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Due to the recent coronavirus pandemic, Post Nursing and Rehab recently stated that they will be closed to the public.
“I would just like to clear up some confusion and panic,” Assistant Director of Nursing Kasey Martinez said. “Post Nursing and Rehab is not on lockdown.”
Although the premises is not on lockdown, only essential caregivers, which include staff, hospice nurses, pharmacy, lab, x ray and physicians, will be able to visit patients until April 30.
“Each of these people will be screened when they walk into the door and their temperature will be checked,” Martinez said. “If they are showing any signs or symptoms that person will not be allowed in.”
Many family members of residents are concerned about the nursing home’s closed doors that are keeping family from visiting their loved ones. Some are even calling it “mental neglect.”
However, Post Nursing and Rehab stands their ground saying they must follow state and federal recommendations to protect the residents and their health.
“We are following CDC guidelines at this time to protect our residents and your loved ones,” Martinez said.
In fact, Post Nursing and Rehab says they are not the first home to do this.
“This virus can be deadly and very detrimental to their health,” Martinez said. “We are not the only home doing this. This is a nation-wide event.”
Although families are unable to visit in person, Post Nursing and Rehab says they are actively working to set up equipment for FaceTime and Skype calls.
“There are ways families will still be able to connect and communicate with their loved ones during this time,” Martinez said. “Any of you are welcome to call and check on them or speak to them anytime.”
Post Nursing and Rehab acknowledges how difficult this can be for families saying that they will keep the community informed as they receive updates and changes.