The health and safety of our Residents and Staff is, as always our first priority. Throughout this pandemic, our Centers have worked tirelessly to follow MS Dept. of Health and CDC guidelines to control the spread of the Coronavirus. Each of Our COVID-19 protocols comply with state and federal regulations and we deploy additional sanitizing measures on an ongoing basis. Our infection control measures are regularly updated and monitored within each of our Centers.
Visitation – Bedford Care Centers are committed to ensuring safe visitations for our Residents. We know the importance of visiting with your relatives and loved ones is a vital part of staying healthy. Please see our detailed visitation guidelines here. As always, we recommend families work with our staff to schedule in-person visits as well as virtual visitations via Facetime, Zoom or telephone to stay connected to your loved ones.
Entry screenings – Everyone who enters our facility must undergo a temperature check and questionnaire. Any person that fails the screening shall be declined entry to the facility. We are providing this protective action in conjunction with the recommendations of the State Health Department, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and CMS. Face masks/shields are mandatory for staff at all times at our Centers.
Patient screenings – COVID tests are being administered according to federal and state regulations. Patients who test positive are moved to our COVID-19 for 10-14 days until they are no longer contagious. Any patients who may have come in contact with a positive individual or may have otherwise been exposed are moved to a dedicated observation unit. Our staff is trained to detect symptoms of Covid-19 and are vigilant in proactively caring for our Residents.
Employee screenings – All employees submit to daily temperature checks and must complete a daily questionnaire for early detection of symptoms and exposure. In addition, employees are tested according to state guidelines.
Cleaning and Disinfecting – Our facility takes additional steps to regularly disinfect and clean our facility. These tools go above and beyond what is required of us. Doing so reflects our unwavering commitment to protecting our Residents and Staff. How you can help- Everyone in our community plays a very important role in protecting our Residents. While elderly people and those with a compromised immune system are especially vulnerable, no one is totally immune from the virus. Please continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing when appropriate. Taking safety precautions protects everyone.
To learn more about the symptoms of COVID-19 and how to protect yourself and your family, visit the CDC website.