On Friday afternoon, Jamie West, administrator at Stonebridge Senior Living — formerly known as Indian Hills — released a statement in regards to the facility’s response to COVID-19.
“We know that people are concerned about the spread of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) and how it may impact us here at StoneBridge Senior Living. Ensuring our residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our greatest concern. At this time, we do not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the steps we are implementing are for precautionary purposes only,” she said. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended a variety of steps that we have implemented to help reduce the potential for the virus to enter our facilities. Consistent with recommendations from the CDC and others for the safety and health of our residents we are strongly discouraging all visitors from entering our facilities. For those that must enter the facility, such as our caregivers and doctors, we are conducting health screens prior to entry and are barring anyone that does not pass.
“StoneBridge Senior Living is following the recommendations of the CDC on prevention steps, including following strict handwashing procedures, and in many circumstances, wearing gowns and gloves when interacting with residents who are sick. Also, we utilize Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved products to clean and disinfect the facilities on a regular basis and we are staying up-to-date with the CDC recommendations as they are updated. In addition, our facilities are in close contact with the local and state health departments and are following their guidance.”