There are still no residents or staff members with symptoms or a diagnosis of COVID-19 at Waters Edge Lodge or Elders Inn.
We are monitoring daily and taking extreme precautions with staff and residents so we can limit our community’s exposure. We remain at risk level ORANGE.
Everyone at AEC Living remains committed to keeping our residents and staff safe, and continues to practice social distancing and limiting exposure risk. Here are some updates regarding our communities:
No major changes have been made to our policies this week. Our team remains resilient and focused on keeping the residents safe and comfortable.
Residents are being reminded to wear masks when in common areas or when someone is providing care or services in their rooms.
Anyone not wearing a mask or face covering in common areas is given a surgical mask immediately, and reminded to wear it at all times in common areas.
We are continuing to conduct care conferences with families at their request via Zoom. If you would like to set up a care conference please contact your facility.
All residents are enjoying the visiting areas that have been set up outside the Lodge and in the main patio at Elders Inn. We welcome families to utilize these areas so they can see their loved ones during the shelter in place. For more information please call and speak with Administration.
We continue to monitor the COVID-19 county numbers and policy changes, and will adjust our precautions as recommended by our various regulatory agencies. Throughout this event, we are reminding everyone to consider their own risk and stay home to stay safe.
The Importance of Wearing a Face Covering
How to Make A Personalized Homemade Face Covering
AEC Living Family,
The spread of COVID-19 has made life more difficult for all of us, and in many different ways. One of the most poignant changes to daily life is the inability to see our loved ones face-to-face. We know how challenging it can be to go so long without seeing a loved one, but just because you cannot see them in person doesn’t mean you cannot help them through these tough times.
Health officials recommend making reusable masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The New York Times has an excellent article on how to do just that, and the Center for Disease Control has another that details how to make masks without requiring any sewing.
Homemade masks will help your family stay healthy, save money, and stay occupied during shelter-in-place. Using only these reusable masks will also help ensure that healthcare workers on the front lines have access to the single-use disposable masks necessary to keep them and the ones they care for safe.
Please consider sending your loved one a homemade mask and a note letting them know how much you care. Social distancing is difficult, but communicating how much the people in your life mean to you can make a world of difference while helping us all breathe a little easier.
We would also like to send a out a couple of HUGE Thank Yous!
The Lodge thanks the Alameda Elks and Meredith Owens for making several reusable, comfortable, and personalized face coverings for residents.
Elders Inn would like to thank the Lowe family for making 30 fashionable and comfortable face coverings for residents.
Links referenced in article:
CDC article on no-sew face coverings: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html
New York Times article on resusable face coverings: https://www.nytimes.com/article/how-to-make-face-mask-coronavirus.html
COVID 19 Resources:
CDC: How Covid-19 Spreads
CA Dept of Health: COVID-19 Updates in CA
CA Dept of Social Services: Tips for Older Adults from