Latest in a series of posts on the coronavirus
Now for some good news about senior facilities!
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The Chandler Estate, 1569 Teels Rd, Pen Argyl, Northampton Co.
PEN ARGYL, Pa. – About six weeks ago, The Chandler Estate in Pen Argyl first got wind that something bad might be coming.
“Immediately we put things into effect,” says Jamie Lemon, director of marketing and admissions, explaining that when the CDC first made recommendations, they went all in to fall in line.
The small personal care home and senior living community shut its doors to everyone, except for their staff of about 30.
Loved ones weren’t allowed to visit inside anymore, and if they dropped off packages, they were disinfected and then set aside for a couple of hours, just in case.
The employees set a benchmark for themselves.
Now 42 days later, not one case of the coronavirus here so far.
Followers know that Gadfly has been focusing on the coronavirus situation in nursing homes. Rachel Maddow last night suggested that local communities support their senior facilities by contacting them to see what help they might need — masks, for instance. A good idea.