HOLY TRINITY IMPLEMENTS PROCEDURES AND PRECAUTIONS TO ADDRESS COVID-19.

Along with other skilled nursing facilities in the Commonwealth, Holy Trinity has adopted a number of measures to safeguard the health and well being of its residents and visitors. In this, Holy Trinity is following the directives of both state and federal public health officials. There are currently no confirmed or suspected cases at our facility. The situation is being carefully monitored, and along with local, state, and federal officials, Holy Trinity is cooperating in developing strategies to be both prepared and to prevent the spread of the virus. Among other things, this does mean there will be strict limits on outside visitors.

 

For the most current information on the situation at Holy Trinity, check the website at: www.htnr.net or our Facebook page. You will also find links to helpful advice and guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The staff of Holy Trinity stands ready to provide the information and care you need, in order to ensure that all the members of community stay safe and healthy.

Watch for symptoms and emergency warning signs

  • Pay attention for potential COVID-19 symptoms including, fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you feel like you are developing symptoms, call your doctor.

  • If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. In adults, emergency warning signs*:

    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

    • New confusion or inability to arouse

    • Bluish lips or face

What to Do if You Get Sick

  • Stay home and call your doctor

  • Call your healthcare provider and let them know about your symptoms. Tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help them take care of you and keep other people from getting infected or exposed.

  • If you are not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can recover at home. Follow CDC instructions for how to take care of yourself at home.

  • Know when to get emergency help

  • Get medical attention immediately if you have any of the emergency warning signs listed above.

Steps to Prevent Illness 

CLICK HERE for more information from CDC.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

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Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.

 

Take steps to protect yourself

 

 

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a

  • public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

  • Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

 

 

Avoid close contact

 

 

Take steps to protect others

 

 

Stay home if you’re sick

 

 

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

  • Throw used tissues in the trash.

  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

 

 

Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick:  You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

 

 

Clean and disinfect

 countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

 

To disinfect:
Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.

Options include:

  • Diluting your household bleach.
    To make a bleach solution, mix:

    • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
      OR

    • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

    Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.

  • Alcohol solutions.
    Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.

  • Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.
    Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens pdf icon[7 pages]external icon claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).

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VISIT CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC) WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

CLICK LINKS BELOW FOR MORE DETAILED AND UPDATED INFORMATION.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

ABOUT US

Holy Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Eastern Orthodox Management Corporation - Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing Facility SNF offers Long Term Care LTC, Short Term Rehabilitation including physical therapy, speech therapy and occupation therapy.

Located in Worcester MA

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TEL: 508 - 852 - 1000

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300 Barber Avenue

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