We are safe at home
As we deal with the coronavirus emergency, we wanted to let you know that our Residents are safe at Home and being cared for as our Mission dictates.
We previously advised you as to the preventive measures taken at Queen of Peace to safeguard our Residents. These have included restricting visiting and limiting access to our Home and to our dedicated Sisters and Staff through our more secure and medically staffed lobby. Every staff member is screened for COVID -19 at the beginning of their shift and their temperature is taken. The Sisters do likewise! All of these activities are being fully documented as per the regulations of the New York State Health Department. All deliveries are left outside the Residence.
Acutely aware of the shortage of the personal protective equipment (PPE) we consciously use what is needed to prevent the spread of infection and make every effort to maintain strict handwashing and sanitizing with alcohol based hand gel. Additional hand sanitizer stations have been set up throughout the Residence.
On a Spiritual note, Daily Mass is celebrated in the Chapel which fortunately has video streaming to each Resident’s TV.
Although the Residents are no longer allowed Communal Dining, we maintain our full dining menu. Our Residents are having their meals in the privacy of their own rooms as opposed to sitting in the dining room. Group gatherings have been eliminated in favor of appropriate “social distancing” opportunities between the Residents. The laundry continues to be done and our Residence remains on our own vigilant cleaning and housekeeping schedules every day.
Our Residents continue to receive the medical care and medicine they need. They are actively assessed by the Nursing Staff twice daily to be sure to catch any signs of illness in the earliest stages.
We have added to our stockpile of emergency supplies by making several large purchases of food, canned goods, water, paper products and cleaning supplies.
Above all else, our spirit remains strong and our trust in God’s Providence and Protection has never wavered. We continue to pray for the safety and good health of all of you and ask that a cure for this virus may be found quickly.
Thank you all for your continued prayers and support. These are trying times but together, we will get through this difficulty because we are not only partners in a Mission, but family members sticking together.