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A Message From Our Administrator Concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

A Message From Our Administrator Concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Thank you for your continued support during these challenging times. Our ultimate priority is the health and safety of our residents and staff.

Parc Provence continues to take extensive precautionary measures to protect our vulnerable residents by implementing further modifications to help safeguard the safety of our residents and staff. We are collaborating with our Medical Director, Dr. David Carr, and Associate Medical Director, Dr. Lenise Cummings-Vaughn, both who have earned reputations as leading specialists in Alzheimer’s disease and geriatric medicine at Washington University’s School of Medicine in St. Louis, as well as the appropriate authorities and experts, to ensure we are doing everything we can.

We will also continue to monitor information and follow recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), St. Louis County Department of Health, and Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS).

As we continue to see the success of the vaccinations through lowering positivity rates, and declines in COVID-19 cases, the Department of Health & Senior Services and CMS have amended their guidance. We will complete COVID-19 testing of residents and staff if a positive COVID-19 is reported. If testing reveals one or more COVID-19 cases, visitation will be suspended until surveillance testing is completed.

In a continued effort to keep our residents and employees safe, we urge visitors not to visit if they are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 – even if you think it is just a cold. Additionally, signage will be posted reminding visitors of this.

Visitors coming in to Parc Provence regardless of vaccination status:

  • Do not visit if you are sick or not feeling well – even if you think it is just allergies or a cold.
  • Please enter the building wearing a mask, and keep it on throughout your visit – regardless of vaccination status.
  • Complete the screening form at the reception desk prior to entering.
  • Practice proper hand hygiene and social distance whenever possible.
  • Please keep visits between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., to allow for screening and periodic cleaning of common areas.

Residents Going Out:

  • Please wear a mask at all times.
  • Practice proper hand hygiene and social distance whenever possible.
  • Avoid large crowds and gatherings.

We are thankful that our staff has continued to show unwavering dedication to our residents. Their love, compassion, and caring nature are unparalleled. 

We remain diligent in our precautionary efforts, and continue to do all we can to ensure the health and safety of both residents and staff. You are welcome to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or need assistance.

– Kathy Aragon, RN, Parc Provence Administrator

 

Video Cover Dr. Carr

A message from Dr. David Carr, Parc Provence Medical Director and Clinical Director of the Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science at Washington University, regarding COVID-19 symptoms and hygiene techniques.

 

Additional information concerning COVID-19:

We are closely monitoring the increase in cases of COVID-19. We are following guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), St. Louis County Department of Health, and Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS). Our decisions are based upon their guidance combined with the expertise of our teams.

We understand this virus is a concern for everyone and our strategy is based on an abundance of caution. We are being proactive but also reasonable about any changes to day-to-day operations.

 

Health officials agree the best defense techniques are:

  1. Frequent hand washing using proper hand hygiene by scrubbing with warm water for at least 20 seconds. Hand sanitizer is useful but does not replace washing with soap and hot water.
  2. Avoid touching your face and keep your hands away from your nose, mouth, and eyes.
  3. Practice social distancing in all situations.
  4. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing. Discard the tissue immediately and clean your hands.

We are continuing to prepare for any situations that may arise. We will continue to provide updates as needed as this situation is changing rapidly.

Please note that all statements and recommendations could change as the government agency recommendations change.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.