes, cards, and even crayon drawings are always appreciated.
  6. Order a book, movie, game or anything else online and surprise your family member with a way to help them occupy some time.
  7. Flowers and plants with a thoughtful note add color and brighten up our residents’ rooms and hearts.
  8. We also welcome your kind thoughts in the form of comments on our Facebook page.