The Alcove at Amber Court of Westbury
Amber Court, Assisted Living, Brooklyn, Pelham Gardens, Bronx, Elizabeth, New Jersey, NJ, New York , NY, Westbury
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COVID 19 Updates

Amber Court of Smithtown

We know you may be concerned about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19 and how it may impact us here at Amber Court. Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our first priority.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the local Health Dept have recommended a variety of steps that we are implementing to help reduce the potential for the virus to enter our building. In following these preventative recommendations, Amber Court has increased our supply of personal protective equipment like masks and gloves, and gowns as needed. We have increased our food supply; our supply of disinfectant solutions and cleaning products, and we increased the frequency in which the community is being sanitized/cleaned. We are monitoring all residents and staff for signs of infection. We are conducting ongoing training in the most up to date protocols, and we are prepared in the event of an emergency.

Our frontline staff have been wonderful and are constantly going above and beyond to be there for our residents during these times. Unfortunately, we have had some positive cases of the Covid 19, these individuals have been fully quarantined and Doctors and Medical staff are treating and monitoring these individuals closely. We have implemented the CDC guidelines for addressing suspected cases of infection. Our community is currently under precautionary quarantine until further notice. We are delivering meals, snacks and medications all throughout the day to the residents in their rooms. We are offering and encouraging in room activities with designated staff. In addition, our on-call physicians have been continuously monitoring the health of our residents and staff and caring for anyone that requires follow-up attention.

To help maintain the most sanitary environment, we would like to remind you that anything you drop off to the community to be given to your loved one should be left at the front desk. Our staff will deliver these items as quickly as possible. However, due to the high volume of these requests there will be some delays. With this in mind, please do not drop off items that require immediate delivery.

To maintain a healthy community, we respectfully request the following:

  • At this time, as a precautionary measure for the wellbeing and safety of our residents and staff, we request that family and friends do not visit until further notice.
  • We highly encourage residents to limit outings, especially to public places such as grocery stores, malls, theaters, religious gatherings, and the like.
  • We strongly recommend that residents postpone any travel plans. We understand that connecting with your loved ones is incredibly important, and there are a variety of other ways you might consider communicating with them. These may include telephone, email, text, video chat or social media. Our staff is always here to help.

Until further notice, Amber Court has cancelled all large community events and public outings. We have restricted all non essential vendors, entertainers, and providers.

Amber Court is staying up to date with the CDC recommendations as they may continue to change. We are in close contact with the local and state health department, and we are following their guidelines. We will notify you if any residents or staff are diagnosed with COVID-19.

Worried about COVID-19? Here’s what you can do:

Social Distancing:
Social distancing is the practice of keeping physically away from others, to contain the spread of infectious diseases. Some practices include:

Disinfecting:

  • Wash your hands often, especially when coming in from outside or interacting with others.
  • Use gloves when touching public surfaces like doorknobs, shopping carts, and elevator buttons.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, and let’s all pray that we as a whole emerge healthy and stronger.