As a family-centered organization, CarDon values the lives and safety of our residents and associates. In this spirit, we are continuing to take aggressive measures to minimize the impact of COVID-19 in our senior living communities.
Per Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) guidelines, we are testing residents who show signs or symptoms of COVID-19. In addition, we are continuously expanding our access to available tests for residents. This gives us the ability to confirm positive cases and make quick and appropriate decisions regarding isolation and cohort care. Residents are being cared for in cohort zones in order to isolate the virus, minimize the spread and protect our staff and associates.
Our associates continue to be screened daily for fever and any other signs or symptoms of respiratory illness. Any associate who exhibits signs or symptoms is sent home and guided to be tested immediately. As increased testing becomes available, we are constantly working on greater access to appropriately test all associates.
In addition, our procurement teams have secured ample personal protective equipment (PPE), and families can rest assured that appropriate PPE is always worn whenever we are caring for their loved ones. Every nursing associate has an N95 mask and all other associates continually wear standard surgical masks. In addition, our associates have also been given masks to wear when they are away from work.
During these challenging times, our heroic teams remain committed to ensuring the health and safety of our residents, their families and our associates. We will continue to provide additional updates in the days ahead and we regret any inconvenience these important health and safety precautions may cause.
Families are encouraged to contact us for options to connect with your loved ones. They can also contact our team by phone at 844-4-CarDon (844-422-7366) or by email at COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. For additional information from the CDC, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.